November 27, 2011
Casey, Crime Photographer
On a lark, I decided to search the Internet Archive for shows that have Crime in the name. I stumbled across Casey, Crime Photographer, which is a cool series that follows...wait for it...a crime photographer. As a budding photographer myself, I love the idea of following a cameraman through the rough streets of the city. The series was sponsored by Anchor Hocking glass company of Lancaster, Ohio.
From another page on the Internet Archive, the series was described as follows: "Casey, whose first name was never revealed, was the major crime photographer at the fictional Morning Express newspaper. With the help of reporter Ann Williams, he tracked down criminals and solved numerous crimes on this popular mystery-adventure series. Often a picture snapped at a crime scene led Casey to play detective."
I was listening to a few stories - like them all. I particularly like the episode "The Camera Bug" about an up-and-coming 21 year old photographer.
I have not heard this on Greg Bell's Old time radio on Sirius/XM Radio Channel 82, but it seems like a really cool series.This entry was posted in the following categories: Old Time Radio
November 26, 2011
New Michigan Football Clock
Just having fun!
Amazing Season! GoBlue!This entry was posted in the following categories: University of Michigan Topics
November 13, 2011
Murder by Experts
I was in California visiting my dad last week and decided to fly to Sacramento instead of Oakland for San Francisco. This turned out to be a great idea - not just because the fare was way cheaper - but also because the car I rented (a very nice Ford Escape), has Sirius/XM Radio. So I got to listen to Greg Bell's Old time radio on Sirius/XM Radio Channel 82.
This series was a lot like Crime Club - in that it had different authors for each episode. I heard the episode, "Two Can Die As Cheaply as One" from April 17, 1950. This was penned by Milton Lewis. This is a great mystery and has great dialogue between the husband and wife pair that solve the murder. At one point she tells her husband to "Do as the man says, you know that your brain is not large enough to hold bullets". Add to that a funny visit to a funeral director who is running a $75 deal, and you have a very entertaining mystery on the radio.This entry was posted in the following categories: Old Time Radio
November 07, 2011
The Mysterious Traveler
On the same theme of the Old Time Radio shows that I have been listening to lately (either from the Internet Archive or via Sirius/XM Radio Channel 82), I want to introduce you to "The Mysterious Traveler". In particular, there is a creepy little episode called "The Good Die Young."
The Mysterious Traveler is like the Inner Sanctum and the Sealed Book that I first heard on Greg Bell's XM channel 82. The stories in the Mysterious Traveler take the listener on a "...journey into the realm of the strange and terrifying."
The episode called "The Good Die Young" is from February 27, 1944 and it is really creepy. Oh the worries about a young girl who does not like her new mommy....or any mommy. I heard this for the first time driving to a conference. It had added creepiness because the sun was rising and it was quite dark. Remember, "you cannot be too careful with children."This entry was posted in the following categories: Old Time Radio
November 01, 2011
Corey's Charleston Conf. Presentations
I have one more to add - but here are two of my presentations for the Charleston Conference:
Where is the Hospitality in Your Library?
In the library and information fields, we spend countless hours focusing on making our world a more self-service environment. While many students and faculty much prefer to work independently and easily find resources on their own, we have placed our emphasis on creating a self-service environment that removes the “middle man” from the information equation. And with the move that many have made away from conventional reference desks and reference service, we can (at times) look more like self-check express lanes at the grocery stores than like the libraries that we used to be. And while our patrons most certainly enjoy accessing resources in an unmediated fashion, there are many instances (especially with more difficult research projects) where they do need assistance with finding print and electronic resources. This presentation takes a brief look at how we have used the methods from the hospitality industry at the Kresge Business Administration Library (University of Michigan) to ensure that we are not only meeting the information needs of our patrons, but also being available to assist them when it is needed. In this presentation, we will discuss the role of public service in the library and how the lessons on the hospitality industry can improve our interaction with the patrons. We hope that attendees will be able to take away some tangible hospitality methods that have worked, as well as those that did not work. In focusing on hospitality, it allows us to think in a whole new fashion for the services that we provide.
Using Your Library’s Annual Report to Market Library Services
In this session, I will discuss how the annual report can be an important element in a library’s marketing program rather than a chore that needs to be accomplished each year. While not every library produces an annual report, the data that goes into a report is often collected for a variety of functions and purposes already (ARL Stats, budget requests, organizational reports, etc.). By creating even a modest annual report, the library provides another mechanism to share its accomplishments and connect with both its user base and its governing body. It also helps demonstrate ROI (Return on Investment) for the library to its governing bodies (be they academic institutions, communities, corporations, etc.) This presentation will provide attendees with the thinking behind the Kresge Business Administration Library’s (University of Michigan) Annual Reports (2007-2011) and how we have adapted these documents over the last five years to match the interests of the students, faculty, staff and administration of the Ross School of Business. From this session, attendees will be presented with a variety of options for annual reports that they might be able to emulate at their institution.