Tell Us How Great We Are

I noticed this little message at the top of my Gmail account tonight "Share your Gmail story" I use a lot of Gmail and Google tools so I clicked on the link to see what what up and got this screen. Seriously how great is this idea? Tell us how great we are and post the video on YouTube for everyone to see! I am so stealing this idea for my library! Read more [...]

The Search for Prizes

In addition to writing "Things" for the LL2.1 program, I'm searching for prizes. Since the program is different this time I think we'll be structuring the prizes so that for every 5 or 10 lessons completed they'll get a small prize, with a larger prize at the end. Smaller prizes will probably be fun things like desk toys candy, flash drive, etc. The nice thing about a small library is I know most of the staff so we can make sure they get something they'll like or use. I asked the staff for suggestions for the large prize last week, a couple of people suggested another MP3 player, and one a suggested Read more [...]

Changes Abound

Since my position at the library is new and the idea of a digital services is still emerging and the idea of a digital librarian is evolving, there are a lot of changes. I just finished writing my job description last week and already my title has changed. With all the tasks, responsibilities, and initiatives my position involves it's been bumped up to manager level. Since no one actually reports to me, I get the title of Digital Services Coordinator. My responsibilities don't actually change other than they seem to constantly be growing and developing. Today I worked with vendors to pay bills, Read more [...]


Everyone is writing about this, so I'm not even gonna add my two cents. CNet New York Times Newsweek Bloggers I will be keeping my eye on it though. I think Amazon is aligned to make an ebook reader a success if anyone is. I just don't know if they will. Read more [...]

Flickr – the other side of social networking

This week has been a bizarre, if not ironic, clash of work and personal life. I love social networking sites, Facebook, Myspace, Flickr etc. In fact I teach my coworkers and patrons at the Library about them. I present to other Librarians about them and why they should do them. I spent a lot of my personal time on Flickr and blogs. I have a pro Flickr account, but a couple of weeks ago I made the choice to move a LOT of my pictures to private due to some weird comments and emails. Then Monday Robin points me towards this article about Library Flickr accounts and polices regarding them. I read Read more [...]

Facebook is totally worth it.

On a personal note... I have a Myspace account and a Facebook account, but I'm never sure if they're really worth the time I put into them. Until now. I found one of my college professors, from my Bachelors degree, you know waaaay back in the day. :) Here is the message I got from him. How's that for making my week? I can't believe it. A message from my favorite student of ALL TIME! How are you doing? I thought you were in Australia or some place like that. I like Missouri for a while. A librarian? You're living my life! I'd trade you professions. Things are the same here; nothing at [University] Read more [...]