Monday, October 15, 2007

Thing 10: The Virtual Library Branch

I've actually looked through the resources available on the SPL website before -- many times, really. I've always liked the fact that I can use the library system even when the library is closed or I am on the other side of the city. I regularly go into the catalog to reserve items (anyone in Circulation could probably attest), check up on new items being added to our SPL collections (I like trying for first dibs on things I am really wanting to read or see), etc. I read the events calendar, too...and occasionally go through the movie and book lists to get ideas for something to watch or read.

Yes, I am a nerd.

Heh, but anyway...I did try and locate some things I really hadn't explored much before during this particular task. I don't have an mp3 player, but I've played with them a bit before. I know how to download audiobooks, but I really don't feel like doing that right now. Maybe Wednesday, when I have more time to blog about it.
Instead, I went through the library's PowerSearch page to look for articles on writing. Then I went through the Research section of the library site and looked at some of the arts & humanities sites (was especially pleased to see Centerstage Chicago listed). I also subscribed to the RSS feed from the AV section of the library.

In conclusion to the 10 things: I will probably use all of the resources from the 10Things team's blog again at some point. Thanks for the learning experience, guys. ;)

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