Yearly Archives: 2009

Time Off for Reflection, Regrouping and Prioritizing

I am taking the next two weeks off. Your regularly scheduled blog posts will resume on January 4th 2010. Why? The short version – It’s the holidays, things are slow and it’s always good to take a break. The long version – I need time to regroup and realign my priorities.  Lately I’ve been scrambling […]

What Makes a Library a Library?

Last week Sarah Houghton-Jan posted about a staffless library in Washington and asked the  question “What makes a library a library?” Buffy Hamilton took the question to the masses and recorded them for this great video.

Voting is Open for the 2009 Edublog Awards – Go Vote!

Voting ends Wednesday December 18th. Yes even you library people. You’ll find some great new blogs to read and trust me there are names in there you’ll recognize! The Edublog Award Categories…. Best individual blog Best individual tweeter Best group blog Best new blog Best class blog Best student blog Best resource sharing blog Most influential blog […]

Simon & Schuster and Hachette Book Group to Implement Embargo on eBooks

What a disappointment for those who wake up Christmas morning to find that Santa left an eReader in their stockings! Publisher Simon & Schuster has announced it will delay the ebook publishing of 35 titles* coming up next year. Publisher Hachette plans to implement a similar embargo for new titles. I have to agree with […]

Teaching Tech to the Public – Follow up from Internet Librarian

This Those of you who were in my Web 2.0 for patrons presentation might remember a woman in the audience mentioning the classes she teaches at her library. I promised to get with her and share the follow up. I emailed her and found out that Liz Hubert is a Adult Services Librarian at the Barrington Area […]

What’s a Girl Like You Doing in a Place Like This? Or How I Came to Work in Libraries

My library roots, or how I got into libraries for The Library Routes Project. I’ve worked in libraries for years I volunteered in the library during Junior High, mostly to get out of study hall but also for the books. When I turned 16 my first “real” job was as a clerk at the local […]

My Nominations for the 2009 Edublog Awards

My Nominations for The 2009 Edublog Awards are: Best individual tweeter – Marianne Lenox and her blog Best new blog – Emergent by Design by Venessa Miemis Best resource sharing blog – Librarian in Black Best librarian / library blog – The Unquiet Librarian by Buffy Hamilton Deadlines for nominations is Tuesday 8 December!  Then the voting begins, […]


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