Continuing professional development is an important way to improve our skillsets as information professionals. This August I chose to take part in an online course on the Library Juice Academy platform called "Creating Online Exhibits With Omeka". Omeka is a platform for organizing and sharing digital exhibits and collections. It has both paid and free … Continue reading Reflections On “Creating Online Exhibits With Omeka”
E-books and print books both have their pros and cons and e-ink screens are easier to read on than most digital screens. However, e-books and print books are not really at issue here. The issue is, as the author puts it, innovation that disrupts and diminishes how we read.
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.