Sunday, March 11, 2007

Opening remarks

I just finished a two-day workshop at Kent State University's School of Library and Information Science on Web 2.0/Library 2.0. The class was primarily hands-on, which helped me greatly, but there was still an incredible amount of information to absorb.

It was a lot of fun just being on a campus and in a classroom again. My undergraduate degree is now 31 years old; I've always toyed with the idea of graduate school, but just never got around to it. But I'm a great believer in life-long learning, so that doesn't mean that I might not one day be the world's oldest graduate student!

The final assignment for the Library 2.0 class included the creation of a wiki and a blog. So if you're reading this and commenting (please do!), you are helping me complete my assignment.

A word about the title I chose for my blog: Those of you who know me, know that I keep the Elisabeth Kubler-Ross quote as my signature for e-mail. As a hospice volunteer, I am grateful to Kubler-Ross for the pioneering work she did on grief, death, and the hospice way of dying. I hope that I can keep the light burning within, so that my true colors are visible. I also know that I have days when the windows are dark. Perhaps one of life's goals is to be seeking and doing those things that keep the light aflame.

1 comment:

Tropical Screamer said...

A beautiful post. I hope you come back and post more on your blog. :)