Thursday, February 11, 2010
I am beginning to hate snow!! This sight is what the gentleman who shares a room in our library building had to face when he opened his door a few days after the big winter storm of 2009. Flickr is my choice for photo sharing. I am comfortable with it and it is easy to use. I have a personal account and an account for the library to share all the photos of our events.
You can check us out at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/troylib
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
I didn't get around to attending a class this week or listening to an archived one, but I did recently attend the Kansas tax class using Wimba. It was fairly easy to set up after I got past the java issues on my computer and I enjoyed the fact that I could attend without having to drive two hours for a one hour class. There was one thing that was a little distracting in the class though and that was the chat feature. It is a great feature, don't get me wrong, but as I was listening to the presenter, chat messages kept popping up and I found myself trying to read them and not listening as closely as I should have. It was my first Wimba class so I'm sure as I use it more often I will get used to the two different methods of speaking. All in all it was a good experience and have encouraged my co-workers to take some classes as well.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
I already have Facebook and Webjunction accounts, but I think I am going to sign up for both Linkedin and Ning to try them out. They look really interesting. I am on Facebook on a daily basis and yes I am addicted to the games, but I really enjoy connecting with family and old friends, some from high school that I haven't seen since I graduated, which has been more years than I care to think about. Another thing I use Facebook alot for is getting in touch with my niece. She has an AT & T go-phone but opts for the unlimited texting instead of the talk plan, I however do not have texting on my phone so whenever I need to talk to her I just put a message on her wall and it sends a text to her and then she texts one back to me and I just read it on my wall. It is very convenient. Well I'm off to sign up and find my way around the other communities out there and open up a whole new world outside of Facebook. I hope I survive.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Well, just set up this blog yesterday, so there is alot of stuff I still have to learn yet, but I've been testing different templates, so don't be surprised if it looks different tomorrow. Just set up a new widget, gadget, whatever you want to call it which was pretty easy after a couple of tries, but hey, this is what 23 things is all about, testing the waters and learning as you go.
Monday, January 11, 2010
Made it through the first hurdle which was pretty painless. This is my first time blogging, so here goes : My name is Tina and I work at the Doniphan County Library which is in the small town of Troy, Kansas. I am the administrative assistant there. I signed up for 23 things because even though I know how to do most of the tasks that lie ahead, there were some that I didn't know how to do and what better way to learn than in the company of my fellow librarians.