Archive for August, 2005
I am riveted to CNN today, worrying about all of the people who decided to or were forced to stay in coastal LA, MS, AL and the Pensacola area. I keep thinking of the New Orleans Zoo (one of my favorites), and wondering what happened to all the animals. How do you evacuate an elephant? [...]
When I was a child, I was always reading (surprise, surprise, right?). Often, I would read books that were perhaps a little advanced for my age range in terms of the vocabulary. I’d lay in bed with my book and my most trusty sidekick: my dictionary. When I’d read a word I didn’t know, I [...]
…and moves into Joy’s town! Come one, come all to the Carnival of the Infosciences #3 at Wanderings of a Student Librarian! When Greg first mentioned this carnival idea, it didn’t really make an impression. But now that it’s been actualized and is making the rounds I can see the absolute brilliance of the idea. [...]
Here is the Survey of the Biblioblogosphere, as promised. If you write a library blog (personal, professional, official, unofficial, part of a community, in any language) please visit the survey and represent! I really want to learn more about who is blogging, and I’m way too lazy to go through every blog like Walt did. [...]
I think I’ve gotten enough responses to close the survey and report my findings. 72 people filled it out, and that figure blew my mind! I thought I’d probably get 20 responses at most. You all rock!!! I learned some interesting facts about my readers though not too many things were big surprises. For your [...]
Lisle wrote that she would like to know more about the age distribution of librarians who write blogs. I wish Walt could somehow have done a breakdown by blogger age, though I know it would be fairly impossible. There are a lot of things I’d like to know about too, like where are bloggers in [...]
Everyone is all a-twitter about Walt Crawford’s investigation of the biblioblogosphere where he measured the “reach” of blogs and highlighted the top 50 librarian blogs. And I hate to play devil’s advocate, but I can’t pretend that I think ranking blogs is a good thing. I found the study interesting in an academic sense. Metrics [...]
Norwich University may be small, but we do have RSS feeds! Norwich University News and Events Norwich University Sports I even set one of my colleagues up with Bloglines yesterday! Score!
Next month, WebJunction’s editorial focus will be on Online Community for Public Libraries and I was asked to serve as guest editor for this segment. I know I don’t work at a public library anymore, but I am very passionate about developing online communities using blogs, wikis, and other online media, and these obviously can [...]
Vermont is so beautiful I can hardly believe I’m allowed to live here! Even though I started work today, I still feel like I’m on vacation, and I’ll probably feel that way until we move into our house on Friday. Our first house. It’s too many changes to process all at once. Today is also [...]
Lake Champlain morning Originally uploaded by librarianmer.
Hello central Vermont! Originally uploaded by librarianmer.
Hello Vermont!!! Originally uploaded by librarianmer.
The long drive Originally uploaded by librarianmer.
Leaving Chicago Originally uploaded by librarianmer.
I don’t know how much I’ll be able to post during the month of August. Between the move and the probability of Internet access issues, I can’t promise anything. I’m sure I’ll be able to write a bit about what’s going on with the move and the job, but the longer posts will probably have [...]
Early Wednesday morning, I’ll be leaving for Vermont, my new job and new home. Since this is a transitional time in my life, I thought it would only be appropriate to get some feedback from my readers to determine whether or not my blog needs to change as well. While I first started writing this [...]