Monthly Archives: August 2004

25 posts

Here Here

Read. This. Now. It should be the goal of staff technology trainer to get all library workers well versed in the basics of library projects. Patrons should not be met with blank stares if they ask a shelver about a library?s screen name or new self checkout terminal. It is likely unrealistic to be able to meet with every single library employee, but it shouldn?t be unrealistic to get all employees to check a staff blog. walking paper

TC Librarians have RSS & More Training

Jeff up in TC reports that not only is wifi doing well at TADL, but “tomorrow’s reference staff meeting, my co-worker and i are doing a 15 minute intro on, rss+aggregation, cool librarians that blog, and wikis. crazy sampler of “let us know if you’d like us to do sessions on any of this stuff…” AND they will be using wifi to do it!!! (yet another chance to educate!) EVERY public library staff should be so lucky! Attention Tech trainers: have you taught all of your librarians about blogs, RSS and the cool stuff going on with collabortation? If […]

An Open Letter to ALA

Dear ALA: The time has come. I’m tired of waiting. I’m tired of complaining to the dear PLA employee on the trolley on I-Drive in Orlando. (while sweating profusely from the heat) This was my tipping point: My friend CJ over at technobiblio just wrote this in his blog about not finding the PLA Program submission info very easily: “This is a perfect example of why PLA (and all other ALA’s divisions – doesn’t anyone want to be first?) need a blog…” We’re talking communication..spreading the word. Please take a look at how blog software can disseminate information quickly and […]

WiFi Police State

Ugh… I’m speechless… This summer, I spent a few minuted parked outside of a place in TC that had wifi vbecause I desperately had to check UNT class stuff. I might have been accosted as well if a TC police officer had found me there… And this: What the heck? I hope this makes the big news media… it highlights something we need to think about in this world of access and laptops everywhere… Via

I Want My Technology Amenities

On the plane yesterday, I caught a little snippet of video about businesses — hotels, I assume — that offer technology amenities. I had never heard this term before and I like it. What are your favorite Technology Amenities in your hotel room? Free WiFi A million cable/satellite channels (VH1 please) Weather band on the radio Ethernet if wifi is unavailable! an electronic safe to hold my laptop and ipod In Libraries? FREE WIFI for all devices Ethernet Ports Digital development workstations (CDR, DVD-R, video, etc) Weather and News on Monitors in the AV area Unwired librarians! A well-trained savvy […]

At UNT for a new semester

Hello from Texas!! We are back! The cohort lost a member and gained a member over the summer. A picture will follow as soon as I can get one. This weekend is devoted to a class called “Seminar in Communication and Use of Information” taught by Dr. Linda Schamber. It is incredibly interesting, will be challenging but will give us a big push toward the final outcome of this process. More in a bit…