I have a really bad habit of using xmarks to bookmark everything I find remotely interesting and proceed to not look at it for 6 months to a year. I’ve been having a problem putting together enough concentration to complete extended tasks, so I decided to make use of the short attention span by cleaning out my bookmarks. For your reading pleasure and general elucidation, here are some links that I decided needed to be added to my regular bookmark rotation (you probably know about all of them already because you actually read stuff when it appears instead of a year or so later!).
- If you travel with people who like to micro plan, what better way to plot out all the details of your itinerary than with a Bathroom Finder site?
- This might be old news but Library 101 is a project to help spread the word about libraries that are changing their profile (and how to do that). Not making much sense? They have a nifty song explaining it all.
Some other things worth seeing on Youtube:
- William Shatner’s spoken word performance of Rocket Man. (The only way it could be better is if here were in his Star Trek uniform. Seriously.)
- Ever wonder what Scott Westerfeld’s Uglies trilogy would look like with Playmobile actors? Wonder no more.
- See also: The Demon’s Lexicon with Lego people.
- Also see also: The best book trailer in the entire world.
- You can also make a Google “search story” on youtube with their creator page. I made one for one of my favorite books here because I had to try it. (Abby (the) Librarian pointed me to this and suggested using them for booktalks, love it!)
- Anne of Green Gables! Anime! In Japanese!
- Slide Dog! In Japan!
Back to the non-Youtube stuff:
- They Fight Crime! might give you the next great idea for a crime fighting duo. Bonus: librarians are sometimes mentioned. I have no idea why this site exists but I love that it does.
- Spell With Flickr is pretty self-explanatory and generally amazing.
- Save the Words by adopting a word at risk of being dropped from the English language.
- I don’t really know anything about goby.com‘s capabilities, but it seems important so I’m posting it and maybe YOU can tell ME about it.
- I haven’t spent enough time with The Usable Library as a librarian, but I plan to do better. I’m sure for all of my readers this is preaching to the choir, but it’s really nice to hear. Especially about the sane policies bit.
- I leave you with a website that would have made my Sixth Grade math class a lot easier. Feel free to draw your own conclusions about what Floorplanner.com reveals about my math curriculum that year.