Thursday, May 21, 2009


originally uploaded by lynnernm5.
My son's Spring band concert, Sanger High School 2007

Flickr Link

I think this will work---it looks fairly automatic!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Still Flickr

I tried to post a link, but it didn't work. I will try again later---I have never made a link before, so I have to figure this out.


Okay, I created a Flickr account and uploaded a 2 year old photo of my son Morgan at his Spring band concert. I can see that this would be a convenient way to share photos with friends and family, especially since I used my e-mail address as my user name. So, if they know that, they can see my photos.
This is not the same photo---that one was a TIFF, which went on Flickr but wouldn't import here. So instead is a photo of the Sanger High School band, August 2008---my son is on the front row, 6th from the left. about a week before his back-to-school haircut!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Library 2.0?

All systems, be they organism or organizations, must adapt to change in order to survive. This applies to libraries and librarians as well. New technology is a fact of life---our children and some of our patrons use a variety of new tech ways to communicate with the world, and if we have no idea what those ways are, we are out of touch and out of date. Reading about innovations is better than nothing, but to truly glimpse the possibilites of those innovations we must become familiar with them in a way only achievable by using them.
Bart Decrem of Flock said that the Web 1.0 was an information source and the Web 2.0 was a participatory web---but haven't people been participating all along, with bulletin boards and putting up web pages and wikis and blogs? All those have been around for quite a while. Isn't it more a change of degree, an increase in participation and participatory tools, rather than a whole new Web? I see libraries the same way---I love them and what they do, but agree we need to keep up with the new ways to communicate information. That doesn't mean we have to chuck all the traditional ways---can't we add to our skill and knowledge base, so that we can help both the patron who wants to use the Reader's Guide to find a magazine article and the patron who only uses digital information?

Thursday, May 7, 2009

New Experiences

I never thought I would be doing a blog, but I am accepting the challenge of the "North Texas 23 Things" for library staff to learn about new technology. Not being a high-tech person to begin with, I suspect it will indeed be a challenge, but hopefully a fun and interesting one!