Hyperlinked Library Module Reflection

We are able to understand that the world is constantly changing, but people often times forget that the library is always changing too. Discussions and patron queries are taking place online now. The hyperlink library connects everything and everyone together. We are socially connected to each other through the use of wifi and social media. With the rise of technology everybody is able to participate. The average person is able to control what information gets put out there and directs what information is needed or wanted. The hyperlink library can be a super creative outlet and it is important for libraries to have imagination and not focus on outdated rules. One of the worst downfalls of any library is library staff that live in fear of the new and unknown. A paranoid librarian can slow up the system of getting the information out to the public. Change can be positive and we must embrace it to continue moving forward. The people make the library, and hyperlink library, even though it is virtual, is ran through people. My biggest take away from watching this lecture was hearing the example of a library and parks council were able to get together and work together to integrate reading/story telling at the park by having a Pete the Cat story dispersed throughout the park walking trail to engage young readers.

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Hello and welcome to my blog!

Allow me to tell you a little about myself, my name is Natalie and I grew up in sunny California in the high desert of Palmdale.

[Photo taken by humbuckermudgeon]

I still currently live in the same house I was born in. My older sister is married with three young kids and lives in San Diego, my little brother is about to be a second year at UCSD, and I’m now on my fifth (and last) semester of grad school at SJSU. I’m looking forward to being done with school after this semester and I chose this class in hopes that it will be a good summarization of this program, that I can bring lasting knowledge to take with me into my future endeavors. I graduated from CSU Channel Islands in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in art. I would love to combine both my art degree and my upcoming library science degree by working in a museum. 

[CSUCI John Spoor Broome Library. Picture provided by Paul Turang Photography]

During my five years at CSU Channel Islands I was employed at the university’s library, John Spoor Broome Library,  as a student assistant. I helped everywhere from within the stacks, to the front circulation desk, to occasionally in the back where the digital media and conservators resided. It was during graduation that I realize how much I was going to miss working there, and I knew I wanted to develop a career within either a library or museum. I currently am employed at the Lancaster Museum of Art and History (MOAH) as apart of the Education/Engagement Team. I do a lot of writing for the museum as well as run youth programs. 

[Museum of Art and History Lancaster. By Charlie Essers]

I enjoy collecting house plants, painting, crafting, hiking and spending time with my family and friends. I have a small freshwater aquarium, a beta fish named Pumpkin, and a California King snake named Mr. Kingsley.

[Mr. Kingsley helping me with Halloween crafts.]

Thanks for reading, cheers for now!

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