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

Archive for December, 2009

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

12.07.2009 · Posted in Librarianship

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

12.04.2009 · Posted in Chit Chat

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, ...

Control is an Illusion You Need to Let Go

The issue of control comes up over and over again when we talk about the online world. It recently it came up at Internet Librarian in many different ways, including: How do I stop a staff member from wasting time on Facebook? How do we control what staff are saying online? Management wants everything posted ...

How Using The Internet Is Changing Our Brains

12.01.2009 · Posted in Social Media, Technology, Thinking Outloud

As with most things, the benefits from computers and technology is all about balance. From an article in The Independent - What the web is teaching our brains, a list of activities and the benefits each provides. Internet research: Boosts the ability to integrate and process information as well as enhancing decision-making skills. General browsing: ...