CIL Highlights included all I’ve written in this category before and the following: Meeting Rachel Singer Gordon before Friday?s keynote. Her book came out the same time as mine and we were reviewed together a few times. Her writing has inspired me ever since, especially her well-thought views on where our profession is heading. Our Bloggers Dine Around (WE missed you Steven!) where 12 people fell in for great Thai food, some yummy cocktails and some darn fine chat: blogs in the library workplace, PDAs, the wireless world, evil PowerPoint presentations and of course a recap of the Dead and […]
One of the highlighhts of this Conference was seeing Jenny Levine at the Wednesday night Dead and Emerging Technologies session. She made some great points. This stuff is spot on. She gratefully shared her notes with me, so here’s a bit that really hit home for me: (Jenny’s words are in bold!) THINGS THAT SCARE ME – Library web sites with email reference forms that say ?We will respond to your email within 48 hours? Uh Oh – SJCPL is guilty! – Libraries that don?t provide wireless access for patrons, librarians that don?t understand why they will need to OH […]
And so is Hansel. But really, take a look at http://libraryrfid.blogspot.com/. I lost track of my source for this one… probably LISBlogsource. Please forgive me!
I have not mentioned the biggest thing happening in my life yet because I wanted to give a little time to thinking about new directions and life changes. My big news though, which came to me the day I got back from CIL: I have applied to and been accepted into the first distance independent PhD program for Information Science out of the University of North Texas. The program will begin in June with a few days on campus and then will be Web-based with cohort meetings a couple of times a semester for 2 years. I thought long and […]