Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Week 2: There is Something About Blogs

Until this week I have never had a blog or read a blog that wasn't emailed to me by a friend. I don't even know if any of my friends have blogs of their own. I have known that they existed, but don't know if I avoided them due to lack of time or interest.

Now, like email and Facebook, I foresee blogging becoming a part of my daily, online routine. I can see how easy it is to fall into the trap of an unprofessional blog, since this is a great way to release some work stress. If you can't laugh at what you do or some of the surreal situations you find yourself in, then pretty soon you will forget what it is that you do love.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Introduction to Web 2.0

Welcome to the Lerd Word!

I am excited to begin my Web2.0 training and everything that goes along with it. While I am an avid Facebooker and occasionally think to check out YouTube, I am new to blogging and some of the other great features of Web2.0.

Embarrassing as it is to admit, I have never heard the term Web2.0 before and found myself a little confused. So I am thrilled to have this training opportunity, especially to learn how I can use these new tools professionally.

You maybe asking yourself, "What is a Lerd?"

Thanks to my yearbook background, I am a yerd or Yearbook Nerd. I can recognize fonts on movie titles, I know a few PMS colors by heart (thats Pantone Matching System), and I do judge books by their cover. The longer I work at the library the more I realize that I am a Library Nerd as well, and so thus begins the life of a Lerd!