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When we’ve got politicians like Rod Blagoevich out there doing the real pay to play thing I find it quite sad for people to focus on something like librarians playing Rock Band at work…  Come on people, let’s move on into the 21st Century!  We should be congratulating these librarians and their communities not condoning them…  So I say, “Way to go Nebraska librarians!!”

Read the story here:  TV News, State Officials Investigate Rock Band-Playing Librarians… But Weren’t They Just Doing Their Job?

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I can’t say I love the name, but I love what they’re doing.  You can sign up to receive email updates from your neighborhood library with new books, movies, etc.  This is a service provided to libraries for a minimal cost, but it’s free for users and there’s no time spent by librarians to get it out. 

I think it’s a great way to keep in touch with your users while you still stay on top of all the other services the library offers on a daily basis.

Check it out for yourself at wowbrary.org!  I looked, but there’s not a library in my area participating just yet.  Chicago what do you think?!

Here’s a sample of what a New York subscriber might receive in an email from Wowbrary.

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I was rummaging around the hard drive and I came across the pic I took with Santa in Second Life! I had completely forgotten… I might be too big to visit Santa at the mall, but in there I can do anything I want – within reason of course. 🙂

Here it is just for kicks.

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I think this is so great. I hope it grows!

Library of Congress has posted over 3,000 photos on flickr. They’ve been given a special area of their own – The Commons. Go check out what they’ve done!

You can read more about the project on their flickr page and also in American Libraries.

It appears the project is meant to combine copyright free images from institutions around the world. Sort of a one-stop image shopping spot. 🙂

I know for certain costume designers at least will be extremely happy about this.

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Now, this is what I’m talking about! Way to go out in Medford.

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Patrons at Milford’s Wadleigh Memorial Library can challenge a library student working in circulation to a rollicking round of DDR to pay off fines! Go here for all the details in The Cabinet.

Maybe if I stockpile articles on other libraries doing this my library will let me do it too! (I’m more of a Guitar Hero type though.)

Although, on another note, I’ve been considering hosting a Guitar Hero tournament at my library. I haven’t brought up the idea to my boss yet because I have yet to figure out the specifics, and I’d like to do that before I make a proposal.

Has anyone out there ever hosted a Guitar Hero tournament? If you have, how did you organize it – like the rules and stuff? That’s where I’m stuck trying to figure out how best to manage it.

Please email me or leave a comment if you have any ideas or experience that might help.

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It’s time for me to reflect on LIS768… I can’t believe the end is here! This class has been a lot of things to me.

I feel linked to everyone by wordpress, and enjoyed that aspect of becoming, in essence, our own social network. (Of course, that makes sense considering the name of the course is Library 2.0: Social Networks.)

The most important thing I learned was also my biggest Ahhah! Library 2.0 isn’t just about new technologies, but is really about customer service. I can honestly say I never thought of it that way until our first day of class. That was an eye opener.

I am glad we had an in person class for a course mostly about things that happen online. It’s hard for me to be really engaged in classes online. I tend to jump around and just do what I like, which is great for self-education, but not necessarily so great for a class.

The most amazing thing this class has done for me – Well, I’m writing a blog again, and writing regularly instead of once in a blue moon. Although, my MySpace blog has fallen wayyy behind, and I keep meaning to put a link to this blog on my profile… Okay, I need to do that. I do still find it hard to keep up with everything – but graduation should help that!

And I can’t top without mentioning the group projects. I’m not usually a big fan of group things, but I had a great time and learned a lot. I wish I could have done more to help Chris with editing the film we did, but now that I’m graduating I’m going to start learning how to do that myself. (Maybe even teach the teens at the library for Teen Tech Week!)

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I’ve been doing the del.icio.us thing for quite a while now and I love it. It’s a great way to keep track of all the zillions of new things I find on the Net everyday. And I love the social aspect of it – nothing better than checking my ‘Links Saved For You’ page and finding a really cool new site. I do need to take some time to organize it better though… New Year’s resolution? Nah, but now that I’m graduating, (Yayayay!) I’ll have more time for things like that. 🙂

Anyway, there’s a widget in the sidebar of this blog from my del.icio.us page listing the most current items I’ve marked LIS768, and if you want to see more of my random tagging craziness you can visit my del.icio.us.

It’s so del.icio.us!

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