Daily Archives: February 21, 2007

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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: ila@ila.org http://www.ila.org 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 […]

Woody Evans on MySpace in LJ

Some good advice for libraries establishing MySpace profiles: http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA6413453.html This is GOLD: Real innovation (and real Web 2.0, as I’ve argued elsewhere) is an attitude you take toward the service you provide. If your library has blogs, for example, you should use your blog to make readers aware of new library services and resources. Your blog should not be just a self-promotion machine. Highlight upcoming events, everything from sewing bees, lectures, LEGO Mindstorm events, writers’ workshops, and book clubs. Sites like MySpace allow you to post bulletins to your friends as well as blog. You can use these tools to […]

Darien Tag: Jane Weighs In on Darien

Darien Tag Originally uploaded by Wandering Eyre. http://wanderingeyre.com/2007/02/21/darien-library-gets-tagged/ They trust their people. Everyone on their staff who wants to blog, can, in their own voice, and style. When speaking with Louise Berry and Alan Gray at Midwinter, I was impressed with their desire to see their staff succeed, for their voices to be heard, and for their library to be the kind of place that works from the bottom up. This was not mere lip service, which is what I fear is the noise I hear most often. They were striving to, not only create a human face for their […]

Rettig for President

I finally had some time to read about the candidates and listen to the podcast from Seattle and I’d like to take just a moment to endorse Jim Rettig for president of the American Library Association. http://rettigforala.org/ A few reasons why: In the Q&A segment of the podcast, biblioblogger Gary McClay asks the presidential candidates “What does Library 2.0 mean to you?” Nancy Davenport answers first and discusses applying Web 2.0 tools to libraries and the association, promoting better communication. Nice answer, but Rettig really grabbed me with his response. Rettig replies (as best I can transcribe): Library 2.0 is […]

On the Knowledge Commons

Great stuff from Hey Jude: http://heyjude.wordpress.com/2007/02/19/2020-vision-shaping-the-future-through-dialogue/ I wonder if such a Knowledge Commons, shaped by Creativity NOT Productivity would need to encompass the following: Reading materials for pleasure and study Information retrieval and critical analysis support Learning activities & Social activities Academic writing guidance Special education learning support for all ranges Information technology support – technical and design support Multimedia design and production facilities ‘Traditional’ bibliographic services 24/7 Learning support

Take the Des Plaines Public Library to Web 2.0

From a few folks, including one of my students in 753 comes this job at DuPage Library System here in Illinois: Web Services Librarian (Full time) Wanted! A digital native to take the Des Plaines Public Library to Web 2.0 and beyond. Do you blog, IM, or wiki? Must be able to envision how these and other emerging technologies can be used to create excellent patron service. This unique position reports to the library director and bridges all departments to make things happen. Therefore, people skills also a must. Required: MLS and three years professional library experience. Salary range: $45,030-60,888 […]

Reinvention: Blyberg Joins the Incredible Darien Library Team

http://www.blyberg.net/2007/02/20/moving-on/ He writes: I am leaving Ann Arbor because I have accepted a position at the Darien Public Library in Darien, Connecticut. My official title will be Head of Technology and Digital Initiatives. I have to say that my pulse quickens when I think about what the Darien Library has in store for the future, and to be part of it is a dream come true. I will be working for Alan Gray, who is currently Associate Director. DPL’s director is Louise Berry. I will continue to blog here at blyberg.net. I also have no plans to discontinue work on […]