Jersey Girl Librarian

Hi, My name is Sherry, I am a Librarian working in Charlotte North Carolina. I have recently moved to the Charlotte area from New Jersey. As my blog title shows I am a Jersey Girl at heart and wherever I go, so goes my Jersey pride.

Thursday, November 30, 2006

24th thing

Wow, am I jazzed. We had a follow up to our 23 thing program earlier this week and I got excited about the process of learning all over again. I think I want to be a perpetual student. Except I can't figure out how to pay tuition and still have money to do what I want. The dilemma of the perpetual thinker, or nosy nora as I was called as a child who always wanted to know what was going on around me.

Okay I have now gotten way way off topic. I am supposed to be blogging about my 24th thing and what I want to accomplish. It never occurred to me that while preparing to teach a class I would be learning also. It just hit me in the seminar that that was my learning contract goal.

I have noticed since I came here that a lot of people don't know how to open an email account but they want to learn and it is hard to help them fill out the form while helping the other 14 people in the computer lab. So several weeks ago I asked to be able to create and offer a class on opening an email account. So I am in the process of creating my very first powerpoint presentation and writing a curriculum for the class.

So while I am finding material and learning how to create a powerpoint presentation I will be fulfilling the goals of my learning contract and one of the key ideas behind learning 2.0 and I didn't even realize what I was doing. How cool is that?

I had mentally answered all of the questions in the contract but I hadn't put any of it in writing. Now I have a completed learning contract and a thought out plan on creating this course.

Friday, November 10, 2006


Sometimes I forget how good my husband is. Last night was our anniversary and I figured he would either forget or just say oh yeah "happy anniversary" and that would be that. But he actually took me out to dinner. We went to this awesome fondue place in town. And what was funny was I had been talking about the restaurant with one of my coworkers that day. She even said maybe he would take me to the restaurant and I said he wouldn't. That if anything we would go to a restaurant near the house. What a fun night it was. I am still stuffed from all the delicious food. Oh to have cheese fondue everynight, followed up by the delicious chocolate!

The only downside to the evening was a burn I got on my hand. What a clutz. No matter how many times the wait staff said don't reach over the pot. I did. I couldn't resist another piece of squash.

P.S. Thanks to the 2 people who actually remembered our anniversary. What special people you are!

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Newark Bull

Check out this story. A bull loose in Newark New Jersey's largest city