Friday, January 22, 2010

Week 2: Social Networking

Social Networking sites and the concept itself are things that intrigue me. I have had a profile on Facebook for some time and love it. The things that I enjoy are some of the games (although I spend way too much time on them) and connecting with people. I have lived in several cities and states throughout my life and Facebook has allowed me to connect with friends that I left behind when I moved. Over Christmas I was able to spend time with a friend that I had not seen in over 20 years. It was fun. I am in contact with another college friend that started her PhD work the same time that I did and so we have been able to provide each other support. I also use the site to keep up with my teenager and tween and their friends. I think that I will continue to use Facebook to connect with people and to also relax / be entertained.

Our library has a Facebook page and we use it to let students and faculty know what is happening in the library. Our students are wired and we need to be a part of it.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Week 1: Blogging

My name is Terri Summey. I am the Head of Access and Children's Services at Emporia State University Libraries and Archives. I use a lot of this technology and wanted to become more familiar with what is out there. I also love to learn new things and hope to encounter things that I haven't had time to experience. I have been using blogs for a while with the courses that I teach at ESU. I would like to have the time to use them more. I have been at ESU for 22 years and I love my job. In my spare time I have a husband, and 2 kids, a daughter who is 16 and a son who is 12. I like to read (what librarian doesn't), do and watch sports, do crafts, and I am a Girl Scout leader. Although I live in Kansas, I am a Nebraskan at heart and root for the Big Red! Last year I began my journey to acquire my PhD in Library and Information Science. It may be a long road! :)