Presentation Pressure? Too Much? Not Enough?

When someone first mentioned this post about presenting - Too Much Presentation Pressure during last weeks T is for Training, my first reaction was that writer is wrong, that there isn't enough presentation pressure.  But now I'm not so sure.  On the one hand as someone who as sat through more than her fair share of flat out bad presentations - presenter reading the PowerPoint slides, which have too much information on them,  to the audience, mediocre presentations, some good and very few great presentations, I would really love for presentation skills to improve over all.  On the other hand, Read more [...]

Search Flickr by Color

I came across this cool tool from Idée on Circulation this morning.  It allows you to search Flickr Creative Commons liscensed photos (or photos from Alamy) by clicking on the color or colors you want the photos to have.  You then click on the thumbnail to get the photo and the liscense information.   The only down side is the collage doesn't list the url of the photos it generates so you can't really use it as a whole and follow the attribution part of CC. Read more [...]

Library Day in the Life – Wednesday, Day 5

6:00 up and at 'em 6:30 get the call that we have  a delayed opening, spend my time on FF and Blackboard 9:00 Arrive at work, check emails, check Voicemail - message from a database rep about contracts, send email in response. 9:30 Time for Management Team Mtg, this one is only once a month. 11:00 Back to my desk, answering emails, talk with Collection Management Librarian about one of our new ordering tools.  Another Librarian asks me to help her with Google Calender.  We've switched to Google for our email and everyone is still figuring out how to use all the tools.  I help her and Read more [...]

Library Day in the Life Tuesday Day 4

I took these notes today as part of The Day in the Life project, if you would like to read more please the wiki, if you’re interested in how it all got started read this post and this one. 6:00 wake up, wonder if the weather got bad enough over night that work will be canceled.  Get up make coffee and realized that the library will be open today.  Fret over whether or not I should just stay home, we're supposed to get more bad weather this afternoon and I live 30 miles from the library.  Decide to go in. 7:15 - leave for work.  The highway isn't great, everyone is going about 50, I Read more [...]

Library Day in the Life – Monday Day 3

I took these notes today as part of The Day in the Life project, if you would like to read more please the wiki, if you’re interested in how it all got started read this post and this one. I'm off work at the Library today because I worked the weekend.   7:00 coffee time!  I take the dogs out, man it's cold! I check my email, Friendfeed and return some comments from Facebook yesterday. 8:30 sign into Blackboard to finish reading posts, complete grades for this week. 9:30 I get ready to run errands.  Lots to do today! First stop, my local library (not where I work) to return Read more [...]

Sunday – Day in the Life of a Librarian, Rnd 2 Day 2

I took these notes today as part of The Day in the Life project, if you would like to read more please the wiki, if you’re interested in how it all got started read this post and this one. 6:30 wake up, I don't have to be at the library until noon today.  Make coffee, I got a Keurig a couple of months ago and I freaking love the thing.  I have the reusable filter so I can use my own coffee - no waste!  I hit the web, check my email and my top 50 on Friendfeed.   7:00 time to get down to business.  I'm writing a chapter for a book and I'm hoping to get it finished this week.   9:00 Read more [...]

Saturday Day in the Life of a Librarian – Round 2, Day 1

I took these notes today as part of The Day in the Life project, if you would like to read more please the wiki, if you're interested in how it all got started read this post and this one. Saturday - It's my weekend to work. Saturday and Sundays are very interesting days, but they are considerably different from how I usually spend my days so I think they are worth documenting. 5:30 am - the alarm goes off, I get up make coffee, check the news and weather.  Note that it snowed a bit over night, no idea how much snow they got at work (30 miles away) so I plan to get in early just in case. 7:00 Read more [...]