Daily Archives: January 10, 2009

2 posts

Could this be anymore eloquent?

http://libraryalchemy.wordpress.com/2009/01/06/technology-with-heart/ Leigh Anne Vrabel writes: Thought for the day, from Thich Nhat Hanh’s recent work, The World We Have: Technology has to be supported by brotherhood, sisterhood, understanding and compassion. In other words, it’s not necessarily the tools you have, but how you use them.  When you staff virtual reference, are you merely searching for the fastest answer, or are you giving the best possible answer under the circumstances?  How do you handle a question that simply cannot be answered in 5 minutes or less (there are many that can’t)?  If your library has a blog, does it simply have a […]

ALA YouTube Candidates Forum

Read all about it here! Not everyone is able to participate in and ask questions of the candidates at the presidential candidates’ forum held annually during the ALA Midwinter Meeting. Anyone who can’t be there can still participate by submitting YouTube videos to ask the candidates their questions.   The purposes of the YouTube Candidates Forum are: To give those who cannot attend the face-to-face forum at Midwinter an opportunity to ask the candidates questions To complement the face-to-face forum To increase members’ interest in the election and, we hope, stimulate greater voter participation The face-to-face forum and the YouTube […]