Monday, March 30, 2009

10 K update

The Monument Ave 10K was awesome on Saturday! Perfect running weather, and this year it didn't rain. I am very proud of my 1:14:56 time, which is more then 10 minutes off of my 1:26:41 from last year.

Check out for pictures of the dress up and run winner, my personal favorite Indiana Jones!

Week 5: My Infinite Playlist

Podcasting is something I already enjoy personally and need to do more of. While I am not the type of person who would create a podcast for personal use, I wouldn't rule it out if it was something I could do for work. For the All Henrico Reads titles or the individual branches book discussion groups, it would be great to have a podcast about each title available for those who are interested but need more to get them started. Sort of like a mini-book talk.

The youth group that my husband works with, one of the chapters from another state has started their own podcast as a recruitment tool and its working! This technology will only benefit the Young Adult crowd, who I see strolling through the building with their MP3 players everyday.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Week 4: Twitlight

It seems that right now Twitter is EVERYWHERE! The news, TV shows, and even Unshelved. For my up to the minute status updates on my friends, I prefer Facebook, which actually stalks people for me. While I am not sure that right now Twitter is something that I will use personally, I am not unwilling to keep learning about it and playing with it. I do believe that it has a lot of potential.

There is so much technology coming at me from every angle that sometimes I just want to turn off the computer and pick up a book!

Speaking of books, I only started reading the Twilight Saga in December, so why do I now feel like the resident expert? Am I really that obsessed? Guess so, I will be at Target bright and early tomorrow morning to pick up my DVD.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Week 3: RSS and the Last Crusade

Really Simple Syndication or RSS seems to be an up and coming Web 2.0 trend. The video really showed how more efficient RSS can make our daily website or blog hopping. If you follow a blog that doesn't update frequently, it would be really nice to know when changes are made. Also, having everything come to one "reader" instead of looking over multiple sites for new info can save time.

Even Indiana Jones would be impressed with my new Google Reader which allows School Library Journal and my daily Unshelved fix to come right to me. I am looking forward to exploring Feedity to see what it has to offer.

I would love it if our Library had an RSS, I think that would benefit and draw in the "younger" (16-29) crowd. Having one for our Staff Training would benefit me.