Friday, 22 July 2011

Hi All

If any of you are looking for a good read would recommend this book. Once I started to read it I found it very hard to put it down.Maybe some of you have already read it. Love to know what you thought of it.

Pearse Street Library

This was another interesting video I found on You Tube.

Joseph O'Connors Libraries

When I was checking out You Tube I found this video entitled Joseph O'Connor's Libraries. It was taken from his radio diary on Radio One's Drivetime to mark World Book Day with his views on the importance of the library.Found it most interesting. Well I am very pleased with myself as I have now embed my first video on my blog.Have been on You Tube quite often looking at videos but never did embed any videos. Well that's Phase 2 Week 2 Thing 16 done now the next task will be to upload a short video to You Tube. Feeling a bit nervous about this but will give it a go.

Hi All.
A friend of mine took this dramatic picture out at Dun Laoghaire Pier yesterday.

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Ernest Hemingway

If a writer of prose knows enough about what he is writing about he may omit things that he knows and the reader, if the writer is writing truly enough, will have a feeling of those things as strongly as though the writer had stated them. The dignity of movement of an ice-berg is due to only one-eighth of it being above water.
Ernest Hemingway, Death in the Afternoon (New York: Scribner, 1932), 192.

Hemingway at His Writing Desk During His African Safari,
Earl Theisen, photographer,

Born on 21st July 1899


Hi All

Well have been checking out all about podcasts.Don't know if I would like to create a podcast myself as I don't think I would like to hear my own voice but you never know might find the courage to do it. I have to say that I can see the advantage to podcast. I have checked out the University of Oxfords Podcast and I was very impressed as I am very interested in the History of Art and they had 13 items dealing with this subject.I also checked out South Dublin County Libraries liked what I saw hopefully in the future most of the libraries around the country will have podcast.I could see how it would be a great asset if it was in our library. On my travels checking other podcast sites I found this one called Adventures in Library Instruction Podcast.They have a monthly podcast about teaching information literacy in libraries. I have to say that it was interesting. Well that is phase two week one finished.Still have a bit of catching up to do.

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Hi All

Did not realise that Phase 2 of 23 things has started as I am on holidays at present. Have a
bit to catch up on. Had a look at what has to be done. Panic is starting to set in as I am not
very technical minded. Going to give it my best shot to doing the tasks.Might be needing some help along the way but will see how I get on.