Daily Archives: September 5, 2006

6 posts

Public Library Futures at Internet librarian 2006

Greetings Librarians! Don’t miss the ALL DAY PL track at this year’s Internet librarian conference in Monterey, California. And really, all librarians are welcome for these talks — there’ll be a lot to learn and take away. Here’s the track and list of presentations: This track focuses on planning, people, and participation. It explores the shift toward patron involvement, librarians building resources for collaboration and communication, and how public libraries (PLs) are changing to meet the needs of the plugged-in, socially networked user. Organized and moderated by Jenny Levine, The Shifted Librarian, & Michael Stephens, Dominican University. Library 2.0: Emerging […]

Breaking Down Barriers (or The Reference Pod is Open)

Alan Gray from Darien PL is blogging! This post caught my eye: http://www.darienlibrary.org/staffpages/gray/blog/archives/2006/08/siege_warfare.html Alan discusses the reference desk as a barrier or stronghold against patrons. he uses a photo illustration to show the reference area of his library as a fortress. He then notes that the NEW Darien Library will be different: What they’ve decided is that we are NOT going to have a desk or any kind of barrier, but that reference librarians will work in partnership with patrons at reference “pods.” Truly, we don’t have a clue what they are going to be like exactly (we have done […]

University Librarian Blogging at McMaster

I’m glad to see my colleague Jeff Trzeciak blogging at http://ulatmac.wordpress.com/. Take a look at the blog and follow the links as well to the Transformation blog, an example of a group of librarians putting Library 2.0 thinking into practice via planning. Jeff sums a lot of it up in his first post: (bolding is mine) As partners in teaching, learning and research on our campuses, libraries are at the heart of today‚Äôs changes. Our challenge is to establish the University Library as an unparalleled service provider in an increasingly complex world of information and access. How do we prepare […]

Dutch Bibliobloggers Dinner (Updated)

IMG_7640 Originally uploaded by Rob’s. One of many highlights at the Ticer Institute was the chance to meet a group of Dutch bibliobloggers for dinner in Tilburg. The evening was organized by my esteemed colleage Rob Coers, who will be presenting with me in London in October. Jenny and Paul Miller and I joined a table full of folks and we rotated seats at every course so we got to talk with everyone. I really enjoyed it. Thanks to all! Sadly, my pictures were lost with my camera but check out the images from other folks, tagged BBT2006. Here are […]