My View

7 Apr

Commenting on my classmates blogs (Shermel. Alexa, Vidya, Marcia, Carlene and Kathleen) Shermel your blogs were very outstanding, Vidya what would we do without a little humour in our profession, Alexa thanks for your library quotes, Carlene, Marcia and Kathleen, I enjoyed your blogs, they were all very informative. Also Carlene thanks for the help you offered me, was truly appreciated. It truly shows that we as future librarians know and understand our functions as well as purpose.

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Funny Library Blonde

5 Apr

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Goofus and Gallant in the library

5 Apr

Video

Handling complaints and the irate customer

5 Apr

Library Success: a best practices wiki

5 Apr

I found this article very informative. This is a great resource for libraries, as it’s a way of sharing information among libraries.

http://www.libsuccess.org/index.php?title=Main_Page

Little house on the Prairie

4 Apr

Beautiful story, thought I would share it with you

“Little House on the Prairie” follows the lives of the simple, farming Ingalls family: Charles, Caroline, Mary, Laura, Carrie and then Grace and the later adopted Albert, James and Cassandra, who settle into a quaint little house on the banks of Plum Creek near the small town of Walnut Grove during the late 1800s. Often narrated by Laura, the series follows her simple farm upbringing from her childhood until her adulthood with Almanzo Wilder with whom she starts a family of her own. While the series is based upon the Little House books (and thus the real life of author Laura Ingalls Wilder), it is a very loose adaptation, with mostly only key events and elements of fact surviving the transition from book to TV series, the most important being Mary’s eventual blindness, and Laura’s future. Several other fictitious (some factual) characters make up the friendly community of Walnut Grove, including teacher Miss Beadle (succeeded by two other teachers, then Laura, then Etta Plum), Dr. Hiram Baker, Rev. Robert Alden, Mr. Hanson (of the Hanson lumber mill), and the well-to-do Olesons, owners of the local mercantile, and also the primary rivals of the Ingalls family (except the Oleson patriarch). Family friends include the Edwards family, the Garvey family and the Carters, who, in the final season, move into the Ingalls’ little house.

http://youtu.be/bhHrOgOkXZw

Jason the Content Librarian

4 Apr

Concerning Jason the content Librarian: Good librarians copy other’s ideas. Great librarians steal them. Going back to the video, I think the problem comes from librarians imitating and copying what other libraries and librarians are doing. And like the cargo cults we will struggle to achieve the desired results.

Today copying someone else’s ideas seems very easy, because to be original entails brainstorming and coming up with fresh thoughts that would work to suit your situation.

When we copy or steal ideas its may not necessarily work for us in our present situation. I think as Paraprofessionals we should try and be proper examples at all times

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