Archive for May, 2011

CGS2821: Hopes for Investment Return

May 15, 2011

As an aspiring librarian, I have become increasingly aware that technological skills in the area of Web design and development are basic requirements.  After receiving my Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature, I decided to get a Master of Science degree in LIS.  However, classes such as this are not offered on the Master’s level and it was not until I had almost completed the requirements for my Master’s of Science in LIS that I realized how critical ownership of those skills are to Librarians. 

In an effort to be competitive in a fiercely competitive job market, it is my goal to attain those critical skills through this class. Additionally, it is  my hope to also  (somehow) bring attention to the fact that technical classes such as this should be a part of LIS’s core curriculum. This issue is addressed in the article Skills for the 21st Century Librarian published by Meredith Farkas (http://meredith.wolfwater.com/wordpress/2006/07/17/skills-for-the-21st-century-librarian/).

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Web design and development experience

May 15, 2011

Alas,  my web design and development experience is woefully lacking.  I have made a stab at opening up a Facebook page and have signed up for twitter but I have not done very much with either. Writing anything that can be critiqued by others is personally intimidating.  However, being well versed in the areas of written communication and Web publishing tools are both necessary and marketable tools in today’s job market . Therefore, I must push past my fear in order to be taken seriously.

Welcome to my CGS2821 Porfolio site!

May 15, 2011

Welcome to my portfolio site.  This is a new adventure for me, so please be patient as I try to navigate my way through this assignment.  I have chosen politics, primarily American, as the focus for my blog. The subject holds much interest to me and I am hopeful to you, the readers, as well.