Via Alice at the Scan Blog: http://scanblog.blogspot.com/2005/05/economic-value-of-libraries.html For librarians who plan, ponder or just want to get a grip on the big picture, Stephen Abram writes about the value of libraries – Read this Now!
Via Glenn: Interesting reading about Minneapolis and their ad campaign. I do like the Batgirl version! http://www.startribune.com/stories/462/5417554.html Jessamyn is quoted as well!
IOLUG’s Spring Meeting was held here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/michaelsphotos/sets/359949/ http://www.hepl.lib.in.us/
From the new Information Today (May 2005), a piece called “In the Beginning, there was Content” that features some cool folks discussing presence and the Web — as well as adapting to the rapid pace of change in our professional lives. Roy Tennant discusses content, creation and change: “In this […]
3 Public Library Websites that ROCK my World For the INCOLSA workshops I’m presenting with Sharon and Dan Wiseman, I’ve been looking at some of the best user-centered, community-centric, forward thinking PL web sites there are. If you asked me to name a couple today, out of many many excellent […]
Check out Will Richardson’s post: http://www.weblogg-ed.com/2005/05/06#a3517 Good stuff and it inspires me. He concludes: I’m going to bet that most bloggers who stick with it do so because they are fearless learners. We want to know more, push our thinking, exchange ideas. We have found teachers that inspire us and […]
Meredith writes: My interviews have offered me more insight into this problem. I’ve been to libraries that were passionate about user-centered innovation and were looking at how every bleeding edge technology could be used to improve services to patrons. These libraries tried to stay just ahead of their patrons and […]
At the Chronicle: http://chronicle.com/free/v51/i33/33a03401.htm (Gorman’s in there too… do with that what you will…) Last night, I was almost in bed and I stopped to check a couple of things on the Mac. Suddenly I had 4 IMs even with an away message. I just told folks I was off […]
Intriguing article in the Indy Star: http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050426/NEWS01/504260413/1006/NEWS01 The IMCCPL is changing as the new Main Library is renovated. Changes include more best sellers, more libraries open on Sundays (and the elimination of overtime pay for Sundays) and changes to the way the librarians do their jobs: Librarians themselves will morph: […]