Yes I’m still around and I have a few library things to write about. I’ve been working pretty hard over the holidays on a few different projects involving things like the library band, my show, a new upcoming show, and musical projects.
Believe me, this blog isn’t as dark as it seems. I hope to have something useful on here later today!
Some genius had a great idea and they set up an anonymous Twitter account called @alasecrets. It was there for anyone at ALA to post funny, sexy, and generally hilarious comments to. They gave out the password to the account so anyone could play.
Well, it saddens me that a member of the library profession took exception to @alasecrets and shut it down by logging in and changing the password. They protected the updates thereafter so, supposedly, people couldn’t see them.
You’re going to have to pardon my language here but FUCK that. I despise censorship in any form and I especially loathe the idea that a librarian shut down that Twitter account. So I did something about it.
I set up another anonymous Twitter account, @ALASecrets2009. But instead of giving out the password, I’ve set it up so anyone can post to it via SMS or e-mail. So if you’re at ALA 2009 Conference and want to post something funny, secretive, sexy or whatever; you have three options at your disposal. Send a message to:
email@example.com (Direct to Twitter, but it may lag.)
firstname.lastname@example.org (Posts via an RSS feed.)
email@example.com (I’ll post these by copy/paste.)
Absolutely no information will be retained from these methods of posting and the manual feed (firstname.lastname@example.org) will be shut down after the conference is over. Any questions, just leave them in a comment!
I’ve been working in libraries for almost two decades. In that time I’ve not only developed a love for the profession, but also for the technology involved in library work along with the actual science behind information science. Information transfer is fascinating to me and how, what, and why information gets transmitted is kind of my hobby.
That’s what this is about. The world of libraries, library circulation, library technology, and information science.
Beyond that, I’m a writer and a blogger and I have been for around a decade. So for half of my library career I’ve also blogged. I’m a podcaster and a Twitter user. In short, I’m kind of a technology and computer nerd. So take a computer geek and mix it with a librarian and you have some idea of who and what I am.