http://www.flickr.com/photos/michaelsphotos/sets/276674/ This afternoon was totally cool! There have been three big conferences recently so we had a group “debrief” for staff who attendded and other interested staff. Our Staff Development Librarian could not be here today so she asked me to facillitate. We had 15 folks who had attended either PLA Symposium, Computers in Libraries or the Indiana Library Federation State meeting. We began by going around the room, with each participant sharing top trends/learning/issues/thoughts from their conference. I wrote them on the whiteboard. By the end we had 25 different points. Equity of Access- The digital divide Info/Tech literacy […]
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 to bed and we’d talk today. Balance. Breathe. Nice.
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: ? A clerical worker with a college degree will answer reference questions — basically taking over the role for which a librarian went to college to get a master’s degree. ? Librarians with expertise in a particular field no longer will order books for their area. ? Users will do […]
http://www.iamalibrarian.com/gallery.html I Am a Librarian My name is Cynthia Wilson. I received my Masters Degree in library science from Clarion University and I am a photographer. I have been looking for librarians and library school students in the United States who would be willing to get their picture taken, and answer a short interview for a book that I am working on, titled ?I am a Librarian!? Cynthia took my picture one sweltering day in Orlando last June with my beloved PowerBook. Here’s the image, which is one of many on display at the University of West Florida, Fort Walton […]