What I Have Been Doing Instead of This, Wow!

A list of things unrelated to each other:

This week I have been the proverbial chicken with my head cut off. Seriously, I am leaving a trail of blood behind me as I walk down the hallway.

I held a training session for librarians and other staff about wikis, blogs, and RSS yesterday. There was a lot of information to cover, but I got through and we were able to have some wonderful discussion about how we could use some of these new tools in our library. Wow. It was amazing to see the light bulbs going off in the room. I was energized for the rest of the day.

The best part of my training was when I put up this post, as an example in my Bloglines feed list, and waspwoman busted out laughing as she got to the punch line. Priceless I tell you.

There was a different training some of us attended in the afternoon which was alternatively good and mind sucking. I came across an article from the July 18th edition of the Wall Street Journal (to which I would link but last time I checked you had to register, boo, just believe me already) that said that Amazon alone had 1.5 million pre-orders for Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. 1.5 Million. I had to scoop my jaw off the floor after reading that one.

In a meeting today, my boss’ boss reminded us that we are holding a contest to rename our Reference area which currently has this horrible acronym that makes absolutely no sense. She said she wants it to be different and “fun”. I had a brilliant idea (with apologies to Kevin Smith) We could name it “Reference Wow!”

–Jane, Blogs Wow!