Need to use your cell phone?

While visiting my new local library (not the library system where I work) I noticed patrons talking quietly on their phones.  I was a little shocked because, well, let’s face it, many people are quite loud when on their cell in public.  Then I noticed these little signs.  Awesome! Even better – they’re working! 

 Need to Use Your Cell Phone?

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Box o’ Fun

Lesson 20 of Library Learning 2.1 has just gone up, which means we're about a half way through this years lessons.  We've got some late starters which is great.  I was a bit too busy at the beginning of the year to offer as much encouragement as I'd hoped to be able to.  I'm also not above resorting to bribes.  Check out these awesome foam swords I got in Target's dollar bin.  I made sure lots of people know they are in the Box o' Fun! :) It's goni Read more [...]

Zigtag invites

I have a couple of Zigtag.com invites to give away. Holler if you want one, leave a comment or send me an email. 

I haven’t really played with it yet, seems to be a bit like twine.com, but only works in FireFox. 

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Intro to Blogging for the Patrons

Several people have asked me to share the classes I'm creating for the Patrons.  I'm doing half of the series, a coworker is doing the other half, so you'll only be seeing half the lessons. The first one is Introduction to Blogging.  It's geared towards, beginners, people don't really know much about blogs or blogging.  I'll cover some information about blogs then have them set up up if they like.  I've also put together a handout to accompany it.  I'll be teaching this next month so I'll let you know how it goes.  Introduction to BloggingView more presentations from Bobbi Newman. Read more [...]

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 [...]