Friday

Thing 23. Final Thoughts



Congratulations!! You’ve reached the 23rd thing. Give yourself a pat on the back for completing the program. We hope you have enjoyed the process and learned some things. Tell us, please!

Give us your feedback on your experience by completing this online survey (survey is closed) and by reflecting on your learning by posting a few thoughts.

Here are some questions to prompt you:


  • Go back to your thoughts/ideas about Library 2.0. Has anything changed as a result of this experience?
  • What were your favorite Things and discoveries?
  • How did you connect with others doing the 23 Things On a Stick?
  • Were there any take-a-ways or unexpected outcomes from this program that surprised you?
  • What could we do differently to improve upon this program’s format or content?
  • If we offered a 23 More Things On a Stick program like this in the future would you participate?
  • How would you describe your learning experience in one word or in one sentence, so we could use your words to promote 23 Things On a Stick learning activities to others?

After all the time and effort you have invested in 23 Things On a Stick, we hope you will continue to experiment with new tools and continue to blog about your learning, your library, and the challenges of Library 2.0. Here are some ideas:
  • Maintain your blog as you continue to learn and play with new Web 2.0 tools.
  • Add your blog URL to your e-mail signature line.
  • Re-purpose your blog as your media center or library blog.
  • Share your blog with your colleagues and administrators.
  • Start your own 23 Things with colleagues, friends, family. The concept is adaptable to any content--23 Books, 23 Movies, 23 Football Games, 23 Anything You Can Think Of. It is a great way to create and strengthen community through learning and discussion. Be sure to let us know how you plan to continue.
Thanks for participating and being so willing to share!


31 comments:

Nan Hoekstra said...

What an amazing experience. Thank you. I have my own final post beyond the last thing yet to write but I want to express my appreciation for your work on this structured learning experience. Working on it and through it has empowered me and invigorated my daily resolve to be the best librarian I can be every day.

Tigerlily said...

Blogalicious! Yes I'd do it again--next year though. Thanks for putting it all together.

Sheila said...

Where is thing 24!!
I have had a great time learning and doing the 23 Things. I want to say thank you to everyone involved in putting this together. It has been quite an experience and I will be waiting for thing 24.

HS Media On A Stick said...

Thanks to Patricia Post and all those involved in bringing us 23 Things on a Stick. This has been a great professional growth experience!

Carolnb said...

Thank you for putting this together. I enjoyed most of it. Hopefully something like this can be done again.

biblionut said...

Thanks for putting together the 23 things for us! I really enjoyed learning them all, and hope you can do it again next year with 23 Different Things! :-)

Mrs. Hermann said...

This was so much fun, I don't want it to end! Seriously, what excuse am I going to give my husband when I spend hours online every evening?! I appreciate all of the time and effort it took to put the whole thing together and can't wait to see what you do next year.

Mrs. Hermann said...

I just finished my survey. How do I find out who my regional representative is? I'd like to inform him or her that I am done! Yay Me!

Suzanne Hilgert said...

I've finished the things but feel like I'm just beginning to put all this information into action. Thanks to the all who brought this program into being, I learned tons and want it to continue. I enjoy on-line learning at my own time and pace. Thanks again and let's keep it up. We are 23 Stick-learners and loving it.

Terry said...

Thank you so much! It's been fun and enriching, on a personal and professional level. I feel stretched, I feel smarter, I feel more in control of the 'net. And I want more Things!

Library Lady 2002 said...

I agree! I have learned so much! This was a great opportunity to be updated and gain experience in new technology and how it might be applied. I would definitely be interested in another experience like this.

Lydia Schultz said...

I really enjoyed participating in this program and would love to continue learning in the future. How do I "officially" notify the appropriate "regional representative"? I sent to the Metronet email, but I am not sure I did it properly.

Beverly said...

I wanted to take just a minute to say thank you to all of you who made this fantastic program possible. I have enjoyed each thing of the 23 things- even if I struggled with it. I have learned more than I thought I could about many things that I didn't know I didn't know. I feel like I am smarter and better able to do my job as well as hold my own in a conversation with a teenager (on or off a blog). Thank you again. Beverly.

Lori said...

Ditto.
From Nancy Hoekstra's Feb 18th comment to Beverly's April comment, I agree, I agree, I agree. We are all better, in some way, for having the opportunity to engage in this experience. Thank you.

gina said...

Yaaay! This is quite an accomplishment, and I am proud of all of us for taking part and completing the 23 Things. I am grateful for the opportunity, and not only will partake in the next similar Thing, but I will recruit others to do so as well! Thank you, thank you, thank you! I can't wait to go back to work empowered with these!

dyarca said...

You did a wonderful job of putting all of this together and making it fun. I would participate again. It has given me confidence in my computer skills, and an understanding of a lot of this new "stuff".

Thanks again!

mediachic said...

Thanks for the best self-paced instruction opportunity ever! I would love to see Part II and can't wait to share many of these things with my co-workers.
I'm so impressed with a successful FREE program that provided me with more opportunities and applicable tools than many things we've paid to attend. Keep up the great work!

bookthief said...

You are all rock stars! Thanks so much for an awesome experience! Give us more next year - and keep this site up so that we can refer back to it over the summer! Keep on making sweet music!

GG said...

I agree with all the positive comments above. It's been fun and definitely challenging. I've learned so much. Thanks for providing such clear, thorough instructions and so many wonderful links.

northcountrystick said...

I enjoyed all the "Things" I learned. Instructions for each section were good; I especially liked all the helpful videos. Thank you for all your work. Hopefully, you can do this again!

Media Sandy said...

YEAH, I did it! Thanks SO much for this great experience! Yes, it was a big time chunk, but well, well worth it! I liked some things more than others, but I am so glad to have had the opportunity to be involved. And it only cost me my time - way cool!

Vicky Schluter said...

This has been a great learning experience. I would recommend this to others. Maybe there can be a refresher next year. Or I'll just go through it again as a reminder and do some of the challenges. Thanks!

Martha said...

It was a great opportunity for me to be part of The 23 Things on a Stick. The learning was intensive, but I achieved it. I learned cool stuff, such as downloading videos and pictures. Thank you to the organizers for this great idea.

Diana said...

This was a great opportunity to take the time to actually work with new ideas. We often don't give ourselves time to learn. Thanks for allowing us such a great experience.

Lean 23 Things on a stick said...

These thoughts are not final. I hope you all win an award for the selection of the things, the added value in the network blogs, the many ways all the participants can share with each other. THANK YOU.

Library Ratatouille said...

I have learned so much,and had so much fun doing it! It really isn't ending for me--I plan to keep on working the "Things." The concept of daily learning is wonderful.

I would definitely be interested in "23 More Things"!

I would like to add my thanks to those who organized and ran this project. Congratulations to us all!

stickpony23 said...

wow--i can't believe i finished, i can't believe how disappointed i am that i've finished! i'm sure now that i will continue to keep learning & exploring even more things! thank you to anyone who had a part in offering this to us & congrats to all who participated!

QLibrary_23Things said...

I've completed the 23 Things!

my blog is here at http://qlibraryblog.blogspot.com/

I work at Augsburg & volunteer at Quatrefoil Library. Q library is in a position to make more use our of the social networking technology than Augsburg is. (No IT department to clear things with).
I may not keep everything on the site, and im not enough of a blogger to post everyday, but I hope to at least keep up the "new books at the library" feed going as a supplement to our regular website.
I'd used many of the Things before, but I liked learning more about ning & ELM.
Looking forward to more Things next year!

kph

fairpan said...

I am so happy to have decided to do the "23 Things". I have to say it has been one of the most time consuming things I have worked on and the most rewarding. I am going back now and figuring out why I had problems with some of the things...hey and fixing them!! No fear. Thanks for opening the doors to explore.

Michael Walker said...

Thanks for coordinating this project and allowing me to be a part of it. I will be working with a group of Edina staff this summer and maintaining their site here, though they will register with you officially.
Thanks!

Diane said...

I loved 23 Things on a Stick. I plan on keeping current on all of this stuff. How about 23 More Things on a Stick?