The HyperLibMOOC had a good lesson on Online Professional Learning Networks. I thought I would post mine.
Online Professional Learning Network
My online professional Learning Network will help me to keep up with trends in technology and libraries in Arizona as well as the US.
I am a librarian at a public library and I help people in our computer lab and also teach our computer classes. It’s important for me to keep up with new technology and also changes in librarianship. I also will keep up with new education standards as a lot of our patrons are students.
I will keep up with this by keeping up with twitter feeds, facebook pages, Google +, email lists, blog posts (with help from newsblur), reddit, and podcasts and Ted Talks from librarians and people in the technology field. I also will keep reading professional and technological journals. I use diigo and pocket to bookmark sites and read them later. I will also be on the lookout for MOOCs and webinars I may want to follow. I will search twitter tags during conferences etc. I will go to other area libraries and look at their websites to see what they are doing. I will go to Tech Talk and GPDL Users Group meetings and conference when I can.
This includes keeping up with what is happening in schools as we help a a lot of students.
Know the lingo. Teachers will respect & work with you – increased rigor, Lexile, rich text, complexity, inquiry-based learning #SLJJLGCCSS
— Lori Reed (@lorireed) May 21, 2014
Network Maintenance Plan:
I will review this network regularly as things change or I learn of new things.