The Importance of the Non-Techie or How I Learned to Stop Pulling Out My Hair and Love my Luddite by: Mick Jacobsen
My wife mocks Twitter thoroughly, “You don’t even know these people,” she repeats. She thinks Facebook/MySpace is weird. She considers online gaming to be silly. She wasn’t sure about this whole “Blog Thing” [...]
“The Little B” by Mick Jacobsen
Toby Greenwalt, a coworker of mine, came up with a great idea which I wanted to share and, hopefully, spread. He created a simple, cool looking icon which symbolizes a blog on our website much like the orange box symbolizes RSS feeds. With the mighty Photoshop kung-fu of [...]
The Princeton Public Library is in the home stretch weekend of their 3rd annual Princeton Environmental Film Festival – an 11 day event that has touched upon many topics relating to the environment. What started as 5 day program in 2007 via an idea brought to the library by Kai Marshall-Otto (a student involved with the [...]
In Michael’s Library 2.0 class, I had the opportunity to read Blink by Malcolm Gladwell, and I wrote up the lessons I thought libraries could take from it as they seek to better themselves in a Library 2.0 world. Here’s the condensed, bloggy version of what I took away.
Lesson one: The Aeron chair. This [...]
by: Robin Hastings Information Technology Manager at the Missouri River Regional Library in Jefferson City, Missouri
This all started because the employees at the library at which I work, the Missouri River Regional Library, were complaining about all the spam in their email. As the Information Technology Manager, part of my job is [...]
I met Chris O’Malley in Australia. I was very interested to hear about the trainee program he’s in. I asked him to write a little bit about it for TTW:
Librarianship is a competitive profession to break into. Getting that first professional role was a proud moment for me, which felt like the culmination of a lot [...]
Anthony Andros wrote this paper for LIS701 at Dominican in Fall 2006. He agreed to post an shorter version here.
Library 2.0: Pandemic or Panacea?
An Exploration of Old Wine in a New Bottle by: Anthony Andros
T.S. Eliot said that, “Television…is a medium of entertainment which permits millions of people to listen to [...]
As instant message reference freed patrons from having to come to the library, text messaging reference frees them from their desks or laptops. Yale Science Librarians offer a text messaging reference service to meet this preference for mobility: patrons can text a librarian from study halls, classes, laboratories, dorms, offices, or even from the [...]
Maybe most libraries think about it differently, but Darien Library is sending more staff members to Los Angeles for BookExpo America, the majority of whom will be Circulation staff, two of them part-time, than to any other conference this year. It’s a major commitment on our part, but for nearly all our staff, this is [...]
Dominican GSLS Student Katharine Johnson writes:
Last weekend I had the pleasure of joining LISSA (Dominican University’s library student group) for a tour of Loyola University’s new Information Commons located on their Lake Shore Campus. In short, the place is incredible. A bookless extension of their library, whoa! Three floors of computer terminals, many of [...]