Quiet in the Library: An Urban Dilemma – homelessness in libraries
Librarians do Gaga – wicked video take-off of Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face”
CLIP P- Cooperative Library Instruction Project – Web-based tutorials to assist in library instruction and information literacy in school, but equally applicable in public libraries.
Library Success: A Best Practices Wiki – Library Success: A Best … – There are some great ideas here; so many many ideas. Almost too many, need to refer back to this site often. And, no reason why we couldn’t add some of our successful ideas/programmes here too
The best personal library in the world – oh wow!!
Books, reading & authors
RIT Future of Reading Conference – Reading & Writing, Media & Technology, Science & Art of Literacy. Very tidy website.
Mishaps and Adventures: Evolution of the The Strange Case of Origami Yoda cover – This book isn’t showing in our catalogue yet – hopefully it will be purchased. Look pretty cool, similar style to Diary of a Wimpy Kid.
The World’s Best Bookstores | Spot Cool Stuff:
Google, other search engines & other web applications
Misspelled words in web searches
Wikipedia FAQ for Librarians -Useful info on how to use Wikipedia in the library
10 Fun Facts You Didn’t Know About Google
11 Helpful Cheat Sheets for Popular Google Products | Freebies
librarian » Free Stock Photo Search Engine – If you’re looking for high-quality images, but don’t want to pay for them, check out this new search tool.
Museum Box | Bright ideas – Cool tool for school projects!
Novels – covers and beginnings, school library ideas –
Stop Disasters Game | Bright ideas
The 3 Rs or the 4 Cs? | Bright ideas
RFID/Techy stuff/online stuff
RFID collar keeps dog away from chicken’s feed
Glee vs Copyright
In the news
IfItWasMyHome.com – Visualizing the BP Oil Disaster – this really puts it in perspective
Anatomy of a wiki-hoax
Main Articles: ‘Archives in Web 2.0: New Opportunities’, Ariadne Issue 63 – Marta Nogueira describes how three Web 2.0 applications (Facebook, Flickr, YouTube) can work as a virtual extension for archives and other cultural organisations, by identifying benefits obtained from the use of Web 2.0 applications.
Art & Design
12 awesome science fiction lunch boxes
30 Years of BAD Pictures on Vimeo – Not ‘bad’ as in bad photos, rather BAD as in Bruce Albert Dale, National Geographic photographer. Some amazing images.
Secrets of the Vatican Archive Revealed!
Cool stuff, cool stuff and stuff that didn’t quite fit anywhere else (a veritable pot pourri)
Editorial Anonymous: Fat Vampire: a Conversation with Adam Rex
How we read online. – By Michael Agger – Slate Magazine – Interesting post showing how we read differently when we read online.
iLibrarian » Best New Plagiarism Video – A fun vid on plagiarism
Bookmate, The Multi-Tasking Book-Holder | Gadget Lab | Wired.com
BP Fail Whale
BP Global PR’s creator revealed – maybe
Top 10 LEGO Movie Tributes on YouTube
Vatican beatifies Blues Brothers… almost | Stuff.co.nz
YouTube – BP Oil Spill – Clarke & Dawe lighter look at BP
YouTube – Simon’s Cat ‘Cat Man Do’ – cos it has been a while since we have had a funny cat video – and these are a really funny series.
YouTube – STAR WARS I-PAD BRIEFING
http://www.boingboing.net/2010/06/23/doctor-who-vs-hitchh.html – Doctor Who: The Hitchhikers Guide to the Daleks
And this was spotted on the Mashable site earlier in the week:
“As if we haven’t been bearing the buzzing sound of vuvuzelas enough in the last couple of days, YouTube has decided to grace us with a dedicated vuvuzela button. The football-shaped button sits in the lower right corner, and does precisely what you feared: It produces the dreadful vuvuzela sound. If you haven’t been following the World Cup, and you’re not familiar with the term “vuvuzela”. It’s a plastic horn that produces a loud monotone that takes all of about five seconds to get on your nerves. Oh well. BZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!”
Items featuring some of our talented staff and their families
Riccarton Players – Cinderella – Highly recommended viewing these school holidays is the Riccarton Players’ Cinderella – starring our very own Rachael Chamberlain!! Do go along and support the talented Rach, and support our local theatres. Tickets are excellent value at $8.50 (plus a 50c booking fee),and you can book them through The Court Theatre’s KidsFest booking site .
http://www.youtube.com/user/F5thDayOfMay – featuring Sally’s Williams’ talented offspring Adam & Emma. Check it out!
And in the shameless self promotion category – I now have a blog – The Book Witch . I have been on the latest CCL Learn wave – which I can highly recommend. When you get a chance to do this – snap it up! Part of it is to start a blog, which is a nerve wracking experience. However, I must admit, I am a teeny weeny bit hooked, and I am now craving feedback. If you have time, please have a look. Keep in mind I’m just a newby – but any comments/constructive criticism would be most welcome! Be gentle though, I’m a sensitive soul.