Wednesday, January 9, 2008


Congratulations to all the iPod winners! Way to go!

Friday, December 28, 2007


lolcats funny cat pictures
Alas, another reason why cats will never be allowed in libraries. Ever.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Thing 23 (At Last!)

What were your favorite discoveries or exercises on this learning journey?
I agree with Old Number 14 -- creating my blog was fun, and looking at other people's blogs was also fun.

How has this program assisted or affected your lifelong learning goals?
This program has made me more aware of specific websites (ones that I might not have used otherwise), such as Thinkfree.

Were there any take-aways or unexpected outcomes from this program that surprised you?
Since I'd never even created a blog before, I was surprised at how easy it all was.

What could we do differently to improve upon this program’s format or concept?
How about ensuring off-desk time (at work, not home) to accomplish this project?

If we offered another discovery program like this in the future, would you again chose to participate?

List 3 things you will use in your work life or home life.
Library Thing

Friday, December 7, 2007

Thing 20

I've been playing in the SPPL Sandbox Wiki by adding a few things here and there, then editing my additions like a crazy old bat. Cuckoo, I know, but then again, I am the Wicked Mutant Librarian (cackling madly)...

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Family Art (Just Had To Share)

Drawing by my great-grandfather, Oscar S.

Doodle by my nephew, Stefan B., age 8.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Thing 17

Here a tag, there a tag, everywhere a tag, tag. Old McDonald had a tag...

Seriously, I'm not sure if I agree, disagree, or feel a bit of both about this folksonomy article from the NY Times, but tagging would make searching library catalogues much easier, especially for patrons, so that's a major reason to support it even though it's a bit controversial at the moment. Oh, and I'm sorry for disturbing your slumber, Mr Dewey.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Thing 21

Having never used an online word processing site before, I decided to try Thinkfree. I thought it was cumbersome at first, but then again, I was trying to figure it out (editing, saving, sharing, etc.) during some "down time" -- hah! -- in between helping patrons on a Saturday at Highland. Not surprisingly, it took me quite a while, on and off, to compose my Alchemist review, which I then submitted to Booked in St. Paul. At least all's well that ends well, eh?

Friday, November 23, 2007

Thing 22

I've used Pandora for a while, but I might switch to something new now: Whilst browsing the list of Web 2.0 award winners, I came across, a website where users "scrobble" tracks which collectively help to build a vast social music platform. Cool. I also created a playlist and added the widget to this blog. Check it out...

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Kiernan & Lovecraft

One of my favourite writers, Caitlin R. Kiernan, discussing connections she sees between H.P. Lovecraft and King Kong. Can't wait to see the whole documentary!