Thursday, October 26, 2006

flickr obsessed

I never thought getting a digital camera would bring me such fun. I am still figuring our how to use it. I have been doing much more at flickr than at this blog or MPOW's blog. Funny, cheesy, how all these mundane images reveal so much more about me than anything I write. This is GREAT "learning thru play" stuff. I am still waiting for permission to post some photos of the great stuff we do here at work. Hoping to convince them to get an account. More to come. Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy!

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Monday, October 16, 2006

FROM Pop Goes the Library

Pop Goes the Library: CBGB: The End of an Era
Props to Sophie Brookover for feeling it, and for pointing to some of the best on this important stitch in time. As a foreigner, CBGB has always had this mystic (not mythic, well, maybe) quality. I will miss it, even if it wasn't mine.

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Monday, October 09, 2006

too smart?

it's like having too much money, or a car being too fast.

Your business can't be too smart, your team too informed!

Why aren't more small business calling on us and our resources as if we were their R&D department? We could do so much for them if they only knew. Are we "at that table"?

Every local business site should have a "start at (Y)OUR library" button...

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going global

Catering to tourists, temporary residents and the likes is an investment for the community. We try to make much of our resources accessible to all, we hope many other libraies are doing the same.
One one hand, we want to create and sustain this expectation that when traveling for business or pleasure, the library is "the very best place to start". From home to prepare, once you are there to get more, stay in touch and so much more... That's what I do, and it is a real joy to find a welcoming library, and to meed a friendly librarian, when I arrive in a new town.

Also, I love the idea that libraries exist outside their own walls and that they are all part of a broad community... It's probably the old hippie in me but it seems that even though you may not be a locally registered library user, you are a registered library user somewhere and that should make you part of our family.
(I am so cheezy sometimes...)

Every tourism related website should have a "start at (Y)OUR library" button...

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Wednesday, October 04, 2006

experiences shape lives

Of course we all shivered reading it.

TTW and LIB articulate very well how I feel and what I think about it. I just want to add this one question: Did anyone but me think that this writer's last library experience (whenever, wherever it took place) may have sounded like this?
"EXCUSE ME... You can't come in with THAT!"

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