Friday, January 25, 2008

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Friday Night is Blog Following Night

It seems that I find myself trolling, reading and "following" blogs and interesting links on Friday nights. Television doesn't have much to offer and I am finding myself back in the zone I discovered while I was completing the "23 Things of School Library Learning 2.0" last summer. Here are a few I discovered tonight on my stroll: BookMoot - written by a librarian with oh so many links to author pages, book review pages and a great blog about an event with Eoin Colfer, author of Artemis Fowl, et al.; Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast, Why Stop at Six?, a blog mostly about children's books and picture books; and a humorous look at library life from behind the desk, A Librarian's Guide to Etiquette, subtitled "A polite librarian is a good librarian" - WARNING! reading this at school could spoil your image as a serious person if you find yourself laughing out loud too much!

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Uploading pictures from Flickr

originally uploaded by Librarymum.
I'm exploring how to post pics from Flickr on this blog. One of the participants in SLL2.0 Winter Fun was having trouble with this. It seems to have changed somewhat.

One thought I had - with Flckr now blocked at school, my pics on Flickr won't show on the blog when I open it at school. It seems like it would be best to only use things I upload from my own computer if I want to use them at school for now. I certainly hope that we can figure out a way to use some of these tools (Flickr, YouTube, etc.) when presenting lessons, even if we can't open them up for unlimited use at school by students. I know the reasons, but it is a shame.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Library 2.1 - The Next 23 Things

I just found a new blog (actually, not so new as this was posted in April 2007!), but I don't think I was paying attention then. Helene Blowers, of the Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County, who started one of the first of the 23 things programs, has created a blog for Library 2.1 and here she has posted "The Next 23 Things". I don't know if I'm ready for this, but something draws me on...