Daily Archives: August 31, 2005

3 posts

Southland Libraries

My heart aches today for everyone in the southland but particularly for librarians and libraries in those states affected by the hurricane. I hope we can come together and help in anyway possible as the clean up and healing begins. I just emailed a colleague down in Terrebonne Parish to see how she is. I hope I hear back soon. I can’t help wonder: will ALA meet in New Orleans as planned? I hope so..to bring our ranks, our money and our support to this most unique of American cities. Here’s a post about wikipedia and the hurricane from Ken […]

TTW on BlogDay 2005 (5 Blogs of the Biblioblogosphere You Should Be Reading)

http://socialsoftware.weblogsinc.com/entry/1234000510055412/ http://blogday.wikispaces.org/ BlogDay is August 31: BlogDay is about meeting new bloggers from other areas of interest around the world, as well as introducing your readers to new bloggers. Conceived by Nir Ofir as a way of celebrating our unique gathering of souls here in the blogosphere, BlogDay will take place on August 31 because the date “3108” looks more like the word “blog” than any other…” The directions go on to state I should choose 5 newer blogs I like and post about them. I’ve chosen some relatively newer blogs that always seem to inspire me. Here goes: Blog […]

Transparency, Community and Communication at AADL

(Bold is mine for emphasis!) Library Circulation Surpasses 3 Million Last year we announced that items circulated during the 2003-04 year passed the 2 million mark. This year, we circulated just over 3 million items. This new circulation record represents a 33% increase and the highest annual percentage of increase in the Library’s history. We are also experiencing growth in other key areas. Our buildings were visited 1.3 million times, an 8% increase. Attendance at programs increased 14%, over 51,000, and more individuals used library computers than ever before…223,000 logins represent a 37% increase over last year. The need to […]