I am so excited to share how to use GooseChase with my district librarians at our next librarian's meeting! I've always been interested in using this in the library and I never had a chance to actually just sit and play around with the site and app's features. Have you used GooseChase before? What do you like/not like about using it? For me, I'm kind of bummed that I can only use five devices. Perhaps I can use it with small groups such as my book club or coding club.
This is not a drill. I repeat: THIS IS NOT A DRILL! I am hyperventilating, and running around the room, to express my absolute gratitude for being this year's Region One Fall Media Conference Keynote Speaker! Once again, I teamed up with Harlingen CISD librarian, Vilia Garcia, to deliver an AMAZING presentation about social media in libraries. Our focus was to encourage librarians from across the valley to gain momentum in creating a social media presence for their libraries. Our work is valuable and we need to market ourselves to ensure the viability of our careers! I am so happy to have networked with amazing librarians from across the valley and cannot wait to see what we all have in store to create an amazing culture of librarianship in the RGV! tinyurl.com/rgvlibrarylife
I love summer professional development!! I teamed up with Harlingen CISD librarian Vilia Garcia to create an awesome Maker Lab for Region One's Secondary Librarian's Toolbox workshop. Makers left with some awesome resources and even a digital badge to recognize their maker efforts! Way to go, RGV Librarians!!
I love MackinVia so much I had to share with other librarians across the valley the benefits of creating a digital presence in the library. Online content is often ignored because of its lack of physical presence, however, with the right tools and some creativity you can transform your library to include a digital collection just as present as your physical collections! Link to the presentation is hyperlinked to the image featured.
Karina Quilantan-Garza (aka Q./Cue) is a middle school library media specialist in the Rio Grande Valley. She is an award winning blogger, social media enthusiast, book reviewer, and technology lover.