Monthly Archives: June 2011





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Library management is a battle against entropy. Those of us who remember our physics know that entropy is most famously captured in the second law of thermodynamics, but it may be easiest to think of entropy as the measurement of the dissipation of energy in a system. So, if hot […]

Library Management and Entropy: The Information as Management Text –A ...


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http://www.against-the-grain.com/2011/05/v-23-1-book-reviews-monographic-musings/ Nice to see this review of reference reborn. I have a chapter in the book on tracking tech trends. However, like telephone service, reference service has been transformed by the digital age. This work attempts as the subtitle says to bring “new life into public services librarianship.” The world […]

Review of Reference Reborn in Against the Grain






What is it? 23 Things for Professional Development, also known as cpd23, is a self-directed, self-paced, inclusive, practical and free online programme open to librarians and information professionals at all stages of their career, in any type of role, any sector, and from any part of the world.  It encourages […]

Supercharge your CPD: 23 Things for Professional Development – A ...


Thanks to all the attendees of the 2011 NEFLIN Technology Conference in Jacksonville, Florida this past week. I enjoyed chatting with everyone throughout the day. I also was most pleased to share my Jeannie bottle story in a locale so close to Cocoa Beach! 🙂 The slides are here: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/239835/StephensHyperlinkedNEFLIN.pdf

Thanks NEFLIN!