Friday, October 31, 2008

Halloween Week

Aidan has had an exciting Halloween week. She loved wearing her Dorothy costume to Sonshine School yesterday, even though the entire thing was too big for her. I'm going to try and get better pictures tonight. I discovered one of the perks of having a toddler is eating all of their Halloween candy. It's for her own good, I'm making a motherly sacrifice. I did let her eat a cookie yesterday and after I watched her run around the room in circles for about 45 minutes I decided maybe it wasn't the best idea.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Pumpkin Patch

We took Aidan to the Parkhust Pumpkin Patch in Arcadia on Saturday. She had so much fun with all of the animals and running around in the hay. There's nothing like a fall day in Oklahoma. On the way home we stopped in at Pops and let her run around in the Poptoberfest garden. I can't tell you how nice it was to enjoy a weekend without being nauseous about comps the whole time.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Ty's Secret Formula Can

Now that I'm free of the stress of comps I can concentrate on more important blogging. I have so many cute pictures of Aidan including our trip to the pumpkin patch but unfortunately I can't share any of those with you right now because our camera is nowhere to be found. Hopefully it will turn up later today.

In the mean time, can we talk about this:

Why is Ty Pennington doing Similac ads? I realize that the ads are announcing the redesign of the formula can and that he is a design "expert." Although, I'm not sure if the ability to yell into a megaphone while wearing your Mid-90s's man necklace really qualifies you to be a designer. Also, the designs on his show are usually more reminiscent of an amusement park. I always cringe when they ask the kids what kinds of things they'd like in their room and the kids say something like 'bats.' Because to say they take these suggestions literally is a gross understatement. I hope you enjoy your bat cave shaped room with bat shaped bed and stalactite (or is it stalagmite?) ceiling when you're 17 kid.

Apparently the new formula can is supposed to keep us from struggling with the formula can. I have never struggled with a formula can. Maybe the Target brand is more cooperative

So anyways I'm just saying I have my doubts that he actually had anything to do with this redesign. Because since this new formula is supposed to be more like breast milk and Ty Pennington is nothing if not literal minded we could have had a highly inappropriate can of formula on our hands.

Friday, October 24, 2008

As Oprah would say Hallelujerrrrrr....

Comprehensive Exam Results

Congratulations! You have passed the comprehensive examination on the written attempt.

Maggie Ryan
Coordinator of Admissions/Student Support Services
University of Oklahoma
School of Library and Information Studies

Monday, October 13, 2008

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Library Bill of Rights

I. Books and other library resources should be provided for the interest, information, and enlightenment of all people of the community the library serves. Materials should not be excluded because of the origin, background, or views of those contributing to their creation.

II. Libraries should provide materials and information presenting all points of view on current and historical issues. Materials should not be proscribed or removed because of partisan or doctrinal disapproval.

III. Libraries should challenge censorship in the fulfillment of their responsibility to provide information and enlightenment.

IV. Libraries should cooperate with all persons and groups concerned with resisting abridgment of free expression and free access to ideas.

V. A person’s right to use a library should not be denied or abridged because of origin, age, background, or views.

VI. Libraries which make exhibit spaces and meeting rooms available to the public they serve should make such facilities available on an equitable basis, regardless of the beliefs or affiliations of individuals or groups requesting their use.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

What do you learn in library school?/Librarians have a master's degree?

Communities of Practice
Controlled Vocabulary
Creative Commons
Data/information/knowledge/wisdom-whats the difference
Digital Divide
Digital Rights Management
Distance Learning
Emotional Intelligence and Mental Models
Library 2.0
Information science, society and technology
Institutional Repositories
Internet Filtering
International Review Board
Offsite Storage
Open Access
Open Source
Quantitative vs. Qualitative
Radio Frequency Identification
Web 2.0

And that is just today.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Currently Studying

1st, 4th, 1th Amendments
Copyright act of 1976, extension 1998
Fair Use
Digital Millennium Copyright Act
Freedom of Information Act
TEACH Act 2002
National Security Letters
Orphaned Works Act

And you are all going to suffer with me!!!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Wednesday, October 8, 2008


I don't know if I'm just delirious from no sleep and nonstop reading but this makes me giggle uncontrollably.

Thursday, October 2, 2008