Monthly Archives: January 2010

Online Communities – How I use Facebook

I use Facebook to keep in touch with my friends, family, coworkers, and other librarians and libraries. When I first signed after much prodding from some of my college friends, I primarily used it to keep in touch with friends and family.  However, I quickly begain to realize how useful it was to connect with other librarians and techies and share work related information and get help.   It may sound silly, but now I am  not sure what I would do without Facebook.   It has quickly became  the best place to share ideas, resources, and links with other librarians and techies.   It’s also a great outlet when I feel stressed or need a break.   Since Heather and I are in opposite ends of the state we also used Facebook and many other outlets to work on this week’s lesson.



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Hello world!

Hello out there!  My name is Janelle Mercer and I work for the Southwest Kansas Library System as the Technology Trainer/Assistant Technology Consultant in Dodge City, Kansas.    This  is actually my first “own” blog.  I have helped several libraries start their own blogs, but have never had my own.  I am taking part in 23thingsKansas so I can learn more about tech and also meet more librarians from across the state and beyond.    I have learned that there is nothing more valuable than having friends in the library world whether it be out in the blogosphere, on Facebook, on Twitter, through email, over the phone, or in person.  The librarians I have met throughout the years have been so helpful.  I also love to cook and bake, but love reading cooking blogs and reading cookbooks more than actually cooking.  It’s a lot messier that way as my husband can attest.  I can never make anything without dirtying half of the dishes in the kitchen.  I also the “mom” of two adorable dogs, Ladybug and Popcorn.  I look forward to learning more about everyone!


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