Librarian by Day Bobbi Newman | I'm not that kind of librarian

Archive for January, 2009

Libraries looking to save money? Consider telecommuting!

01.13.2009 · Posted in Library Staff

Talking about the blurred line between home and work when I was writing about Twitter started me thinking about telecommuting.  Writing about the recession and it affects on libraries got me thinking about telecommuting.  Let's talk about telecommuting, it seems to be something libraries have been slow to embrace.  Yes, I know the old standard ...

Library Usage Will Go Up During a Recession – Management Are You Really Prepared?

01.09.2009 · Posted in Library Staff, Patron Services

I've seen many news articles and video lately about usage of libraries increasing during a recession. I've personally noticed my library seems busier.  While many have celebrated the increase of use and the public attention we so rightly deserve, we also need to consider the down side.  Our funding might be cut, the public is ...

Do you Twitter at Work?

01.08.2009 · Posted in Twitter

Last week Kate asked Do you hide Twitter from your boss? Or is it ok for you to be Twittering while working? Do you (honestly) think it hurts your performance? Not many people answered her on Twitter or FriendFeed, maybe it's because it was an odd week, between Christmas and New Years or maybe because ...

Back in the game

01.06.2009 · Posted in Chit Chat

After taking a week off from week and all things library and we related it's hard to get back into the game so I'm just going to jump right in.   Here are some things that caught my eye as I've been playing catch up Stephanie Zimmerman sang the T is for Training theme song Karin ...