CHECKING IN AFTER SPRING SEMESTER

Wow… it has been an amazing year.

Last summer, I attended the American Library Association national conference, mainly just to work their booth but also to present at the San Jose State University iSchool’s poster session – it was the same poster I presented at the California Library Association.

I took a lot of engaging classes in school this year, too diverse to list. I am so glad to have gotten exposure to so much about libraries.

This year, I had my first internship in a library to finish up some dangling requirements from a community college Library Technician certificate. I spent time in a public library, mainly the children’s section, but got to experience other areas of the library too.

I also participated on the Executive Leaderships of two student groups. I served as Blog Editor for our iSchool’s UX group, and Web Coordinator for the ALA Student Chapter. Our student chapter received Student Chapter of the Year from the ALA, and I am scheduled to be part of the team to accept the award at the end of June.

December 2024 is supposed to be the end of the program for me. We will see what the next six months brings.

LIBRARY ADVENTURES CONTINUE

It has been an interesting last few months. Not long after my prior post, my job that I had been at for over five years as an employee ended. In some ways this was not so great, but in other ways good because it freed me up to be able to attend several library conferences.

In June of 2023, I attended both the California Library Association conference and the American Library Association conference, and done student poster presentations at the school receptions. In July of 2023, I will be attending parts of the Librarian and Educator track at San Diego Comic-Con.

And that’s just in person.

Virtually, I have done a poster presentation in Second Life for the Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education conference in March 2023; that experience was what was featured on my poster for both the CLA and ALA receptions as I weighed pros and cons of the virtual environment. Also in July 2023, in conjunction with people I have been volunteering for through the Virtual Worlds Education Consortium, we recently did presentations in Second Life and in Kitely about the Virtual Worlds Community Database they are maintaining using Airtable.

It has been an amazing rollercoaster ride for my first year in the world of Library Science as I see the infinite world beyond books, and hope for more to come.

BOOKS – BEYOND PHYSICAL AND E-BOOKS

When I started this site, e-books were just emerging, and I also did book reviews for authors. However, the definition of what constitutes a book has evolved in those years. I am so glad I chose a name such as INFINITE HOUSE OF BOOKS. It emphasizes a visionary direction that first this exploration of everything a book can be.

It is also important to know I am spending more time looking at the metaverse in terms of communication and information. That will work into part of the journey here.

I look forward to sharing more soon.

SHANNON MUIR’S INFINITE HOUSE OF BOOKS IS BACK!

After a bit of a hiatus, Shannon Muir’s Infinite House of Books is back with a wider mission and purpose!

Originally designated as a book blog featuring book tours and author interviews, and later branching out into short story and poetry e-books, Shannon Muir’s Infinite House of Books will go back to its initial roots of providing information about books and the people who author them, along with following Shannon Muir Broden’s journey as she studies for her Masters of Library Science at San Jose University.

However, the information will not be provided on this site via blog tours but by Shannon Muir’s personal literature discoveries.

Welcome back on the journey!

INSIDE THE PAGES – My Favorite Books #5

The SHANNON MUIR’S INFINITE HOUSE OF BOOKS column that normally runs on Thursdays is a place at Shannon Muir’s author website showcasing books from a variety of fiction genres, with an emphasis on interviews and guest posts from other authors. One thing Shannon firmly believes in for readers not only to learn about new books available, but about those who craft the tales behind them. As its name implies, SHANNON MUIR’S INFINITE HOUSE OF BOOKS weekly column features writers from all genres of fiction who want their potential audience to get to know them, and their works, better.

However, as we near toward the end of the year, Shannon is going to take these remaining Thursdays to talk about the books most influential to her, and why they have withstood the test of time. This is the last of the series, reflecting my top 5. There will be no more Thursday posts going forward.

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INSIDE THE PAGES – My Favorite Books #4

The SHANNON MUIR’S INFINITE HOUSE OF BOOKS column that normally runs on Thursdays is a place at Shannon Muir’s author website showcasing books from a variety of fiction genres, with an emphasis on interviews and guest posts from other authors. One thing Shannon firmly believes in for readers not only to learn about new books available, but about those who craft the tales behind them. As its name implies, SHANNON MUIR’S INFINITE HOUSE OF BOOKS weekly column features writers from all genres of fiction who want their potential audience to get to know them, and their works, better.

However, as we near toward the end of the year, Shannon is going to take these remaining Thursdays to talk about the books most influential to her, and why they have withstood the test of time. There has been a scheduling change, and next installment will be the last, revealing Shannon’s top 5 suggestions.

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INSIDE THE PAGES – My Favorite Books #3

The SHANNON MUIR’S INFINITE HOUSE OF BOOKS column that normally runs on Thursdays is a place at Shannon Muir’s author website showcasing books from a variety of fiction genres, with an emphasis on interviews and guest posts from other authors. One thing Shannon firmly believes in for readers not only to learn about new books available, but about those who craft the tales behind them. As its name implies, SHANNON MUIR’S INFINITE HOUSE OF BOOKS weekly column features writers from all genres of fiction who want their potential audience to get to know them, and their works, better.

However, as we near toward the end of the year, Shannon is going to take these remaining Thursdays to talk about the books most influential to her, and why they have withstood the test of time. These will run every Thursday for the next several weeks.

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INSIDE THE PAGES – My Favorite Books #2

The SHANNON MUIR’S INFINITE HOUSE OF BOOKS column that normally runs on Thursdays is a place at Shannon Muir’s author website showcasing books from a variety of fiction genres, with an emphasis on interviews and guest posts from other authors. One thing Shannon firmly believes in for readers not only to learn about new books available, but about those who craft the tales behind them. As its name implies, SHANNON MUIR’S INFINITE HOUSE OF BOOKS weekly column features writers from all genres of fiction who want their potential audience to get to know them, and their works, better.

However, as we near toward the end of the year, Shannon is going to take these remaining Thursdays to talk about the books most influential to her, and why they have withstood the test of time. These will run every Thursday for the next several weeks.

Continue reading →