Monday, July 17, 2006

At the Core: Professionalism

At the Core: Professionalism

Looking for a career as a librarian? Or just wondering why we do what we do? Check out this site at This one was produced by Canada.

The American Library Association has also produced a site focussed on Library Careers:

Friday, July 14, 2006

Libraries, teens and YouTube

Mecklenburg County Soul Calibur II Tournament

Wow! Now this is what I'm talking about. What a wonderful way to promote a library program for teens. Go ahead and check out their website as well: An excellent site.

Thursday, July 06, 2006 - Social Networking for Bookworms - Social Networking for Bookworms

I was checking out my LibraryThing to see exactly which books I owned by Mercedes Lackey, and stopped to peek at the LibraryThing blog. It seems in June two articles ran about LibraryThing, and as a result, the server was barraged with hits. How wonderful! Personally, LibraryThing is a dream come true for me; I'm thrilled for creator Tim Spaulding, and just wish I'd had the skills to do it first!

Monday, July 03, 2006

South Carolina Information Technology

South Carolina Information Technology

On Friday, I presented a session on blogging to our library staff. The session was one in a series of "Tech Express" introductions to various Web 2.0/Library 2.0 technology trends.

During the class, our network administrator created this page. The fruits of our labor....

During the session, another librarian blogger, Curtis Rogers, took a photo, uploaded it to his Flickr site and blogged it to his blog. The class was able to see how nearly "instantaneous" the web is these days...

Tech Express was conceived and produced by Kathy Sheppard in our Library Development Services department. The one-hour sessions are designed to introduce our staff to trends that are being used by libraries around the country. Last week, they learned about Flickr; in the coming weeks, they'll be introduced to social networking software, like MySpace; podcasting; LibraryThing; and more.

This week, Robby posted a blog; last week, two members of our Talking Book Services uploaded and tagged photos to our Flickr site. It's great to see people experimenting with technology!