Daily Archives: October 25, 2007


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Allow me to direct you to Rob Coers’ presentation from Internet Librarian International 2007: http://www.robcoers.nl/weblog-artikelen/internet-librarian-international-2007.html It’s a great, concise presentation with a list of five tips to get started with social tools lin libraries. I’m fond of the one above – Rob believes that 20% of employees are never going […]

Focus on the Positive




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You’ve got to like a conference where they send you this: Although HLA will not be policing dress codes, people often ask me “What should I wear?” So, here are a few guidelines: For both presenter and participants, resort casual attire is appropriate. Resort Casual Attire Ladies – walking shorts, […]

Hawaii Dress Code!


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http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA6482510.html LibLime, the Athens, OH-based vendor offering open-source ILS solutions, recently signed large contracts with the Indiana Cooperative Library Services Authority (INCOLSA) and the Central Kansas Library System. INCOLSA will be using LibLime’s services for the Indiana Shared Library Catalog (ISLC), a multitype resource sharing network composed of 30 member […]

Okay Indiana Libraries – GO FOR IT!




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..about the future of the library Web site: Facebook is the 5th most valuable US Internet company. Use of the library web site by college students has DROPPED over 50% in the last two years. 1% of information seekers start at the library Web site. I think it’s time the […]

Ponder This….




The deadline has been extended to November 15, 2007: http://libraryjournal.com/info/CA606274.html The editors of Library Journal need your help in identifying the emerging leaders in the library world. Our seventh annual Movers & Shakers supplement will profile 50-plus up-and-coming individuals from across the United States and Canada who are innovative, creative, […]

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Thanks Karen! While I wait for my hard copy to arrive, I really appreciated this post: http://freerangelibrarian.com/2007/10/24/oclcs-report-on-privacy-and-trust-the-nut-graf/ The general public respondents are more likely to have used a social networking or social media site (28%) than to have searched for or borrowed items from a library Web site (20%). [What! […]

OCLC Report: FRL Executive Summary