Don’t miss “Stranger Than We Know” by Jason Griffey in the new LJ: (emphasis mine for HOTness) http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA6599046.html So how do librarians interact with this level of mobile, always on, information space? The most important thing we can do is to ensure that when the technology matures, we are ready to deliver content to it. Our role as information portals will not decline—it will simply shift focus from books on shelves and computers on desks to on-time mobile delivery of both holdings and services. Reference will be communitywide and no longer limited to either location (reference desk) or to service […]
I love the idea of this kind of facilty available to faculty via the library: http://library.elmhurst.edu/pages/technology_information/faculty_lab/ Faculty Technology Lab The Faculty Technology Lab is located in Room 108 of the Library, behind the Reference Desk on the main floor. It is intended to support the academic endeavors of the faculty by providing access to specialized equipment and software. In addition, the Library Technology Assistant can assist faculty with scanning, optical character recognition, DVD & CD burning and much more. If you have any questions, or would like to make an appointment, please call the Reference Desk at 630-617-3173 or the […]
The first wave of Context Book Reports are coming in via the LIS768ers up in Minnesota. I have policy of not pointing to individual student work during the semester, but if you are curious about what students thought of various books take a look: http://classes.tametheweb.com/768news/2008/09/13/roster-of-lis768-csc-blogs/ Thanks to the authors who replied to student emails for more information: Andrew Keen, the authors of the Cluetrain Manifesto, etc. This blows me away.
While I was away, he successfully defended his dissertation “The Transformative Library: A Narrative Inquiry into the Outcomes of Information Use.” Well done, Dr. Kenney!