Aug 18 2006
Hi! I’m Valibrarian- a school librarian and doctoral candidate (proposed May 2012) earning a PhD in Library and Information Studies. When I began my blog, I thought of it as an electronic personal journal. As my learning journey continues, I have begun to see the amazing potential for collaborative learning in this Information Age. Through sharing, each of us paves the way for another. Or perhaps (using the ocean metaphor instead), we share ropes and boats to help others navigate. Some of the brilliant individuals who have helped me are like lighthouses guiding the way.
I was embarrassed early on, thinking that someone might read my “online diary.” My mistakes would be open for anyone to see! Having met numerous helpful individuals and learned from other people’s blogs, I now see that we all share the same fears, the same intimidations about rapidly-changing technology. My hope, as I continue to learn, is that I can be a help to other learners.
I grew up in Seattle but now live near Dallas, Texas. Both cities have impacted my life and I feel like I have two homes. They are opposites: one with misty blue water, pine trees and a giant ice-cream cone mountain…. one with a huge golden sun and warm earth. (More on my opposites blog.)