Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
This week I have been wearing a higher heeled boot (although I'm still not up to my usual 4 inch heels). There was a comment made about it, "That's the smallest heel I think I've ever seen you wear, other than flats." I just said "I'm getting better! Once you see me back in heels, you'll know I'm completely recovered!"
The whole thing actually just made me feel quite special, and not in the helmet kind of way! I think that I will go get a new pair of heels to celebrate!
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
Thursday, August 6, 2009
As far as what patrons might listen to, I'm thinking that the subjects that would interest them would be business and money, entertainment, and technology. Those tend to be the subjects I get asked about the most right now. I think if we could make some entertaining ones about our library services and other things, we might be able to get patrons to listen to them. Or that's just my own little hope.
Friday, July 24, 2009
Although so many people use you for really dumb things, I wanted you to know that I love you. So do a lot of libraries! I did a search just for Texas Library and came up with a ton of videos. Most of them were actually informative (ok not all were interesting but that's totally beside the point). Then, YouTube, to step it up, the search generated some really funny and entertaining videos from National Library week 2008. Now those were awesome. Not only are you so informative and put library videos out there for all to see, you also have awesome stuff like the David kid that was high after being at the dentist. Please don't ever change.
The Library Bombshell
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Before I added those pages, I did go to wikipedia to look around. I had never paid attention to the tabs at the top that show you the history and discussion, etc. I usually just read the content on wikipedia, then usually would start clicking on the other links which would lead to reading way more than I needed to. Good times, yes; good use of time, no way!
Monday, July 13, 2009
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Once I set up the account, I sent out the info to my coworkers. One of the bookmarks I added was for the National Library Services for the Blind. One coworker in particular happened to browse through the bookmarks and noticed the aforementioned bookmark. Not even an hour later, someone called wanting information on acquiring library materials for a blind person. Thanks to the delicious account, she knew exactly where to find the info. She shot me an email and I was super stoked that it had already helped someone out.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Here's my Twitter address: https://twitter.com/librarybombshel
One of the suggestions was to write about the last time we heard about Twitter. Well, on the radio this morning, I heard a story that was called Twitter Kills! Apparently, a girl was tweeting (?) in the bathtub (???) and decided to plug in her laptop while in still in the bathtub. I'm sure you can guess what happened next. In case you want to read about it, here's the link to the story: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/06/22/twitter-death-romanian-te_n_219032.html
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
The library here uses meebo on a limited basis, mainly to help employees navigate our intranet system. What I didn't know about meebo, until I read the blog about this thing, is that it can let you chat on almost all a person's programs! YAY!!! Personal use aside, I really think it would benefit the library system if we were to have a meebo interface for employees to talk to each other. I can understand why they would be hesitant since it could always be abused but then again, so can anything. Again, that's just my opinion.
Monday, June 15, 2009
Finding groups on Facebook was not something that I intended to do although, shortly after joining, a friend invited me to be part of his group. The group is called When In Rome and they trade recipes, take pictures of food and recommend favorite restaurants. It's really fun because now I know some good restaurants to go to when I travel to a couple of cities. I also joined the group Coronado High School Alumni and also a couple of silly groups like one called A Glass of Wine Solves Everything. The groups are pretty fun to follow and allow for random silliness with people from all over the country.
I really enjoy the Facebook interface so much more than other sites. Communication is easier plus there is the voyeurism factor. Much like tabloids, we get to see little pieces of people's lives and keep up with what they are doing. Even though they are friends, some may be in another state or just not someone you see all the time. Overall, an excellent way to keep in touch with people.
Friday, June 12, 2009
My only complaint about Facebook is that it is highly addictive and will probably require rehab soon. At least there is no bodily harm involved.
Facebook gets the seal of awesomeness.
Thursday, June 11, 2009
After this one was done, I got on a roll and did a few more. I was giggling to myself when one of my co-workers asked what I was doing. I showed her the various images I messed with and she decided to see if she could make them. I ended up showing her the various things that could be done on the website and she generated her own funnies. The best part is that I was able to pass along what I'd learned shortly after I finished learning it. I know it sounds rather hokey but I really enjoy passing along any kind of knowledge to others. I suppose that's why I like working in a library. Anyway, I showed a couple more co-workers this site (and also bighugelabs.com) and they all started to work with the site. It was an afternoon spent laughing with my co-workers that I will label team building because A) we made each other laugh and B) we all learned something new.
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Flickr is very easy to use. It's reminiscent of Photobucket.com which I used a while ago when I first got a Myspace page. The amount of images available to view was most excellent. There were some really beautiful photographs on that site. I couldn't take a lot of time to look at them since I was at work though, I would love to take some time (should probably be personal time) to go through more of them. The site was simple to use, which is always a plus, and has lots of storage. A big plus is that it is linked to a person's yahoo account so it's way easier to remember the log in and password. Bonus!
I went ahead and created my own account instead of just looking through the pictures.Here's the link to my photostream. I used fun pics of my friends and I.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
When I started working in a library about a year ago, I was rather surprised that the majority of questions I was asked were computer-related. Here I thought I'd be showing people where to find that new novel by David Baldacci (Ok, I wasn't that naive but I was really surprised). This was part of my motivation in doing these 23 things. I want to be able to answer these questions with confidence instead of smiling and say "Sure I can help you with that," but having my inner monologue saying "Oh poo, I have NO IDEA how to do that on that website!" Now, I know that library staff will never know how to do everything but with some good training and a little time to play with the new things we learn, we should be able to make everyone THINK we know everything.
Thursday, May 7, 2009
The class was discussing the swine flu pandemic that was the news headline all last week. A fourth-grade student contributed this gem of knowledge to the discussion, "The pig flu was predicted in the bible and we're all gonna die because that's what the bible says. Oh and my friend told me that if you read the last page of the bible, you go crazy!"
This little nugget of knowledge stuck with one of the kids, in particular a severely dyslexic fourth grader, who decides to go home and read the last page of the bible.
He comes back the next day and tells the student "Nah uh, you don't go crazy! I read it and I'm fine!"
So to recap:
1. The pig flu is predicted in the bible2. If you read the last page of the bible, you go crazy.
3. The last page of the bible is something that even a dyslexic fourth grader can read.
Sometimes I really, really like the way kids think.
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
And yes, the name of my blog is rather ridiculous...but then again, so am I!