Monday, June 28, 2010

Geocaching in a Library

I think this is one of the most creative ways I've seen to bring patrons into your library. Participate in a Geocaching game!

Spring Township Library right here in my home state of PA is doing just that! They created a fake book and drilled a hole in it to hold the cylinder. They even gave it a call number. Take a look:

Be sure to check out the cache page and read the first finder's web update. Have any other libraries done this? Don't you think it's a great idea?

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Augmented Reality Explained

Nobody explains better than Common Craft. If you've been hearing the latest buzz words, augmented reality, and wondered what they mean, then check out Common Craft's latest video explanation:

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Are You Using Mind Maps?

See my recent post on ALA Learning to learn all about mind maps and how they can help you in your work.

Lori Reed Proves One Person CAN Make a Difference

I posted about in March. My good friend Lori Reed had a great interview on her local news this week. Check it out. Keep up the good work Lori!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Is it Real or is it Phishing?

These days you really need to be able to tell if an email is legitimate or not. Phishing is rampant so the need for vigilence is high.

Here is a great Phishing and Spam IQ Quiz from SonicWALL that only takes a few minutes to complete. You are given 10 samples of emails that you have to determine whether they are legitimate or scams. When you get your results, you are given great information as to why something is a "Phish".

Thanks to the Swiss Army Librarian for pointing me to this great training resource that was seen in Slashdot.