Thursday, April 30, 2009

#15 - Library 2.0

Library 2.0 is a really awesome idea, but will be difficult to implement. Although there are many people that utilize the different services the library offers, especially on the internet. However, it would be hard to bring in the older generations. How do they fit in? I think that the idea of Library 2.0 is really cool because its helping the public make it their own; also developing collections specifically for people, and helping them to create their own personal book collections that make them excited about educating themselves and improving their life. A city-run system run by the taxpayers, for the most part.

Technorati Technology! #14

Technorati was really cool. I feel like I got caught up on what's "in" right now. Especially in the blog world. The different blogs were really interesting to read, and see what people are talking about today.

Tagging Bookmarks with Delicious #13

I think Delicious is a really good tool. It's handy to use because you can go to one place and go to all of your favorite or most used sites. It's also really easy to keep organized, and easy to clean up so you can delete sites as you go. This would be a really useful tool for any business. As a really organized person this site would be perfect for me!!

Steph's delicious link


CeleBuzz (Steph's Rollyo)

Rollyo is pretty cool. It's cool to use it and be able to find every article on a certain subject. However, I am a big fan of yahoo! and feel like it's as useful as anything else I need to use.


Steph's Library Thing

Library Thing is awesome! Now I finally have a place to put all the books I want to read/have read!! It's the perfect place for book nerds!


This was so fun!!!

Thursday, March 5, 2009


RSS is awesome! I love the fact that I can get onto one site and get all the news and information that I want! I don't have to remember websites or anything. I just click and I can read all about my favorite things!

I added celebrity news, book reviews, TCCL's 23 Things, and a few other sites. It is definitely cool that I can organize all of the blogs into different folders to keep track, and keep on top of all the news and updates!

How DVR changed my life.

I will honestly admit that I love TV. If I could, I would watch TV all day long. I especially love really stupid reality shows that have no point. For example, I was really into Bret Michaels Rock of Love. Why? I don't like Poison nor do I find Bret particularly cute or interesting. I just love that people will do anything to be famous, and date a rock start.

However, being the wife of a youth pastor most of our nights are taken up by some church event, and I always seem to be gone during the time that a show that I like airs. So, I have started to depend on my digital video recorder. It not only records the shows that I missed, but allows me to fast forward through the commercials, so I can watch a show faster and don't have to mess with annoying commercials.

For example, Monday nights we have our college age small group. However, my shows (Intervention and The City) are on and Levi's (24 and some golf show) are on, and all at the same time. With DVR we can tape all our shows, and watch them at our own time, so we are not forced to sit through each other's shows.

How did I ever live without this machine in the first place?

If you don't have one of these, I would highly recommend getting one through your cable company. It may be a little extra money each month, but definitely worth it!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

So, I'm new here at the library, and get no vacation for quite a while.... :(

But maybe in 10 months when I do, I'll go here...

And I'll just be happy to go to church that's not in a highschool auditorium....!!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

7 1/2 Habits

After watching the 7 1/2 habits presentation I am pretty sure that I would struggle the most with "viewing problems as challenges." I tend to give up on things pretty quickly if I discover that I may not be that good, or can't figure something out. I find that it takes a lot for me to really become disciplined and focused on doing something new. One example would be working out. I absolutely despise working out. About every couple of months I tell myself I will start to work out regularly and get into shape. However, once I actually start working out I realize how out of shape I am, and get discouraged. It's a vicious cycle because I know that to get into shape I need to be consistent, but I hate the process of getting into shape. Most likely, I need to find some sort of activity that is fun, and start to get into shape that way, like with kickboxing or something. If I enjoy it, I am much more likely to continue to do it.

The habit that I would probably be the best at would be that I accept responsibility for my own learning. I love to knit, and have taken it upon myself to get books and supplies in order to teach myself something new. I use the books to teach myself new stitches or cabling, or whatever. It is hard sometimes since I don't have an example set in front of me, but I really enjoy the end result, so I try to keep up with it. I also like to teach myself stuff through reading. In college I studied theology, so I am always trying to keep up with the changing thoughts and ideas in the theological world today. That means that I need to keep reading and trying to understand myself and others in order to be an effective theologian.

And, hopefully, through this process, I can learn how to use technology more effectively to continue to learn new things throughout my life.
So, I decided to do the 23 Things program. I'm not really sure all that is involved, but I like to learn new things, and am hoping to learn something new and useful through this process. Usually, I'm really bad at keeping journals and stuff, so hopefully I'll be better at a blog. Guess I'm not really witty enough to keep up with it, and write something really worth reading!

Let's see, I work in technical processing, putting labels on books and linking media and such. I really like it, and enjoy the people that I work with. Since I just graduated from college I am still getting used to living in the "real world," I guess. Getting up early, working all day, and having a few hours at night to spend with my husband. I don't think I have ever looked forward to the weekends as much as I do now! As much as I like my job here, I really like sleeping!