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When I embarked on my quest to be educated in library studies, I just felt that I loved libraries. I loved the idea of them. I loved the peaceful atmosphere. I knew it would cater to my introvert needs.  When I worked in the library, I felt that my dreams at come true. Its everything I hoped for and everything I wanted. Yet some that I did not want. I made the terrible decision of leaving the library I was working in at the time and have yet to find one again. My needs feel unfulfilled. I beat myself cause I have not set foot in one sooo long. I wasted my education. I wasted my time. I am currently at cross roads at what I am doing with my life. My current jobs makes me depressed and tired. I have no desire to get any of my work completed. I just do not want to do it anymore. I am young, I can find another library, but how long will it take? Time flies so quickly. Will i remain unfulfilled because I feel that I need to be in a library?

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How many ‘Trinbagonians’ really like to read? When the government announced free education, the demand for books and scholarly material soared. However, technology has made it easier for many perusing higher education to access scholarly material through the internet and the many databases.

Nevertheless, the use of e-books are still having a slow ‘pick up’ in ‘Trinbago’ even though the national library endorses its use. At the same time the American Library Association has constructed a website to make e-book use easier for libraries as some publishers refuse to make their books accessible through this format. Hopefully, ‘Trinbagonians’ will catch on and benefit from this development. Check out the link below that endorses the development of this new website.

http://www.boingboing.net/2011/03/09/american-library-ass-1.html

 

the global recession is impacting everything. We all are aware of it and we can all feel the pinch in our pockets.

As students we are aware of the cuts that are being made to librarian budgets and staff. We can ask ourself :

“If I could do something to prevent budget cuts to my library, what can I do?”

This being the case, take a look at what one individual’s opinion of saving the library involved.

http://liberalconspiracy.org/2011/03/08/how-ive-tried-to-stop-library-cuts-in-camden/

 

It’s intresting to note that many librarians blog. What I would like to find out is why? Librarians have created their own community online to share their experiences and even interest. Blogs even create a link for all of them to communicate.

This link looks at a general census of librarian’s blogs.

http://web20librarian.wordpress.com/2010/04/02/youll-probably-never-hear-a-librarian-say-no-comment/

Since I have begun this course, I have learnt many things about libraries that I have taken for granted. For instance, The Children’s Library. I really appreciate this library and so do the children that flock there. The layout is colourful and attractive and the staff are courteous. They offer so many programmes for children to enjoy and learn. There are crafts, storytelling and movies. There is even a storytelling room where there are special lights that depict a starry night. Every month they, have a list of activities for children to enjoy. One simply has to visit the library and ask for the monthly programme.

This link below outline the activities that the children enjoy in of February 2011.

 http://www2.nalis.gov.tt/Services/ProgrammeandEvents/POSChildrensLibraryActivitiesCalendar/tabid/112/Default.aspx

I do not play mas, but I do listen, enjoy and appreciate the music. As a driver the Carnival season can be very upsetting. Particularly at peak hours when you want to reach home the most. On an individual basis, I feel more drivers are taking precautions to ensure that they are not drunk so that the do not get charged. However, the driving seems ludicrous. So I would like to petition other to be careful. Even if you are not the driver, ensure that your driver is a safe driver.

And drivers, be careful of road rage this season. It is deadly.

Me

Posted on: February 20, 2011

I am Jamila Williams and i am not much of talkative person so my blogs might be a little vauge. However, I hope that everyone ejoys reading them and can find something to relate to. 🙂