Do you have a great shot of people using technology in your library? Add it to the pool! Photographs submitted to the pool will periodically be selected for inclusion on the American Library Association TechSource blog.
Photos depicting the use of digital technology in libraries are preferred, but archival photos [...]
Most of us agree that we’re charged with a deeper significance that goes beyond the distribution of popular materials and the provision of internet access. That’s because we exist within the context of the communities we serve. The difference now, as opposed to even five years ago, is that we also operate within a global [...]
First and foremost, Facebook pages can be used for marketing and outreach to library users. Facebook is the social hub of most campuses today, and students use their profiles to proclaim their identities to their peers. So by becoming a fan of the library’s page, students declare, “hey, I like the library, too.”
Beyond that, [...]
Dear South Bend Tribune:
I received your letter today asking for more information as to why I canceled my subscription last week. Your letter included a brief questionnaire asking why I stopped the paper and how the customer service was when I called to cancel. Yes, I [...]
I started Internet training at the St. Joseph County Public Library the same year Jake came to live with me as a 10 month pup. The family that owned him was growing as well, and there was no room for a big Lab puppy with 3 kids and one on the way. So Jake [...]
Maybe the muse speaks most clearly when we examine the policies and rules that have built up over time in some of our institutions. Maybe that makes it easier for the dreams and inspiration to come into focus….
Read the whole post at http://www.techsource.ala.org/blog/2007/09/xanadu-libraries-seriously.html
You have new Picture Mail! Originally uploaded by The Shifted Librarian.
Seeing this photo in Jenny’s stream brought back many good memories and reminded me today is Teresa’s last day at ALA TechSource. Back in May, 2005, Jenny and I accepted an invitation from Teresa to dinner while visiting Providence, RI to do a [...]
This rocks my world. I want all of my students to read this and ponder not only the future of books and description but the future of libraries.
It is both ironic and poignant that librarians are still worrying about “bibliographic control,” after ceding so much of the same to the companies that now [...]
Read my interview with Robert Doyle:
“If people were better informed about social networking sites and knew and used basic Internet safety tips, the cloud of fear may decline.”—Robert Doyle, Executive Director of the Illinois Library Association