Geeky Librarian

Geeky Librarian, originally uploaded by books4belle.

Here’s a motivational poster for you

I don’t know about you, but I think “geek” is a compliment.



My professor has been talking to the class about setting up an RSS aggregator like Netvibes.

Anyone else watch Jon and Kate plus Eight on TLC

Is it just me or when someone says “aggregator” do you think of Alexis


Creative Commons

Really tired after 14 hours of class this weekend, so this will be short.

I just wanted to say how much I love the idea of the Creative Commons. In case people are unfamiliar, Creative Commons allows a person to license their work in a way that allows other people to use it, but only in the way you want them to.

For example, Michael Stephens (tech librarian extraordinare!) just did several presentations in Australia. He has his presentation available on his blog under a Creative Commons license. Other librarians or library school teachers can use his ideas or even his slides as long as they attribute what they borrowed from Michael.

I have been introduced to the Creative Commons in several of my LIS classes, and I really think that the folks at CC and the folks that are using those licenses are really moving in the right direction as far as rethinking ownership and copyright in a digital world.

And for the funsters in the crowd: a few links.

1. Facebook people can add Creative Commons as a cause on their profile. (I did!)

2. One of my favorite CC Creator is Jonathan Coulton, a brilliant songwriter who allows his work to be used in multimedia applications like videos. Some of my favorites include Re:Your Brains (which I mentioned in a previous post about zombies) and Code Monkey which kept running through my head this weekend as I hunted for unclosed td tags. Thanks to Roisin for the tip!


Creative Commons License

So Wrong! So True!

Thanks to Ruth Kneale whose blog led me to this gem from Timothy McSweeny

Top Ten Reasons to be / not to be A Librarian

And I’ve actually spent two hours on a sign about the library being closed…

::sigh:: I love my job.

Post #4 – Not exactly a blue-eyes white dragon, but…

It’s a far cry from my blue/green fairy snack deck, but…

Trading Card

Make your own! Follow me to Big Huge Labs

Add a zombie

Okay, this post from Scott Westerfeld’s blog had me laughing out loud.

The only problem with that is I was working the reference desk at the time.

Oh well, most of my co-workers think I’m crazy anyway….

I am currently up to my eyeballs in Medieval Tortall, so my zombie juices aren’t really flowing. Maybe I’ll go watch Re:Your Brains on Youtube for some inspiration.

Happy Wednesday!

What Awful Book are You?

Okay… I couldn’t resist.

Thanks to the Goddess of YA Literature for featuring this quiz on her blog.

While I’m a huge fan of LOTR, I *hated* the Hobbit. I do highly recommend the abridged audiobook done by the BBC. (I know… Library sin…)


take the WHAT BAD BOOK ARE YOU test.

and go to not as good as reading a good book, but way better than a bad one.

To all the former pages/shelvers in the crowd….