Friday, August 10, 2012

From library user in his youth to world-reknown astronomer: Carl Sagan

At age 5, Sagan began frequenting the New York Public Library to browse books that could give him a better understanding of the stars. -- Mashable, 8/9/12

Props to Mashable for mentioning that Carl Sagan was a library user in its August 9, 2012, post See Carl Sagan’s Childhood Vision of Space Exploration. See Sagan's reading list.

Who Was Carl Sagan?

Friday, May 11, 2012

Thing 1: Blogs and blogging (cpd23)

There's a point in time where you just gotta take the plunge. I took the plunge in November 2009 and joined the Nebraska Learns 2.0 initiative. I completed 23 Things, and the process was very rewarding. I blogged on each Thing--you are welcome to go back and read my posts.

Nebraska Learns 2.0 is still going strong. And, now that I work at the hosting organization, I keep up with what's new but, alas, don't take time to complete the Things.

At this point, I've worked in a public library for 3 years and now a state library commission for 3.5 years. I'm halfway through my master's program in LIS. It's time to look forward and take steps to become more professional. 23 Things for Professional Development will help me do that.
What's fun for me is completing the tasks alongside others on the same path (example: TraceeTee). I know of several classmates who are participating. We'll be supportive of each other and celebrate the others' successes. That's how I best learn.

And, so, I humbly submit my assignment for Thing 1: Blogs and blogging.