Daily Archives: November 11, 2008

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Danny Strzyzewski

Danny Strzyzewski, originally uploaded by Lester Public Library. Lester Public Library writes: Calling all Veterans! In honor of Veteran’s Day, November 11, the library would like to honor our local servicemen and women. We are asking that anyone who is or has served in any branch of the military bring in a framed photo to be displayed in the library during the entire month of November. Please include the following information to be displayed with the photo: Name, Rank, Branch of Service, when and where served. Photos will be displayed in the reference area of the library and will be […]

Thanks SWFLN!

I gave two presentations last week for the Southwest Florida Library Network.  The slides for “Taming Technolust in a Hyperlinked World” are here. The best part of the time was getting to spend time with Lee LeBlanc, who is a little over a month in his new job at SWFLN: Continuing Education/Emerging Technologies Coordinator. Lee has been a TTW Contributor for almost a year and I’m always glad to hear what he thinks about libraries and our future.

TTW Mailbox: Taking the Library to the Beach

Jens Bang Petersen / Musikbibliotek.dk / Gentofte Bibliotekerne writes to fill me in on somehting we discussed in the Next Generation Libraries panel at ILI in London – taking the library to users! Hello Michael We talked briefly at ILI2008, where I told you I was one of the librarians that visited the beach with a mobile ‘library’ this summer. You can see a small video made by the local newspaper/tv-station here: http://pola-dk.qbrick.com/index.aspx?cid=43&mid=631 and an article here:http://www.villabyerne.dk/article/20080802/ARTIKLER/670743420/1048 This is our take on the library on the beach: very informal with books, comics, magazines that we do not need delivered back, and therefore […]

TTW Mailbox: LIS Edu Advisory Boards

Kirsten from the School of Library Studies at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta. writes a followup after a discussion at ILI in London: Our discussion about the future of  library education made me think about what we are doing up in Alberta. Under the chair Toni Samek (LJ teaching award winner 2007), I sit on an advisory committee that SLIS has gathered members of the academic, public,and special library community together to meet with students and faculty from the SLIS to discuss what kinds of librarians we’d love to see come out of the U of A. We talk about project […]

TechStatic Offers Reviews

Don’t miss: http://www.thetechstatic.com/ The Tech Static, a new collection development resource for technology titles, published its inaugural issue today. The need for such a resource became apparent when October 15 marked the last installment of Library Journal’s “Computer Media” review column, which The Tech Static’s creator, Rachel Singer Gordon, had been writing since 2002. This left a large gap in the library literature: no other librarian-targeted publication currently reviews computer books on a regular basis. To fill that gap, Singer Gordon created The Tech Static, a new resource for librarians focusing on reviewing technology-related books. The Tech Static assists librarians with technology-related collection development.