Inside by the Fire Originally uploaded by Lester Public Library Great photo from the Lester Public Library Flickr stream. Warm, welcoming. A perfect example of using an image to share a story about the library. Thanks LPL!
Via Jessamyn, it looks like amazon is giving mixed messages about circulating the Kindle: http://rochellejustrochelle.typepad.com/copilot/2008/01/loaning-kindle.html Thanks to Rochelle and her commentors for supplying this information. I am especially tickled that Rochelle’s library bought a Kindle for the staff to play with.
http://23thingsonastick.blogspot.com/ Some of the folks in class this weekend at the College of St. Catherine told me about Minnesota’s statewide adaptation of Helene Blowers ultra-successful, easily replicated 23 Things program. It seems that at the Minnesota State Fair, any and all food items are usually available “on a stick” — thus the twist on the title. Check out the site to see a state level implmentation. You know what could be next?? A national “23 Things” program for all library staff, library trustees and other curious LIS folk who want to learn.
I’ve always been fascinated by social interaction online, all the way back to 1994 when I started a discussion list for Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks fans on my old Mac with a dial-up connection. I didn’t know it then, but I was attempting to bring together a community–to make some connections between various folks who shared an interest and to let them talk to each other. Now, more than 12 years later, I realize it was one of many early examples of building a virtual community and the beginnings of social networks. Social networking services (SNS) are […]
Dear TTW: I’m taking a little one-credit class called “The Thoughtful Professional” in my library school. One of the requirements of the class is to send the professor a short email with a “Heretical Idea” about libraries. During the last 30-minutes of each class we discuss the idea. The author remains anonymous.I wanted to share mine with you because a photo you put in your Flickr stream inspired me. Here it is: Throw away the library policy book; toss aside the library rules! Most library rules and policies serve no one, except the ineffective managers who implement and administer them. […]