If you weren't at the Wisconsin Library Association (WLA) conference last week to see the 1st Annual Book Cart Drill Team Competition, you're in luck because intrepid MATS blogger Paula Ganyard recorded a video of the competition and posted it to YouTube.
Trying to find a meeting place between friends? Try using the Google Maps mashup called a.placebetween.us for your next get-together.
First, enter where you're coming from, then enter a city or an address for each member of your party. The map will begin putting blue "push-pins" on the map for each as you enter them.
Next, enter the type of place you want to meet -- like "coffee", "Mexican", "ice cream", "library", or even just the word "restaurant." A yellow push-pin will appear for each, along with details for each, along with driving directions from each person's starting location.
The Project Play planners are using this handy mashup to figure out where we could next meet -- we've always met in Fond du Lac, but the chocolate shop at which we stopped after lunch is soon to close. Using a.placebetween.us, Waupun Public Library (and Guth Candies) is the contender for our next meeting-place. :-)
Celebrate National Library Week April 13-19 by watching the "National Library Week: Super Sized" video at http://alfocus.ala.org/videos/national-library-week-super-sized. Those of you in and around Oshkosh will appreciate this part of his order: "Throw in a couple of copies of magazines with Johnny Depp on the cover; it doesn't matter which ones."
So you decided you're going to get your email inbox down to empty every day in 2007. Problem is, you started with 500 unreads from 2006 on January 1st. Start out the year with a clean inbox without the fear of deleting anything you may later need. Read full article.
"We're bidding adieu to 2007 with a look back at the breaking news, the big events and the must-have gadgets that captivated us this year (give or take a few weeks; we compile this list by early December). To get a glimpse of what's been on our collective consciousness, we mined billions of search queries to discover what sorts of things rose to the top. We encourage you to check out our findings to see if you, too, reflect the zeitgeist â€” the spirit of the times." See the results here.
CAT is great for anyone who doesn't get TV Guide, and wants to keep track of their favorite shows.
Once you register on the site, you pick your favorite shows. This then creates a calendar based on those shows. You can see what time they air, the season and episode number, and if you mouse over a show's name it will give you a brief description of that episode.