Friday, November 30, 2007

It's Friday - Time for a Good Laugh

This is probably my favorite viral video out there. I've seen it a bunch of times, have been sent it a bunch of times, seen it on blogs etc - but I still love it! Most recently, Elisha Bomberger from Lititz Public Library added it to his Facebook page. Thanks for putting this in front of me again Elisha!

Friday, November 16, 2007

Food for Fines

What a great idea from Missouri River Regional Library. Read about Food for Fines where patrons can "bring in 1 non-perishable item for each $1 in fines on your library account and your fines will be cleared."

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Betty Glover Library Workout Tape (circa 1987)

Wow, the styles and music in this video bring back some memories. Check out the old card catalogs and other nostalgic library stuff. I graduated from high school in 1987 (yep, my 20 year reunion is actually 2 weeks away!). This is how I remember a library looking in high school and college. I wonder if I would even know how to use a card catalog now...

Enjoy the video, as the YouTube page states: "This was a project I did in college at ASU for class. Yes, I also worked at the library, and Betty Glover (an incredibly sweet lady) was my boss. This was way before non-linear editing. It's a bit dated, but still holds up pretty well, I think."

Monday, November 12, 2007

College Students Today

Thanks to Cindy Trainor at Chronicles of Bean for pointing to this video from Kansas State University target=_blank. More evidence that if you're not staying on top of technology, you're missing way too much!


Another nod to Carolyn Blatchley for pointing out the WHO@ site. This stands for Working to Halt Online Abuse.

From the site:

" WHOA is a volunteer organization founded in 1997 to fight online harassment through education of the general public, education of law enforcement personnel, and empowerment of victims. We've also formulated voluntary policies which we encourage online communities to adopt in order to create safe and welcoming environments for all internet users."

Be sure to check out their two-sided online safety brochure.


Here's something I had not heard of! Carolyn Blatchley, the trainer for the Cumberland County Library System, pointed out Leetspeak on her blog. She states "It's a language created by teens because parents have become too sophisticated and now understand regular text message shortcuts."

Go to Leetspeak and find out what this means: l00|< 3\/3rY0|\|3, 1 c4|/| r34d l3375p34|<

Friday, November 9, 2007

What Should I Read Next?

Not sure what to read? Here is a site that will help you: What Should I Read Next?

From the site:
"Enter a book you like and the site will analyse our database of real readers'
favourite books (over 32,000 and growing) to suggest what you could read next.
(You can register on the results page and build your own favourites list)"

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Comic Strip for the Day

I received this in my email. Tried to find where it came from, but no luck. Credit to author Steinfeld: