Get to Know Me

Hi! My name is Margae Schmidt (pronounced Mar-ghee) and I am currently completing my second to last semester in the MLIS program at Dominican University. I am a full-time working mom, which is both very rewarding and challenging at times. I have a two-year-old daughter named Ena and I’m about to become a mom of two soon! My baby boy is due February 9th, but I have a feeling he will be making an early appearance. I work full-time as a Consulting and Continuing Education Specialist at a library system in Illinois and I love my job. One of my favorite things about my position is finding presenters and experts to conduct workshops to meet our library member’s needs. In my free time, I like to practice and teach yoga. I am a certified Hatha Yoga Instructor and I find it very relaxing and energizing at the same time. I’m also a huge animal lover. I have a dog and two cats that were adopted from my local animal shelter. 

Like most people, I have mixed feelings about social media. I currently only have Instagram and Pinterest accounts. I never post on Pinterest (I only save posts) and I rarely post on Instagram. The picture you see comes from my Instagram profile. Both of my accounts are set to private. I used to have Facebook and Twitter accounts but I deleted them over five years ago now because I grew tired of seeing so many ads. They were also a huge distraction and time-waster for me. I mainly use social media for informational purposes. I use Pinterest the most out of the two in order to find recipes or get inspiration for various social activities. I want to learn more about social media from a professional point of view. The only way I can help or teach others is to first obtain the knowledge myself.

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  1. Hello, Margae. Nice to “meet” you! I am the mom of two only I did things a bit differently and had my two on the same day 🙂

    Thank you for sharing your perspective on social media and being open to learning more about how it can be used in education. Looking forward to learning with you.

  2. Hi Margae, congratulations on your new bundle of joy! I see that we share a few similar interest. I’m a full time working mother as well. Being a full time mother definitely has it challenges, I have a teenager and she’s a handful. I also have a Shih Tzu named Prince and he’s two years old. I’m a dog lover! I have several social media accounts and I have thought about deactivating my facebook account for awhile now. Sometimes I think it can be a distraction and have a negative impact on some people. I think that social media is a facade and what we see most people post on their facebook and instagram is simply a highlight of their life. People only post how they want you to view their life, as perfect. I do think that social media, and the internet as a whole has provided people with more access and information than they’ve ever had before. I recently lost my dad, his funeral service was just two weeks ago and getting on social media seeing people post things about him and photos only makes me sad and depressed, so that’s the main reason why I want to just deactivate me page. It has definitely had a negative impact on me. I wish you well this semester and thanks for your introduction.

    1. Thank you for the well wishes! I also agree that most social media is a facade. I’m so sorry to hear about your father’s passing. That must be such a difficult thing to go through. You have my deepest sympathy.

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