*flexing in the mirror*: Participation Blog 2 for Reflective Practice and the Hyperlinked Library Course

I’ve felt for most of my adult life(1) to have been only marginally capable of reflective practice, main exhibits being how fast and loose I’ve always played with my interpersonal relationships, choice of cooking methods(2), and how throughout my(3) grad career I don’t make the kind of effort I’ve seen in my cohort to write… Continue reading *flexing in the mirror*: Participation Blog 2 for Reflective Practice and the Hyperlinked Library Course

I’ll give you a SHOW!: stage play for Virtual Symposium

(*darkness*) [soundtrack] Horn intro. to Europe’s “The Final Countdown” (*salmon pink satin curtains lifting, light crackles alive from stage right to left that illuminates me in a dark-sequined tuxedo bowing low to the audience. Behind, a grand staircase brightens along its side in spherical bulbs*) [s]        “TFC”’s main melody soars on instrumentally. [Vida] Good… Continue reading I’ll give you a SHOW!: stage play for Virtual Symposium

The Power of Stories: Director’s Brief

Collective trauma can bring entire societies to their knees, blind them to possibilities, especially their own potentials. Libraries can help heal this by bringing communities together to mourn and, most importantly, celebrate those blessings that do come along the way. Here is my Director’s Brief (presentation on Canva with graphics and hyperlinks) to that end.

Sharks, every one of us- Reflection Blog 5- Professional Learning Experiences

Of all the chapters/articles mentioning how to stay on the cutting edge of library development through deep listening and discussion with peers, feedback from trusted mentors, and immersing in professional conferences, the ideas that struck me the most were staying motivated (Wholehearted Librarianship, p. 55) and the emotional labor service workers like librarians endure to… Continue reading Sharks, every one of us- Reflection Blog 5- Professional Learning Experiences

(*cue ‘Thus Spake Zarathustra’*): Reflecting -Blog 4- on New Horizons

This module excited me so much I’m speechless. It was one article after another about technologies I’d become familiar with through science fiction television and the Discovery Channel during my grade school years that are enriching lives in ways that bring all kinds to the table to participate in modern society. Halliday’s (2015) article on… Continue reading (*cue ‘Thus Spake Zarathustra’*): Reflecting -Blog 4- on New Horizons

Using low-tech to teach high(er) tech: Emerging Technology Planning

A creative art and social media project Goals and Objectives for Service: For patrons: Patrons will be reminded that our library is about them, not shiny technology. Patrons will see our team’s fun side with our using low-tech Shrinky-Dinks. Patrons will understand books will remain an important part of their library experience. Patrons will learn… Continue reading Using low-tech to teach high(er) tech: Emerging Technology Planning

Those left behind in hyperlinked communities: Reflection Blog 2

I’m of the last generation –who grew up on the United States’ West Coast, anyways- who remembers a time when the Internet wasn’t readily accessible. Then, easing into using more websites than books for research starting in junior year of high school, I began to believe we could never go back to taking in information… Continue reading Those left behind in hyperlinked communities: Reflection Blog 2

The Master Switch

Context Book Report: The Master Switch by Tim Wu In The Master Switch, Tim Wu compared the turn-of-the-century telephone network mechanism that’d connect anyone to the person, and thus the information they sought, with other technologies developing since aiming for the same objective. According to him, the search engine Google’s come the closest, being able… Continue reading The Master Switch