Monthly Archives: September 2008


Membership data in ALA Connect, originally uploaded by ALA staff. Jenny writes: A momentous day, here at the mothership – that’s iMIS membership data appearing in ALA Connect (Drupal)! I was able to log in using my regular website login, and the system automatically knew which ALA units I’m affiliated […]

Membership data in ALA Connect


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Washington, DC—First Lady Laura Bush will award five museums and five libraries the 2008 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation’s highest honor, at a White House ceremony on October 7. Each year, the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), in coordination with the White House, […]

CONGRATS to Skokie PL: National Medal for Museum and ...







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  Types of Blogs, originally uploaded by cambodia4kidsorg. Don’t miss the Technorati report on the State of the Blogosphere. http://technorati.com/blogging/state-of-the-blogosphere/who-are-the-bloggers   Bloggers are not a homogenous group, but they are an educated and affluent one: three out of four U.S. bloggers are college graduates, and 42% have attended graduate school. […]

Types of Blogs



Don’t miss: http://www.asaecenter.org/PublicationsResources/ANowDetail.cfm?ItemNumber=36272 One of the stumbling blocks for libraries when we talk about blogging is the fact that so many library blogs never get comments. This article – focused on associations – might be very useful for strategic planning for the library blog. I especially like this one: 2. […]

Why No Comments?





I’m a big follower of library websites.  They are virtual representations of their physical presence and they also say a lot about a library’s innovation (or lack thereof).  All this summer I investigated different libraries to see what they were doing and how they were designing their online presences as […]

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