Friday, May 29, 2009


These were fun. I heard about Library Thing ages ago and enjoyed looking at other reader's picks. It was as easy as Shelfari to set up. I got the notion that maybe this would be a good tool to use for the NAT book club, not only to track what we've read, but to send to prospective members who ask about the titles that we've read. I'm even thinking that the NAT book club should have it's own blog, but that's a discussion and decision for the group. The image generator links and ideas was great fun; I can think of tons of applications for those. When I was in high school, a school counselor asked me what I wanted to be when "I grew up". With a straight face, I told her that I wanted to be a photojournalist for National Geographic, traveling the world producing pictoral essays for the magazine. I actually did have a small, unlucrative photography business back in the mid 1970s, my name to fame being one album cover for an aspiring guitar player (yes, an LP). So, here was my chance to take a recent trip to Peru and pretend.....
I did register and do a quick practice on the Rollyo site (Underground Railroad Quilt Codes); this might be a very useful tool for teachers who want their students to stick to reliable, teacher-approved sites when doing research. In our library world, maybe an application as a pathfinder? For me, if I can't apply these programs to a useful purpose I just don't remember them and use them.....


  1. i'm with you- i have to have a useful and practical purpose for all the apps in my life!

  2. You've made good use of the "Things". I'm looking forward to seeing how you put them into library service.