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Director’s Brief: Podcasting During COVID-19

Director’s Brief: Podcasting During COVID-19

Executive Summary

Libraries are expanding their services to include technological ones such as virtual reality, 3D printing ,and, podcasting. Using these technological services libraries are reaching out to the public at larger scale than they did in the past. Podcasting is an important way for libraries to maintain contact with their communities while providing important services. With the libraries closed and public forced to remain in inside due to the COVID-19 the virtual presence of libraries haven’t been more coveted. There are a number of podcasts created by libraries during this trying time to engage, to teach, and to satisfy library patrons.

INFO 287 – Director’s Brief Podcast

Blog Reflection 5 – Infinite Learning: Learning Everywhere

Blog Reflection 5 – Infinite Learning: Learning Everywhere

For the Infinite Learning module I chose to look at the Learning Everywhere module. Seeing as this is my last blog reflection for this course I want to address the common question people have about libraries, “Why do we need libraries?”

Technology has made it knowledge easily available at a click, a tap, or a command. It is for this reason that it is possible for everyone to learn everywhere. The 2012 Horizon Report supported this by stating “People expect to be able to work, learn, and study wherever and whenever they want to.” (Stephen, 2012, p. 124)

Though the internet and new technology have made it easier to gain access to books, music, and other materials that is provided by libraries, but it doesn’t mean that libraries no longer needed. In fact the importance of libraries have only grown. Doctorow (2013) stated that “Libraries have also served as community hubs, places where the curious, the scholarly, and the intellectually excitable could gather in the company of one another, surrounded by untold information-wealth, presided over by skilled information professionals who could lend technical assistance where needed.” Libraries are constantly improving their services to cater to the needs of the public. Some libraries choose to create storytelling, Adult 101, knitting, and other education programs along with maker spaces.

 Many libraries provide access to technology and the internet to those that lack a stable source of internet and teaches those that lack important digital skills. The digital skills “are a gateway to all kinds of learning”. (Digital Promise, 2016) “The world is changing faster than ever and our skill sets have a shorter life.” (Stephens, 2020) This quote by Thomas & Brown reinforces the importance for librarians to constantly improve the library services so that everyone can continue to learn new things.

I will end this with one of my favorite quotes from this module “It wouldn’t be library science without a little experimentation, and some of those experiments are going to fail. But occasionally, an idea is going to succeed. And when it does, it creates an opportunity to reshape the notion of what our libraries can do.” (Greenwalt, 2013)

References

Digital Promise. (2016). Chicago Public Library: The library as a gateway to the 21st century skills. Retrieved from  https://digitalpromise.org/2016/01/28/chicago-public-library-the-library-as-a-gateway-to-21st-century-skills/

Doctorow, C. (2013). Libraries and makerspaces: A match made in heaven. Boing Boing. Retrieved from https://boingboing.net/2013/02/25/libraries-and-makerspaces-a-m.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Greenwalt, R. T. (2013). Embracing the long game. Public Libraries Online. Retrieved from http://publiclibrariesonline.org/2013/02/embracing/

Stephens, M. (2012). Learning everywhere. The Heart of Librarianship. p. 123-125.

Stephens, M. (2020). Infinite learning: Learning everywhere. [Lecture]. Retrieved from https://sjsu-ischool.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=e38d4a22-9626-4b29-a038-aaef0124ee52

Blog Reflection 4 – New Horizons

Blog Reflection 4 – New Horizons

After going through this module I can’t help but feel overwhelmed by how much technology has improved in a few decades. The world has gone from the creation of a coarse internet to artificial intelligence and robotics. All of this progress just shows that technology will not stop evolving and that they will become an integral part of our everyday lives.

Families are already inviting artificial intelligence and virtual assistants into their lives through Alexa, Google, Home, smart homes, and other technology. These new devices can complete tasks faster than older devices thanks to voice commands which allows users to multitask more easily at home. (Stephens, 2018) In some cases of families with children they need to understand that “systems like Alexa aren’t sophisticated enough to understand a child and should never be used to replace human interaction.” (Kelly, 2018) Kelly’s article just reminds me of all the times I see parents using smart devices to distract their children and how the devices are replacing human interaction in the lives of teens and adults.

When looking at the study that stated “72% of people who own voice assistants say the devices are often part of their daily routines” my family would belong to the remaining 28%. (Terdiman, 2018) My family owns an Alexa device, but we don’t regularly use the device. Though these new devices may be useful and popular it doesn’t mean that they should all be incorporated in everyone’s lives and in organizations such as libraries. Libraries should embrace new technology, but they must take into consideration the amount of help the device would provide to librarians and library users.

References

Kelly, S. M. (2018). Growing up with Alexa: A child’s relationship with Amazon’s voice assistant. CNN Business. Retrieved from https://www.cnn.com/2018/10/16/tech/alexa-child-development/index.html

Stephens, M. (2018). Flash briefing office hours. Library Journal. Retrieved from https://www.libraryjournal.com/?detailStory=flash-briefing-office-hours

Terdiman, D. (2018). Here’s how people say Google Home and Alexa impact their lives. Fast Company. Retrieved from https://www.fastcompany.com/90490163/this-app-will-file-an-unemployment-claim-on-your-behalf

Emerging Technology Planning – Augmented Reality

Emerging Technology Planning – Augmented Reality

Introduction

Over the years new emerging technologies have been enhanced, made easily accessible, and incorporated into libraries. Augmented reality (AR) is just one of the many emerging technology that libraries have been incorporating into their services. “Augmented Reality is “the use of technology which allows the perception of the physical world to be enhanced or modified by computer-generated stimuli perceived with the aid of special equipment.” (Spina, 2014) “There is a value in taking the digital world and the physical world and bringing them together in meaningful ways.” (Sullivan, M. 2019) AR use to require special headgear, but new smartphones are able to work with AR allowing more people to experience the technology. Pokémon Go and Harry Potter Wizards Unite are just examples of popular games that utilizes AR. To not be left behind libraries have found a number of ways to improve their services with AR. This plan is to incorporate augmented reality into the Milpitas Public Library.

Pokemon Go Augmented Reality Game

Goals and Objectives for Technology and Service

  • To introduce patrons with the latest technology.
  • Make the library more interactive and exciting.
  • Provide patrons with an opportunity to explore library spaces and service points while learning important information about the services.
  • To create unique learning and experimental learning opportunities for library users.
  • To motivate people to visit the library.
  • Provide patrons with the opportunity to communicate and collaborate with one another.
A children’s Augmented Reality scavenger hunt in the Children’s Library in the Jerome Library in Bowling Green State University.

Description of Community to Engage

The augmented reality will target library users of all ages.

Action Brief Statements

Patrons: Convince patrons that by using the AR services will become more engaged with the library, its services, and with other patrons.

Staff: Convince the librarians that the incorporation of AR will enhance the library services, attract more patrons, while promoting the idea of libraries adopting emerging technology into their services.

Evidence and Resources to Support  Service

Baumgartner-Kiradi, B., Haberler, M., & Zeiller, M. (2018). Potential of Augmented Reality in the Library. FMT. Retrieved from https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/048d/a533be3fef0e6e8e8c22489e4e40ac3749cd.pdf?_ga=2.261259461.970189998.1584305805-304016282.1584305805

Esposo-Betan, S. M. S. (2017). Advantages and challenges of using augmented reality for library orientations in an academic research library setting. 2017 IATUL Proceedings. Retrieved from https://docs.lib.purdue.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2199&context=iatul

Gul, S., & Bano, S. (2019). Smart libraries: An emerging and innovative technological habitat of 21st century. Electronic Library, 37(5), 764–783. Retrieved from http://libaccess.sjlibrary.org/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=lls&AN=139709111&site=ehost-live&scope=site

LeMire, S., Graves, S. J., Hawkins, M., & Kailani, S. (2018). Libr-AR-y Tours: Increasing engagement and scalability of library tours using augmented reality. College & Undergraduate Libraries, 25(3), 261–279. Retrieved from http://libaccess.sjlibrary.org/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=lls&AN=132664676&site=ehost-live&scope=site

Pope, H. (2018). Virtual and augmented reality: Creating special spaces within the library. American Libraries Magazine. Retrieved from https://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/2018/09/04/virtual-augmented-reality-library/

Spina, Carli. (2014). Keeping up with… Augmented reality. American Library Association. Retrieved from http://www.ala.org/acrl/publications/keeping_up_with/ar

View Sonic (2019). 6 Benefits and 5 examples of augmented reality in education. Retrieved from https://www.viewsonic.com/library/education/6-benefits-and-5-examples-of-augmented-reality-in-education/#The_Benefits_of_AR_in_Education

Class Reading Resources

Green, G. (2012). The innovative use of technology in libraries. #uklibchat. Retrieved from https://uklibchat.wordpress.com/2012/11/30/feature-01-innovative-use-of-technology-in-libraries/

Poushter, J. (2016). Smartphone ownership and internet usage continues to climb in emerging economies. Pew Research Center. Retrieved from https://www.pewresearch.org/global/2016/02/22/smartphone-ownership-rates-skyrocket-in-many-emerging-economies-but-digital-divide-remains/

Stephens, M. (2017). Adopt or adapt? Office hours. Library Journal. Retrieved from https://www.libraryjournal.com/?detailStory=adopt-or-adapt-office-hours

Sullivan, M. (2019). Biggest tech trends of 2019, according to tope experts. Fast Company. Retrieved from https://www.fastcompany.com/90283458/the-biggest-tech-trends-of-2019-according-to-top-experts

Mission, Guidelines, and Policies

The Milpitas Public Library’s mission will continue to be a place promoting knowledge, ideas, cultural enrichment and will try to respond to the needs of the community. (SCCLD, 2020)

The library administration will set up policies and guidelines for the augmented reality services. The library continue to adhere to the policies of the Santa Clara County Library District.

Funding Considerations

The funding for the AR services would vary based on the software that the library administration chooses. There are a number of free AR software that the library could use, such as Layar, ARToolKit, Google ARCore, Apple ARKit. If the library administration wants better quality AR they may choose to pay for Vuforia, Wikitude, or MAXST.

Action Steps and Timeline

This plan will take about 5-6 months to be implemented into the library service.

  1. The plan is proposed and is waiting for approval. (1 month)
  2. If the plan is approved then the library administration must decide upon what AR service they wish to incorporate into the library and how it is to be funded. (1 month)
  3. The library staff will be trained in the chosen AR software. (2 weeks)
  4. The library will design the AR service and set it up. (2-3 months)
  5. The amount of time needed for the different services will vary. The library could create AR games for exploring the library, AR tours of the library, AR books, AR orientations for teaching, and etc.
  6. The library markets the AR service to the community before making it available.. (2 weeks)

Staffing Consideration

The program doesn’t need additional staff members. The only staff needed are the ones in charge of creating the AR service. The AR service mainly involves the patrons exploring the library without the aid of librarians. The library could also have one or two staff members that worked on the AR service to be situated at a help desk to answer any questions or problems the patrons have with the new service.

Training

After the library administration decides upon the AR software the library will be using, multiple staff members will be chosen to be trained on how to use the software and to incorporate AR into the library based on the chosen service.

Promoting and Marketing

The library will have flyers newsletters, and social media posts promoting the new service.

Evaluation

The library will have satisfaction surveys online and at the library to gather feedback on the new service. The library staff will also look at the number of patrons that use the service. The library will make changes to the service based on patron feedback.

References

Baumgartner-Kiradi, B., Haberler, M., & Zeiller, M. (2018). Potential of Augmented Reality in the Library. FMT. Retrieved from https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/048d/a533be3fef0e6e8e8c22489e4e40ac3749cd.pdf?_ga=2.261259461.970189998.1584305805-304016282.1584305805

Esposo-Betan, S. M. S. (2017). Advantages and challenges of using augmented reality for library orientations in an academic research library setting. 2017 IATUL Proceedings. Retrieved from https://docs.lib.purdue.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2199&context=iatul

Green, G. (2012). The innovative use of technology in libraries. #uklibchat. Retrieved from https://uklibchat.wordpress.com/2012/11/30/feature-01-innovative-use-of-technology-in-libraries/

Gul, S., & Bano, S. (2019). Smart libraries: An emerging and innovative technological habitat of 21st century. Electronic Library, 37(5), 764–783. Retrieved from http://libaccess.sjlibrary.org/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=lls&AN=139709111&site=ehost-live&scope=site

LeMire, S., Graves, S. J., Hawkins, M., & Kailani, S. (2018). Libr-AR-y Tours: Increasing engagement and scalability of library tours using augmented reality. College & Undergraduate Libraries, 25(3), 261–279. Retrieved from http://libaccess.sjlibrary.org/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=lls&AN=132664676&site=ehost-live&scope=site

Pope, H. (2018). Virtual and augmented reality: Creating special spaces within the library. American Libraries Magazine. Retrieved from https://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/2018/09/04/virtual-augmented-reality-library/

Poushter, J. (2016). Smartphone ownership and internet usage continues to climb in emerging economies. Pew Research Center. Retrieved from https://www.pewresearch.org/global/2016/02/22/smartphone-ownership-rates-skyrocket-in-many-emerging-economies-but-digital-divide-remains/

Santa Clara County Library District (SCCLD). (2020). Mission and values. Retrieved from https://sccld.org/mission-and-values/

Spina, Carli. (2014). Keeping up with… Augmented reality. American Library Association. Retrieved from http://www.ala.org/acrl/publications/keeping_up_with/ar

Stephens, M. (2017). Adopt or adapt? Office hours. Library Journal. Retrieved from https://www.libraryjournal.com/?detailStory=adopt-or-adapt-office-hours

Sullivan, M. (2019). Biggest tech trends of 2019, according to tope experts. Fast Company. Retrieved from https://www.fastcompany.com/90283458/the-biggest-tech-trends-of-2019-according-to-top-experts

View Sonic (2019). 6 Benefits and 5 examples of augmented reality in education. Retrieved from https://www.viewsonic.com/library/education/6-benefits-and-5-examples-of-augmented-reality-in-education/#The_Benefits_of_AR_in_Education

Blog Reflection 3 – Hyperlinked Environments – The Hyperlinked Public Library

Blog Reflection 3 – Hyperlinked Environments – The Hyperlinked Public Library

For this week’s module I chose to explore the hyperlinked public library section since it is the area that I am the most interested in. I want to become a librarian in a public library so this section of the module would be useful to me in the long run.

After going through the readings for hyperlinked public libraries I can’t help but think about the different needs of the library patrons and the resources that people are taking for granted. The importance of technology and the internet in libraries is pointed out multiple times throughout the readings.

Pew Research Center (2014, March 18) found that “highly-engaged library users are also big technology users” (paras. 5). A large reason for this scenario is the fact that many people don’t have regular access to the internet. These people either don’t possess technology that can go on the internet or lack the sufficient funds to pay for the costs of having home internet access. “The New York Times article also cited research from the New York Public Library which found that a majority of patrons who use the library’s internet and computers lack home internet access.” (Pew Research Center, 2014, July 9, paras. 4) The problem is worse for rural or underdeveloped areas. Hemphill (2019) stated that  “In some towns, after all, the public library is the only place to acquire a passport, connect to Wi-Fi or use a photocopier.” (paras. 4)

This is why it is important for hyperlinked public libraries to constantly connect with their patrons and the community. By understanding the different needs of their patrons the libraries can best decide how they would use their funds on programs, new technology, and etc. Some libraries may decide to increase the amount of computers if the majority of their library patrons don’t have home internet access, while others would focus on educational programs if the patrons are only using the library for their education. It all depends on the environment of the hyperlinked public library.

References

Hemphill, E. (2019, February 5). A look at the evolving role – and shifting spaces – of today’s public libraries. St. Louis Public Radio. Retrieved from https://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/look-evolving-role-and-shifting-spaces-todays-public-libraries#stream/0

Pew Research Center. (2014, March 18). A new way of looking at public library engagement in America. Retrieved from https://www.pewresearch.org/internet/2014/03/18/a-new-way-of-looking-at-public-library-engagement-in-america/

Pew Research Center. (2014, July 9). Public libraries and technology: From “houses of knowledge” to “houses of access”. Retrieved from https://www.pewresearch.org/internet/2014/07/09/public-libraries-and-technology-from-houses-of-knowledge-to-houses-of-access/

Web Junction. American public libraries & community internet access [Image]. Retrieved from https://www.webjunction.org/content/dam/WebJunction/Documents/webJunction/USLP_FINAL-Print.pdf

Blog Reflection 2 – Hyperlinked Communities

Blog Reflection 2 – Hyperlinked Communities

The Hyperlinked Communities module was informative and strengthened the idea that “Libraries are for everyone”. (Stephen, 2020). A lot of people would agree with this idea, but it isn’t the truth around the world. It is for this reason that I was thinking hard about the question Professor Stephens asked, “Who isn’t being served?”. (Stephens, 2020). Though libraries are meant for everyone, there are still a lot of people that are unable to utilize the services that libraries offer. Some of these problems could come from geography, lack of digital skills, literacy diversity, communication, and etc. Many people are unable to go to the library because of how far they live from the library. Some people only know a foreign language and is unable to communicate with the library staff or the library doesn’t have materials in the foreign language.

Santa Clara Public Library Bookmobile (It brings books to users that can’t access the library due to living in remote areas or other circumstances.

It is for these reasons why hyperlinked libraries must reach out to their communities both online and offline while coming up with ways on spreading inclusion and diversity. For example Garcia-Febo (2018) provided a great approach that libraries could adopt or learn from “Together with ALA’s Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services, we are producing videos to help library workers understand how to incorporate the principles of diversity, inclusion, and intersectionality throughout their library services.” Libraries should make their users feel like that belong and that the libraries care about them. (Lauersen, 2018) In the readings I especially liked Professor Stephens quote on how library users should be treated “we should consider our users through a lens of compassion and empathy.” (Stephens, 2017) It is only by having inclusion and diversity inside of the libraries that it is possible for the idea that “Libraries are for everyone” can become a fact.

References

Garcia-Febo, L. (2018, November 1). Serving with love: Embedding equality, diversity, and inclusion in all that we do. American Libraries. Retrieved from https://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/2018/11/01/serving-with-love/

Lauersen, C. (2018, June 7). Do you want to dance? Inclusion and belonging in libraries and beyond. The Library Lab. Retrieved from https://christianlauersen.net/2018/06/07/inclusion-and-belonging-in-libraries-and-beyond/

Santa Clara City Library. Bookmobile Schedule: Santa [Image]. Retrieved from https://www.sclibrary.org/calendar/bookmobile-schedule

Stephens, M. (2020). Hyperlinked Communities Module, [Lecture]. Retrieved from https://sjsu-ischool.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=bdb39d41-e4a7-4b33-9da4-aab40117c7e8

Context Book Assignment: It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens

Context Book Assignment: It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens

Ever since its creation the internet has continued to evolve. Social media and social networking are just a byproduct of the internet’s evolution. With the creation of social media sites such as MySpace and Facebook the number of children and teens using social media are increasing constantly. This situation has caused parents to question the impact social media has amongst teens. It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens (2014)by Danah Boyd sheds insight on the topic and argues that social media isn’t as dangerous as parents believe it to be. I chose this book because it sounded interesting and was suggested by Professor Stephens. “I would suggest it should be required reading not only for parents and educators but also for librarians of all stripes. Boyd notes that “most teens are not compelled by gadgetry as such—they are compelled by friendship. The gadgets are interesting to them primarily as a means to a social end. ”” (Stephens, 2016, p. 24)

In the book Boyd focuses on multiple topics such as identity, privacy, addiction, danger, bullying, inequality, literacy, and how teens search for a space of their own. Boyd shared that many teens change their self-presentation online based on their audience friends, parents, and authority figures. Boyd (2014) stated that “the imagined audience defines the social context” (p. 32). The different social media platforms can also change how teen identities are presented online. Each platform influences how the teens act based on the different social norms. It is because of these factors that adults shouldn’t judge a teen’s identity based on their online profile or identity.

Though teens are willing to share information about themselves through social media it doesn’t mean that they don’t want privacy as well. Boyd (2014) found that “When teens – and, for that matter, most adults seek privacy, they do so in relation to those who hold power over them.” (p. 56). It has reached the point that teens are using social steganography “hiding messages in plain sight by leveraging shared knowledge and cues embedded in particular social contexts”. (p. 65) The online parental surveillance of teens could create a rift of distrust between the two groups.

The book brought up the issue that teens are addicted to social media and may become unsocial. To many of the teens social media is an outlet and an opportunity to reclaim some sense of agency and some semblance of social power. (Boyd, 2014, p. 98) As for being unsocial, it is the opposite, social media allows teens to engage in social interaction while learning about the world and about themselves. I especially liked Boyd’s quote “Being addicted to information and people is part of the human condition: it arises from a healthy desire to be aware of surroundings and to connect to society.” (p. 92)

No matter how useful or good a tool it is it can still be turned into a harmful weapon. Boyd agrees that online-initiated sexual assaults is possible but claims that many of those crimes happen offline and that sex crimes towards minors has been declining since 1992. (p. 111) Many of the parent fears of online sexual assaults come from the media that are distorted or blown out of proportions.

Boyd ends her book by pointing out that teens turn to social media or online spaces for a sense of freedom and belonging. These online spaces grant teens the opportunities to explore and learn about the world, while getting involved themselves.

It is important for libraries to reach out to teens and the public through social media and social networks. Casey (2007) stated in his book Library 2.0 that “Many libraries have started building presence in MySpace and Facebook by creating profiles.” (p. 90). Libraries can use social networks to provide outreach services to the public through posts. The libraries could also use these social networks to receive feedback from their patrons and the public on ways to improve their services like other hyperlinked libraries are doing. The world has change with the inclusion of the new technologies and the libraries have to improve their techniques for promoting library services. Libraries can no longer just rely on newsletters, advertisements, or newspapers, and etc. to communicate with the community. The potential aid that social media can provide to libraries especially hyperlinked ones is too great to ignore.

Danah Boyd discusses her book. This video is over an hour long so watch if you are interested.

References

Boyd, D. (2014). It’s complicated: The social lives of networked teens. Yale University Press.

Casey, M. E. and Savastinuk, L. C. (2007). Library 2.0 a guide to participatory library service. Information Today, Inc.

Microsoft Research. (2016, August 4). It’s complicated: The social lives of networked teens [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=469&v=gyALJuK3wig&feature=emb_logo

Stephens, M. (2016). The heart of librarianship: Attentive, positive, and purposeful change. ALA Editions.

Blog Reflection 1 – Hyperlinked Library Model

Blog Reflection 1 – Hyperlinked Library Model

Before taking this course I have never heard of the term hyperlinked library, so after going through the lectures and the readings I was able to gain an understanding of hyperlinked libraries and how they are important to the continued existence of libraries.

Steve Denning’s (2015) article “Do We Need Libraries?” pointed out that libraries are in danger due to the disruptions made by technological advancements. The internet has made it possible for people to read books, articles, news, do research, and finish assignments without needing the services of libraries. It is for this reason that libraries have been making changes to their services to better adapt to the new age. If the libraries don’t change their mindset and approach towards the community then they will become obsolete like address books, pagers, maps, alarm clocks, and etc. Denning (2015) warned libraries against “merely computerizing existing services” and promoted the strategy to find the service library users would want to give it to them. Libraries need to focus on the users first of all.

The hyperlinked library services are an example of a strategy that libraries have implemented to adapt to the new age. No longer are libraries just buildings that houses books, videos, CDs, and information. Libraries are now becoming an important place for people in the community to come together to learn new important skills. The hyperlinked libraries communicates with its community and patrons to refine their services. “Hyperlinked library services are born from the constant, positive, and purposeful adaptation to change that is based on thoughtful planning and grounded in the mission of libraries.” (Stephens, 2020). I am sure that as long as the libraries continue to improve their services there would always be a need for libraries.

References

Denning, S. (2015). Do we need libraries?. Forbes. Retrieved from https://www.forbes.com/sites/stevedenning/2015/04/28/do-we-need-libraries/?utm_campaign=ForbesTech&utm_source=TWITTER&utm_medium=social&utm_channel=Technology&linkId=13831539#63b724736cd7

Stephens, M. (2020). Hyperlinked Library Model, [Lecture]. Retrieved from https://sjsu-ischool.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=a0569381-4d66-4e0a-a7fa-aab3010a8f3e

Introduction

Introduction
Me at the Nashville, Tennessee Parthenon (Replica)

My name is Jin Luong. I am twenty-four years old. I live in Milpitas, California. I have a BA in Communications from SJSU. I am working towards becoming a public librarian. If nothing unexpected happens then I will be able to complete this MLIS program by the end of the next semester.

I know that if I want to be a good public librarian I need to be able to understand and to use new tools/technologies that libraries are incorporating into their services. I hope to improve my knowledge and my skills.

Now more about myself, I love to read and to watch animated films/shows. I especially love reading romance, xianxia, fantasy, action, lgbt, and comedy novels. I am bilingual and understand Vietnamese, this gives me access to a number of books that others can’t read. I have been reading Chinese novels that have been translated to Vietnamese or English.