Daily Archives: June 16, 2008

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The Transparent Library: Dear MLS Grad….

What’s the library policy on blogging and social networking for staff? Can you maintain your personal/professional blog if you accept a position? We’d urge hiring librarians to encourage new staffers to continue their blogging or participation in social networks. Does the library employ vertical teams for planning and implementation of new services? Can new hires participate and share their voices from day one? Inviting new staffers to play a role in service creation signals a willingness to hear new ideas. Ask for examples. What mentoring opportunities are there? A recent job listing from Davidson College in North Carolina included this […]

More about SJCPL

The local NBC affiliate profiled SJCPL’s budget issues and building projects. It gives a little more backstory for Deb Futa’s speech. WNDU leaves their stories up and open so it’s a better place to link instead of the South Bend Tribune. http://www.wndu.com/home/headlines/19796914.html It’s no secret that local governments are facing major budget cuts. The St. Joseph County Public Library is no exception. As we’ve been reporting, the library has been forced to cut $1.6 million dollars from its budget, each year. But despite the cuts, the library has new branches under construction. It has some residents wondering where that money […]

LJ Webcast: Teen Services Archived

Give a listen here: http://www.libraryjournal.com/webcasts/48747/Webcasts.html Your Teen Area as Their Third Space: Creating a Place Cool Enough to Call Their Own Michele Gorman, Teen Services Coordinator for the Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County (NC)? Teen 2.0: Using New Technologies to Tap Into Teens Jen Maney, Manager of Virtual Library, Pima County Public Library, Tucson (AZ)? An Online Oasis for Teens at Maricopa County Library District Christine Pearson, Web Designer/Developer, Fountain Hills Library Branch Manager, Maricopa County Library District (AZ)? The Intersection of Gaming and Libraries: Where Are We, Where Are We Going? Scott Nicholson, Associate Professor, School of Information Studies at Syracuse University Moderator: Bill Schickling, Polaris Library Systems […]