So, I am happy to say that I have a partner for my research project in this course. I hope that this development will work out, because I have some MAJOR stuff coming up with my job at the end of the semester. FCAT, evaluations, DC chaperoning, inventory, just EVERYTHING at once. I hope that having a partner will make for better research, while dividing the work load. Speaking of my job at school, I found out some great information from Saxton's Information Tools: Using Blogs, RSS, and Wikis as Professional Resources. It can be very difficult to work in an environment when you have a job like no one else. I can't go to my fellow media specialist at school and ask questions or collaborate, because it's just me. Sure, I can talk to the teachers about some things, but staying abreast of library related changes isn't in their job description. Saxton suggests staying up to date and networking with other librarians and information professionals by means of blogs, RSS feeds, and Wikis. She mentions tons of sites that information professionals can access to develop their careers. I will definitely be utilizing some of these resources including: www.ypulse.com; www.yalit.com; atn-reading-lists.wikispaces.com; www.libsuccess.org; and wikis.ala.org/yalsa/index.php/ Teen_Tech_Week.
Saxton, B. (2008). Information tools: Using blogs, RSS, and wikis as professional resources. Young Adult Library Services, 6 (2), 27-29. Retrieved from http://ezproxy.lib.usf.edu/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=28717241&site=eds-live