Tuesday, April 1, 2008


This is a test post from flickr, a fancy photo sharing thing.


This is a test post from flickr, a fancy photo sharing thing.

23Things #4 Photosharing with Flickr

I set up Flickr account and was able to upload a photo of me and my grandson CJ attending a Twins Game back in 2004 (boy have we changed)... I'm attempting to add the picture to this blog... wish me luck.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

23 Things #3 Set Up an RSS Accounty & Add Feeds

Well now... I set up an account in GoogleReader and managed to add RSS feed subscriptions... I even added "A Virtual Exercise" to my list... Now I have to figure out how to add it to "my blog"... but that's for another day. I'm still debating how this can be used.

Monday, March 3, 2008

23 Things #2 What is Library 2.0

Having read the various documents in #2, I can see that I from the "other world" when it comes to technology. Just learning the lingo is a challenge..

Stephen Abram encouraged me to "take the time"... and I can relate...my dietician said the same thing... "take the time to exercise - in moderation and in small increments (at first) building as you gain strengh". After spending an afternoon reading about Web 2.0, Library 2.o, I can see that I need to digest technology in manageable amounts.

I agree that the future of the library is indeed about people, building communities, enabling participation by the public through social computing. We gain wisdom with age, we gain knowledge through learning, and we learn from others... sharing information is a fundemental service of libraries - but the medium through which the sharing takes place is ever changing... we no longer make smoke signals, we no longer wait for the Pony Express, we no longer depend on the telegraph... moving into the digital age is expected and libraries will continue to support the demands of the public, just as they have in the past.

Skeeter's 23 Things #1 continued.

I set up my blog a few weeks ago...but obviously didn't complete the task. Today, what should have taken little time has turned to to be 3 hours... but I finally "exported" my Avatar. I found it confusing... so I'm still alittle bewildered... What I thought would be intuitive just wasn't.. I thought I was logged into my blog... but couldn't find the dashboard, or where to post.... so its been interesting. At one point I thought about just giving up or starting over... but here I am... hopefully, 23 Things #2 won't be so difficult for me... Thanks Robin and Lynn for posting to my blog... wonders of all wonders I did find a way to read your comments...

Thursday, February 14, 2008

February 14, 2008

Hi... I'm Chris Lang, Office Administrator for the Plum Creek Library System
This is my first entry... so I have no idea what to write.
If you read this...give me some suggestions.