e-Portfolios: Content

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Screenshot of my e-portfolio

A few months ago, Hack Library School posted about e-portfolios and their benefits. Ever since, I’ve been working on creating my very own e-portfolio and thought that I would share some of the things that I’ve learned. I’m working on a 4 part series that describes the different things I’ve been thinking about while designing and creating my e-portfolio including content, design, publishing, and mobile.

The first step is to decide what content you want to include in your Web site. This really includes any kind of Web site or e-Portfolio–you have to know how you want to portray yourself to your audience and what information you want to give them. The way I see it, there are 4 important categories of information: the About Me, Experience, Work Samples, and Links.
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Professional Organizations for the Frugal

NOTE: I started this post back in February and obviously didn’t finish it. The first organization I list has a description, but the rest don’t. At least the list and prices could be helpful to some!

It’s only late February and I already have that itchy feeling under my nails that says, “It’s springtime! Start a project!” Unfortunately, I already have too many projects already begun to start a new one. Continue reading

Paperless semester

I work for a company that mainly does online training. However, we also do instructor lead training which requires making print-based guides for both the instructor and the students. Part of this production requires making proofs of the guides and also includes printing out multiple copies for editing purposes. I’m the one who ended up printing out most of those copies and I would say there were about 2,000 pages printed out in maybe two weeks. These annotated and note covered pages are now just sitting in piles under my desk. And, this isn’t the first time I’ve had to do something like that.. Continue reading


I don’t have much to say today (I have so many things I want to say, but I have other things I need to do…), but I did want to share how excited I am about EVERYTHING. I think I’ve talked about how gratifying it is to be passionate and excited and just enamored with what you’re doing (or will be doing/want to be doine/are currently studying) before, but let me just tell you again. It is SO gratifying!

In any case, we talked about transliteracy and outreach in my reference class yesterday. These are both topics that I find extremely interesting and important. And I really want to learn more about them and see how they are put into practice and to one day practice them myself!

I’m just excited for the future. Whatever.

Community Senses

One of the main reasons I wanted to get into the library profession was the sense of community I felt when I was working as a page in high school. The librarians and staff were friendly, cooperative, and supportive of everyone who walked through those doors. That’s the kind of environment in which I see myself thriving and growing as a person. And it’s that sense of community that drives my professional development. I want to start finding ways to be involved in my community and making it that friendly, cooperative, and supportive environment that I myself enjoyed for many years. I want that to be a common theme throughout the rest of my life. Continue reading

Not enough time to do it all: Scheduling

Not to brag, or anything, but I have a job. In this day and age—and especially for my current situation—this makes me pretty lucky. I just graduated from college, I’m in grad school, and I have little to no “real” experience. This makes me an under qualified professional with little time—yet I sit in front of a computer screen 3 days a week for 8 hours a day. Doin’ stuff that makes me money. Continue reading