Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

I have been a fan of facebook for quite sometime now. I thoroughly enjoy logging in at the end of the day to see what my friends and family are doing. It is certainly great to find that old friend you left behind at university. I joined opl facebook site a while back and frequently check out the photos that have been added. This time I checked out the Edmonton Public Library and the Brooklyn Museum - got pleasantly lost in the Museum page - loved it.

Monday, March 2, 2009

I told myself that I would not let time get ahead of me on this project but it did and here it is the day before the awards and I am just reporting on how I like the rss feeds. Well, what can I say. I just love it, of course, except that it has added MORE reading to my already overloaded life. Never mind, like the video says I can now pick and choose what I want to read.

I heard a gentlemen interviewed on the cbc program Q concerning the advantage Scholastic books has over other book distributors because they are given permission to market their products directly to children and parents through the school system. They have come under fire by at least one parental group because a large percentage of their products are non-book but simply commercial products. One of the guests was introduced as having a blog. I was quite impressed with him and have been looking for his blog ever since. I couldn't remember his name or his blog - only that it was canadian and book related. While on the google reader last week I noticed that they were making suggestions for websites I could subscribe to and there it was!! Check it out, you'll be glad you did!!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Hey, the world is celebrating 50 years of Motown music and you can hear it everywhere. here is a clip of Supremes singing Baby Love in 1964. Great video!

Stephen Covey is definitely a friend of mine....well not in the physical sense but certainly in the philosophical sense. I tend to go back to him often enough to remind me what life is really all about...and it's about people. That's why I am a librarian. Librarianship challenges and encourages those in their community to learn something new every time they walk through the doors of the library. I love that. As far as the habits go, the easiest for me is to begin with the end in mind. I love setting goals, short term and long term. I feel quite lost and directionless without goals in my life. I love the feeling of accomplishment. The hardest is probably seeing problems as challenges. It takes me awhile before my brain clicks in to remind me that the problem presenting itself is really there to lead me to my next goal. I need to convince myself that this problem is actually good for me. That's hard at times.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

First day blogging

My curiosity about blogging has just stepped into the 21st century. Like all things that seem to be challenges, once you have taken the first step you discover how easy things can be and the fear/shyness/reserve/uncertainty is gone. I think I am going to like this. I especially liked how blogging was described in the video, explaining that news can be professional and personal. Don't you just love personal news over professional news at times. Yep, I'm liking this already.