Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Funloving Librarians

If you think librarians still wear their hair in buns and say shh, check out the movie of me trying out my fancy foot work using Dance Dance Revolution dance pads with Jenny Levine. Jenny is an Internet Development Specialist and Strategy Guide for the American Library Association (ALA); she also has her own blog titled, The Shifted Librarian.

Jenny told me that libraries are using these dance pads in creative ways such as challenging teen library customers to a contest. If the teens win, the prize is wiping out their overdue fines!

The movie was made during the ALA Midwinter Conference in Seattle. Also at that conference I had a wonderful evening of dancing with the members of ALAP (American Library Association Players), a great group of funloving librarians. See some of the ALAP 2007 photos from Seattle as well as the ALAP website.

Monday, January 01, 2007

Videochatting with Skype

For those Mac Users who want an alternative to iChat that connects to any computer, read about Skype. You can download the newest version, that adds video for those using OS X 10.3.9 or later. It works on Intel Macs too.

A Mac User friend and I tested it and found it easy to use with no problems; however, we agreed the quality of iChat's video and audio is much better.