Monthly Archives: April 2006

67 posts

“We are waking up..and linking to each other..”

Cluetrain Manifesto #95: We are waking up and linking to each other. We are watching. But we are not waiting. I honestly laughed out loud at this comment at FRL concerning another ALA kerfuffle about conference meetings being posted online: In an effort to establish its street cred as a hip organization, ALA is going to an all-flash mob scheduling process. 30 minutes before the meeting, they’ll send a bulletin to all their friends telling them where to show up. Thomas Dowling This too: I laughed first when I read the post, again when I read the messages on […]

Library 2.0 in Three Easy Steps

Steve Wilson (corrected! Thanks Steve Lawson!) creates a Squidoo Lens: This lens is meant to augment a presentation I’ll be giving at the Broward County Library Reference Forum on May 9. It’s supposed to be a one-stop shop for bringing yourself up to speed on Library 2.0. Just click away on the links lists and have fun! Great work Steve!

Making IT Simple

Posting from the incredible Texas Library association conference, which I’ll write about soon, but here’s a comment about the NJLA post that must be brought up top. Thanks Sophie! Michael, wow! And thanks for blogging a photo from NJLA’s photostream! The NJ Library Association is now blogging, and to kick off the blog’s unveiling, we blogged this week’s annual conference. Actually, conference blogging is continuing for the next week. We have 4 constant bloggers and 4 event bloggers. (I’m the blog manager.) Podcasting at the conference was a huge, huge hit — over 50 people recorded podcasts on Tuesday, and […]

Tech Deficit

Before I head out for Texas, one more link: Blyberg blows me away yet again with a well-reasoned essay about libraries that are “tech-depressed.” Give it a read! One of my favorite bits (of many!): Long-term planning I was interested to hear from one individual at Library Camp who was in the middle of a strategic planning initiative. I was thrilled by the fact that she had come to the event as a way to help her hash out some of the ideas she and her institution were working with as they plugged away at their planning. Radical new […]

Mrs. Cassidy’s Class Photos

Via Michael Casey in an IM: Mrs. Cassidy has a flickr account! She must be an elementary teacher somewhere and realized that she could share class images. No details are given so it’s impossible to tell where this class is. But parents can most probably subscribe and see what their kids are up to!

Second Life Library 2.0

My Avatar In between writing my proposal and Library Technology Report, I’ve spent a bit of time visiting the Second Life Library 2.0. It’s fascinating. My avatar, Stephen Mandelbrot, stumbled around looking for the library until two of my fellow bibliobloggers assisted me. Anyway, it’s surely something to be aware of, and pay special attention to things such as this: From Helene Blowers: Teen Services in SLL2 – Through the RSSvine this morning, I stumbled across this exciting development regarding Second Life – Library 2.0 … my own library (PLCMC) is getting involved and has just recently taken up the […]

Engage Your Patrons

A lot of folks have already linked, but allow me to point you to from Glenn Peterson at Hennepin County PL. And I agree with Sarah: It’s a HUGE deal! From the site: provides web services for public library websites. We enable you to offer events listings, blogs and more on your website, no programming required! The pages you create on our site “plug into” your existing web site. We do the programming for you; you reap the benefits of being able to offer your users a more engaging and interactive web presence. EP services are designed to […]

Is your state library association podcasting? NJLA is!

IT Section Podcasting Booth IT Section Podcasting Booth Originally uploaded by amy_kearns. I’m enjoying the flickr photos of the New Jersey Library Association meeting, especially the one above. Can someone tell us more about what is happening at NJLA? This is a good lesson for those state level library associations or federations to think about incorporating Web 2.0 tools into the conference. It’s time folks… really, it’s passed time… The Cluetrain is departing! It says BE HEARD