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Fri, 26 Aug 2016 21:09:46 +0000Today was my first time teaching in our newly remodeled instruction space. It was one of the best teaching experiences I have had in my 14 years of library instruction. The Room The room is outfitted with three presentation screens at the front of the room. There are six tables which seat 7, with a 48 … Continue reading My first experience in our new active learning classroom
Wed, 22 Jun 2016 16:34:30 +0000A while back I posted about how I was occasionally finding lip sync lag (ala “Kung Fu Theater” when I recorded my on-camera video introductions and conclusions using Screencast-o-matic. No matter what I did, I would still experience some lag when recording my face, and my lips and words did not quite match up in … Continue reading A change in my video recording process
Thu, 19 Mar 2015 13:51:32 +0000I made this short video to test the audio and video quality of the Blue Yeti microphone and the Logitech C920 webcam using Screencast-o-matic. Sometimes if you use the audio from another mic like the Blue Yeti, but record your video another source, such as I do with the Logitech C920 Webcam, there can be … Continue reading Testing audio and video quality (and lag) with Screencast-o-matic, a Blue Yeti microphone, and Logitech C920 Webcam
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 14:58:32 +0000YouTube had been nagging me forever to put a trailer on my channel so that unsubscribed viewers can get to know what my channel is about. About 4 months ago I put together the clip below. I recorded the opening of the trailer with my Logitech camera and Blue Yeti microphone. For the other video … Continue reading My first best attempt at my YouTube channel trailer
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 19:55:16 +0000I finally just finished reading Scott Berkun’s wonderful book “The Year Without Pants: WordPress.com and the Future of Work.” I’ve been reading it for a while, and even re-reading some parts. At my library, we are planning on changing and consolidating some service points over the next few years, which has some folks concerned over … Continue reading On Organizations and French Fries
Tue, 24 Feb 2015 14:47:19 +0000Most library conferences I have been two lately are mega events, often requiring trips to strange (and hot) lands like Las Vegas. Some colleagues found a new conference, that was cheap, small, and offered an alternative to those traditional sage-on-the-stage venues. The conference was called The Collective, and happened to be located in a town … Continue reading Some quick thoughts on the 2015 Collective Conference
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 16:39:32 +0000My library offers an awesome chat service, open 24 hours, 5 days a week (plus weekend hours), where patrons can get their questions answered by caring and knowledgeable library reference staff. Sometimes it seems too good to be real. And sometimes librarians have funny answers. 😉
Sun, 04 Jan 2015 13:33:47 +0000It's hard to believe I've been blogging for 10 years. To keep this blog, and my online presence, going for the next 10 years, I'll be branching out beyond just libraries and tech to write and share about many of my other interests including gadgets, gaming, the great outdoors, photography, music, and fitness.
Sun, 04 Jan 2015 01:58:40 +0000This spam I received to my work email account made me laugh. Not only am I happily married, I also have a fond appreciation for timeliness.
Wed, 31 Dec 2014 19:30:56 +00002014 was a good year, though when I look back, there were things that I enjoy that I didn’t do nearly enough. We won’t call these resolutions, but merely ideas for things I’d like to do more of in the coming year. 1. Take my wife out for more dates 2. Take the family on … Continue reading 12 things to do (more of) in 2015