Regime change begins at home.

This week I set up camp in our staff meeting room to listen in on the SirsiDynix Institute webcast from David Lee King and Thad Hartman (Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library), "Creating a 2.0 Library." When I first registered for the webcast, I sent an email along to other folks in the Library who I thought would be interested. Imagine my joy when I was joined by 9 of my co-workers, including Department Heads and our Assistant Director! I thought I'd be all alone in the room, and here I was, joined by 9 people who are open to listening, who want to make change, and who understand the forward direction we need to go. I was so impressed!

I had to skip off immediately at the end of the webcast so I could staff the Movies & Music desk. As I sought out loungey latin dance CDs for a patron, my colleagues discussed ways to bring some of TSCPL's ideas to Skokie. I find it heartening that at the end of the webcast, those in attendance did not immediately crawl into the cozy, safe place under their desks. Mommy help!

For those of you who were not able to attend, SirsiDynix Institute has already posted it to their presentation archives.


Out from under the radar

Uh oh, we've been spotted! Jenny over at The Shifted Librarian (and also the organizer of the awesome gaming program recently attended) gave The Flying Keyboard and Ruth's blog, The Utopian Library, a shout-out for blogging the Symposium. Though Ruth and I blogged many of the same sessions, she picked up many more of the details than I did and went through the tedious work of linking to everything relevant. Anyway, thanks for lifting us from obscurity, Jenny :) Now I have to be much more diligent in my duties.

In other news, I have finished HP7 at last. Spoiler embargo has been lifted!