Daily Archives: March 17, 2006

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7 Reasons Web 2.0 Enabled Toys Are Good For Libraries & Librarians

Just a fun post tonight before I unplug… happy weekend! http://www.hetemeel.com/einsteinform.php 7 Reasons Web 2.0 Enabled Toys Are Good For Libraries & Librarians Ponder how this little toy might be used in your library — to promote a service or program, for the Web site, etc. And what might you do with it? To promote training: http://www.flickr.com/photos/slzimm1/110538194/ To challenge libraries to change: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ricklibrarian/112894125/ To define those changes: http://www.flickr.com/photos/michaelcasey/109337168/ To offer the chance to dream: http://www.flickr.com/photos/michaelsphotos/111429776/ To promote a URL: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lauren_pressley/111545921/ To send best wishes: http://www.flickr.com/photos/librarianmer/113385186/ Or congratulations: http://www.flickr.com/photos/travelinlibrarian/103882336/ Tired of Einstein? How HOT is this promo for an IM service?

Tech Tips for Every Librarian: Free Finds for Frugal Libraries

Hooray! Here’s the full text of Rachel’s piece on Open Source Software! http://www.linuxinsider.com/rsstory/49357.html This piece highlights some wonderful ways librarians can implement and work with wireless, but we still nee to serve the patrons who rely on us for basic computer access. Keeping software on public access machine current, given hefty licensing fees, pricey upgrades, and pervasive patches and updates, can be an expensiv hassle. We’re all under pressure to provide more services for less money. Here, find some free and lowcos alternatives that are both easy to install and popular with patrons You don’t have to switch all your […]

Upcoming Presentations

Tuesday, March 21, 2006 Computers in Libraries Preconference Workshops: Morning Session: “Teaching the Internet” with D. Scott Brandt, Afternoon Session: Technology Planning for 21st Century Libraries. Saturday, March 25, 2006, Public Library Association, “Community Building Through Your Web Site: Library Blogs and RSS Feeds” with Jenny Levine, Boston, MA Wedensday March 29, 2006 “The Blogger’s Toolkit Workshop,” Joint Conference of the Kentucky Library Association Academic and Special Sections and the KY-SLA Chapter, Prestonsburg KY. Thursday, March 30, 2006 “Conversation, Community, Connections, and Collaboration: Practical, New Technologies for User-centered Services.” Opening General Session Joint Conference of the Kentucky Library Association Academic […]

Waterloo Public Library Podcasting and Circulating Blackberries!

http://wplinfostuff.blogspot.com/2006/03/podcasting-is-coming-to-waterloo.html The podcasts will digitize heritage walking tours throughout Uptown Waterloo, using MP3 players and Blackberry devices that will be available for loan from the Main Library on Albert Street. The tours will also be available on-line through computer workstations located in the library. Podcasting is a method of publishing audio and video programs via the Internet. It allows users subscribe to a “feed” of new files for continuous updates.


Connie Crosby, Library Manager, WeirFoulds LLP up in Toronto, Ontario, writes that she and Steve Matthews and Michael Lines have just launched the Canadian Association of Law Librarians first conference blog at http://www.callacbd.ca/conferences/2006/blog/ This year, for the first time, the annual conference will be complemented by a collective blog (this one). Bloggers from all regions, as well as those new to blogging, are invited to contribute. We hope to offer descriptions of and reactions to the conference sessions and social events, as well as other aspects of the Edmonton experience, including weather updates and travel tips. Two of Canada’s top […]