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Teaching Patrons about Flickr

The first Online Picture Sharing class was last week and the second is this week, we only have 15 laptops for the patrons to use so we have to have multiple sessions.  I choose to focus on Flickr vs one of the many other online picture sharing sites inpart because MRRL has a Flickr account […]

Are other libraries teaching patrons about blogging?

I’m taking a break from the video game (PS2) I’m playing, to write this, because even though I tell myself the hard parts teach me patient and perseverance, they really make my head want to explore.  :)  Last night I finally taught the rescheduled Introduction to Blogging class I was supposed to teach in May.  […]

Find Your Friends on Facebook

I taught this class last night as part of the series of Internet classes I’m teaching to patrons at MRRL. I was a bit worried going into it, as almost all of the people at previous classes were seniors so I on the handout I added the websites I learned about at Internet Librarian last year.  It […]

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!   

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 […]

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 […]

My 5 Seconds of Fame

I was interviewed by our local NPR station about the Grant we got for our mobile computing lab.  I know I’m a geek, I’m so thrilled to be on NPR.  It’s really short, but you can read the blurb and listen here!


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