Steven points to this article about blogs in corporations and it’s a good one: http://www.marketingprofs.com/4/wreden5.asp He urges us to apply it to library blog environments. I agree. Note: “10. Develop an organizational content strategy now Email, blogs, wikis, Web, voice mail, faxes, newsletters, advertising, PR. No wonder it is so hard for organizations to speak with the consistent voice that is so critical for branding. An organizational content strategy can ensure consistency, vibrancy and value for employees, customers, suppliers and others.” WOW! Does your library blog exsist in its own vacuum? It shouldn’t. Library Web sites, blogs, fliers, cards, letterhead, […]
I grabbed this from LISNews (I think) days ago and forgot to post it: http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/local/states/florida/counties/broward_county/8289061.htm?1c I work the reference desk and I know what it’s like when all of your terminals are full. I’ve seen arguments, scary situations and downright nastiness over access to the Internet. I’m all about access but as the article states it needs to be fair access… not the same folks for 8 hours everyday. What I wrestle with is the game players and chatters who tie up machines when other folks may want to research reports or personal matters. I know it’s none of my […]
Did you miss this one? Or maybe it’s time to re-read it… it’s a gem: http://www.infotoday.com/searcher/feb04/voice.shtml
This one rocks my world too: http://www.liscareer.com/ferguson_soulcrushingjobs.htm “Librarianship, as an industry, rewards competence with boredom and ?money rather than enjoyable tasks..”
I blogged this before but it deserves a close re-read. Gordon gets it! http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA379266 She writes: “In order to keep up with constant change, our profession has the responsibility for integrating the contributions and perspectives of younger librarians into the field. The best way to start is by adopting their perspectives on and comfort with a variety of technological advances.” IM anyone? Unwired PDAs anyone? Walking Paper anyone?