Yearly Archives: 2008








http://alfocus.ala.org/videos/i-love-my-librarian-award-ceremony Ten winners of the inaugural Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award were recognized at a ceremony hosted by the New York Times December 9. The award, administered by the ALA’s Public Information Office and the Campaign for America’s Libraries, recognizes public, school, and college librarians for […]

Congrats to Dr. Margaret Lincoln!


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Don’t miss: http://blog.hubspot.com/blog/tabid/6307/bid/4439/State-of-the-Twittersphere-Q4-2008-Report.aspx You can download the full report in PDF format and click here to tweet about the report. Here is a glance at some of the more interesting findings. Twitter is dominated by newer users – 70% of Twitter users joined in 2008 An estimated 5-10 thousand new accounts are opened […]

State of the Twittersphere



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The Feel Good Librarian points to: http://fulton.blogspot.com/2008/11/go-ahead-make-my-day.html Yesterday I received an envelope in my mailbox here at the library. I didn’t recognize the name on the return address. Inside was a picture of a young boy I didn’t know. His name was on the photo along with a message from […]

On Encouraging the Heart: “Why We Do This”





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File under keeping up with your students’ technology use. Brian Mathews reports on investigating how his library could better support the technology needs of students: http://theubiquitouslibrarian.typepad.com/the_ubiquitous_librarian/2008/12/tell-me-about-your-laptop-what-libraries-can-do-to-provide-support.html I am not talking about IT support, although that is offered by people in our building, but rather about  the types of software, gadgets, accessories, […]

Investigating Student Laptop Use