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Thoughts: Social Networks

This is a post for my LIS S401 class: Computer-Based Information Tools. You could say I'm fairly connected. I use a variety of social media in my daily life. I have a Facebook, a Pinterest, an Instagram, a LinkedIn, and I operate Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest pages for several of my employers and organizations I volunteer for (I've… Continue reading Thoughts: Social Networks

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Grad School: Experiences with MUVEs

This is a post for my LIS S401 class: Computer-Based Information Tools. This post has two parts: a description of an experience using a MUVE and ways libraries could use MUVEs. For this post, I have interviewed my husband, Daniel, who has lots and lots of experience gaming and playing MUVEs. A MUVE is a… Continue reading Grad School: Experiences with MUVEs

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Grad School: Voki Introduction

This is a post for my LIS S401 class: Computer-Based Information Tools. Hi All! As part of a class I'm taking this semester, I've had to create a Voki introduction to my blog. To view it, please click the link (I'm having issues embedding the video). I hope you enjoy! http://www.voki.com/pickup.php?scid=12007520&height=267&width=200

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Grad School: Event Organizing

Everyone has their own way of keeping track of upcoming events. My husband didn't use any sort of calendar, planner, agenda, etc. at all during his time at university. How he managed that, search me... All truth be told, I didn't even have a planner until around my junior year of university. But as I got… Continue reading Grad School: Event Organizing

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Grad School: Color-Coding

In the excitement leading up to starting graduate school, I'll share a few posts about how I am currently organized / how I plan on being organized during grad school. Expect these posts each Tuesday for several weeks, and they will start off with "Grad School:" and will be categorized under "Grad School" and / or… Continue reading Grad School: Color-Coding

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Physical Books Might Be Better For Students

While on Facebook earlier this week, I came across this article. It says that "our brains were not designed for reading, but have adapted and created new circuits to understand letters and texts. The brain reads by constructing a mental representation of the text based on the placement of the page in the book and the word on… Continue reading Physical Books Might Be Better For Students

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Why Do Opinions Matter?

In my fairly brief lifetime, I've come across some fairly abysmal and horrifying opinions. I've been told to ignore the opinions that don't align with mine, and I've also been told to listen to each opinion. I know people with who believe that listening to other opinions is akin to poison, but I've never understood why.… Continue reading Why Do Opinions Matter?

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A Case for Writing by Hand

Can you imagine trying to make it through university without being able to write by hand to take notes? I sure can't. I thought administrators in education might've been going too far with suggesting cursive should be removed from formal education. However, the possible removal of an emphasis on handwriting seems ridiculous. I doubt I'm… Continue reading A Case for Writing by Hand

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Thoughts on Graduation

Graduation is what every student looks forward to, right? It's where students stop their formal education and begin on the journey towards "real adulthood." Well, in my case (and in the case of some of my fellow seniors), graduation has terrified us. We aren't afraid of going into the "real world"; we're afraid of stopping… Continue reading Thoughts on Graduation

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The Promises of Chaos Theory

Since I am about to graduate from university, I have been thinking about my future career path quite a bit. During my capstone course, we were able to read a couple of chapters from Katherine Brooks book, You Majored in What? Mapping Your Path from Chaos to Career. One of the chapters we read had to do… Continue reading The Promises of Chaos Theory