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You’re A People’s History of the United States! by Howard Zinn After years of listening to other peoples’ lies, you decided you’ve had enough. Now you’re out to tell it like it is, with all the gory details and nothing left out. Instead of respecting leaders, you want to know what the common people have [...]
Be sure to subscribe to the RSS feed for this free online conference about the use of social software and other Web tools in higher education. If you only want to see the library stuff, there’s an RSS feed for each separate track and here’s the feed for the Library and Information Resources Track. Remember [...]
Jane Dysart writes a great post about the difficulties of scheduling and planning a conference in response to Walt Crawford’s criticism of CIL occurring at the same time as PLA. Hey, I surely don’t envy the job she has. I’m finding it stressful enough just to coordinate the people who are presenting for HigherEd BlogCon. [...]
Here are some of the great things I’ve found this week: Roy Tennant’s brilliant What I Wish I Had Known, a reflection on the things he would have been better off knowing back when he was finishing up library school. It’s important for people to reflect on their mistakes, both to learn from them and [...]
This morning, I had an email from Djoeke van de Klomp, the Community Manager of blinklist.com (which I hadn’t used prior to this, but it looks pretty cool!). She is doing a survey on social bookmarking: I’m currently doing a survey to attempt to figure out which are the key features that users of social [...]
For those of you in the Northeast who have been dealing with almost 2 weeks of continuous rain, here’s something that definitely brightened my day and made me laugh my head off. A Librarian’s Guide to Etiquette last week had some excellent advice for slackers like me: Always carry a manilla folder with you everywhere [...]
I feel badly that I’ve been too busy to blog as much as I used to. I guess that happens to everyone sometimes. I’m just so crazy about Vermont and am obsessed with enjoying the good weather while we still have it. So as an apology, I’m posting some photos of our travels around Vermont. [...]
I just closed the Survey of the Biblioblogosphere and am going to work this week on making sense of the results. I’ll try to publish the results as soon as I can. 165 library-related bloggers participated in the survey, which I think is fantastic! You all rock! I apologize in advance if it takes me [...]
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? [...]
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.
This survey from the Pew Internet and American Life Project entitled Teens and Technology makes me feel very old. Apparently teens think of email as something they do to communicate online with old people, like teachers. They primarily use IM to communicate online with their friends. I’ll admit that I’m not a great big fan [...]
I just updated WordPress and I’m checking to see if my feeds still work right. Just disregard!
Andrea, one of my librarian heroes, has come up with this genius idea for a Librarians and Wesleyan Connection Meetup during ALA. Here is the announcement from the wiki: Librarians & Wesleyan Connection Meet Up at the PLA President’s Reception, Hyatt Regency Chicago McCormick Room/Regency Ballroom, 7:30pm. If you went to Wesleyan, or are somehow [...]
I must apologize for the lack of posts this week. I’ve come down with a horrible cold (bordering on the flu) and I just haven’t felt up to doing much of anything. I can’t believe I was healthy all winter while cooped up inside and now that the weather is warm and beautiful, I’m stuck [...]
I just saw this article, by Henry Raymond, in the Chronicle of Education that rivaled even the worst of my interview woes: The committee members repeatedly warned me that their students were not as academically equipped as my current students, and that I’d have a terrible time adjusting to a new caliber of teaching. (My [...]
Note: This review is from 2005 and is not relevant to current versions of Camtasia and Captivate. A few years ago, my husband bought Camtasia 1.1 so that we could create software demos for his business. While there were certainly a number of problems with the software, it gave us what we wanted, and we [...]« Previous Entries