Monthly Archives: June 2010
Unshelved, for those who don’t know, is a comic series created by Gene Ambaum and Bill Barnes. I highly recommend it if you haven’t checked it out. Their website is www.unshelved.com/. It’s very amusing and centers around the daily library life of a librarian named Dewey at his job in a Public Library. So funny and entertaining.
Well, at this year’s BookExpo America conference, they interviewed Nancy Pearl, who is a very famous librarian, an author and who also has a librarian action-figure modeled after her. The interview is about an hour but is informative and entertaining. Her capacity to remember everything she’s read is amazing as well as her ability to recommend something to read on just about any subject. She has impeccable taste and a wonderful sense of humor, an outstanding role model for information professionals.
Here’s the link: http://bookexpocast.com/2010/06/15/nancy-pearl-unshelved/
I love seeing this kind of thing. I wish more schools and libraries would take part in these types of activities. It shows that librarians and libraries are not the stereotypical “shushing” people. We are fun, loud and proud of what we do! I applaud any and all people who create and support outreach of this nature. Go ischool at the University of Washington.
Photographic tour of the University of Texas-Pan American Library
Vodpod videos no longer available.
This presentation was made using Prezi software. It is a zooming photographic tour of the University of Texas-Pan American’s Library that I created for a library orientation. The professor wanted a virtual tour of the library and I found out about Prezi from a previous library presentation I had viewed during a conference. It’s fairly easy to use and I highly recommend viewing the tutorials. They helped a lot. It’s a different perspective than a PowerPoint and I think it’s more dynamic and interactive.