Friday, March 02, 2007

ALA Council Candidates - PUBLIB

I have been active on PUBLIB for many years now. For those who are not familiar with it, it is an electronic discussion list for public librarians. There are over 5,000 subscribers.

In a private email after a recent comment about folks on the list running for ALA Councilor-at-Large, ALA Executive Board member (and good friend) Nann Blaine Hilyard identified the following as current PUBLIB subscribers who are on the ballot for Councilor-at-Large.

They are:
  • Catharine Cook (Chickasha, OK)
  • Nann Blaine Hilyard
  • Michael McGorty
  • Dale McNeill
  • Melora Ranney Norman
  • Marti Goddard (a friend from a prior ALA life!) [added]
  • Sue Kamm (whom I misunderstood was standing for election again -- even if I now remember signing her petition) [added, link added 3/4]
  • James Casey (whom I misunderstood was standing for election again [added]

If I missed someone, let me know. I will do a full list of my personal endorsements after I see the ballot.

[Added 2 more names at 12:15 pm CST]
{Added link to Sue Kamm's "I am a Councilholic" post on Sunday, 3/4}

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Google Reader Redux

Steven Cohen at Library Stuff picked up on my frustration with Google Reader. He and the other commenters are correct, you can read the oldest first, but only if you choose that option under view settings....feed by feed. You can not set that as the universal default. Even Google's help says that it is done feed by feed.

If I were starting from scratch, it would be a pain, but not a real problem.

I am importing 174 feeds from Bloglines. I have neither the time nor the inclination to tweak a setting (involving multiple clicks) for that many feeds.

Google Reader has lost me for now, and whatever problems Bloglines has, I will deal with them.

[And it may be a network problem at my end, or the fact I use Firefox, but Google Reader loads noticeably more slowly than Bloglines.]