I'm a teacher librarian & recently started a community based blog for getting boys to read - http://GettingBoysToRead.com. Please send me a friend request if you'd like to network, share ideas, and learn more about getting boys to read.
The Meebo widget doesn't get used very much and then when it is used I dont always get to it right away - I'm away from my desk, or whatever, still we're glad to give that to our students as an option.
You're right, technology, the media, and society are all changing rapidly and we librarians really have to not just keep up, but be leaders. It seems like learning on the job is a given for most librarians, the dark flip side is that it can be used as an excuse for not emphasizing good teaching at library schools. Just my opinion.
Hi, Israel. Wow, in just five minutes of browsing your page I'm impressed. You're into these 2.0 technologies way more than I've had time to be, and are an inspiration to me and no doubt others. I'm honored you asked to include me as a friend here. Thanks!
A cataloger! Wow. It's good to see young folks like you getting into cataloging. Yeah, I know things have changed since I graduated from CSU Fullerton over 30 years ago but cataloging is still my favorite thing about being a librarian.
If you haven't had a chance take a look at my two OPACs from . I'm constantly trying new things to make my library more accessible, usable, user-friendly, etc.
Next year I'm going to try to have LibraryThing tags and reviews added to my collection. Could be fun.
Thanks for asking to be my friend.
Oh yeah, almost 4got to mention that I'm a cataloger too. I'm @ LMU (Loyola Marymount University) in L.A. But my current goal is to do be a Reference Librarian at a public library -- maybe go back to working for L.A. County Pub. Library.
A fellow, 1st year, SJSU SLIS student -- good to meet ya', Israel. Did you know about the "Web 2.0" class that they're offering next semester? I can't recall the exact name of the class -- it's a long one -- but it's going to focus on Web 2.0 technology and sites like Facebook, MySpace, Flickr in respect to establishing the "social library" -- should be fun!
Hi, Isreal. Thanks for your comment about my pdwiki page. It is an easy and cheap way to keep track of my online content. It is more flexible than some of the notes programs out there (like Google notes).
Nice work on your Ning page. I haven't had time to really edit my page, but you have done some nice work.