I'm working a lot this week as well as getting ready for three weeks of conferences. TTW posts will be a tad slower. More in a bit...
I'm weak! Weak I tell you!
What I would tell a library or a workshop filled with tech-planning librarians is to give it some time, read some reviews and talk to some early adopters. Find out what their experience has been, etc. What are folks saying about the nano or the phone? Look at the big poicture of what needs and services such tech might improve or replace...
Hmmmm...or maybe I'll just surf over to the Apple Store.. :-)
So long ago
It's a certain time
It's a certain place
You touched my hand and you smiled
All the way back you held out your hand...
I'm back Up North for 6 days to read, write and plan my research for UNT. I'll be back next week. :-)
My empty inbox this am:
That David Allen is so hot right now! I guess David and his GTD tipped while I was on leave... have you read it? Listened? Thanks to David King for turning me on to Allen and his book "Getting Things Done" back in June. Here are some cool links from our new Coordinator of Information Technology at SJCPL, Nancy Korpal, who totally gets this stuff:
Advanced Workflow PDF: http://www.davidco.com/pdfs/gtd_workflow_advanced.pdf
Cool E-Mail link (A Mac site but useful for all):
A diversion after a day of reading Patrick Wilson....
Effective Use of Search Engines - Indiana Library Federation April 1997
Ready Reference on the WWW Indiana Library Federation District 2, September 1997
Search Engine Savvy - Indiana Library Federation April 1998
Training Library Staff for Net Results - Indiana Library Federation April 1998
Developing a WWW-Based Reference Resource - Indiana Library Federation April 1999
Methods for Training Library Staff - Indiana Library Federation April 1999
Developing a WWW-Based Reference Resource - Indiana Library Federation District 2, October 1999
Developing a WWW-Based Reference Resource - Indiana Library Federation District 1 October 1999
Bibliographic Instruction in the Age of Technology, FLICC Institute, Library of Congress, Washington DC - July 2000
Evaluating WWW Resources - ILF Reference Division Meeting, November 2000
Bibliographic Instruction in the Age of Technology -Computers in Libraries, Washington DC, March 2001
Evaluating WWW Resources - Indiana Library Federation, April 2001
Bibliographic Instruction in the Age of Technology - Indiana Library Federation, April 2001
Staff In-Service Day: Web Skills for Library Staff - Marian Public Library, Marian, Indiana, April 2001
Mastering a Training Program -Computers in Libraries, Washington DC, March 2001
10 Web Design Tips - Indiana Library Federation District 1 October 2002
Mastering a Training Program - Indiana Library Federation District 2 October 2002
Technology Skills for Live Librarians - Internet Librarian, Palm Springs, CA November 2002
Designing Training Sessions for Libraries - Computers in Libraries Washington DC, March 2003
Kendallville Public Library Staff In-Service Day, August 22, 2003
Reference & Technology - Indiana Library Federation District 1 October 7, 2003
Future Roles of Public Librarians, Endnote, Internet Librarian, Monterey, CA, November 2003
Celebrating Library Staff with Technology, Computers in Libraries, Washington DC, March 2004
SLS Tech Summit : Staff and User Technology Training with Robert Lewandowski, Wedenesday May 19, 2004
Marketing Libraries Via the WWW, Indiana Library Federation District 1, October 5, 2004
Blogs & RSS for Indiana Librarians, Indiana Library Federation District 1, October 5, 2004
Make Learning Stick Pre-conference Workshop, Internet Librarian International, London, England November 2004
Technology Planning for Libraries, Internet Librarian International, London, England October 2004
Top Tech Issues: Cyberclinic, Internet Librarian International, London, England October 2004
Internet Savvy Patrons: Info and Tech Literacy, Internet Librarian 2004, Monterey CA (PPT)
Teaching Weblogs to Staff and Users, Internet Librarian 2004, Monterey CA (PPT), with Steven Cohen
Fast, Easy & Cheap: IM in Libraries, Internet Librarian 2004, Monterey CA (PPT), with Aaron Schmidt
The Library Blogosphere: Toward a Working Taxonomy, Online Social Networks (http://socialnets.org), February 2005 with Aaron Schmidt
Optimizing Technology in Libraries, Computers in Libraries, March 2005
Collaboration & IM: Breaking Down Boundaries, Computers in Libraries, March 2005
IM in Libraries, Indiana Library Federation State Meeting, March 2005
Technolust! Optimizing Technology in Libraries, Indiana Library Federation State Meeting, March 2005
Optimizing Technology in Libraries, New England Chapter of the American Society of Information Science and Technology, Providence, Rhode Island, May 3, 2005
Ten Steps to Effective Web Presence, Indiana Online Users Group, May 20, 2005
I've caught up a bit with that ALA post so i am unplugging to focus on school and relaxation during the next week and a half. I am writing up my preliminary research proposal, working on a group project and pondering a web survey I'll tell you about soon. I'm Up North until the 20th of July.
Be well. I'll be back to blogging around the 20th.
LibraryMan tagged me! Here goes:
Total Volume of music files on my computer: 5568 Songs, 18 days, 31.11GB
The last CD I Bought Was:
Moby "It's Raining Again" UK CD Single
The last Song I bought at iTunes was:
"I'll Give You My Skin" Indigo Girls & Michael Stipe
Song playing right now:
"Farmer's Daughter" Fleetwood Mac Tusk (Bonus Material/Demos, Roughs, and Outtakes)
Five songs I listen to a lot or that mean a lot to me:
Mean a lot:
1. “Sara" Fleetwood Mac "All I ever wanted was to know that you were dreaming...and the wind became crazy..."
2. "Harbour" Moby w/Sinead O'Connor -- "My heart is full ...my heart is wide..."
3. "Seven Wonders" Fleetwood Mac "So it's hard to find someone with that kind of intensity, you touched my hand...I played it cool."
4. "Seven Bridges Road" Eagles "Sometimes there's a part of me that has to turn from here and go...running like a child from these warm stars.."
5. "Dante's Prayer" Loreena McKennit "Cast your eyes on the ocean..Cast your soul to the sea...When the dark night seems endless...Please remember me"
5 Songs I Listen to a lot:
1. “Krafty" (12" Mix) New Order
2. "Steal Your Heart Away" Fleetwood Mac
3. "Goodbye Baby" Fleetwood Mac
4. "All or Nothing" (Almighty Mix) Cher
5. "Temptation" Moby (New Order cover)
First concert I ever attended:
Styx, Kilroy Was Here Tour, Summer 1983 at Notre Dame Athletic and Convocation Center
In keeping with the nature of this exersize I need to tag three other folks. If I passed it along, it would go to:
I begin six weeks leave of absence today from SJCPL! Wowza!
I am hitting the road for ten days in Traverse City this afternoon...for some much needed unpluggedness and some prep time for a very busy stint in June: Reinventing Libraries workshop, workshops with the Purdue Library (blogs), the Darien, Connecticut Public Library (blogs & IM), the start of the summer session at UNT and ALA!
I'll be blogging after the Memoiall Day weekend!
Enjoy the Weekend! Unplug!
Best to you all
Please be careful and take care of yourselves! I have been wrestling with a neck injury probably aggravated by too much laptop-ing since the fall and it's a tad disheartening. I heart my laptop but I am super careful using it now.
This is TTW's 500th entry since March 2004! To give it some substance:
Three Things that are HOT right now:
Libraries that get the balance between technology, space and people and plan accordingly to meet the needs of all who seek information.
Librarians who experiment with new techie stuff and report to the LIS Blogosphere how it goes. (That's a big piece of what a learning community is all about)
Technologies that are used as tools, not like carnival attractions in our organizations!
Thanks everyone for the nice wishes as TTW turned 2! And THANKS to Karen for singing. It's on my iPod playlist!
I spent some time last night updating my main pages. Take a look. There may be some weirdness as I work out the glitches.
Good Morning! For almost 2 weeks I have been busy- in DC for CIL 2005, downstate for Indiana Library Federation, teaching at IUSB and doing some online collaboration. Today, however, I'm hitting the road for Traverse City to see how things are going Up North. See you in a couple of days!
I am relaxing...watching movies..playing with the boys... we'll see you in 2005!
Best to all for a safe and happy holiday!
I feel validated today:
I am finishing a huge project for school this week and next. It's independent study with Dr. Maurice Wheeler at UNT. I'm designing a class for doc students examining how technology has impacted Public libraries. One of the themes is the "unintended consequences" of technology.
I am hurtling toward unplugging through Christmas though. The idea of a break from the keyboard is attractive right now...
Do not fret - I will be back...we have so much cool stuff to look at and talk about here at TTW as libraries continue to meet technologies in new and interesting ways.
I also need to write a bit about my amazing weekend in Denton for class!
This evening I finished an update to the whole TTW site I sent it up... a CSS error was quickly fixed by Aaron and TTW 2.0 is ready to go! Take a look..let me know if you find something crazy or wrong!
The Reference Interview in the 21st Century - INCOLSA Workshops around Indiana Spring & Summer 2003
Make Learning Stick Preconference Workshop, Internet Librarian, Monterey, CA, November 2003
Make Learning Stick Pre-conference Workshop, with D. Scott Brandt, Computers
in Libraries, Washington DC, March 2004
SLS Tech Summit : Staff and User Technology Training with Robert Lewandowski, Wedenesday May 19, 2004
Make Learning Stick Pre-conference Workshop, with D. Scott Brandt, Internet Librarian, Monterey, CA, November 2004
Technology Planning: Avoiding Technolust & Technobust with Aaron Schmidt, Computers in Libraries, Washington DC, March 2005
Toolbox of Training Techniques with D. Scott Brandt, Computers in Libraries, Washington DC, March 2005
Mishawaka Public Library 1998-1999
Northeast Indiana Libraries Training Sessions Summer 1998
Michiana Tax Accountants December 1998
Michiana Consultants Group 1998
Investigating INSPIRE Northeast Indiana Libraries November 1999
Michiana Tax Accountants December 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
Nappanee Public Library - HTML Classes, Digital Cameras, Auctions
Bremen Public Library Technology Classes
Plymouth Public Library Technology Classes