Daily Archives: August 30, 2006

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Fourth Monday Discussion Book for August 2006

Fourth Monday Discussion Book for August 2006 Originally uploaded by Westmont Public Library. I heart this on so many levels! Well done WPL! Fourth Monday Discussion Book for August 2006 Chin Yu from the Circulation Desk shows John Grogan’s “Marley & Me,” the Fourth Monday discussion book for July. The discussion will be held on August 28th at 7PM in the Library’s meeting room. Would you like to join Fourth Monday, and meet up once a month to discuss great books? Visit the Fourth Monday info page for more information! Click on the book title to visit the library catalog. […]

Playing Around with IM: Ticer Institute in Holland

Jenny blogs about our travels here. Last week, I joined Jenny Levine for a trip to Holland and the Ticer Digital Libraries à la Carte: New Choices for the Future program. We taught a day-long hands on workshop. Jenny covered blogs and RSS in the am and I took the participants through IM in the afternoon. I tried something a bit different this time. Taking a cue from our Web 2.0 discussions, Learning 2.0 initiatives, and such, I offered the group what I called an “immersive, experiential and playful” exercise in using IM and thinking about IM in libraries. I […]

Library Goon Squad

Via one of my lists, a scary tale from a library user on how we present ourselves to the public: The next day I gave the library a ring. That’s when things got weird. According to the nice lady at the circulation desk, I checked out the book in April, 2006. “But I haven’t been to your library in a decade,” I told her. “I don’t even live in Queens anymore!” I asked her the title. It turned out to be a children’s book, written in Spanish: El Hombre Que Aprendio a Ladrar Y Otros Cuentos. I don’t speak Spanish, […]