I am officially on seven weeks leave as of today. I start the distance ed PhD on June 10th. I am on vacation now…heading to TC in a few short hours. This feel strange. Shouldn’t I be doing something? I’m sure I’ll wind down in TC.. Watch the TC Blog for my journal of Summer 2004.
I’m heading to Traverse City for a couple of weeks…. I will not post here for a few. I’m unplugging…. A Cool Change if you will. (I’ll probably blog a bit to the TC pages though) Best to you all… I’ll be back before I head to TX and the start of school….
I left the Library today for 7 weeks leave. I have worked there full time for 13 years. I start my PhD studies in two weeks. This is what was on the radio as I pulled away: If there’s one thing in my life that’s missing It’s the time that I spend alone Sailing on the cool and bright clear water Lots of those friendly people And they’re showing me ways to go And I never want to lose their inspiration It’s time for a cool change I know that it’s time for a cool change Now that my life […]
Caught before the class: Jenny, Aaron & Bob
Within an hour of my posts about wanting a gmail address…. I had two replies! Jeff Godin, library IT guy, from — guess where — TRAVERSE CITY IMed me! Thanks so much Jeff! Our deal? When I’m in TC I’ll buy him a coffee and will talk library tech for a bit! Coolness! Jeff also gave me my invitation to Orkut back a few months ago and started a library community there. I am now available at tametheweb (at) gmail (dot) com Then I got an e-mail from Susan Vaughn at the Suffolk University Law Library. We chatted via e-mail […]
Channel 16 RSS feeds! I was tickled this am to see our local NBC affiliate has added RSS to their Web site! The format for sharing content certainly is gaining ground! I checked the Web site of the CBS affiliate — WSBT — and they have not added RSS as of yet.
As part of our Staff In-Service day last week, the whole SJCPL team took the Myers Briggs Type Inventory Assessment Tool with our facillitators Sharon and Dan Wiseman. I am an ENFJ. Seven years ago, we did the test and I was an INFJ. The purpose? To show the library staff how differently each of us meets the world and experiences it. We broke up into types (NFs for me) and did an esxercise. It was pretty darn cool.
Jenny writes: “And that’s not even counting today’s adults that are already sitting at Panera every morning, surfing while sipping.” Uh oh! That’s me for sure! Take a look at Jenny’s note about wifi success from Steve Oberg, who I’ve chatted with a few times.
Bob and I taught an afternoon session yesterday at the Surburban Library System headquarters for Jenny Levine. We had ten library folks from all different kinds of libraries in to talk about technology training. It was a blast! Bob and I play off each other well and I look forward to teaching with him again! Jenny moblogged it here and here. Aaron worked the virtual Reference Desk and participated! Our PPT is here!
http://www.gmailswap.com/list/read.php?f=1&i=4783&t=4783 Library folk — have an extra gmail account laying around to offer? Check out my swap post at http://www.gmailswap.com/niftyswaps.php