The Engaged Professional section of this course was by far the most useful for me for a number of reasons. First, it opened up an amazing opportunity! Second, as a new information professional, it gave me a chance to reflect on my first few years in the profession. Thing 19: Podcasts I like podcasts. I think … Continue reading Thing 22: Reflective Post
I am indeed a member of a professional organization. The Special Libraries Association is an international organization that has chapters all around the world. Being a member of a professional group definitely has its benefits, like networking, classes, and career opportunities. However, professional groups are a great example of how the information profession is in … Continue reading Thing 21: Professional Groups
In the U.S. advocacy is a huge deal right now. Not only is the U.S. Institute for Museum and Library Services being defunded again in the FY 2019 budget request from the U.S. President, books around the country are being challenged, and recent articles have uncovered the vast lists of books forbidden to prison inmates. … Continue reading Thing 20: Advocacy, Advocacy, Advocacy
Podcasts and I have a love/hate relationship. I listen to them infrequently, and can only listen in short bursts. My favorite podcast probably isn't really what one would normally describe as a podcast, but NPR Now (The NPR new summary) is my favorite way of getting the news. It's a five minute summary that NPR … Continue reading Thing 19: Podcasts
Overall, this was a useful series of things since it really reminded me not only to think more about my digital footprint but contribute accurate content as well.
Evaluating information is an extremely relevant topic in our age of "alternative facts" and other types of misleading information. The CRAAP test is an extremely useful tool for figuring out the veracity of information. More students (of all ages) need to be taught that not all information they find on the internet is accurate and how … Continue reading Thing 15: Evaluating Information And How Information Pros Can Help
For Rudai 23's Thing 14 we're supposed to set up notebooks in Evernote to better organize projects. College me would have jumped right in and said, "ok, that's easy!" I used Evernote to take notes all the time in college. It was extremely useful, but in 2016, years after I graduated from college and completely … Continue reading Thing 14: Personal Information Management and Why I Don’t Use Evernote