Daily Archives: April 25, 2007

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Where were the Chicagoland Libraries at the Green Festival?

Brian Want, at the Wanted Librarian, writes: http://thewantedlibrarian.typepad.com/thewantedlibrarian/2007/04/libraries_not_a.html In the hunt for an engaging weekend activity, my friend Bradley and I decided to celebrate Earth Day and attend Chicago’s first annual Green Festival (not affiliated with the political party) at McCormick Place. What a fun, inspiring, educational, and network-oriented event! In addition to speakers and other special programming, the Green Festival brought hundreds of exhibitors under one roof, including publishers, socially responsible builders/investors, organic/veggie food vendors, eco-travel agencies, activist organizations, green media outlets, and lots more. There was so much INFORMATION being exchanged and so many people meeting one another, […]

Five Reasons Not to Blog

Via Jenimi: Chris Harris on “Five Reasons Not to Blog:” http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/article/CA6430167.html 1. “I want to give them a piece of my mind!” 2. “Oh, the stories I could tell.” 3. “I think I can find some time at school…” 4. “Nobody will find out that it’s me.” 5. “It’s OK, I will keep it private.”

Congrats to Roy Tennant!

This is huge! Roy Tennant is joing the staff of OCLC. Roy has inspired me with his writing and speaking for a long time. http://roytennant.com/ Broad, environmental changes are shaking libraries to the core. Sites like Amazon show just how user hostile our library catalogs are. Thousands of books are beginning to appear free on the web from massive digitization projects. These changes are forcing a critical review of where we spend our money and time. Any way you look at it, these are amazing times for libraries. In our time we have witnessed a revolution in information access not […]