Sunday, May 31, 2009

The final assignment for finishing 27 things was Thingfo. I tried my best to get a post from my Twitter account, unfortunately wasn't able to complete due to technical difficulties, but I got the general idea of how it works. My comments as to the whole 27 Things is this: I could have used a few more instructions on some of the exercises, the whole process took a considerable amount of time away from my actual work at the branch,and I don't know how much of this social networking will actually help in dealing with our customers. I did learn a few things along the way and overall it was a good thing.
P.S. Please send the flash drive!!!!!

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Week 10 1/2 : I tried out the Mango Language link on our website and also found out a few more cool things I hadn't noticed before, such as the Health and Wellness Resource Center. I brushed up on my Spanish, (Hola Amigos ! Como estas ustedes ? ) and tweeted on Twitter. I wasn't sure at first about Twitter, but apparently I can follow Oprah and a couple of SPL staffers as well. If you want to follow me my url is http://twitter.comdeadalleycat.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Week 9 of 27 things led me into the world of YouTube, podcasts and SPL's downloadable audio and video collection. Except for the copy and paste part of embedding it into my blog (which turned out easy once I asked a fellow employee how to do it) the discovery exercises were clearly doable and fun. I listened to LibVibe, a library news podcast about the homeless camping out at
the Vancouver Central Library which was interesting to me because I had traveled to that city a couple of years ago and at that time the employees there were on strike. Perhaps if I continue to listen to LibVibe, I would be able to hear how all that turned out. As for our downloadable collection, I have tried it several times and find it great. I just wish that there were more copies available
on certain titles and to have the ability to return them sooner would add to the enjoyment of the collection.

I picked this YouTube video of Susan Boyle because she gives hope and inspiration to all of us middle age women yearning to be a star!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

It's week eight of 27 things and I've done some cool things this week. I created a birthday party invitation using an online productivity tool and then visited a travel website , Farecast, from the Web 2.0 awards list where I planned a hypo-thetical trip for two to Jamaica. The site is very user friendly, I just wish I had the time and money to actually book the trip.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Well, I'ved wikied out on our Sandbox. I apologize, but it took me awhile to add
a comment, and I couldn't get it adjusted quite right. Hopefully, it doesn't look
too bad.This whole thing is a learning experience? Right??

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Well, I'm up to Week Six and I guess I should write what I think of the future
of libraries. I have a friend in his seventies, and he is convinced that the
"little old ladies with their hair in buns" would be spinning in their graves if
they could see what's happening in "their" library today. Granted, he is still
living in the 20th century (by his own admission), I don't quite see it that
way. The library today is much more accessible to a broader range of
users and new technologies have enhanced the library experience for all who
partake of it. Technology, like change can be frightening, but what better
place to learn about it than at a library?

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Well, I had a pretty productive Saturday here at work. For the first time, I am embarrassed to say, used one of our databases from our catalog to print an article from Consumer Reports.( Better late than never. Right? )Then I used the Rollyo search engine and found a computer that I'm interested in buying from Costco. I thought this was a cool search engine, my only hangup was it took me a while to figure out how it works.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

I'm sure other people will love the LibraryThing website. However I found it very tedious and slow. But if you want to see my Library, you can using my username deadalleycat.

I found this neat site for making Dummies
books. I thought my cat would enjoy reading this book when I'm at work.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Since I'm sort of a news junky, I think I'm going to enjoy the CNN news feed. It wasn't hard
to find and looks like it will be easy to keep up with.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

For week 3 of the 27 things, I must blog about technology. I found out about a cool way
to recycle mouse pads, just cut them up and make drink coasters out of them. Who would of
thunk it?

Saturday, April 18, 2009

I always listen to George Nourry. Last night on Coast to Coast he was talking about his new
book called Talking to the Dead. I don't think I really want to hear what the dead want to talk

Friday, April 17, 2009

The weather is getting warmer outside, and I need a new air conditioner.