After completing the CDLC "Things" course, I jumped at the chance to participate in this one. I had never blogged before taking it, and I've learned a lot in those 10 weeks. I am really looking forward to the "things" covered in this course, that weren't covered in that one, mainly the week on Librarianship and Training options. This leads me to where I am at, professionally.
I've spent the better half of the past year at the Schuylerville library, where I've furthered my desire to go back to school for Library Sciences. I love working in the library, and find every day I am learning new things about it. I am just starting out, and this makes me eager to take in every detail I can about working in the field. I am the program coordinator at our library, and that makes my job really fun. My short-term goal, for the moment, is to finish out my Media Studies and Communications degree, from which I am a semester and a half away, and then move on to completing my Master's in Library or Information Sciences. My long-term goal is somewhat ambiguous. I know I want to work in a library, but I'm relying on my schooling to tell me exactly what I will want to be doing.
Something I really want to learn about is how to increase the number of hits your blog gets. I have started one for our library, and it is visited, but not nearly as much as I would want it to. If anyone has thoughts on this, I would really love to hear them. I've tried handing things out, and I have it on my emails, and I've done all the other no-brainer promoters of it, but I really want to increase it, even if only by a little bit. If you want to check it out, you can visit it at http://schuylervillepubliclibrary.wordpress.com/.