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 […]
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
The more I read (Abram and Luther in LJ this month!), the more I ponder, and the more I IM with colleagues and SJCPL staff, I realize we need to get serious about this form of communication. I saw this recently in a library and it made me sad: I totally understand restricting open chat rooms…but not IM. Just sayin!
I have received over 500 spam messages this weekend. So I turned off the old address here… mstephens (at) tametheweb.com! New address: mstephens7 (at sign) tametheweb (dot) com mstephens7 (at sign) mac (dot) com still works as well!
Jenny points to this…while Aaron and Chris are blogging about it as well. Here’s what I’ve gathered in the year or so I’ve been connected: IM with colleagues works! I have planned conference presentations with some good library folks, cried on a dear colleague’s virtual shoulder when things seemed opretty dark, discussed my upcoming dive back into academia with numerous IM library pals, scheduled training and meetings with my SJCPL colleagues — all VIA IM! IM is great for a quick shout out — better than e-mail really… “Hey did you see Jenny’s post about THIS?” will always get me […]
Check out Aaron’s post at WP about IM and some young ladies at his library. I’m watching his IM the Library service closely… intrigued… And, do older online folks IM? Technobiblio’s post about the Silver Tsunami leads me to believe they probably do. IMing grandkids across the country. And what about the folks that have bought Web cams for grandma or grandma so they can see the kids?
Caught your IMs after you had logged off. Watch for me and let’s discuss!