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!