Monthly Archives: August 2006

Just overheard at the circ desk

Just overheard at the circ desk: My son wants to sign up to play on the computer……oh you give out library cards too!

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Just overheard at the circ desk

Meebo Me! @ Cass District Library

While I was teaching my workshop about IM, I mentioned that one of the drawbacks of IM is that patrons need to install a small program if they don’t already have it. With web-based chat aggregators like Meebo, there is … Continue reading

Posted in Blogging, IM, Library, Web 2.0 | Comments Off on Meebo Me! @ Cass District Library

Its the most wonderfull time of the year

Zucchini in its purest form Originally uploaded by ashkev. Zucchini in it’s purest form, the Chocolate Zucchini bread. Thanks Ash!

Posted in Family, Health and Diet | 1 Comment

Is anyone Using Tumblepad

We are having a trial of Tumble Books, Tumble pad online story books.  My kids seem to like them, and I have been impressed, but I am wondering if anyone else out there has had experience with them.

Posted in Blogging, Library, Web 2.0 | Comments Off on Is anyone Using Tumblepad

Southwest Michigan Library Cooperative

I had a great time teaching the Blogging, IM and Podcasting workshop at the coop today. All of the participants were great sports. I learned a few lessons that should make the next workshop even better. Somehow, this IMG didn’t … Continue reading

Posted in Blogging, Computing, Library, podcasting, vlog, Web 2.0 | Comments Off on Southwest Michigan Library Cooperative

One of todays victims

DSC01935 Originally uploaded by ashkev. Today’s workshop participants were all good sports!

Posted in Blogging | Comments Off on One of todays victims

Glass Castle Review

The Glass Castle: A Memoir

Rating: 4 out of 5

Author: Jeannette Walls

Year: 2006

Publisher: Scribner

ISBN: 074324754X

This was a great story about a woman with a crazy family.
(this is a test from the SWMLC Workshop)

Tags: memoirs

Continue reading

Posted in Library | Comments Off on Glass Castle Review

Blogging, IM and Podcasting for Non-Techies

Blogging, IM and Podcasting for Non-Techies

Begins: Tue, 29 Aug 2006 at :09 AM

Ends: Tue, 29 Aug 2006 at :04 PM

Entry fee: Cost of the workshop will be $25.00 for SMLC members and $30.00 for non-members. Fees cover continuing education units (CEUs), instructional materials, and refreshment breaks.

Location:

SMLC

305 Oak Street

Paw Paw, MI 49079

USA

Learn the ins and outs of blogging, RSS feeds, tagging, and emerging technologies that are relevant to libraries. We will examine RSS aggregators, various blog publishing platforms, and online photo sharing tools. Participants will create their own blogs in under five minutes.

Learn how blogging can help promote your library programs and services.

In the afternoon we will discuss emerging trends in instant message reference and Podcasting in the library. Learn how easy and inexpensive it is to keep in touch with your increasingly tech savvy patrons. We will examine how several libraries have successfully implemented these programs.

The presenter will demonstrate how staff with little or no technical expertise can get into the game. All that is needed is a little enthusiasm, a bit of time, some free software, and your existing computer equipment.

Trainer:

Kevin Smith is the assistant director of the Cass District Library. He maintains the web site and ILS. He is also the author of the Fiddling Librarian 3.0 blog. In 2004 he received his MLS from the Indiana University School of Library and Information Science, Indianapolis.

Tags: IM, Blogging, Podcasting, Libraries

Continue reading

Posted in Blogging, Computing, Library, podcasting, vlog, Web 2.0 | Comments Off on Blogging, IM and Podcasting for Non-Techies

I’m here. I’m a sphere. Get used to it.

My friend Michael sent me this link today.  I do feel sory for the little guy! (Pluto, not Michael.)

Posted in Life | Comments Off on I’m here. I’m a sphere. Get used to it.

ISM and FreeBSD

I am having all sorts of fun trying to install and configure an internet managment system at the library. Since our library isn’t exactly rolling in extra cash, I am trying a free open source system that was developed by … Continue reading

Posted in Computing, Library, Linux | 1 Comment