Wednesday, September 26, 2007

I found the link to this cute test on Nancy Keanes blog.

Which Sesame Street Character Are You?

You are Big Bird. You are something of an eccentric, and not everyone always gives you credit for your inventiveness and intelligence. You may not always know everything, but people turn to you for your sound, unique logic. Plus, you have a big heart. Really big.
Find Your Character @

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Wyoming Libraries Ad Campaign

Ok, so it has been discussed on more than one blog. It is interesting how this is filtered through so many different views! The funny thing is the mudflap girl is just a bumper sticker you can get. It is not the general billboard type advertising the general public will see.
So, if you put it into the context of bumper sticker it makes more sense. Yes, I do see it as sexist though. I have driven behind too many mudflaps on the highways of MT not to be offended in some manner.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

National Talk Like A Pirate Day

Bloody Anne Rackham
Every pirate lives for something different. For some, it's the open sea. For others (the masochists), it's the food. For you, it's definitely the fighting. You have the good fortune of having a good name, since Rackham (pronounced RACKem, not rack-ham) is one of the coolest sounding surnames for a pirate. Arr!

Pirate Joke:

A bartender looks up from the bar and sees a pirate with a peg leg, a hook hand, and patch over one eye.Startled, the bartender asks "What happened?!""Just a month ago your body was relatively whole, now...

"The pirate responded:"Aye, 3 weks agor a conn'n ball took me leg. Now juss this peg to use."

"Thin 2 weks ago I gave up my h'nd in a sword duel."

"Thin 13 days agre a cursed bird shat in me eye."

The bartender, perplexed, said, "But you have a patch over it; certainly a little guano would not cost you an eye."

With a chagrin grin the pirate told him, "Well, it were my first day wit der hook..."

Monday, September 3, 2007

Web 2.0 Social Software--Connecting with the Community

Going at this from a Children's Librarian perspective. These are my goals:

Using Vodcasts/Podcasts: I would like to use them for storytime, making them available on the website 24/7 so that the public could access them anytime and download them also.

Flickr: I have already posted my pictures from various programs on Flickr, but would like to make it a link on the Library webpage so that it can be accessed my others from our website, not just staff. Also I would like to highlight displays.

Wiki: I would like to use this internally for staff use. Also, I think that it could be a great assett to set one up for Networking and connecting with agencies in the community that serve parents, children and their caregivers. Sharing resources. Use internally to share websites with staff, could be accessed from any computer.

Saturday, September 1, 2007

23 Things- Finished!

Wow, so I finally managed to finish everything. I can see myself using all these "things" in the library and in my own life. The blogging has been useful, I actually started this as a way to keep track of my reading log, but I could see where it would be a helpful in other areas.

I like the ability to use the online productivity tools at Google, those would have been very helpful when I was still in school, especially those group projects. being able to track changes and to publish on line also!

I can see putting your business on line with the maps and also pictures for the library as promotion.

I still think finding blogs, podcasts, videos, etc... could be more streamlined. When searching for much of this, many more links come up than what you need and then they seem hard to narrow down.

I finish my web 2.0 class this week and will be posting soon my ideas on how to use many of these resources in my library.