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Stephen Francoeur
Wonder if my 2yo son would prefer this version to Margaret Wise Brown's, which he grew tired of a long time ago. - Stephen Francoeur
I NEED THIS! - Mary Carmen
This. Is. Necessary. - tehKenny from twhirl
Wonder if there's a Goodnight, Rev. Moon as well? - Stephen Francoeur
Steele Lawman
I could post anything by Durer and it would be something that I love, but I have always found this self-portrait to be particularly compelling for some reason. - Steele Lawman from Bookmarklet
I've always liked this self portrait, too. - vicster
Maybe I've been online too much tonight, but he's looking a lot like Jaron Lanier: - Stephen Francoeur
Sir Shuping is just sir
cil2009 speakers 12 on Flickr - Photo Sharing! -
cil2009 speakers 12 on Flickr - Photo Sharing!
The power of searched for colleagues and this was on the 1st page. Tis awesome! - Sir Shuping is just sir from Bookmarklet
heh that is great! - holly #ravingfangirl
there were like 20 of Michael's pics that showed up on the 1st page. It's was awesome to go hey I know them, and them :) - Sir Shuping is just sir
Who shot that? - Steele Lawman
Can't understand why the ladies always try to get in the way of my bromantic intentions. - Greg Schwartz
must be the beard - Connie Crosby
Greg looks a little like he's working some bitchlips rather than a prelude to a kiss ... - Laura Norvig
I'm going to use this one for my presentation it's too good to pass up on :) - Sir Shuping is just sir
rofl! I can't recall who took this shot! I just gave 'emmy camera and said, "Watch this! (and take a bunch of pics)." Good times for sure. :) - Libraryman
Honestly - as far as I knew, it was just me and MP. Then Greg called my name, I turned - and I didn't know that Jessamyn was in the photo until I saw it on Flickr. Not that I have ever seen this photo or have any knowledge of its existence...D.E.N.I.A.L - Kathryn is a free elf
Channeling My Friends -
And I channel Iris when I want to think more critically and deeply about what I'm doing when it comes to reference and instruction. - Steele Lawman
Dorothea, in general my dad seems to be able to see inside of their heads and figure out what motivates them to think and act the way they do, and then speak to that rather than to whatever actually bubbled up to the surface. He's also very good at keeping things rational rather than emotional. I fail at both of these things frequently, but when I remember to channel my dad, that's what I try to emulate. (That's very flattering, Steve.) - lris
I channel Iris when I'm trying (and still occasionally failing) to properly pronounce Pecha Kucha. - Greg Schwartz
Uh oh. If you channel me while I channel you, is that dangerous? - lris
On Saturday, I channeled Iris (as best I could), when talking about citations with a bunch of faculty. - maʀtha
Steele Lawman
See Also… » You helped raise $4,200 for the Louisville Free Public Library -
See Also… » You helped raise $4,200 for the Louisville Free Public Library
After all is totalled up and PayPal takes their cut, I count $4,202.28 raised in just over a month by the Library Society of the World for the Louisville Free Public Library. One hundred and thirty six people donated through the LSW effort, with an average contribution of $33.40, and a median and mode of $20. - Steele Lawman from Bookmarklet
This is so cool! $4200 is nothing to sneeze at, you know. Also, I love that in the photo, it's check #1337. - Catherine Pellegrino
You're good people, Steve. This wouldn't have happened if not for your initiative. - Derrick
Thanks, guys, and thanks Catherine for noticing the check number! - Steele Lawman
Steele Lawman
Looks like the LSW fundraiser for LFPL will end up with $4,200 and change. That's not $5K, but that's not bad. Blogging it shortly. THANK YOU all.
Steele Lawman
Thinking I need some goofy promotion for the end of the LFPL fundraiser. Something free, like Carl Kassel's voice on your home answering machine, but not sure anyone would want my voice on their answering machine, and Carl is likely busy. Suggestions?
Free. Free is the operative word here. - Steele Lawman
Now you are talking. - Steele Lawman
LSW hi-res screensaver or wallpaper? - Sara Q. Thompson
Thanks pea. Yeah, we have a bit of that going on now, which is cool. - Steele Lawman
a subscription to Friendfeed? - Laura Norvig
my vote is for the Sizemore answering machine message! - holly #ravingfangirl
Can we get them to donate water-sogged harddisks? - Peter Murray from BuddyFeed
You know, Carl IS likely busy, but he does this a fair bit, and might have a soft spot for libraries. And the NPR librarians ( seem like a pretty cool bunch. It might not hurt to ask, you know? - Catherine Pellegrino
Since it was my idea, I guess it's my job to bell the cat, as it were, unless Steve wants to do it. I'd suggest going through the NPR librarians, rather than trying to ask Carl directly. - Catherine Pellegrino
Go Catherine! See if the librarians will do it if Carl can't! - Steele Lawman
Hrm. There doesn't seem to be email contact info on the blog for the NPR librarians, just a contact form ( I'll give it a shot, though. - Catherine Pellegrino
Done! Here's what I wrote: "Hi, I'm writing on behalf of the Library Society of the World (, a grassroots library organization that uses social networking tools to bring librarians from all types of libraries together. Through Steve Lawson, we've been organizing a fundraiser to support the flood-ravaged Louisville Free Public Library... more... - Catherine Pellegrino
woohoo! gold star for Catherine! - maʀtha
The voice of Kee Malesky would certainly be recognizable... kmalesky at npr dot org - Joe
I would like some super cool LSW wallpaper... for my house! - maʀtha
Thanks, guys. There's a fine, fine line between naivete and stupidity, and I walk it daily. - Catherine Pellegrino
Well done, Catherine! - Peter Murray
Ha! Tell Neil I own him a Codslap! (and hope he doesn't look it up on Urban Dictionary). - Steele Lawman
Shit, while you are at it, just ask him for $1,500. - Steele Lawman
Anybody have a connection to James Earl Jones? That would be awesome. I could try and ask Cliff Stoll, he is about the only author with a unique voice I know... But, I am not that big a fan of his more recent books (High tech Heretic). Cuckoos Egg is classic, though. I know him via and some book signings. - Joe
Just sent a similar message to Cliff. Catherine, hope you don't mind I stole some of the text of the letter you posted. I did remember to take out the references to Carl... - Joe
We (Vassar College Campus Patrol) gave James Earl Jones a beer once, but that's a rather tenuous connection. The Cuckoo's Egg is brilliant. - laura x
I'm no James Earl Jones but I'd be glad to do it. - Leo Laporte
Excellent, Leo! We'll figure out a way to make it happen. - Steele Lawman
Go, Leo - woo-hoo! And I actually love your voice. Besides all the great content you provide, your voice is a soothing bonus. Now let's just hope the potential donors to LFPL are all technophiles. - Laura Norvig
sweeeeet! - holly #ravingfangirl
OMG, I leave my desk for a few hours and all this awesomeness happens! Go LSW! (Joe, steal away: the language I used to describe the LSW was actually stolen, ElleBeeCee, I think?) - Catherine Pellegrino
Boy does this seem anti climatic, but, I'd be happy to do a voiemail message. Don LaFonatie style, "In a library, where.... - Eric Sizemore
If I donate again, do I get TWO chances at Eric's voice??? - lris
OMG I have email from Kee Malesky in my Inbox. Afraid to open it. - Catherine Pellegrino
I assume it said nothing helpful? - Steele Lawman
Ah, thanks. Obviously I missed that somehow before. - Steele Lawman
Leo, this LFPL employee would be beyond thrilled to know that you did something on behalf of our recovery effort. TWIT was the primary inspiration for my (admittedly now podfaded) show Uncontrolled Vocabulary. So what do I have to do to get a complimentary copy? I can assure you I'm an active (like 60-70 hours/week) contributor to the recovery effort! I want Sizemore's too! - Greg Schwartz
Steele Lawman
See Also… » LFPL fundraiser extended: matching new donations up to $200 -
Steele Lawman
I got a call a little while ago from Mary Hunt at the Louisville Free Public Library Foundation, thanking us for the money we sent. I thought it was very sweet of her to call. She liked the letter I wrote. :)
excellent :) - holly #ravingfangirl
oh yeah, how's our progress on the 5K going? Last I remember we were a bit more than halfway... - Aaron the Librarian
Steele Lawman
Sent the first check to LFPL yesterday. Play along at home with delivery confirmation: 7007 2560 0002 2179 0189
Your item was accepted at 12:04 PM on August 15, 2009 in COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80904. Information, if available, is updated periodically throughout the day. Please check again later. - Aaron the Librarian
Yeah, it's not a full truck-by-truck tracking number (I was too cheap to pay for that). But it will tell us when someone signs for it in Louisville. - Steele Lawman
Still in transit... 8/18 @ 00:16 - Aaron the Librarian
It's been received. I have a copy of the note on my desk. Thanks y'all! - Greg Schwartz
Yay! - Steele Lawman
Steele Lawman
And here is the dopey letter I wrote. Since the campus PO can't do tracking/confirmation, it may have to wait until tomorrow to mail.
God, my handwriting is atrocious. - Steele Lawman
I can read's not that bad :) - Hedgehog
Don't knock your handwriting - next to the note I sent along with my check, it looks GOOD. :) - Catherine Pellegrino
i especially love the logo and the "xoxo" - jambina
Yes, and the "ooh, bad metaphor"! - Catherine Pellegrino
awesome! - ~Courtney F
<3 - maʀtha
Where can I get me some of that letterhead? Well done! - Connie Crosby
Am I the only one enamored by the fact it's on graph paper? - Nikki D.
Oh, Josh, if only! "See, if you detect the secret door, you can enter the treasure hall with the platinum pieces and the Vorpal Sword, but that triggers the Mind Flayers to attack from behind this *other* secret door... Oh, yeah, and there's a check in the envelope, too." - Steele Lawman
*love* - Greg Schwartz
Thanks, Greg. I can't get over the handwriting. Looks like I made Luke write it. - Steele Lawman
Luke's handwriting is actually easier to read. Sorry, but true. - Mama Lawson
Momma just came in and p0wned this thread. - Derrick
Mama Lawson rooooolz all - holly #ravingfangirl
See, this? THIS is why I <3 FriendFeed and the LSW. - Catherine Pellegrino
Steve's Mom for the win!! - Laura
I just sent a reminder, with the link to the LJ article, to my statewide library list. I hope you get a few more donations from that, Steve. And HI to Steve's MOM! :) - Louise "Weezy" Alcorn
Best letterhead ever. - Deborah Fitchett
Steele Lawman
Interview with Louisville Public Radio about our flood relief fund drive scheduled for early this afternoon.
I'll tell you more once I know, but I assume just on the Louisville station. - Steele Lawman
This is just too cool. - Catherine Pellegrino
That is fantastic, Steve!!! Great to see generous initiatives like this being recognized. :) - Meredith
Interview done. I think it went OK. She hopes to air the story on Wed., the day of the Consuming Louisville bake sale. - Steele Lawman
what?!?! what?!? you really are Awesome Steve Lawson :) - maʀtha
Truly Lawson is a giant among men. - Jason P
Nice of you all to say, but she found me. - Steele Lawman
Silly person, none of this would have happened without you! - maʀtha
Thanks, guys, and perhaps that's even true. But really none of it would have happened without the LSW and the folks in our orbit due to FriendFeed and the like. That's what's cool to me. We have this network--let's use it. - Steele Lawman
We are, this is awesome Steve! BTW did we decide on group donation incentives or not? I have a Cod mug to donate to the cause but will be off the grid next week. Let me know! - Nikki D.
Yeah, I need to try and coordinate the incentives this weekend or something. I had a photographer from Louisville IM me yesterday to ask about donating some prints. Email the details, Nikki. - Steele Lawman
Awesome, awesome, awesome. - Greg Schwartz
Did the interview get archived on the Internet someplace? - Jill Hurst-Wahl
It wasn't broadcast live. From their site, it looks like a lot of stuff is archived/podcast, but I'm not sure. Of course I'll let y'all know when I know more. - Steele Lawman
Steele Lawman
First installment ready to mail to Louisville Public Library. Thanks, everyone! We only need ~$2,000 more to reach our goal!
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Someone donated 44 cents? - Jason P
Heh. PayPal takes a small cut of each PayPal contribution. So at some point I just cleaned out my PayPal account, and this is how much it was. - Steele Lawman
Hey Steve, looks like your site is down? - Jason P
It was having trouble for a bit--OK for you now? - Steele Lawman
I am still wrestling with my paypal issues, but hope to have a contribution coming soon! :) - Connie Crosby
Connie, several people have sent checks, so if you'd rather do that it's no big deal. - Steele Lawman
Steve Lawson, you rock! - tab
Steele Lawman
83 people have donated $2,973 to the Library Society of the World to help the Louisville Free Public Library.
thanks for the reminder. today was payday and i just sent my contribution. - Katie
Thank you, Katie. - Steele Lawman
Yippee!! I'm scheduling a reminder for my blog for this weekend. - Hedgehog
Steele Lawman
At this moment, 83 people have donated $2,973 to the Louisville Public Library via the LSW fund raiser. If you haven't yet, please consider it. -
Steele Lawman
A donor who wishes to remain anonymous (and whom I don't know otherwise) just sent me five hundred (500) dollars via PayPal for LFPL.
that is awesome!! - Sir Shuping is just sir
Wow. Good going, Anonymous donor! - Catherine Pellegrino
That. Is. Awe. Some. What are we up to now??? - Jason Griffey from twhirl
If I'm counting correctly, that puts us halfway to Steve's goal, no? - Catherine Pellegrino
About $2,700 (more than halfway there). All that money sitting in my PayPal was making me nervous, so I just initiated a transfer to my bank. Once that goes through, I'll write a check for the first installment. - Steele Lawman
That's awesome!!! - Hedgehog
Picking my jaw up off the floor now. Wow. That's great! - laura x
WOW - maʀtha
OMG! - Nikki D.
I want to like twice... once for the big bucket donor and once for Josh's "Holy Toledo & Most of Downtown Cincinnati!" (where have I heard that line before?!) - Aaron the Librarian
whoa! THIS IS AWESOME! - holly #ravingfangirl
Great news, Steve. Congrats. - Derrick
Jason P
Flooded Louisville Free Public Library needs your help - Boing Boing -
Holy crap, you guys. BoingBoing picked up Steve's fund raising push. - Jason P from Bookmarklet
that should help reach the goal. - DJF
Holy. Shit. - Steele Lawman from iPod
WOOHOO - lris
HOT. DAMN. Go Neff! Go Steve! Go LSW!!! - laura x
someone better warn Blake... - jambina
Fairly awesome, guys. - Greg Schwartz
Well, Cory's an LSW member. Or at least once briefly wore the ribbon. - Jason P
I have a handful of small contributions that just rolled in of like $5 and $3 each that I'm thinking are due to the Boinging. - Steele Lawman
I wonder how many of the people we reach with LSW messages are donating directly to the Foundation? - maʀtha
I Dugg the Boing Boing, so hopefully it will get even more press. - Holly's favorite Anna
Martha I had someone ask in my blog who to make a Foundation check out to, so hopefully it all helps! - Nikki D.
bump. - Joe
Steele Lawman
Let's raise $5,000 for Louisville Public Library in the name of the LSW -
Let's raise $5,000 for Louisville Public Library in the name of the LSW
Click through to my blog post for more details. The upshot? PayPal donations to (or use the button on the blog post at See Also...) and I'll send every dollar we raise to the Louisville Free Public Library on Sept. 1. I challenge you to help me raise $5,000. - Steele Lawman from Bookmarklet
(Sorry if this FF post appeared and disappeared a few times. It's late.) - Steele Lawman
Really? He's not Greg Shchwartz? (Thanks, fixed.) - Steele Lawman
posted to FB and LinkedIn LSW pages. - maʀtha
Not about me, Chris. I'm glad to see you get retweeted a lot. Good move, Martha. - Steele Lawman
Oh good - I was hoping something like this would come together. Watch for a check from me at the clubhouse. - Catherine Pellegrino
have donations started coming in yet? *waits* - maʀtha
Close to $600 by 9AM MDT. - Steele Lawman
"Like" as in OMG - Richard Akerman
I hate to tell you this, but I'm getting "error establishing a database connection" when I go to your blog post. Dude, we crashed Steve's server! - Catherine Pellegrino
"Awesome!" and "Oh no!" are battling it out in my head. - lris
Triple like! - Stephen Francoeur
Normally I'd Paypal but I'm too excited about the LSW clubhouse. I hate that this is the reason to put Steve's PO box to heavy use though. - Nikki D.
Since you can't get to Steve's actual blog, you can go to mine, where I copied his post: - lris
Oh, me too. :-) - lris
Thanks for the link, Iris! And yes, I'm guessing we top $5000 easily. - Catherine Pellegrino
maybe we can crash Pegasus Librarian as well! Go for it! - maʀtha
and it's back! sounds like there was a wider dreamhost problem going on. - holly #ravingfangirl
Oh, no, I saw this before and didn't realize that it was a library. This is terrible - Kamilah Reed (K. Gill)
retweeting and posting and announcing like mad... - Joe
Yep, joe. I posted it to my facebook stream I'm seeing it reposted by FB friends who haven't participated in LSW stuff. Good! - ellbeecee
Closing in on $1,000. - Steele Lawman
Added a reminder to my calendar to donate when I get paid next week - thanks for keeping this open through sept 1, steve! - ellbeecee
Steele Lawman
Got to my desk around 9 and checked the PayPal balance: close to $600 already. You people rule.
*wishes she were more PayPal-literate, or that she'd brought her checkbook to work* - Catherine Pellegrino
I think you can just click that button in my blog post and use a credit card to make a donation, Catherine. Of course, there's no reason we can't wait for a check, either. - Steele Lawman
you need a big thermometer that you can colour in as donations arrive :) - DJF
I was thinking about that. Or receding flood waters. - Steele Lawman
Hm, I might do that. But I was kinda looking forward to sending mail to the Clubhouse. :) - Catherine Pellegrino
Do it. I love mail. - Steele Lawman
Yeah, but on the whole, PayPal will be much more convenient for you. I'll come up with something. *evil chuckle* - Catherine Pellegrino
Hi Steve. This is great. Just mentioned to Anika that it might be nice -- build donor confidence -- to see (target for DONATE button) somewhere on if possible, just to help authenticate where funds are headed. You and I may go way back with Full Trust, but you know how "those" interwebz ppl can be. ;-) Thanks for taking up this campaign! - michael silverton
Thanks for doing this, Steve. I tried to make a donation tonight but have reached my PayPal limit (I didn't know it was possible). Will contribute as soon as I get the limit released. - Connie Crosby
laura x
i sent my raise to the louisville library -
Typo in the paypal address: - Steele Lawman
Thanks for spreading the word, and thanks for the donation. - Steele Lawman
Duh. . . I could have sworn I copy/pasted the address, but apparently not. Anyway, it's fixed now. - laura x
laura x
getting ready for open mic night -
getting ready for open mic night
Great pic! - Laurie Boots
you so purdy! - jambina
Have a great time! - Kenley Neufeld
I just got out of seeing Star Trek, so I'm down with the lens flare. - Steele Lawman
That's called sunshine, Lawson. I played "The Iowa Waltz" by Greg Brown (I can only play the guitar in 3/4 time) and I sang "The Dove," which is one of those old anti-war/folk songs. The night ended with about 8 people on various instruments playing "Wagon Wheel" and everyone singing along. Both bars closed down before we did. - laura x
great pic - (jeff)isageek
Steele Lawman
Making Louisville Better One Book at a Time - Consuming Louisville -
I just sent a book to the Louisville Free Public Library as part of the "Libraries are Free but Books Aren't" book drive. Looks like this is the last week for this, so get in there and send Greg's library a book. - Steele Lawman from Bookmarklet
Nathan Flinchum
Watching last night's Daily Show and found favorite new term: "anti-semantic".
Rachel Singer Gordon
I like it...but there's yet another small voice suggesting, by example, that I should rethink my nearly-unpaid or totally-unpaid activities... - Walt Crawford
I'm totally going to comment on that post soon. When I have time. - Steele Lawman
I'm totally going to comment on your comment... oh wait, I did. - Rachel Singer Gordon
I regret that I have no time to comment on this. - Richard Akerman
Walt Crawford
Uncontrolled Vocabulary: Another one down (at least for now) -
I almost didn't post this--only because I haven't been a UV regular, although I'm convinced it was/is a great thing. But UV going on hiatus for all the right reasons is, I believe, another symptom...and I felt the need to note that. (Don't overthink conclusions: So far, at least, C&I isn't in imminent danger. I think.) - Walt Crawford
I totally understand the reasons for going on hiatus. None of us can be 24/7 library stuff for extended periods of time. Greg - Hope you enjoy the extra time to be present to your family and thanks for all you've done. - Daniel Cornwall
Au Revoir, Uncontrolled Vocabulary -
Thanks, Iris. My selfish side is a little sorry too, but that's kind of the whole point of stepping away from it. - Greg Schwartz
Think of it this way, Greg. If we weren't all selfishly sorry to see it go, it would have been a colossal waste of time. This is how you know you done good and can step away in a blaze of glory. - lris
Yeah, dude -- if you leave them (us) wanting more, you know you're a success. - Jason P
Go out on top, as they say. - Greg Schwartz
Jason P
T Is For Training
Silent in the Morning - UnVocab on Hiatus -
I hope someone will take over the show! Totally understand where Greg is coming from. - Lori Reed
Steele Lawman
Watching with Mr. 7. Love it. - Steele Lawman from Bookmarklet
i love the classic looney tunes! pisses me off when i see that they "re-imagined" them for today's crowd - Sir Shuping is just sir
Duck Amuck is one of the all-time greatest. And in Italian, it brings tears to my eyes. - Greg Schwartz
That's hilarious! We were watching the English version on DVD, and I didn't watch the one I linked to enough to see that it was in Italian. That's dangerous on YouTube, isn't it? - Steele Lawman
Mary Carmen
Happy Monday!
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girl, you're too funny. - Mary Carmen
Your smile is contagious. Thanks. - Daniel Cornwall
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