Real Winning Isn’t About Torpedoes It’s About Giving

Disclaimer: This post has NOTHING what-so-ever do with libraries. I can’t express how disgusted I am with the whole Charlie Sheen thing and that instead of helping that man people are encouraging him. I’m even more disgusted that people are willing to pay up to $350 to see him. Recently several of my friends retweeted this tweet by Wil Wheaton and I thought YES! This!  “I … Continue reading Real Winning Isn’t About Torpedoes It’s About Giving

I am Honored and Humbled to be Included in the 2011 Movers and Shakers.

Three years ago I when I started putting together a list of the Movers & Shakers with links to their blogs and Twitter accounts, it never occurred to me that one day I would be on that list. I am honored (and humbled) to be included with people I know, people I call friends and colleagues including Ned Potter, Courtney Young, Buffy Hamilton, Sue Polanka, Aaron Tay, Cindi … Continue reading I am Honored and Humbled to be Included in the 2011 Movers and Shakers.

Looking Forward – How Will You Use Your Gifts In the Coming Year?

I’m not usually one for resolutions, but 2010 has been a long year and I am looking forward to the New Year with unusual anticipation, and this is so timely for me. As we look forward to 2011 it is important for some reflection, so ask yourself as librarians, teachers, leaders, individuals: How will you use your gifts? What choices will you make? Will inertia … Continue reading Looking Forward – How Will You Use Your Gifts In the Coming Year?

The Best of the Best: The 20 Most Important, Thought Provoking, Helpful Posts I Wrote in 2010

That’s a pretty bold title if I do say so myself 🙂  I know there are 7 days left but with the holidays I feel ok publishing this list now. I didn’t base these on stats or comments but rather what I feel was the most import. Sometimes I put my heart and soul into something and it gets so little attention I want to cry, and … Continue reading The Best of the Best: The 20 Most Important, Thought Provoking, Helpful Posts I Wrote in 2010

The Donate Button Versus Google Ads- Your Tips Are Appreciated

I’ve toyed with the idea of ads on the blog for a while now.But I’ve been hesitant for a couple of reasons including I know some people have a strong opinion about them or block them with browser ad-ons.  I also have some concerns over lack of control and the appearance that I am endorsing the advertised item or service when I am not. When I considered other options … Continue reading The Donate Button Versus Google Ads- Your Tips Are Appreciated

The Four Most Valuable Lessons I Learned in 2010

Inspired by Justin Hoenke’s great post I decided to make my own list of libraryland/professional things I learned in 2010. 1. Not everyone is going to like you This was probably the most important and the hardest lesson I learned. I was having a conversation with a friend in April when he said these words to me, and I’ll admit at first I was pissed. Easy … Continue reading The Four Most Valuable Lessons I Learned in 2010