Daily Archives: May 11, 2013

Greetings from Tennessee!

Hello all!  My name is Karen Yarbrough, and I am currently back home in Tennessee where I got my BS in Secondary English Education at UT Martin in 2004.  I spent a few years in Florida after finishing my undergrad where I worked at Walt Disney World before starting my MLIS at the University of South Florida.  After finishing my first masters in 2008, I worked as a high school media specialist for three years, and now I am looking in earnest for a job in libraries after I finish a MEd. in Curriculum & Instruction of Children’s Literature in August.

I feel like I have a lot to learn about emerging technologies, and so for my two free electives, I signed up for Ed Tech courses.  Last semester I took the Mobile Tech course, and I am looking forward to working my way through this class, too.  Personally, I use very little Web 2.0 services, and historically, I have never been an early adopter.  I like to know about what is happening though, so I usually hear about things long before I actually join up.

I am interested in how libraries can use Web 2.0 services to support our patrons’ lifelong learning, while still keeping their privacy and intellectual freedom in the forefront of our thinking processes.  I think it is important for me to hear multiple perspectives on these technologies, and I am excited for the readings and activities in this class.