Daily Archives: October 4, 2008

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Columbus Metropolitan Library #1 Library

Columbus Metropolitan Library, originally uploaded by mstephens7. Congrats to everyone at CML! Via LIS News: The Columbus Metropolitan Library has been rated the best library system in the nation as ranked by the Hennen’s American Public Library Rating. It is the 3rd time since 1999 that they have been ranked #1 and they have been ranked in the top 4 every year since 1999. NOTE: American Libraries reported an error in the rankings this year: American Libraries has discovered an unfortunate error that invalidates the results of Hennen’s American Public Library Ratings published in the October 2008 issue of the […]

No More Librarians??

Karl Fisch blogs: http://thefischbowl.blogspot.com/2008/09/no-more-librarians.html Dan Maas, my district’s CIO, has a new post titled Sunset for the Librarian: So what’s in a name? Well, everything. A name conjures an image, a shared understanding and it is from these understandings that we begin to do the work at hand. The term library is rooted in the latin word libriwhich means paper or books. The very terms library and librarian are obstacles to the future of this critical school service because the business is no longer based in the media of paper and the book. In fact, I don’t even like the term media center because […]