Nicole

  • Nicole wrote a new post on the site The Hyperlinked Nicole 6 days, 8 hours ago

    Reflecting on hyperlinked museums In her 2012 TEDx Talk on “Opening Up the Museum,” Nina Simon laments that “museums are seen as elite institutions.” This may be true of c […]

    • @nicole287 Thank you so much for the wonderful post! You make an excellent point about ticket prices being a barrier to access for many museums (and for sharing out that many libraries do offer Discover & Go benefits to card holders – it’s one of my favorite library perks). And it is wonderful to know how family-friendly the museums in Seattle are! (I have niblings who will appreciate it!) I have often wondered why museums here in the States are not more interactive (and not free) than many I have visited abroad – many of the fantastic museums in Australia (Melbourne, in particular) are not only free, they are highly engaging going far beyond an audio tour. (Highly recommend the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, where you can film yourself in a Matrix-like scene, and also create your own flipbook! And it’s one of many free museums!) In my first reflection blog, I shared about the AR aspect of a recent exhibit at the Oakland Museum of California – a super cool added layer to the exhibit. As a museum-goer, I *love* any chance to get involved in what I’m learning about. The part of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta’s sit-in experience was so powerful, and was something that couldn’t be conferred in the same way though reading/watching/listening alone. I am realizing now that this comment is mainly me rambling about museum aspects that I love and want to see more of. I just recently had a conversation with a cousin about how more adult museums should be as interactive and fun as children’s museums. Thank you for your post!

    • @Nicole287 (Thanks for adding your @username up top!)

      So appreciate this rumination on the hyperlinked museum. I remember visiting the experience music project at the Seattle Center years ago and then visiting again when it became the pop culture Museum. I so enjoyed all the science fiction type stuff in the newer iteration. I also will agree with Caroline here that museums and other countries seem to be so much more user focused and perhaps interactive. And I understand that’s kind of a sweeping generalization. I was knocked out by the national museum of Scotland as well as the national Museum of Australia.

  • Nicole commented on the post, Fluid Dates, on the site 2 weeks ago

    Maybe we can meet up separately? Email me at nicole.gupte@sjsu.edu to coordinate 🙂

  • Nicole commented on the post, Fluid Dates, on the site 2 weeks, 2 days ago

    I’m also heading to ALA this weekend! See you at the SJSU meetup on Saturday?

  • Thanks, @rcsyme! I generally enjoy Emily Henry books (especially as summer reads), but it was a bonus to get one with a librarian protagonist just as I’m starting this program… glad it seemed accurate to you!

  • Nicole wrote a new post on the site The Hyperlinked Nicole 2 weeks, 3 days ago

    Reflecting on hyperlinked communities: Library sleepovers The Hyperlinked Community-oriented library program that most piques my interest from this week’s INFO 287 lecture is the library sleepover, s […]

    • @nicole287 Your post speaks to my soul! I too would have absolutely loved a sleepover at the library as a child. My family was not big on sleepovers, especially since most of them were Friday to Saturday (which is when my family went to synagogue and celebrated Sabbath). So, the idea that I could have a sanctioned library sleepover would have fulfilled some serious wishes. I can imagine that this type of lock-in/sleepover would be a serious time/money investment. Our high school had a lock-in party for all graduates and it was a huge endeavor. Still, the amount of fun it would bring might just be worth the effort!

      Side note– I also just finished “Funny Story” (I love all of Emily Henry’s romances). What did you think of the book? I actually appreciated Henry’s portrayal of the main character. I usually find the way authors write about public librarians to be laughable, but this one felt pretty accurate!

      • Thanks, @rcsyme! I generally enjoy Emily Henry books (especially as summer reads), but it was a bonus to get one with a librarian protagonist just as I’m starting this program… glad it seemed accurate to you!

    • @nicole287 You are so right about all the hoops needed to jump through to make a library lock in happening. Yay for the libraries that can do it. Years ago, Michael Casey had a teen rock concert at one of his libraries and it made a huge splash because it was so out of the ordinary. I hope we keep working toward more things like that.

      The other thing that I had to comment on is you mentioned the book is set in Michigan and I just had to know where in Michigan. I looked it up and it seems to be that Waning Bay is based on Traverse City where I live.

      https://www.traversecity.com/blog/post/good-traverse-city-reads/

      So cool!

  • Nicole wrote a new post on the site The Hyperlinked Nicole 3 weeks ago

    Persuading Amazonians that we still need libraries Although many people still think of libraries as warehouses of books, as INFO 287: The Hyperlinked Library’s lectures and readings have stated, […]

    • Hi @nicole287 – how neat that you reported on Kepler’s back in the day. I happen to work at the Menlo Park Library, and Kepler’s is a local treasure of a bookstore (and just about kitty corner to the library, no less). And while I agree with you that it’s disheartening that the rally of citizens who showed up to support the public library was crickets in comparison to that of Kepler’s, I do think there’s a place and a need for both public libraries *and* independent bookstores in the face of the behemoth that is Amazon. (Side note that one of the Summer Reading prizes for teens is a gift certificate to Kepler’s 😉

  • Nicole commented on the post, Friday Afternoon Video Check In, on the site 4 weeks, 1 days ago

    @michael
    Sorry to miss this while traveling! I’m now in Seattle for the summer, and the library system here is recovering from a ransomware attack that has essentially forced the branch librarians back to the olden days of physical check-outs using an offline spreadsheet. (Libby not working, holds not working, online account access not w…[Read more]

  • Nicole commented on the post, About me, on the site 4 weeks, 1 days ago

    Thanks! I’m feeling a bit of a learning curve with this class already (this is only my second semester), so please don’t hesitate to remind me/us about upcoming deadlines or any missing responses.

  • Nicole commented on the post, About me, on the site 1 months ago

    I’ll keep an eye on that class for a future semester! Thanks for the rec.

  • Nicole posted an update in the group Group logo of Break the Ice: Binge-WorthyBreak the Ice: Binge-Worthy 1 months ago

    After years of prodding by Netflix, I’ve finally started watching “Workin’ Moms” and am now halfway through Season 2. Hits the nail on the head, albeit sometimes uncomfortably…

  • Nicole commented on the post, Action Item: Share Your Intro Post Here!, on the site 1 months ago

    Good evening from Italy (en route to Seattle)! Here’s my intro post: https://287.hyperlib.sjsu.edu/nicole/2024/06/04/about-me/

  • Good afternoon from Italy (en route to Seattle)! Here’s my website for this semester: https://287.hyperlib.sjsu.edu/nicole/

  • Nicole wrote a new post on the site The Hyperlinked Nicole 1 months, 1 weeks ago

    About me This is my first post for the blog I created for #hyperlib Learning Community Sites. (Not to be confused with the blog I created last semester, […]

    • Hi Nicole! I took a peek at your other blog post, and I have a lot of respect for you completing a degree on top of all the travel and different organizations you work with. That takes some first-class multitasking and time management skills. I look forward to seeing your reflections during this course with all the different experiences you have to draw from!

      If you are interested in outreach, I recommend taking any of Kimberli Buckley’s classes, especially Info 281 Serving Homeless Patrons at the Public Library. While the focus is on services and outreach for the homeless, I felt a lot could be applied to general outreach.

      • I’ll keep an eye on that class for a future semester! Thanks for the rec.

    • @nicole287 Hello! Seattle is one of my favorite places and Italy is on the travel list for sure. Thanks for your kind words about my 200 lectures.

      Please use this class and its assignments to explore the various environments you are interested in.

      Welcome to #hyperlib!

      • Thanks! I’m feeling a bit of a learning curve with this class already (this is only my second semester), so please don’t hesitate to remind me/us about upcoming deadlines or any missing responses.

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