Giving Thanks: Fellow Librarians and Colleagues Lend a Helping Hand

One of the great things about being a librarian is the network of colleagues I can turn to whenever I have a question or an information challenge.  I am lucky to work with people both within and outside of my school district who are always willing to share their pearls of widsom with me to help me be a better librarian and constantly refine the services and products we offer our patrons.   I am also grateful to work with my extremely talented fellow media specialist Ruth Fleet and media clerk Tammy Beasley!

We are often too busy to take pause and really express our gratitude, but I would like to give a public word of thanks to these people for their assistance in recent weeks!

  • Debbie and Damon Abilock of NoodleTools—these two always go above and beyond whenever I have a question about citing a particular source or using some feature of NoodleBib.  Over the last two weeks, both Debbie and Damon took extra time and care to investigate some questions I had about citing articles from the Greenwood Daily Life online database.   Damon has never failed to answer any of the barrage of questions I have sent him over the last four years! 🙂
  • Bobby Blount, Director of Technology Services for the Cherokee County School District, for getting us pricing on Flip cameras and Camtasia software.
  • Sandi Adams, Web 2.0 Queen, Cherokee County School District, for her great work as our teacher in our Podcasting 101 class!  Thank you for helping me get my podcast feed set up on iTunes and troubleshooting my MP4 issue! 🙂
  • Dave Falke, GALILEO Support Services, for helping me figure out how to find the persistent link to articles in EBSCOhost Literary Reference Center so that I could bookmark literary criticism articles in our Creekview HS Library del.icio.us account for an upcoming pathfinder I am designing for the week of February 25.
  • Mike Timmons, Kennesaw State University, for being a guest speaker today for 10th grade students.  He spoke about his experiences as a soldier in Vietnam and Operation Desert Storm as part of a collaborative research project that I have been working on with English teachers Susan Lester, Kendra Nayman, and Sheila Robinson at my school.  Thank you to fellow media specialist Vicki Barbre of Cherokee High School for letting us borrow your slide projector!

Ongoing thanks are always in order for:

  • Esther Brenneman, Instructional Technology Facilitator of CCSD Technology Services for taking care of all the CCSD Media Specialists.
  • Dr. Mary Ann Fitzgerald, University of Georgia, for her constant wisdom.

I have no doubt that just like the winners on Oscar night, I am omitting others, and if I am, I apologize, but I wanted to take a few minutes to publicly thank these great colleagues for their generous help!

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