Saturday, June 28, 2008

My creation

My creation
Originally uploaded by kolo_green
I Warholized this photo of Dear Son and his Dear Dad. I love this!

American Robin-eggs

eggs of many colors

Scarlet Ibis

Scarlet Ibis
Originally uploaded by bikeracer
Photo 2


Originally uploaded by Teon.
Photo uploaded from Flickr.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Thing #3: RSS Feeds

I have been using RSS feeds for a while and added a few feeds from "23 Things on a Stick." I also picked up some good recommendations from bookwormishnerd.

I have a question: a couple of the blogs I'm interested in don't have feeds that can go to my Google home page or reader. They show up under the feed icon in Internet Explorer. I only use Internet Explorer at work, so I'm not sure I'll remember to check them. Do I have any options like feeding from a feed?

Friday, June 13, 2008

Thing #2: Web 2.0

I'm excited about Web 2.0 and Library 2.0 social networking applications. As a substitute librarian, I have to wait for opportunities to lead storytimes or work with teens, but I can pile on my plate all the 2.0 I can handle, and it's fun to have professional growth opportunities whenever I want them.

I've been reading books about web 2.0; have been trying as many software aps as I can; I attended the Midwest Library Tech Conference, and of course have been reading online blogs and articles.

This is my "top priority" right now, along with the spring garden, my other "top priority," and up until last week, supporting my son through his senior spring (not emotional support, just driving him around and putting on a party) was my other top priority. And loafing, of course, always a top priority.

I have however put it ahead of recreational reading, as well as ahead of cooking supper.

I think Hennepin County Library writ large is at a good point in taking advantage of 2.0 opportunities; but as far as individual libraries, I'm not aware of initiatives. Certainly, as a sub, there may be local aps I'm just not aware of, but we don't yet have a "2.0 culture" with employees feeling free, or having the time, to develop social networking ideas.

In my own life, I created the shell of a librarian subs wiki, and have been joined by several others. It's in a very nascent stage, but it's a terrific amount of fun, and I'm learning things! It's exhilarating.

Have a look; it's It's informal and personal, not like Wikipedia, but for our purposes, informal is good, since we're also using it to get to know people.

Anyone who knows me has heard about this wiki endlessly; apologies; I'm just that into it.