Looking forward to attending OLA Super Conference (after Toronto’s big snow storm of the year*).

This year’s theme – “The Power of C – Collaboration”.

*Why is there a big snow storm before or after every OLA Super Conference?

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I’m a Goodreads Librarian.

November 21, 2010

Goodreads Librarians’s currently-reading book montage

Goodreads Librarians 6273 members

A place where members can work together to improve the Goodreads book catalog.

Activities includ…

Books we’re currently reading



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Share book reviews and ratings with Goodreads Librarians, and even join a book club on Goodreads.

I couldn’t help but get excited about this recent news from Sony. Kudo’s Sony!
Sony Unveils Reader Library Program to Promote Digital Reading at Public Libraries
 
Thanks to Stephen’s Lighthouse for bringing this one to my attention.
 

Are you new to Facebook?  Looking to network with library technicians across Canada?

The Library Technicians in Canada group on Facebook provides a great opportunity to meet others and keep in touch. The group is open to all library technicians across Canada.  Recent graduates or soon to be graduates of a Library & Information Techniques Program are welcome to join.  The group has 460+ members and growing! When you join, be sure to introduce yourself on the wall.

I’m looking forward to stepping up my passion at the OLA 2010 Super Conference this week.  Here’s my quasi-final schedule. (Because nothing is final when it comes to conference session selection, until 5 minutes before start time!)

library-related conferences

February 17, 2010

Looking to attend a conference in 2010? Take a look at the Library Related Conferences website. Maintained by Marian Dworaczek from the University of Saskatchewan Library, this exhaustive list of library conferences is updated to 2013, and includes numerous international conferences.
 

 

 

Learning to eRead

January 2, 2010

Did you receive an ebook reader for Christmas? I did. I’ve spent the past few days learning to eRead on my Sony Reader (Touch Edition).

While I’ve tried the Stanza, Kindle, and Kobo iPhone/Touch apps, nothing compares to the larger 6 inch screen of my Reader. I’m also getting used e-ink. It’s probably the biggest drawback to ebook readers right now. On the plus side, Sony’s Reader software installed very nicely on my Mac, and supports Adobe Digital Editions. The Sony Reader supports the EPUB format, which essentially means there are lots of sources for ebooks.

If you are looking for some free ebooks to download, check out the following sources (and be mindful of the copyright legislation for your country):

Google Books
The Grandfather of free ebook search.

Feedbooks
Click on the “public domain” link to browse thousands of free and original books.

FictionWise
Click on the “free ebooks” link to browse their collection.

Kobo
Click on the “Free ebooks” link to download books for the web, mobile and EPUB format.

Project Gutenburg
Project Gutenberg is the place where you can download over 30,000 free ebooks to read on your PC, iPhone, Kindle, Sony Reader or other portable device.

Project Gutenburg Canada
The ebooks on this website are in the Canadian public domain.

Smashwords
Click on the “filter by: free ebooks” to browse for ebooks by indie authors and publishers.

As well, don’t forgot to check out your local library.  I’ve already borrowed several ebooks from Vaughan Public Libraries. Sony also hosts a library finder page, where you can browse for local libraries that offer ebooks for loan.

If you are considering an ebook reader purchase, be sure to read Gadget Lab’s How to Choose an eBook Reader, and the exhaustive ebook reader comparison chart on the Mobile Read Wiki.

Happy eReading!