Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Let the blogging begin & Life-long learning

Well, I did it. The hardest part was deciding on a title and an appropriate address. I am sure some of you creative ones might have other suggestions for me. At least, I have made a start.

This shoud be an interesting adventure for all of us as we learn skills with the Library 2.0 project. Thanks for including me.

I am a life-long learner. Since obtaining my library technician diploma back in 1974, I earned my BA from University of Western Ontario, studied Spanish and German with the University of Waterloo and earned my Diplome Francais Pratique from Western. I then took a break from formal studies.

While at the Library, I was constantly learning. I attended conferences and day long workshops. It was a challenge but fun to set up the various automated systems as we made the migration from one to another. Each day at the reference desk was a learning experience as you never knew what questions you would be asked.

My hobby is genealogy as is my vocation. It is one in which you are constantly learning. When the University of Toronto partnered with the National Institute of Genealogical Studies who had developed courses in genealogy, I signed up for the very first course. 50 courses later and still I need to learn more. These courses are delivered via the Internet. - Assignments, chats and exams are done online. As each new course was offered the interface has been refined.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Janet,
    Welcome to the Library 2.0 project! We're glad that you decided to participate.
    - Judy


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