This week ended with more of the same (selecting resources, preparing for and teaching my class) with one twist: Mark asked me to write an article about my experiences as a dual intern. The idea is to send the article to American Libraries to see if they’ll publish it in an upcoming issue. It sounded like a good idea to me. This internship is pretty unique, from what I’ve seen. I certainly haven’t encountered any other dual internships before. According to Mark the internship was created out of financial necessity, but it’s actually a great way to get interns a lot of experience in a short amount of time. So, I wrote up an article, sent it to Mark to review (he had a couple of revisions to make, but not many), and then sent it off to American Libraries on Friday. They let me know they had received it and would get back to me in 4-6 weeks. Here’s hoping they like it!
The class this week was on social media. I covered Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat, and blogs. I also gave out a worksheet that would help people set up a Facebook account if they didn’t already have one. Again, I only had two people come to the class, and the guy that asks all the questions wasn’t one of them. Still, I think it went pretty well. They at least know about the different types of social media out there now, and they know where to look to find out more.