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Trading Card Buzz

Wow! What a morning. I logged into my aggregator this morning to find that my library’s Librarian Trading Cards were featured on both The Shifted Librarian and Library Stuff! If you want to see the full run (different every year since 2002), they’ll be displayed as a poster at ALA. (I won’t be there, but six of my colleagues will.)

These cards were a blast to make (says she who didn’t have to build each one in Photoshop). And I’m really looking forward to making next year’s because when we made the current batch I’d only been working here for a couple of weeks and was still a bit hesitant about building some humor into the card. (Someone noted in a comment that only the guys have funny vulnerabilities. This is a symptom of having the concept evolving while the cards were already in production. When I was asked for information for the backs of the cards they hadn’t come up with the idea for vulnerabilities yet.)

Bigger Version of the Trading Cards
Oh, and my Libraries and Living Memories post got included in this week’s Carnival of the Infosciences (which is hosted by …The Thoughts Are Broken…). How much link love can one blogger stand in one day!!! This is quite the banner day for me, I tell ya.

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  1. Mark Mark

    Somedays you do get what you deserve! :)

  2. CW CW

    I LOVE your trading cards Iris!!!! I wonder if we could do some at MPOW…

  3. Iris Iris

    Of COURSE you can do some, CW. All you need is a digital camera, some paint program like Photoshop, and a color printer. Oh, and someone willing to put them all together. :)

  4. CW CW

    Guess what? My boss liked em. We’ll see… I think we have all the ingredients you mentioned – even someone to put them all together. It’s just the time to do it that’s going to be the deciding factor!

  5. Iris Iris

    Wonderful! Let me know if there’s anything I can do to help. (I could send you a set, if you’d like.)

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