Daily Archives: January 16, 2008


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Some synchronicity: http://librariansmatter.com/blog/2008/01/15/emerging-technologies-specialist/ Kathryn Greenhill notes her new job title: Emerging Technologies Specialist — Actually, the contract says “Librarian – Emerging Technologies” – but we’re still sorting that bit out… I’m still at Murdoch University and based in the library. The position is funded 50% by the library and 50% […]

Oh My! How those LIS Jobs are a-changing!







Picture this: your library has launched a visionary long-range reorganization plan that sparks an anonymous, critical blog from staff members. Or your library appears in an anonymous YouTube or Flickr extravaganza that targets your authoritarian signage, unfriendly staff, and dirty public restrooms. Or your soon-to-be-launched web revamp is reviewed on […]

The Transparent Library: Coping with Anonymity


Excelent piece from John Berry at LJ. He mentions that he teaches at Dominican (!) and sums up very well what I’ve also observed in library school and in our realm here: http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA6515838.html  Like those who came before them, the current cadre of librarians bring new tools for the job […]

John Berry on the Future



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Hello Iowa! Originally uploaded by mstephens7 This morning I’m opening the The Small Libraries Institute Online Conference in Iowa. A big greeting to all of the virtual attendees. I have my tea and I’m still in my comfy clothes – what a great way to do a talk. http://www.swilsa.lib.ia.us/isloc/schedule.htm

Hello Iowa!