Nominate Your Own Deadly Sins

March 11, 2008

You might find me advocating interactive social media morning ’til night, but even I realize you can take it too far.

NEWS ITEM: After warning against the Seven Deadly Sins for 1500 years, the Vatican announced Monday to append seven new deadly sins. Hmm.

Last night I read an online article in the Sydney Morning Herald. The accompanying interactive gadget (shown here) was just too much. I couldn’t keep a straight face. “Nominate your deadly sins”? Are we ready for wiki theology?

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Clean Technology

November 21, 2007

John Blyberg started this meme with his MacBook in a Maytag shot. When Pollyalida responded, it made me realize that I had a laptop, an iPod, and a cell phone that needed a little rinse, too. The camera? Oh yeah. Let me toss that in now before the detergent cycle starts up.

🙂


The Major-General sings Library 2.0

November 18, 2007

To the tune of “The Major-General’s Song”
With apologies to Gilbert & Sullivan… and you… 🙂

I advocate creation of a social network library,
Dispense with thoughts a-plenty in my blog much like a diary,
And show how common MySpace is, it dominates the territ’ry
‘Cuz people like to share their lives; it’s really quite extraordin’ry.

I upload pix of our events on a communal Flickr page,
And make it easy to YouTube; that latest clip is all the rage.
Encourage interaction for our young and old of any age,
Makes working here as fun as anything they do at Cam-ba-ridge.

I recommend Delicious, Facebook, wikis, Ning, and R-S-S,
Use tag clouds, gaming, apps and widgets, and I twitter to excess.
It matters that our patrons are involved with our transparency.
I advocate creation of a social network library.


Superman and Clark Kent deny each other

November 9, 2007

Funny stuff this morning. Within minutes of each other, Meredith Farkas and the Annoyed Librarian posted practically identical blogs denying that they were the same person. I suppose we’ll just have to trust her them on this.


White collar Halloween

October 31, 2007

I just had to share this:


Originally posted by piercecountylibrary.

Everyday John comes to work at the Lakewood Library wearing a white shirt and black slacks, but punctuates his look with a tie from what must be the greatest collection on earth. (He has funny ties, good ties, wood ties, …) Staff and patrons all know and like him. Today his coworkers came to work dressed up for Halloween as John: white shirt, tie and “John” printed on their lanyards. All except John, that is. He was told to leave his usual attire at home and wear something different for once. That’s him in the foreground: the only staff member without a tie.

Not only is John the nicest guy you’d ever want to meet, but his coworkers put on a great (and pretty darn funny) tribute. I’m also glad they chose to post this photo on Flickr so the patrons (and you) can see the Lakewood Library dress up for Halloween.