I’m Blogging This

That’s what my new tee shirt will say when it arrives. In an effort to kill time while I’m not feeling well, I spent a good, long time browsing the ThinkGeek website before deciding on the tee:

http://www.thinkgeek.com/tshirts/ladies/6388/

Here’s what’s new since last time I checked out their site: you can make a wish list. Great idea for people like me who are tempted by, but not ready to commit to, a number of cool geek toys. Do I really want the USB lava lamp? The ambient weather-forecasting umbrella? The LED necklace? How about the do-it-yourself hologram kit? There is just way too much cool stuff, so I’ve put my favorites on my wish list for now while I weigh out my choices.

If nothing else, browsing the site will get your geeky creativity flowing.

Online Community for Library Staff

Lori Bell from Alliance Library System forwarded this notice to the SL Library groups today. Rachel Singer Gordon has created an online community for librarians and other library staff. Here’s the post:

LISjobs.com Launches Online Community

New discussion forums now open

LISjobs.com, the largest free library career portal on the Internet, is pleased to announce the launch of its new online community for librarians. Devoted entirely to career development and job hunting, these forums provide a space for librarians, LIS students, library workers, and information professionals to discuss professional development issues: http://lisjobs.com/forum/.

“I’m excited to be able to offer this space for collaboration and discussion,” says Rachel Singer Gordon, webmaster, LISjobs.com. “As librarians, we know that we work and learn best in community — I look forward to watching the forums grow.” Current forum moderators include:

  • Michael Stephens, LIS schools
  • Jess Bruckner, Jumpstart your career
  • Meredith Farkas, Professional development and participation
  • Susanne Markgren, Talking tenure
  • Kim Dority, Professional writing
  • Sophie Brookover, Work/life balance

In recent related developments, Info Career Trends, LISjobs.com’s professional development newsletter, has moved to the WordPress platform to better serve its subscribers. Its long-time career Q&A columnists, Tiffany Allen and Susanne Markgren, have moved to their own blog, and author/entrepreneur Kim Dority joins in with her new monthly column on “Rethinking Information Careers.”

Info Career Trends continues to fill an underserved niche, devoted entirely to career and professional development issues for librarians and information professionals. The newsletter and column content are accessible at: http://www.lisjobs.com/career_trends/. Rachel Singer Gordon shares: “I’m so pleased to bring Kim on board, and to watch the Library Career People column evolve in its new blog format. I look forward to hearing others’ opinions across the LISjobs.com online community.”

LISjobs.com, launched in 1996, provides free library-related job listings to both employers and job seekers, as well as related services from resume postings to career development blogs.

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LISjobs.com: http://www.lisjobs.com

Online community: http://www.lisjobs.com/forum

Info Career Trends newsletter: http://www.lisjobs.com/career_trends/

Contact: Rachel Singer Gordon, rachel@lisjobs.com

Daily Literature: Free in your Inbox

A co-worker just sent me a link to this site that provides free reading directly to your inbox every day.   http://www.dailylit.com/about It’s easy: sign up, read books, and post to the discussions if you want. There’s quite a nice selection. I’ve just signed up and am looking forward to seeing how big a chunk of reading they send each day.

From their website:

“We created DailyLit because we spent hours each day on email but could not find the time to read a book. Now the books come to us by email. Problem solved.”

My profile: