Each month, our college has a show on one of the local public access television station (PHTV 4 in Palos Heights, Illinois). I was invited to participate to discuss libraries and librarians as well as help spread the word about services we offer to our local community. I saw this as a chance to do some local [...]
Say Cheese, a photo by Lester Public Library on Flickr.
Summer Reading on the Road to Mishicot, Lester Public Library, Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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 [...]
The Pritzker Fellowship from Chicago Public Media is designed to cultivate a “new generation” of journalists. The fellows are nominated by community organizations, cannot have a degree in journalism, must not be in an academic program, and must be interested in community reporting. This would be perfect for a librarian. In fact, I wish that I could [...]
Once upon a time…, a photo by Paul Hagon on Flickr.
Paul Hagon writes: “This is how you used to find things, people & places. A relic from a bygone era.”
Internet Reference Services Quarterly (http://goo.gl/Q0np0) is now accepting manuscripts for the 2012/13 volume year.
Internet Reference Services Quarterly is a refereed journal that presents research and practical information about reference librarianship in the digital age. The journal offers studies and articles on technology and innovations related to the delivery of library user services, including reference, [...]
So here’s how I propose to use the idea in this column: to me, authentic librarianship is motivated primarily by concern for those we serve as librarians, rather than by concern for our own agendas or preferences. To be more specific, “authentic” would describe professional practice that is motivated by all of [...]
Lawrenceburg PL, a photo by mstephens7 on Flickr.