Via AL Direct comes this news story about Plainfield Library in Illinois, where instead of trying to block access, they are embracing their young users and diving into social networking: http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/heraldnews/news/158984,4_1_JO04_MYSPACE_S1.article Young Adult Librarian Joe Marcantonio noticed this summer that nearly every teenager on a computer terminal had their MySpace.com Web site pulled up the entire time. For some, it was the only reason they ventured into the library. Librarians decided to join them in the world of social cyber-networking and put up their own MySpace site, www.myspace.com/plainfieldpubliclibrary. There, they post bulletins about programs and pictures from events, and can […]
Wandering Eyre points to a Job 2.0 http://ac2.aclin.org/item.cfm?code=joblinei&mid=4939 Librarian 2.0, Wilkinson Public Library, Telluride (Open Until Filled) Librarian to deliver techno-savvy reference to an educated, enlightened resort community in SW Colorado. Must have MLS, strong general reference skills, and be an enthusiastic team player. Interest in blogging, RSS, wikis and IM reference essential. Strong Spanish skills a plus.