Daily Archives: January 31, 2007

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Teen Web Services Job at Hennepin

This job is making the rounds on lists and such. Are you looking to design web services for teens? Take a look: Hennepin County Library’s (HCL) Web Services department seeks an innovative, enthusiastic Teen Web Services & Technology Coordinator to design and deliver information services to teens in an on-line environment and to develop and support in-library technology initiatives for teens. HCL’s websitehad over 10 million visits in 2006 and includes the dynamic portal, TeenLinks. See the entire job description and apply on-line at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/hennepin/default.cfm

A Blog about Chicago Public Library

http://cplpatron.crios.info/ Another Dominican GSLIS styudent launches a blog, this time dedicated to discussion about the services and presence of Chicago Public library. Christopher Rios writes at his About Page: I love CPL and I am constantly trying to find new and better ways to use its resources to their fullest. I have also found myself frustrated by certain aspects of its functions and services and feel that there is definitely room for improvement. My hope is that employees at CPL will read this blog and a discussion will ensue about what practices are currently working and what practices could be […]

Would you rewrite Ranganathan’s Five Laws for the 21st Century?

That’s a discussion question I use in LIS701. Here’s one group’s take: Here is our revision of Ranganathan’s Five Laws 1. Collections are for use. 2. Every collection its user. 3. Every user his collection. 4. Save time & energy of user. 5. The library is a growing organism. We based our revision off of his philosophy of democracy and service and on “honoring the past while creating for the future.” We enjoyed the discussion. Thanks! I did too. What do you all think?

Michael Habib on Academic Library 2.0

At ALA TechSource: http://www.techsource.ala.org/blog/2007/01/the-academic-library-20-model-an-ala-ts-blog-interview-with-michael-c-habib.html It also fascinates me to see how Michael approached his coursework, building that “virtual librarian’s” skill set. He writes on his About Page: I plan to develop online communities and services that promote the idea of digital library as place. Like physical libraries, digital libraries need to be community centers, collaborative study spaces, meeting spaces, etc. In addition, I plan to train library users to use new technologies and information resources. To accomplish these goals, I have gained experience in traditional library services as well as chat and instant messaging reference services. Through my coursework, I […]