Thursday, February 01, 2007
On Tuesday I went to the Information Online Conference, I was asked to talk about our learning program here. While I was there I got to listen to a dude called Dave Lankes who talks about libraries as conversations - his idea is that you can have conversations with people in the here and now, but also in the abstract - for instance between and author and you by reading their book. Anyway, he reckons its important for us to engage in conversations and make our catalogues more interactive, by letting people put reviews on and maybe even tags - so much for LCSH - deaded I'd say.
I've also been busy with the uncon blog, which should give me some brownie points - at least one red star for this week!
I'm going to try tagging someone, this is a cute American thing - you have to tell people 5 things about yourself that no-one else would know -
so I tag Learner Blog...
5 things about me no-one else knows:
1. My proudest thing is jumping out of a plane at 3000' (all by myself)
2. I learned the piano for 7 years, but you'd never know it now
3. I like baking cakes
4. My ambition is to take off around Australia in a combi (or similar)
5. My worst fear is rats....one ran over my foot in Baltimore once, it still makes me shudder
Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Well this is fun - I have just made a couple of banners
I've had a go cataloguing books onto library thing before, I find it hard to believe that people would want to do this, it must be like playing shops or doctors and nurses when you were little, people want to play librarians!!
I will play a bit more with the fun stuff -
I've also been busy with the unconference blog, and quite proud of how I have changed the links (following some tutoring from our Denise) and got rid of some of the stuff on the side (the profiles etc)
We had a visit from Chelsea Harper today, she is doing a research project on blogs and wikis in libraries.
Wednesday, November 01, 2006
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
So - well done to the 10 or so that have preceeded me, and lets hope a lot more join us! Its great to see everyone's efforts - and those who have already worked ahead.
I liked the 71/2 habits - I can remember when I first came across Stephen Covey's 7 habits, and the habit that most impressed me back in the early 90s and has stayed with me is to start with the end in mind. Even when things don't quite work out the way you'd imagined, at least you'll have some idea on where you are going.
In Covey's book he gets you to do a really interesting exercise - write your obituary. A very centering experience! But not too much of the serious, I am enjoying the gardener's blog!
So, starting with the end in mind, I'm looking forward to learning these 23 things.