Daily Archives: September 18, 2007

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Advising Appointment in Second Life

I try my best to be available to my student advisees. I do the office hours thing, share email and phone #s and give them my IM name. Today, however, was different — and could hint at things to come. I met a student in my office in the Cybrary City in Second Life for a few minutes of chat about the course he’s taking with me and about his library job. And it was the student, Kyle Jones, who suggested it. One thing we discussed was what might happen with Second Life and libraries in the future. I was […]

Ranganathan’s Laws Revisted

Last night, I introduced my LIS701 class to Ranganathan’s Laws. Remember this from last semester: https://tametheweb.com/2007/01/would_you_rewrite_ranganathans.html Here’s what last night’s group came up with: Group Redux Rewrite the laws? YEP! 1: Materials are for use and not just in library 2: Every user his or her material 3: Materials are for all 4: Save the time of the user 5: The library is an evolving organism (catering to the needs of the community) We had some pretty darn cool discussion about the nature of information, documents and the digital divide.