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

Archive for September, 2009

Libraries Need to Focus on Transliteracy

Libraries have focused on literacy, the ability to read, write and interact, for years. It is an important service to our patrons and our communities.  People need to be literate in order to be involved in and contribute to society. Times are changing, technologies are evolving rapidly,  it's no longer enough to focus on the ...

Pivot Points for Change

09.15.2009 · Posted in Change

This is great slideshow by Buffy Hamilton on change. I love that it emphasizes that you don't have to throw away everything and starting anew.  Rather adding new tools and technology to what you are currently doing. Pivot Points for Change: Libraries and Librarians Using Web 2.0 to Connect, Create, and Collaborate View more presentations ...

Yes I am a Digital Branch Manager, No I Do Not Regularly Build Bonfires of Print Books in My Backyard & Dance Around Wearing Warpaint

09.09.2009 · Posted in Chit Chat, Technology

Not regularly, actually, not ever.  I keep seeing the perception that by going digital, being aware of and, gasp! even using technology means that librarians and libraries are throwing aside traditionally services in favor of sexy new toys like Twitter.  That in order for a library to have a Facebook profile first we have sacrifice ...