Yikes! It has been forever since I posted anything. My personal life has been a train wreck of sorts for several months. Sick kid, empty nest syndrome and assorted other stressors have kept me from writing. However, I have been trolling the web and I saved some of my finds to share. So here we go!
My pal and partner in library things everywhere has done a marvelous job of writing about the e-readers. Her library has been able to purchase quite a few and get them into the hands of staff. If you are still new at it or helping someone digest this new technology, click here to get Holly's take.
My twitter people shared this the other day. It is a link to videos of regional dialects for the US. As born and bred Midwesterner, I found this just fascinating. Click here for Tumblr's regional dialect meme.
Technology seems to be going at the speed of light. I find myself with a fancy smart phone now and I am still trying to maximize my use of this nifty device. In other news, I have fallen prey to the addictive game of Angry Birds. Every day I discover more little tricks for my phone and am loving every minute. Other tech sites for your consideration should also include: Make Use Of . I know I have mentioned them with respect to Twitter, but this is an excellent site that keeps me informed. I want to point you to a great article by another tech site called Read Write Web. Many times I hear from librarians and others about hiring tech people. This article gives some great insight on this topic.
Of course I have to make sure that all of you at least visit Awful Library Books. I hope all of you have included quality collection management as a new year's resolution. Tight budgets mean even more awareness of your collection. Beware of people that say "if we weed, we won't have anything left".