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

Archive for June, 2009

The UNICEF Bee and the Digital Doorway

06.29.2009 · Posted in Digital Divide, Information Access, Video

This video, The Future of the Library, has been making the rounds on library blogs and after watching it I visit the blog Everywhere is Here.  Lately I've been thinking a lot about the digital divide and the bubble I spend most of my time in so I was much more interested in this video.  ...

What Reading (Listening) Do You Recommend for a Leadership Program?

06.24.2009 · Posted in Questions

My library has a leadership program and we were asked to recommend books, journals articles blogs blogposts podcasts whatever with an annotation preferably, on any topic relevant to leadership, management, customers service or other topic we think would be helpful to participants.  I went through my favorites of the last couple of years and came ...

Geek the Library

06.23.2009 · Posted in Chit Chat, Funding, Libraries, News

Monday OCLC kicked off their Geek the Library campaign with Iowa (my home state!) and Georgia (my current state!).  What is Geek the Library? Its  a community-based public awareness campaign.  The idea is to increase public awareness of libraries and the important role they play and the funding we so desperately need.  People can share ...

Does the average Joe really need to know what a browser is?

06.18.2009 · Posted in Google, Questions, Technology

Jessamyn West shared this yesterday “A team from Google interviewed dozens of people in Times Square the other day, asking a simple question: What’s a browser? This was in an effort to understand and improve the customer experience of Google’s own browser, called Chrome. Turns out that over 90% of the people interviewed could not ...