Sunday, November 11, 2007

L-Net Training

I've been waiting for more than a year to do the training for L-Net . L-Net is a virtual reference service their webpage describes as "an online reference service provided by Oregon's libraries. You may chat live with a librarian or e-mail us your question." I finally was able to do the first part of it yesterday at the Portland Community College Sylvania Library. The second session will be next week.

Emily Papagni, the Multnomah County Library outreach librarian, provided us with the training. That's her in the photo.

This photo is of the lab in the library taken before everyone arrived.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

How We Communicate

Early this morning, on the pathway leading to the OSU Library, I came across a message written in yellow chalk on the sidewalk. I had been thinking about all the exciting web2.0 tools I'd found yesterday and now, staring at me, was the simplest of messages, told in a simple way, to anyone who walked past.

The audience clearly was intended to be students and instructors and all those who walked down this path. The message wasn't meant to be permanent, only to last a day or so. It would wash off with the first rain or would be scuffed out of existence in a few days. It was short and to the point. There were no bells or whistles or flashing lights or bright colors.

Maybe, just maybe, sometimes simple is better.

Monday, November 5, 2007

It Really IS Like Christmas Every Day!

I've been opening and playing with all kinds of toys lately and adding them to my blogs. I added a widget which allows updated posts from the Global Museum , one that allows one to sign up for email subscriptions to the blog , Meebo for IM , LibraryThing , , Flickr, and a search worldcat function, all to this blog.

I added twitter to another of my blogs, All the Rest of My Life .

Friday, November 2, 2007

A Vision of Students Today

Thank you, April, for sharing this!