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?

2 thoughts on “Welcome!

  1. am trying to become one of your followers but of course I am having learning difficulty getting it done/maybe a friendly librarian could help me?love your blog and of course love you/mom

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