The Laptops are Here!

The laptops are here! I snuck in early this morning to sneak a picture of one of them.  Dont' tell Robin! ;)  Yes all 15 are red, they were on clearance from Gateway.  We also purchased an instructor laptop that is blue, it's a bit more powerful.  Even better, it came with a free digital camera!  I'm hoping we'll have more pictures of programs and events on MRRL's Flickr account now!  The laptops are for a Grant we received for a Mobile Technology Teaching Lap.  We'll be using them to teach patrons basic computer classes like email, Internet safety in addition to classes about blogging Read more [...]

Do You RSS?

Today is RSS Awareness Day.  Given how many feeds are in my Bloglines account I know I couldn't get by without it!  Don't know what RSS is?  I'll let the Common Crafts guys explain it to you. They'll do a better job than me! :) Read more [...]

Facebook gets me

My addiction to Facebook is no secret, I check it regliously regularly and if your'e my friend you probably get poked a lot.  For me it's a great tool to keep in touch with people.  I pretty much igonre the ads, but today there was one that really caught my eye.  Rideshare! In my area!  Are any Libraries using these targeted ads?  If they are displaying based on users zip code or network it could be a useful way to draw more people to your page, or in the case of this ad, your website. Read more [...]

Twine Invites

I have a couple of invites for Twine.com, if you want one send me an email or leave a comment with the email address you'd like me to send it to.  I haven't had time to really play with it, so I have no opinion yet. Haven't heard of it? From their website Twine is a new service that helps you organize, share and discover information about your interests, with networks of like-minded people. You can use Twine alone, with friends, groups and communities, or even in your company. Read more [...]

UKSG Wrap Up

Yes I know I'm way behind, but in all fairness I was traveling then dealing with jetlag, I had no idea it would be so bad.  The presentation went great! I'm always surprised at how recharged I get when doing these.   We really had a great crowd both times and some great questions and discussion within the group.  It was so great to meet everyone and I do hope everyone keeps in touch.  Several people talked about implementing LL2.0 at their libraries and I can't wait to see them.  I really enjoyed the overall set up of the conference.  I know I said it before but I'll say it again because Read more [...]

UKSG pt 1

I've arrived in Torquay, and it's only day one of the conference but I've already seen a couple of things that are different from the US conferences I've attended that I'm impressed with, I'd love to see this practice at more conferences. Included with the conference each day are a lunch and dinner. It's a great opportunity to meet and talk with other people, which is one of the best parts of going to conferences. You can sit with someone different at every meal, hear different perspectives and exchange ideas with out the hassle of trying to meet people in your classes to meet up with later (especially Read more [...]