Hi all! If you found me because I sent you an email begging you to come see my new blog or you’ve happened upon it some other way, welcome. By way of introduction, I work as a library assistant at a large city public library (well, large for Iowa) and love, love, LURVE my job. I’ve only worked a couple of weeks so I’m still learning the ropes, but I am scheduled for my first library storytime on November 18. Exciting!
I’m in graduate school for library and information science and will graduate next December (2011). I graduated last December from college with a degree in elementary education with the plan of being a librarian. I love working with children and will earn a K-12 teacher-librarian endorsement, too, but if I stay in public library service, I’d be thrilled too. (Of course, right now I’m a part-time employee – I do hope to eventually be full time!)
Here’s my Shelfari account where I keep track of books I’m reading. I just finished John Grisham’s latest thriller last night, and now I’m reading some books for a big project in my Information Technology class (Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation will Change the Way the World Learns by Clayton Christensen, Michael Horn, and Curtis Johnson and The World is Open: How Web Technology is Revolutionizing Education by Curtis Bonk). My topic is using technology in the classroom, though I was told that was too big of a topic, so I might focus on using social media in the classroom. I might need to read some other books, though. If you have any ideas, please suggest!
Anywho, thanks for stopping by and I hope to post at least a couple days a week. You can see my online porfolio site here, with separate teaching and library portfolios. And here’s something cool I did for my college class, about using basketry in the classroom. What do you think?