Thanks to Ms. O Reads for this post about a link on Pinterest. 10 Interesting Ways to Use Instagram in Your Library. Ms. O. is a Pinterest Goddess, and I can't even remember my log in. I do try to post on Instagram, but I have to have the iPad with me, it has to be charged, and I have to think of something to take a picture of. It's a lot of pressure. Like Tweeting. I did agree with Joel Stein of Time that the internet is good for things like blogging, and that I write a lot more because of my blog. I am just a digital immigrant, and I would rather not have to do anything at all on the computer. Like me some circulation cards, but also appreciate that I can run overdue reports much more easily through Destiny. Still a digital immigrant just trying to survive.
Book Speed Dating: The Mighty Little Librarian has a post on this that's great. I've done this with classes before (although I use a tiny hourglass instead of the fancy LCD projected timer) and it does work wonderfully!
I was having a bad enough week without THIS popping up in my window-- from Salary.com: "12 Jobs on the Brink: Will They Evolve or Go Extinct?" Librarian, of course, was the very first slide, but we at least get this verdict:
Glamour girl Google and her friends Bing, Yahoo and Cha Cha dethroned the trusty silencer of the stacks, our public librarian.
Now, the local library is online, shoes and shirts are no longer required and we can use our "outdoor voice" indoors if we are so inspired. Will the decibel diva's future be shelved?
Verdict: Evolved. Although virtual media and the Internet search deleted the Dewey decimal system, people still enjoy reading books the old-fashioned way and appreciate research help. The new librarian is a digital archivist, savvy with searches, keywords and helpful websites.
So.... a cute puppy, reading 101 Dalmations. If I had just trained Sylvie from puppyhood to be a Library Dog, she could have come to work with me today and made everything better!