At the academic library where I am interning I am investigating how technology can be used to create library research guides that are more relevant to students and faculty, so I was happy to find information on and examples of research guide wikis. Most of the research wikis I looked at are just personal wikis of the subject librarians and students can't edit them. I found oneat Healey Library at the University of Massachusetts-Boston where faculty and students can update the guides. This seems a good model for research guides because subject librarians often have a hard time finding time to update the guides. This seems an ideal instance when drawing on the "hive mind" is very useful. I also like wikis because they make web editing so much easier (no markup language to learn!) I am also supposed to edit the research guides for the modern languages and I would love to do so on a wiki rather than using Contribute which is a frustrating web editing software that this library uses. I liked the Princeton Public Library's Book Lover's Wiki of the wikis I looked at. I will be visiting it to discover new reads for my pleasure reading.
I am an avid quilter and love cats. I enjoy teaching; currently I am working with people with autism. I am in the Rutgers MLIS program with hopes of becoming a reference librarian at an academic library. Right now I am interning at The College of New Jersey Library. I have lived in Brazil and am planning a stay in Argentina upon graduation this coming August.