Saturday, January 17, 2009

If a librarian begins to blog again in a forest...

So, if a librarian starts to blog again after a 6 month retirement - does anyone notice?

Well - maybe if it was one of them big time important librarian bloggers - but probably not too many will notice if it was me. But I wanted to let any RSS stragglers know that I am going to slowly start blogging again.

I recently read a really good book entitled, Time Management for System Administrators, and I'm really going to try to work on my time management. With work(s), hubby, very active 3 year-old and being on various Temple committees it gets busy - but there's still thoughts I want to share - which don't necessarily get expressed via my facebook page.

I think the thing that prompted me to work a little blogging in to my schedule was this comment someone recently left on an old post.

I think it's a good idea to restrict Internet access by children at Oklahoma libraries. As a parent, I worry about my children. I do everything to control him at home. I talk to my kids about sexual predators and potential online dangers, keep computer at a public area of our house, use internet filtering software Ez Internet Timer to restrict Internet access while I’m not at home. but how I could control him at a library? My kids are clever, but so naive...

I have do agree with the poster, as a parent, I worry about my child too. In fact I worry more than I ever thought humanly possible - and I come from a very long line of worriers. However, hubby and I do everything we can to educate her and teach her responsible computing and library use (she even has her own email already). At our local public library (which is part of the Metro Library system) we make sure we are with her when she selects books to read or wants to play on the educational game computers. After all she just got her very own library card and every weekend we go and select new titles for bedtime reading - and we want her to know that with great power comes great responsibility.

Happy readings - and I'll be writing to you once a week now.

/my daughter wants me to relay to you all a happy "peace-out"


Exile Bibliophile said...

Good to see you blogging again! Keep it up.

sarahesimpson said...

I'm thrilled you're back - yea!

Jean W said...

Glad you are back. I love your insights. Keep it coming.