Monthly Archives: February 2007

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Thought Advocates and Banning Social Networking, An ALA TechSource Interview

Read my interview with Robert Doyle: “If people were better informed about social networking sites and knew and used basic Internet safety tips, the cloud of fear may decline.”—Robert Doyle, Executive Director of the Illinois Library Association

We Tagged Ourselves at OCLC Symposium

Michael Stephen’s self-tag Originally uploaded by Alice Sneary. OCLC did the coolest thing at Symposium in Seattle. The audience got to tag themselves via this nifty nametag and highlighter setup and then we collected the data and made a Tag Cloud. For the result, follow this link:

Another Excellent Use of Blogging in Schools Dr. Margaret Lincoln launches another book doiscussion blog at her school! Check it out! This Weblog brings together students, teachers, library media specialists and adults in our community. Through a reading of the memoir All But My Life by Holocaust survivor Gerda Weissmann Klein, we will participate in joint discussion and sharing of reflections. The project will culminate with an author visit to Battle Creek, Michigan on April 16, 2007.

Maricopa County Library Seeks Virtual Branch Manager

The more I think about this type of organizational shift to make the library Website just as important as a branch or department, the more it rings true. How do you create your Web presence in your library? Search for the job here: Virtual Branch Manager Library District, Virtual Branch Library Location Address 2700 N. Central Ave., Suite 700 Phoenix, AZ Salary $49,150.40 – $60,444.80 Per Year ($23.63 – $29.06 Per Hour) Position Qualifications Master’s Degree in Library Science from an academically accredited college or university and three (3) years of public library experience which includes 2 years of […]

Youth Literature is Filled with Scrotums

I’m sitting in the student lounge at Simmons GSLIS withtwelve students at a meet-n-greet, and of course conversation has turned to the recent uproar about that award winning book some librarians are pulling off their shelves because of a certain anatomical reference. One of the students urged us to check out: In both of my 701 sections this week we discussed this topic for over an hour.

Press Release: From Illinois Library Association

For immediate release From: Robert P. Doyle Illinois Library Association phone: (312) 644-1896 fax: (312) 644-1899 e-mail: Provide Senator Matt Murphy with Your Comments on Banning Social Networking Sites on Thursday, 22 February 2007 The Daily Herald reported today that Senator Matt Murphy (R-27, Palatine) will host an online chat tomorrow night, Thursday, 22 February 2007, about Senate Bill (SB) 1682, which would ban social networking sites in public libraries and public schools. The proposal, which Murphy’s office claims is the only one in the nation that calls for a complete ban on these sites, has been a […]