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Just stuff I find

Posted on: January 14, 2009

(I’ve taken the Delicious feed off my side bar and am having my saves fed in as blog posts. This way I also get to share my commentary on the links I found.)

  • Use Google more effectively and efficiently with these strategies.
  • Some interesting statistics on what is being used and how much it is being used.
  • There are 4 maps on this page. Find out which states ban cell phones while driving and who is included in the ban. This information is from Oct. 2008, so it may not be the most current. Check with your state to be sure what the laws are.
    (tags: news library)
  • Resource Shelf has links to maps from the World Health Organization.
    (tags: library)
  • Interesting side of the debate about how much information people should share on social networking sites and the legality. I think the best advice is generally to be careful about what you talk about, just in case. But I'd imagine that we'll see more of this type of thing because the use of these sites is so pervasive.
    (tags: news web_2.0)
  • This page provides dates for the speeches. After the speech is over, the speech will be linked to the date. Miss your states speech? Find it here.
    (tags: news politics)
  • "One in seven adults lacks the literacy skills required to read anything more complex than a children's book, a staggering statistic that has not improved in more than 10 years, according to a federal study released last week."

    This will have some serious implications potentially for those who find themselves out of work in the current economy.

    (tags: news)
  • This is a neat idea for something different than those store bought memory games. The tutorial also includes the template for making the cards. Pick some of your favorite fabric scraps and make-up a fun game to play with the kids in your life. Just might make one of these for my nephew for Valentine's Day…or Lincoln's birthday.
    (tags: crafts)
  • Another great Etsy find. Incredibly cute cat plushies. Also sells an adorable bear cross-stitch patter.
    (tags: shop etsy)
  • I'm love this idea for a perpetual calendar. I like to take pictures of strange things anyway, so why not letters and numbers. Hold them together with photo clips and you've got a creative, personalized calendar that doubles as art.
    (tags: crafts art photo)
  • Great idea using dental floss and those white round sticky labels. Things you could pick up at the dollar store. Seriously cheap and fun project to add some pizzazz to a dreary winter day.
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Upcoming

Mar. 10 - Photography Class

Mar. 11 - Quad Cities SnB

Mar. 12 - Lincoln Reenactor performance at BHE

Mar. 13 - Annual budget due

Mar. 14 - SnB trip to Galena

Mar. 16-21 - Spring Break

Mar. 16-18 - On the Front Lines library conference in Springfield

Mar. 19-22 - In Kansas

Mar. 23 - Orientation in Quad Cities

Mar. 24 - Photography Class

Mar. 26 - Spring Break for Academic Librarians workshop in Peoria

Mar. 27 - Supervisor Development in Quad Cities

Apr. 2 - Using Social Technologies in Library Instruction workshop

Apr. 6 - Weight Watchers

Apr. 6 - My birthday

Apr. 7 - Photography Class

Apr. 9-12 - In Kansas

Apr. 10 - College Closed

Apr. 12 - Easter

Apr. 13-19 - National Library Week

Apr. 13 - Weight Watchers

Apr. 14 - Photography Class

Apr. 16 - Evening Instruction Session

Apr. 17 - Information Literacy Summit

Apr. 18 - A Day of Books and Quilts at Toulon Public Library

Apr. 20 - Weight Watchers

Apr. 21 - Photography Class

Apr. 22 - Renegade Reference meeting in Bloomington

Apr. 23 - Illinois Library Day

Apr. 24 - Quarterly Supervisors Meeting

Apr. 27 - Weight Watchers

Apr. 28 - Photography Class

Apr. 29 - Supervisor Training in Quad Cities

May 5 - Photography Class

May 12 - National Library Legislative Day

May 25 - Memorial Day - College Closed

June 4 - RSA Users' Group meeting in Peoria

June 6 - SIL's birthday June 6 - Brother and SIL Anniversary

June 8 - Nancy Pearl at Bradley University

June 13 - WWKIP train trip to St. Louis

July 3 - Holiday - College Closed

July 4 - Independence Day

July 10 - Mom's Birthday

July 10-15 - ALA Annual Conference in Chicago

July 17-19 - Midwest Fiber & Folk Art Fair in Crystal Lake, IL

July 31 - 10th Anniversary

Sept. 7 - Labor Day, College closed

Oct. 6-9 - Illinois Library Association Annual Conference in Peoria

Nov. 23 - Brother's birthday

Nov. 26 - Thanksgiving Day, College closed

Nov. 27 - College Closed

Dec. 7 - MIL's birthday

Dec. 18 - DH's birthday

Dec. 25 - Christmas Day

Dec. 26 - Dad's birthday

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