Daily Archives: May 26, 2006

9 posts

The Ubiquitous Librarian

A blog to watch…fascinating: Put simply: Instead of trying to make your library seem cool, be a librarian and do cool things. This concept developed out of my experiments with blogs. I was using LiveJournal to communicate with friends and discovered the journals of several students. By “be-friending” them and following their lives, I was able to find a natural and meaningful channel to help them. This process was later streamlined and evolved into: The Ubiquitous Reference Model. I am trying to push this concept further in both the physical and virtual context. This blog asks you to rethink the […]

Call for Papers: Internet Reference Services Quarterly

Internet Reference Services Quarterly, a refereed journal published by The Haworth Press Inc., invites proposals for a special issue focusing on social software and libraries. The issue (12/3) will tentatively be published in Winter 2007, edited by Michael Stephens, Instructor, Dominican University and blogger at tametheweb.com. We hope the issue will cover a wide range of topics pertaining to implementations and uses of various Web 2.0 tools in library settings of all types. For the purposes of this issue, social software or Web 2.0 will be defined as the next incarnation of the World Wide Web, where digital tools allow […]

Rapid Change

Great gem of a post from Dayna’s Blog at ALA L2 I like to believe that library 2.0 skills will become basic skill sets, but I think some of us may have a longer lag time and with new services being offered at the regional, state and higher levels some of our users who can see beyond the limits of the old framework may become frustrated with our inability to quickly make changes. This might be the time when they decide how relevant the local small library is and what purpose it serves in their lives.