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 [...]
Michael Casey posts at Library Crunch:
As chair of my library system’s Emerging Technology committee, I made it a point to choose two IT staffers to serve on this six person committee. The charge of the committee is to examine both new technologies and technologies that may be new to the library world (though they [...]
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 [...]
I contributed my final post as a regular author this week at ALA TechSource. I must say it makes me a bit emotional but it’s time to move on to focus on other things. I thought I take this chance to point back to some of my favorite posts from the last 5 years [...]
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/
ACRL Changing Roles
“Let Go of Control” Cell Phone Sign: http://www.flickr.com/photos/travelinlibrarian/1924719853
Brian Herzog’s [...]
Mary Mitchell, part of the Web Team at Phoenix Public Library, writes:
I want to share a link to a library that is doing cool things-and it’s not even my library. I wrote about it on my week-old blog: http://libraryjourney.blogspot.com/
The Tucson Pima County Library has a wonderful link on their public website [...]
(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 [...]
What fun! We had a great crowd for the session being in the last slot of the conference!
Links to our presentation:
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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]