Friday, September 26, 2008

More Wiki

Once I gained access to Learn & Play's wiki, it was super easy to edit/add stuff. I enjoyed adding a few of my favs to the various lists. Reminds me of one big email quiz your friends send you, even though they know all the answers. The only thing missing was the "who is most likely to respond" question. Anywho, this experience has made me more likely to edit stuff on wikipedia if I notice errors. So know the likelihood of me doing that is .75%.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008


I am no stranger to Wikipedia, I use it frequently and love the clickable links in the text, and how it has information on everything......

But I digress. Taking a look at the wiki sites given for this "thing", I noticed a few things. One being that some of the wikis are very similar to internet directories, like Yahoo's, collections of useful sites about a topic. What I think is an important distinction is that everyone is able to add sites to these lists. On the SJCPL Subject guide wiki, they had a sub-category for jobs, and another for local art events. I think this is a cool way for people to share what resources helped them in their job search, and for artist to have a way to advertise their events. What I liked about the Book Lover's wiki is that different reviews for the same book were shown side-by-side, so you could get various opinions.

I think that wikis could be used by libraries to promote programs, be a programming resource, reader's advisory, and be a place for customers to look for good reliable websites. Much like the webfinders we used to have on our old webpage.

Here's a collection I admire.....

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Librarian 2.0

Ok, so I read a few of the articles about web 2.0, and here are some thoughts.....

I like the entusiasm for making sure that the library remains a relative entity for people. I love books, as I'm sure most people who work in libraries do. Libraries should and always will have books. But let's be honest here people, if only dealt with books, would we pass our next levy? Would there even be more than 10 people in the building? Would we have been forced to shut down branches? Let's face the facts that technology is a big part of what today's youth see as "the library." So, for that reason I think it is important to incorporate aspects of Web 2.0 into our services. Schultz said "Libraries are not just collections of documents and books, they are conversations, they are convocations of people, ideas, and artifacts in dynamic exchange." Word up. Now that's the kind of library I want to work in. (I'll stop being corny now.)

Ok, so here are some Dior shoes I found on flickr!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Not so delicious....

Ok, so I looked around at and I do not really see the point of it for personal use. At least not for me. It kind of seems like a glorified Favorites list with subcategories. After looking at the way that some CML divisions are using it, it makes more sense. (And I found a really cool site = internet book database) I can see how having the ability to add categories for sites would be helpful for reference work. So I've slightly changed my mind. However, these shoes are mighty fine!

Monday, September 15, 2008

More fun.....

awwww.....doesn't look as cool on my!

Friday, September 12, 2008

I finally understand the "play" part......

Ok, having a little too much fun with big huge labs. Are you sure this counts as work?

Putting that Passport to use

So I don't seem as wordly when I look at the countries I've been to this way, but hey, I've got alot of life left to add to this.
Make yours @

I think this is all the states I've been to. I'm sure I've driven through more. My sister and I used to have a coloring sheet of the US and we would color in each state that we visited. I have no idea where I might have misplaced that 20 years ago, so this is based on my memory, which is admittedly not the best.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Ok, so I used a picture from my recent vacation, and used a fd flickr toy to make this. It was kind of fun. I took this picture in San Francisco's Mission District, and it deals with the gentrification going on in that area. Much like in Columbus, condos are going up everywhere........

I like this particular toy. Make art with art.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Library Thing....

Ok, so maybe it's because I haven't used Library Thing enough, but I much prefer Good Reads. I am addicted to putting my books on Good Reads, and I'm not really digging Library Thing. I'll try it out again, give it another chance.

I'm all a-twitter........

Not about these shoes, but about! It is interesting to see what people write with a limited amount of space. Forces them to be more concise, and get right to the point. (although this is in direct opposition to the way I tell a story) Plus it allows me to keep up with what Mr. Obama is up to. When we were on vacation, Judah sent twitters from his phone about what we were doing. So his posts kind of serve as pseudo travel journal. All in all, I like it.

As far as libraries go, I think it could be a way to promote programs, services, and give news about changes that are going on in the library.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Library related musings

So I did some exploring of library related feeds and blogs. Found a NY Times feed about Libraries and Librarians, which had some cool articles. Nothing else really of interest. Then I searched for Library blogs, and didn't really find anything that I was in love with. Found one titled Library Grrrrls! and perused Tame the Web. I guess maybe because I work in a library 40 hours a week and am in library school, I have no interest in reading anything more about libraries. My eyes just start to glaze over and my brain starts shutting down. No offense Learn & Play.

Thursday, September 4, 2008


ok, so here is the link to my blogline account:

While I do think that this is a kind of cool service, as a person who doesn't really regularly read other people's blogs, or really anything on the internet except celebrity news, this is not something I think that I'll really use.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

I-Pod docks

Have you ever used an I-Pod dock? Do you know how fabulous they are? Especially when traveling with your family, because you get to listen to new music and compare music tastes. It allows you to have a whole library of music with you. I love my I-Pod, and this is it's soul mate.