20 Things to Do After You Accept that Speaking Gig

A couple of years ago I wrote Nine Questions to Ask Before You Accept That Speaking Gig – (go read it, it’s full of great information!) this is a much overdue follow up. Preparation 1. Start working on your presentation now! Even if it is six months out, at least start taking notes! 2. Know yourself and your presentation style. Some people use a slide … Continue reading 20 Things to Do After You Accept that Speaking Gig

ALA Survival Tips and Packing Suggestions #ala12

Packing list About a year ago I started trying to travel with only a carry on.  I was tired of paying the extra baggage fees, waiting for my bag at the end of the trip and lugging around a heavy bag. So far I have been success for all library conferences.  I don’t even have one of those fancy new carry-ons with the spinning wheels … Continue reading ALA Survival Tips and Packing Suggestions #ala12

My Favorite Tools and Tips in Ten Installments: 5. Evernote

I love Evernote, I’ve even written about it before, but I’ll be the first to admit I’m not using it to it’s full potential. I primarily use Evernote to take clips notes from my browser. By highlighting a section of a blog post or article online I can “clip” it and save it into Evernote. Evernote allows you to organize your clippings by folder but … Continue reading My Favorite Tools and Tips in Ten Installments: 5. Evernote

My “Perfect” System for Storing, Organizing, Reading and Annotating PDFs

I have been looking for the perfect pdf reader for a long time. You may remember that earlier this year I returned the Kindle DX after it failed to live up to my requirements. Here is what I was looking for: ability to highlight ability to make notes ability to export those notes & highlights (I like to put them in a Google docs folder so … Continue reading My “Perfect” System for Storing, Organizing, Reading and Annotating PDFs

Why I’m Returning the Kindle DX or My Continued Search for the Prefect PDF Reader

Update 3/21/2012 I have since purchased an iPad specifically to read PDFs and wrote a post on the system I’m using – My “Perfect” System for Storing, Organizing, Reading and Annotating PDFs There is nothing exceptional or particularly exciting about my returning the Kindle DX . But I’ve been talking about how much I want one just to use it to read PDFs that I thought I … Continue reading Why I’m Returning the Kindle DX or My Continued Search for the Prefect PDF Reader

My Favorite Tools and Tips in Ten Installments: 4. Facebook

Yes its true. Facebook. Facebook is one of my favorite things and not just for checking up on what my out-of-town friends did last weekend. I use it for professional stuff a LOT! I follow a lot of professional organizations and websites on Facebook. I listed the top six of the library ones in my post 6 Facebook Pages Every Librarian Should Follow: American Library Association … Continue reading My Favorite Tools and Tips in Ten Installments: 4. Facebook

My Favorite Tools and Tips in Ten Installments: 3. Bit.ly

This is post 3 of 10 in my 10 favorite tools series. I regularly get asked how I “do it all” so I’ve put together some of handy tools that (in addition to hard work) help me do it. I covered how I use Google tools and my tools & strategy for Twitter last week. This week its bit.ly, yes a URL shortner, but it does … Continue reading My Favorite Tools and Tips in Ten Installments: 3. Bit.ly