Submitted by Ginny Mies on 4 February 2014 - 12:20pm
Developing, curating, and assisting patrons with print and electronic collections are ingrained in the daily work of a librarian. As more patrons turn to web resources for research, what is a librarian's role? One tactic is to build a collection of free or low cost web research tools that meet your community's informational, educational, and recreational needs.
Submitted by Brenda Hough on 10 December 2008 - 3:20pm
Today I played BINGO at work!
Submitted by Sarah Washburn on 27 August 2008 - 10:23am
This was a question that Micheal Krasny, host of the Forum on NPR's affiliate in San Franciso asked of his guests yesterday in an hour-long program called "The Future of Libraries."
Al Escoffier, City Librarian for the Burlingame Public Library, Jane Light, Director of the San Jose Library, Jim Rettig, president of the American Library Association, and Martin Gomez, President of the Urban Libraries Council wer
Submitted by Sarah Washburn on 18 August 2008 - 10:32am
An interesting thread on publib last week covered a discussion around web 2.0 and how it's used in libraries. I think Sara Weissman from the Morris County Library (NJ) said it best when she mused, "What are the patrons getting out of any/all of this?" Sara continued, "the most effective channels to/for our patrons, to date, are an events listserv (995 subscribers, no postage!) and electronic reference via good-ole web form/e-mail."
Submitted by Sarah Washburn on 20 July 2008 - 9:50pm
Ok, so you've heard the noise about web 2.0, and you've likely heard all the hype, the jargon, and the hullabalo about this fancy new technology with the name that tends to emcompass all that's hot, trendsetting, and must-do-now about the web. But have you heard it described using words librarians know and love?
Submitted by Sarah Washburn on 16 June 2008 - 11:42am
We're all busy, and there's all sorts of things to keep us even busier, so when I find any tips on saving time, using time, and enjoying time (vs. being overwhelmed by lack of time), I take note. Bobbi Newman, the Digital Services Librarian at the Missouri River Regional Library, keeps a blog worth watching, and recently she posted about how she finds the time to keep up with web 2.0 technology. I particularly liked her first tip...
Submitted by Sarah Washburn on 11 June 2008 - 7:07am
Sometimes all of this talk of new technology -- especially web 2.0 technology -- can dilute the intent, the purpose of using it in the first place. To help soften the noise around a couple technologies and offer some straight talk about how to use them, this past Monday, TechSoup offered a free webinar on Twitter and Flickr. I was tasked with answering questions in the chat area, and had the opportunity to learn how others were using these technologies, and in particular, how they were using them well.
Submitted by Chris Peters on 14 March 2008 - 6:06pm
Submitted by Loren MccRory on 28 February 2008 - 10:48am
[Welcome Loren MccRory, our latest Guest Blogger! --sarah]
Today I was thinking about tech support and the "off the shelf" vs. "programming" dilemma that comes up from time to time in strategic planning brainstorming sessions with IT staff.
Submitted by Sarah Washburn on 24 June 2007 - 7:52pm
Don’t hate me because I’m not a big fan of Twitter. I have friends who use it and I’ve followed bloggers who swear by the coolness of it, and I haven’t yet determined a reason to join the bandwagon. Until today.