Monday, January 11, 2010

23 Things Kansas - Week 1: Blogging

I am participating in the 23 Things Kansas program for Kansas library employees, trustees, volunteers and friends. 23 Things Kansas is described as "a fun way to learn about and practice with online tools for community, sharing and productivity." Over the next 23 weeks you will see a weekly (hopefully) post concerning the assignment I'm working on that week. Completion of all 23 assignments is worth 30 hours of continuing education credit and, more importantly, a chance at winning a fLip video camera. The first assignment is to begin a blog - so I'm ahead of the game. However, down the road when we get to such things as screencasting, presentation sharing and cloud computing (I don't even know what that is!) I may not be so glib. You will likely be reading posts filled with angst, frustration and a few bleeps, but the worst I can do is make a total fool of myself on YouTube and, seriously, how many people actually view that stuff? If you happen to be a member of the Kansas Library Community and want to join in, check out the web site at It's too late to get in on the CE credit, but there's still a lot to learn.


  1. So glad to have you as part of the 23 Things Kansas community! :) I'm going to have to back and read some of your book reviews. Just saw your Pirate Latitudes one cross Twitter. Is that one a Michael Chrichton manuscript his son finished? You'll know what cloud computing is before the end of the program, I promise. :)

  2. This is such an interesting project. Hooray for Kansas Library Association or whoever is sponsoring this. Wish I was a fellow employee. Actually it looks like I can follow along with the lessons.

    I noticed that one of the weeks has you joining a Ning group. There is a great one for Book Bloggers. I'll find the link and get it to you if you decide to go that way.

    By the way, which one of you is the librarian - Dave or Tami?

  3. I bet you are doing some cloud computing and don't even know it. This blog sorta qualifies. You'll learn more. I am so excited to see your blog posts as we go! :) And glad to see that you are using your reading blog to incorporate them together.

  4. This sounds interesting - you do all the work and I'll get all the lessons ;0)

    P.S. Did Team Pink win it all?

  5. You write excellent blog entries! Thanks for the comment on my "infant" blog. And yes, I think the Port Library is a pretty neat library, and not just because of the library director :)