I really am amazed with the web. Learning is just so different now. Instead of having to pay for journal subscriptions, professors are now putting their articles up for the public to view. In addition, institutions are also putting up video recorded lectures of classes. What I take advantage of though, are the wealth of online tutorials, especially for computer skills. I am not a graphic design guy, but in trying to come up with a marketing logo I was able to make a really cool looking Web 2.0 button.
If you want to learn a new skill, the web could be an invaluable tool. I found the tutorial for this button at Free Adobe Photoshop Tutorials. But you can learn lots of other DIY stuff as well. The web as learning tool…I really like that.
I am happy to finally have a blog up. It has taken a lot of wrangling and learning, but I have now carved out my own niche on the interweb. I am still working on the layout and making a few adjustments so this my pilot post. Others may not come right away.
This blog is about transitions. Change is the norm, and the world is in a constant state of flux. Or to paraphrase Heraclitus, “You can never step in the same river twice.” There are a number of other clichés about change that I could fire off, but I’ll refrain. The library world too is changing. Into what? There is a surfeit of speculators and prognosticators out there, but this blog is not about predicting the future. It is about making the future.
I am now transitioning from Library School into the professional world. It is my hope that my insights along the way will be useful.