Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Thing 2: RSS

I've now added three blogs to my Google Reader, which I've placed prominently on my iGoogle homepage.  Although I completely understand the purpose and use for this tool, it may take me a while before I really incorporate it into my day-to-day life.  I'm the kind of person who doesn't even subscribe to a newspaper (print or electronic) because I know I'll rarely read any of it.  It's not that I don't want to stay current and/or involved; I think it's more that I have been using other methods to do so.  I realized as I was mulling over this week's assignment that, to be honest, I've come to rely on Dee Portzer/Questar and my other colleagues to share with me any news/updates/links to things that are truly important.  In a way, they're my RSS - but with a really cool weeding feature - and together we all wade through all kinds of information and pass on various valuable nuggets :-)  We, by nature, as librarians love to share a good tip or an interesting site.

It's not that I can't think of good uses for RSS in a library setting, but it'll just take me a while to make the shift. 


  1. I'm glad to find someone who has an RSS comment. Not too many of them yet! I loved the image of Dee as an RSS feed with a weeding feature!

  2. Well, no need to use the RSS now when you already have something better - Dee! Just store the info in the back of your head for when she takes off for sunnier climes.

  3. You're ahead of the curve on RSS! No one has managed to create a you-centered weeding program yet, contrats!

    I've been names as your official Learn with CDLC liaison, so if you need anything, feel free to ask. Looks like you're doing just fine though!