TTW Mailbox: Emerging Technology Committee at Monroe County Library System

Patricia Uttaro, Assistant Director, System Services at the Monroe County Library System in New York, writes: I’ve been meaning to write to you for awhile to fill you in on activities in the Monroe County Library System since your visit here in 2006.  The system now has an Emerging Technology Committee that just celebrated its first anniversary. At … Continue reading TTW Mailbox: Emerging Technology Committee at Monroe County Library System

Taming Technolust: Ten Steps for Planning in a 2.0 World (Full Text)

Stephens, M. (2008). Taming technolust: Ten steps for planning in a 2.0 world. Reference and User Services Quarterly, 47, 4, 314-317. Note: This article was originally published in RUSQ and on the RUSQ Blog. Permission has been granted to share it here as well. I’ll be using it for a workshop next week at the 11th … Continue reading Taming Technolust: Ten Steps for Planning in a 2.0 World (Full Text)

Taming Technolust: Planning in a Hyperlinked World

I am particularly enjoying this slide this morning. Here are the slides as PDF from the original keynote file. Links for the presentation today: Technoplans Vs Technolust at Library Journal 2004 Taming Technolust article at RUSQ: http://www.rusq.org/2008/08/18/taming-technolust/ Links: ACRL Changing Roles “Let Go of Control” Cell Phone Sign: http://www.flickr.com/photos/travelinlibrarian/1924719853 Brian Herzog’s Signs: http://www.flickr.com/photos/herzogbr/2437165908 The Cluetrain Manifesto: http://www.cluetrain.com Emerging Technology … Continue reading Taming Technolust: Planning in a Hyperlinked World

Five Phrases I Hope I Never Hear in Libraries Again (based on a true story)

(A confession: I’ve been sitting on this post a LONG time…I finally decided to put it out there and see how it goes.) I happened across this post at Wandering Eyre entitled “IM me. Oh wait, we do not do that here. (Read the whole post & the comments!) “…my library’s new web developer, and … Continue reading Five Phrases I Hope I Never Hear in Libraries Again (based on a true story)

Community Building Through Your Web Site: Library Blogs and RSS Feeds

What fun! We had a great crowd for the session being in the last slot of the conference! Links to our presentation: http://www.tametheweb.com/presentations/BlogsPLA06.pdf Our Six Things We Can Do Now: (Via the Librarian in Black) 1. Read weblogs and checkout what other libraries are doing. Keep tabs on new developments. Go to http://www.blogwithoutalibrary.net. 2. Start … Continue reading Community Building Through Your Web Site: Library Blogs and RSS Feeds

Ten Ways to Lose Your Techie Librarians (Updated)

On page 67 of the January/February Public Libraries magazine is one of the HOTTEST numbered lists I’ve read in a long time: “How to Lose Your Best People” is authored anonymously by “several seasoned librarians.” Points like “Nitpick the dress code – because socks are essential for good public service” are not only humorous but … Continue reading Ten Ways to Lose Your Techie Librarians (Updated)

Ten Techie Things for Librarians 2006 (Updated 2)

On January 27th, I spoke at the Panhandle Library Access Network Tech Day. The crowd, facilities and discussion were incredible. We discussed many of these points as well as ways to effectively incorporate and plan for new technologies, such as IM, blogs and wikis. It’s appropriate then to post this list I’ve been working on … Continue reading Ten Techie Things for Librarians 2006 (Updated 2)