Categories Resources & Websites for Librarians

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Posts to highlight websites/other resources that libraries might be interested in

Glenn Peterson on the Hennepin PL Web Site

At IOLUG, Glenn peterson was the keynoter. He spoke about hos Hennepin Co. PL updated, improved and planned their web presence. Some of his cool points: The Web Team had lots of support from library administration – realizing it is a very important service to users! HCPL has 5.3 million visitis to Web site per year! “E-mail This” is an option on Computer class pages so folks can send a reminder to themselves RSS feeds are everywhere!!! Teen Pages with user book reviews, etc gives teens a sense of ownership with the web site. Encourgae interaction/dialog. HOT! The catalog is […]

Training/Promotional Opportunities (and Nudity!)

Never miss a chance to promote your library and its services — even if you happen to be undressed! At the gym this am, a fellow asked me about wifi at SJCPL. I was glad to give him some info, invite him to any location to try it out and praised his use of a Macintosh PowerBook! The other part of this story: I never miss a chance to talk tech. In the all together, I settled into the whirlpool tub in our locker room after exercising. The fellow across from me (also in the all together) greets me and […]

The Up-to-Date Techie Librarian: Six Resources Every Techie Librarian Should Use (Updated)

Last week I wrote about 12 Techie Things for library folk to be aware of — to be in the know about in planning meetings and staff meeetings. Nothing pains me more but a bunch of blank looks in a meeting room when someone says they learned about some new technology at a recent conference. Here’s an addendum: Six Resources Every Techie Librarian Should Use: 1. LIS and technology blogs. Oh yeah! Use these directories of LIS Weblogs to locate useful library and librarian?s weblogs that speak to you or focus on interests. Library Weblogs – Peter Scott?s directory of […]

Ten Things…. Web Stuff (Via Dave) and ATTN Library Directors

OH! How cool are these Ten Things that Dave King pointed to before the Holidays. Libraries really need to get a grip on some of these collaborative tools: IM, RSS, Wikis, etc! But, Michael, you say, how can I get started? What can I do at my small to medium-sized library about all this techie stuff? Good question. Here’s what I would do: ATTENTION LIBRARY DIRECTORS If you haven’t already designated staff to be in charge of Web development, communication and technology-based services, do so NOW. You, dear director, don’t have to know about all of this stuff but […]