hi – 28feb

Hi. Sometimes getting people on board with a new idea is just as easy as plowing forward with a positive attitude and hoping that people will either sign on and share your excitement, or at least watch cautiously and be willing to be convinced. Two examples from today

  1. ALA Council is going to have an online “face book” to help people familiarize themselves with their appointed and elected Council reps. Big props to Leslie Burger for this one, but I helped a little.
  2. The Roxbury Free Library in Roxbury Vermont now has a URL and a mini web page. Big props to Susan D’Amico for being willing to learn about domain shopping and I helped with a little hosting while they plan their next step. What a nice little achievement to take to town meeting, don’t you think?

In both these cases, someone in a position of authority basically had to make a decision, flip a switch, say “yea” or “nay” to a new idea, decide to do something different. With some some help from people with good information (me in these cases, and others) whole new things spring up, new combinations of information, new methods of delivery. How neat is that?

One Response to “hi – 28feb”

  1. Paul Acampora Says:

    Hi Jessamyn,
    Roxbury looks like such a lovely library! Those histories of Vermont libraries would make a great Wikipedia entry. We added our history to Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bucks_county_free_library) and have received some nice feedback from students and other users. Also, it’s fun to watch people improve and tweak the entry. Best wishes from Pennsylvania!
    Paul