Thursday, April 23, 2015

Lesson 5 Challenge

Internet Search Challenge was a neat and fun exercise to find the effective words for searching. I did well in effective and "stop words". I didn't need any improvements. What I needed improvement was finding ineffective or words with little effect. I seem to need help distinguishing between the two. Good to know!

Lesson 3 Part 2 Challenge

I believe that the two libguides that would be of use to my fellow staff are the Caldecott Medal and Newbery Medal. We received reference questions on what books are on the recent and prior lists.  Instead of trying to look for them elsewhere online, we can just look at our libguides as a guide to show our patrons. These are excellent sources for us to find the right books at the right time.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Lesson 3 Part 1 Challenge

Along came a student, Harriet, that did not have a lick of a chance to complete her writing assignment in time come in to Landa for help. She did not know how to start or where to begin. I asked her what her topic was and she started to shake from worry. I helped her with her anxiety by using research under the Student Research Center database. It gave her cool choices to narrow her source materials.
Harriet was researching, printing and writing her paper, but needed images, commercial-free, to add some pizzazz. She did not seemed too worried about getting the images she needed. I showed her our Image Collection database and she asked why not use Google as her images. I said, "Relax! I'll show how fast and safe an image search can be!".
After researching, writing and adding her images, Harriet asked me to review her paper and I said, "I have the best tutor to help you!". I helped her by showing her Live Homework Help's tutors who proceeded to help her make her paper into the best project she has ever done!

True story.

Lesson 2 Part 3 Challenge: Outlook

I liked the new way (prior to 2013) the signature is, but I was instructed by an IT professional that we shouldn't be too heavy on the pictures on signatures.Unfortunately, I do have a badge on mine.

Lesson 2 Part 3 Challenge: Word

I did not make a customized tab but I thought that was a cool idea. I don't know if i'll do one, but who knows!
I made the flyer without help. I have been using Word 2013 for some time so not much was new for me. Thanks,

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Lesson 2 Part 2 Challenge 2

Does it count if I already pinned the Millennium icon to my taskbar? :D

Lesson 2 Part 2 Challenge 1

 I am getting into heroes in response to SRP.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Lesson 1 Part 3 Challenge

I am following the 11.5 COSAS blog and Landa's tech designee, I like following my branch's tech page and it is a fun and interesting! I like this experience. To tell the truth, I have not used my blog in a long time and not since last year. I was using my FB page instead of the blog to follow pages.