Monthly Archive for February, 2007

Time for something completely different

Blogs are great sources of information and professional development. I’m ready for less snow and more SPRING, so in preparation for the season – it’s time for fun, crazy, and future-shock type webs sites and movies for you to visit. Remember: these links are not for the faint of heart. James Bond fans in particular – BEWARE Roger Moore’s Eyebrows!

Library Dominoes.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwihz7iZlx0

Roger Moore’s Eyebrows of FUN.
http://www.hazzamon.co.uk/roger.html

Future Shock, did you Know: SHIFT HAPPENS?http://www.scottmcleod.org/didyouknow.wmv

Anything with baby pandas has to be worth viewing.
www.pandasinternational.org
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/photo/2007-01/25/content_792519.htm

I’m reluctant to admit it, but winter can be beautiful.
http://www.its.caltech.edu/~atomic/snowcrystals/photos/photos.htm

As a blond, I’m thinking I can get away with including this YouTube video.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RbG1jHewWw

Batgirl is a librarian.
http://www.naughtykitty.org/librarian.html

Future shock: Web 2.0: the Machine is US/ing US.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gmP4nk0EOE&eurl=

And just in case you were looking to get a library tattoo.
http://www.stupid.com/stat/LIBT.html

Here’s hoping for an early spring, Valerie Horton

CLiC Workshop Financial Assistance

Hi everyone,

Don’t forget to apply for a workshop subsidy or the Alex Project scholarships. Deadline for Greeley and Grand Junction workshops is fast approaching (March 2nd).

$100 is available to offset your expenses to the workshops and can be applied to registration fees, travel costs or even substitute pay if you are a school librarian: Financial Assistance Form

Free Books! Free Registration! Check out the Alex Project session presented by Karol Sacca and you could find an easy way to hook up adults with teen readers:
Alex Project Form

Accidental Map Librarian Workshops

Have a secret love of maps? Want to improve your map knowledge? Want to learn tips on cataloging and purchasing maps? Ever heard of Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps? Come to this all day workshop event to learn the basics of maps in libraries and the digital collection of Colorado Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps.

Taught mainly by the map library staff at CU Boulder, this all day workshop will cost $20 (includes food) with CE credit available. The audience is anyone from public, academic, schools, historical societies etc.

Locations/Dates:
Thursday March 29, 2007 – University of Colorado at Boulder, Norlin Library
Friday May 11, 2007 – Western State College, Savage Library

Questions? Email Beth (bwilliams@clicweb.org) and visit the website

Flyer – to post or hand out to those interested!

Webjunction site revamped

Wow, when Webjunction decides to do a remodel of their website, they do a remodel. I was playing around on it today, and it is so much easier to navigate and find things and the look is much more appealing also. Check it out at www.webjunction.org

MADCAL Workshop Application

CLiC is offering to cover the registraton cost ($35) for six (6) people to attend the Colorado Association of Libraries (CAL) MADCAL (Management and Administration Division) workshop, “Catching the Right Customer Service Program,” held May 22 in Frisco. For more information on the workshop event, click here. Selection will be based on a random drawing 3 weeks before the workshop event. Please complete the following form to apply. Recipients will be asked to contribute a comment on the CLiC Newsletter/Blog after attending the workshop. To access the application, click on the title of this post.

Contact:
Shelley Walchak
swalchak@clicweb.org

Wikis for Everyone

If you haven’t worked with colleagues on a wiki yet, you would be surprised at how easy and powerful a tool it is. At CLiC we experimented with lots of the “freebies” including Writely (now bought by Google and no longer free.) There are still lots of free wikis available and one of the most touted ones is PB Wiki, which you can find at http://pbwiki.com/. It describes itself as: “A PBWiki is an easy-to-use webpage that multiple people can edit. It’s as easy to make as a peanut butter sandwich!”

ALA has launched the Read Write Connect wiki as a one-stop-shop for all things 2.0 from ALA, divisions, roundtables, and offices. On the wiki you’ll find links to various ALA sponsored blogs, wikis, Flickr accounts, MySpace and FaceBook pages, and more.
Check it out at: http://wikis.ala.org/readwriteconnect

If all this is as clear as mud, come to one of the CLiC workshops and attend one of the techie sessions. Remember, there are scholarships available for all the workshops on the CLiC website: www.clicweb.org

Workshop Dates:
Greeley – March 15 – 16
Grand Junction – March 22 – 23
Pueblo – April 19 – 20