Daily Archives: February 6, 2008

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TTW Goes Down Under

I can’t believe in just two weeks we leave for my speaking gigs in Australia. I’ve been prepping, reading up on places to visit, and getting a grip on the itinerary. If you are attending any of the talks, please say hello! Two more talks have been added: an afternoon with the Macquarie University library staff on February 26th and “Best Practices for Social Software in Libraries” in Melbourne, Thursday February 28th, 2008 in the afternoon. Thanks to CAVAL for inviting me and putting together such an incredible trip.   http://training.caval.edu.au/pdt/show_course.php?CID=285   Dates: Sydney – Macquarie University Tuesday February 26th, […]

17 Unbeatable Ways to Create a Peaceful, Relaxed Workday

http://zenhabits.net/2008/02/17-unbeatable-ways-to-create-a-peaceful-relaxed-workday/ Some favorites: Cut out meetings. If you have the ability to opt out of meetings, do so. They are generally a waste of time. Sure, it’s possible that a meeting is the most productive way to do something, but it’s rarely done. Usually the point of a meeting could be accomplished with email, or an IM. Cutting out meetings could free up a lot of time and make your workday more relaxed. Roll with the punches. There will always be things that go wrong. What is important is how we react to them — do we go all Drama […]

Customer Service as Community

Great post at “The M Word:” http://themwordblog.blogspot.com/2008/02/ideas-from-customer-service-is-new.html  Andy Sernovitz on Damn! I Wish I’d Thought of That! posted a neat list of ideas he compiled from the panel “Customer service as community, community as customer service” at the Customer Service is the New Marketing Conference. Sounds like it was an all star panel: Gina Bianchini, Ning; Matt Mullenweg, WordPress ; Tara Huntl, Citizen Agency ; Patti Roll, Timbuk2; Brian Oberkirch, Small Good Thing. It has some good stuff for libraries to consider when we creating our campaigns. 1. When you open up to customer participation, your brand belongs to your […]

My new Macbook thanks me

My new Macbook thanks me Originally uploaded by nengard Nicole Engard got a new Mac for her job at LibLime! It reminded me that I’ve seen an increase of Mac laptops in my classroom. So, for Nicole and any other interested folks, don’t miss: http://www.mactricksandtips.com/2008/01/top-100-essential-mac-applications.html 100 essential Mac apps! Some are very useful, others are plain old fun, and a few I just couldn’t live without. Handbrake, anyone? 🙂

Gaming in Libraries: Jenny Levine Speaks at Dominican GSLIS

GSLIS speaker series attendees Originally uploaded by The Shifted Librarian As part of the Emerging Library Leaders series, Jenny Levine spoke to a group of students, faculty and staff last Monday night. I was thrilled to be there and hear her full length Gaming in Libraries talk. The students — many gamers themselves – had some great questions. I am tickled that Jenny got to speak at our school. Her presentation is here: http://theshiftedlibrarian.com/presentations/2008/20080204DominicanGaming.pdf