Posted by lindyjb on July 14, 2009
I could not attend ALA, but I followed along via the tweets about the conference (#ala09, #ala2009), tweets about sub-meetings and presentations (i.e., #toptech, #unala2009, #acrl101, etc.), and watched ustream videos and cover-it-live events (i.e., lita’s top tech trends). I even heard about ALA on NPR (Librarians go wild for Gold Book Cart).
But just now — I just stumbled upon Heather Devine’s (Flexyourinfo) ala2009 page – a more comprehensive, all-in-one-place collage of tweets and conference photos. For the visual folk, please check this out! Want to see what was going on at the Unconference? Select that option. Want to know what happened on Tuesday? You can even see the tweets and photos by day! You even have the option to pick which tweets you’d like to see by hashtag.
Read more: Heather posted more about this at her blog.
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Posted by lindyjb on July 11, 2009
I just got back from a vacay in Denver and am settling back in at home before work starts again on Monday. I ever-so-briefly played around with the idea of doing a quick turnaround to Chicago for ALA, but it wasn’t financially feasible nor the best timing. So I’m at home, enjoying a cup of coffee early on this Saturday morning, doing a little multi-tasking: schoolwork, writing, reading, cleaning and browsing through the many hashtags related to ALA 2009: #ala2009, #ala09, #unala2009. I created a few searches in TweetDeck, so it’s constantly updating with snippets of what’s going on in Chicago.
I’ve noticed a few other folks who have created twitter accounts specifically for the conference, which is a great idea. One example is the Boulder Public Library’s staff professional development twitter account, @bplconference.
And for fun (but mostly inappropriate comments), catch some of @alasecrets tweets. Someone has created a twitter account specifically for the ALA conference. I’ve seen a few folks tweet the password – anyone can log in and anonymously share their thoughts of what’s going on at the moment… Some are quite funny, snarky and a wee bit crude. (In fact, I believe there is a correlation between time and crudeness… as more time passed, the more – shall we say – explicit @alasecret’s tweets became). It’s amazing what people will say when anonymous, though I must admit librarians are quite a creative bunch! (Psst – this is the tamest tweet I could find for @alasecrets).
Update, 6/11 afternoon: @alasecrets has been put to rest/disabled (someone changed the password and protected the updates)…not sure who shut ‘er down, but there is already a new anonymous account: @ALAsecrets2009. For information on how to post, check the directions.
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Posted by lindyjb on July 10, 2009
Yesterday I read about ScreenJelly on TechCrunch and thought I’d try it out. I have been impressed with other screencasting tools such as Jing, ScreenCastle, ScreenCast-O-Matic, Webinaria, etc, but ScreenJelly is just so darn easy to use. It’s browser-based, so no need to download anything. You can record your voice as you record what’s going on your computer screen. ScreenJelly allows up to three minutes of recording, so you better be concise (which, in my opinion, is a good thing!) Like most other screen casting tools, I think it has great educational implications – you can easily record short tutorials and presentations, but ScreenJelly allows you to tweet it, email it and/or upload it to Facebook, StumbleUpon, etc.
I played around with it and found it really easy to use. I created a short video — please take it easy on me, I was just testing it out. My personal reaction to what ScreenJelly has to offer is positive. The only downsides to ScreenJelly is the three-minute limit and the fact that there is no option to embed it into webpages.
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Posted by lindyjb on March 18, 2009
Hi! Thanks for stopping by!
I have moved this blog to a hosted domain.
If you are looking for my list of international twittering libraries, check out the updated page here:
If you have any questions or comments, feel free to contact me!
I have received quite a few comments from folks around the globe (which has been really GREAT, by the way!) Instead of incorporating them into the long, long list of Twittering Libraries, I decided to keep that list as U.S. only, for organizational sake. Hence below is a growing list of International Twittering Libraries.
If you have any recommendations and/or would like your library to be added to this list, please contact me. I’d love to hear from you!
- Bibliothèques de MTL (Montréal, Canada)
- Bibliothèque du Collège François-Xavier-Garneau (Québec,Canada)
- Bibliothèque Toulous (France)
- Bibliothèque_UGB (Saint-Louis, Senegal)
- Bracebridge Public Library (Ontario, Canada)
- Bradford Libraries (Bradford, UK)
- British Library – Business & IP Centre (London, England)
- British Library (London, England)
- Cambridge University Library (UK)
- Cheam Library (Cheam, Surrey)
- Deakin University Library (Australia)
- Delft University of Technology (Delft, Netherlands)
- Dixie Grammar School (Market Bosworth, UK)
- Dublin Business School Library (Dublin, Ireland)
- Dunedin Public Libraries (New Zealand)
- Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Public Library (Dublin, Ireland)
- Dungannon Library (Ireland)
- Edmonton Public Library (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)
- Feminist Library (London, England, UK)
- Fleetwood Libraries (Lancashire, UK)
- Guille-Allès Library (Guernsey, England, UK)
- Idea Store (England)
- Imperial College Science Library (London, England)
- International Library of New Zealand
- Flinders University (Australia)
- Joe Fortes Library (Vancouver, Canada)
- John Rylands University Library (Manchester, England, UK)
- Kingston Frontenac Public Library (Ontario, Canada)
- Lancashire Libraries (Lancashire, England)
- Leicestershire Libraries (UK)
- McGill University Library (Montreal, Canada)
- McMaster University (Canada)
- Medicine Hat Public Library (Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada)
- Metropolitan University Leeds Met Library (UK)
- Newcastle University, UK arts and humanities liaison team
- Open University Library, Milton Keyens (UK)
- Pelham Library (Ontario, Canada)
- Plymouth Libraries (UK)
- Red Dear Public Library (Alberta, Canada)
- Sheffield Libraries
- Sprowston Library (Norwich, England)
- State Library of South Australia
- St. John’s Nottingham Library (UK)
- The Itinerant Poetry Library (traveling the world–”anywhere I can get to”)
- University College of Dublin (Dublin, Ireland)
- University College London Science Library
- University of Glamorgan (Wales, UK)
- University of London Birkbeck Library (UK)
- Universtities at Medway Drill Hall Library (UK)
- University of Notre Dame (London, UK)
- University of Oxford Bodleian Law Library (UK)
- University of Portsmouth Library (UK)
- University of Stavanger (Stavanger, Norway)
- University of Sussex (Falmer, East Sussex, UK)
- University of the West Indies (Mona, Jamaica)
- Vienna University Library (Austria)
- Wellcome Library (London, England, UK)
- West D’tonshire Libraries (Dunbartonshire, Scotland)
- Westminister Library (Central London, UK)
- Yale College Bersham Road LRC (Wrexham, Wales, UK)
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Posted by lindyjb on March 13, 2009
If you’re looking for a quick way to find out which of your friends hasn’t tweeted in awhile, give Twitoria a try.
In my exuberance to learn as much as possible (as a rookie info professional would do), I have been following a lot of folks, especially libraries. I have been wanting to cut my twitter follower numbers down, so I gave Twitoria a try. I found over 35 folks that haven’t tweeted in over a month. I think I’ll be giving a few of those folks the boot…
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Posted by lindyjb on March 8, 2009
Evan Williams, co-creator of Twitter, talks about the unforeseen uses of Twitter at TED 2009.
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Posted by lindyjb on March 4, 2009
Being a Twitter user myself, I can appreciate Jon Stewart discussing Twitter on The Daily Show. It’s kinda funny.
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Posted by lindyjb on February 16, 2009
I have a bit of a soft spot for the Corvallis-Benton County Library– after all, I volunteer there a couple days every week! They are on Twitter now and have started their own blog.
Cheers to the CBCPL!
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Posted by lindyjb on February 13, 2009
Several different ALA units have twitter feeds! For the whole list, check out the ALA wiki page, ALA Twitter Feeds. It’s good to know what is going on with the national organization and it’s a quick and easy way to stay informed.
Photo credit: ALA Logo from flickr user ALA staff has a creative commons liscence Attribution Non-Commercial Share-Alike 2.0 Generic.
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Posted by lindyjb on February 3, 2009
Check out this interactive map from the New York Times yesterday:
The map shows what people were twittering about during the Super Bowl. As time goes on in the game — press the play button on the timeline at the top of the map — you can see what words are being twittered – and where!
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