Carly Scarberry

  • Carly Scarberry commented on the post, Assignment X, on the site 9 hours, 13 minutes ago

    Hi Isabel,
    I think this sentence —-“We must realize that the library is not always the welcoming space we consider it to be – some people are intimidated by the unfamiliarity of the library, virtual and physical.” it especially significant especially in the internet age. Google, while an infant in compared to age of libraries, is c…[Read more]

  • Hi Nicole,
    Great job! I especially appreciate you giving information on the cleaning requirements of toy libraries. In the back of my mind I was have a “OMYGOSH GERMS” freak out moment.
    I am also thinking about how this could be an outreach program for libraries. My husband is a pediatrician and often collaborates with outside organizations to…[Read more]

  • Carly Scarberry commented on the post, Assignment X, on the site 1 days, 2 hours ago

    @rcsyme I totally agree that flat organization is a term that is thrown around without real implementation. I was discussing this topic with my husband who is in the military, the ultimate hierarchical organization, and he was pointing out that some systems just cannot be hierarchical – like the military. The military is just too large of an…[Read more]

  • Carly Scarberry wrote a new post on the site Library Thoughts 2 days ago

    Hyperlinked Communities Kindness Wins. Kindness. Wins. Kindness. Kindness. Kindness. When I saw this phrase “Kindness Wins” (Stephens, 2019 p. 80), I tho […]

    • This is my third class of INFO 287, and the first one that has made the point that participatory is not always technology based. Highly agree!

  • Carly Scarberry commented on the post, Introduction to Myself, on the site 3 days, 17 hours ago

    You’re an awesome Velma!

  • Carly Scarberry commented on the post, Assignment X, on the site 3 days, 22 hours ago

    Thanks Jennifer!
    Canva is so user friendly. The only think I routinely forget to do is open Canva in Google Chrome not Firefox. Recording is only available in Google Chrome.

    I did actually learn a lot from diving into the idea of flat organization.

  • Assignment X Hi everyone, I created a Canva slide presentation for Assignment X. You can access the slides by clicking on the image or use this […]

    • Awesome job presenting your information (I really need to play with Canva!)…. I appreciated how you question yourself, think aloud and metacognitively ask yourself questions during your presentation- this highlighted to me that you really did a deep dive and are continuing to process and engage with the material.

      • Thanks Jennifer!
        Canva is so user friendly. The only think I routinely forget to do is open Canva in Google Chrome not Firefox. Recording is only available in Google Chrome.

        I did actually learn a lot from diving into the idea of flat organization.

    • Hi @carlys! I really enjoyed your presentation on the flat organization model. I think that this is one of those terms that a lot of workplaces like to claim, but few actually implement. In my limited experience, school districts, libraries, and other government organizations seem to suffer from an excess of hierarchy. This hierarchy can make change incredibly slow or even nearly impossible, depending on your managers (and their managers, and their managers). I was particularly drawn to your slide detailing the pros and cons of a flat organizational structure, since it seemed like the “cons” are ones that we already see in our hierarchical organizations. I have worked at plenty of libraries with a traditional administration/middle management/employee structure that still suffer from a lack of accountability, a dearth of clear roles, no opportunities for advancement, and high employee burnout. If this is true in other libraries, it feels like we might not have much to lose if we try to implement the flat organization model in our libraries.

      • @rcsyme I totally agree that flat organization is a term that is thrown around without real implementation. I was discussing this topic with my husband who is in the military, the ultimate hierarchical organization, and he was pointing out that some systems just cannot be hierarchical – like the military. The military is just too large of an organization to be flat and in cases of global war and peace people with experience and knowledge are a better choice for making decisions.

        However, I also agree that other government organizations have a unneeded surplus of managers and upper managers. Working in a school, I see this when I need to make a purchase for say book tape. Here is the scenario: Me: “Oh man I am out of tape. I need to email our secretary to request a purchase order.” I fill out the purchase order and email back to her. She evaulates whether we have funds in the school account for this tape (we never do) and sends the email to the district office secretary. The district office secretary evaluates it on whatever bases she uses and then emails it to the purchase request person. That person evaluates it again and then deems if I do indeed need book tape and where in the list of purchase requests my book tape request should be processed. All the while, I am stacking books on my desk that need repair which means those books are not available to our students.

  • Carly Scarberry commented on the post, Hello INFO 287!, on the site 6 days, 23 hours ago

    Cassie,
    I just remembered to share these titles with my husband. He immediately wrote them down. Thanks again,
    Carly

  • Carly Scarberry commented on the post, Here I Am., on the site 1 weeks, 4 days ago

    I wouldn’t say I am a excellent crossworder. lol I still struggle with the Friday/Saturday puzzles. I think I do then just as a way to escape. I have not see the documentary, I will definitely have to check it out.

  • Carly Scarberry commented on the post, Here I Am., on the site 1 weeks, 4 days ago

    NYT crossword everyday for like 20 years. I simply cannot start my day without it.

    My mother, a couple of aunts, my brother and several cousins and I have a group chat of our Wordle scores. The older group (my mother and her sisters) claim it is so they can keep up with us daily, but we know it is so they can brag about their score since they…[Read more]

  • Carly Scarberry commented on the post, Hello, on the site 1 weeks, 4 days ago

    Hi Alexis,
    My favorite part was EVERYTHING. We live in Tokyo for four years and despite not looking like anyone there or really speaking the language or understanding all the culture I had never been to a place that felt more like me. The Japanese people are so welcoming and yet are not pushy. The landscape is gorgeous and so inviting for outside…[Read more]

  • Hi Cassie,
    This is a great visual. You are definitely talented. My husband is a huge horror fan, too. His tastes run toward the 1980’s but I will recommend those titles to him.

    Sorry if this is an obtuse question but I ask because they are so cute. Did you draw/design the creatures or were the open source?
    Have a great week,
    Carly

  • Carly Scarberry commented on the post, Introduction, on the site 2 weeks ago

    whoa!! 5 courses (sorry I eavesdropped virtually)

  • Carly Scarberry commented on the post, Introduction, on the site 2 weeks ago

    Hi Ashley,
    I am only taking one other class this summer, Early Literacy – Storytelling and Storytime themed.
    I took 285 during Fall 2023, it was a lot of work but I learned so much.

  • Oh man thank you! I totally bookmarked that for the future.

  • Carly Scarberry commented on the post, Behold! Our OPML File!, on the site 2 weeks ago

    I think I got. If I did the download visual was super cool.

  • Hi Ashley,
    What other classes are you taking this summer? I took three classes last summer and yes it was a lot of work but I am really glad that I did it.
    What school district do you work in?
    Nice to meet you,
    Carly

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