Category digital services

Building the Digital Branch for the 21st Century

On September 15th over 400 people attended a WebJunction webinar on Building a Digital Branch led by  David Lee King. Yes I realize this post is way over due, but the information isn’t outdated, yet. :-) If you missed it you have multiple options for accessing the information: Visit the WebJunction page for all the […]

Rachel Vacek –Libraries Using Mobile Devices

Instead of focusing on mobile needs of library users, focusing on mobile needs of librarians, some librarians were more interested in a netbook Every librarian got an ipod touch or a netbook Ideas that are needed the most will probably be the most difficult to implement because involve a proprietary ILS Geeks just waiting to […]

Who do you help first?

I presented this scenario to groups of librarians all over Minnesota in April You’re sitting at the reference desk and as someone approaches the desk the phone begins to ring and an instant messaging window pops open, who do you help first? I heard a lot of answers  it depends on how the person in […]

Change is coming – a new job for me

There is no way to say this other than to just come out and say it. Effective May 18th I will be the Digital Branch Manager of the Chattahoochee Valley Regional Library System.  This is a new position they have created for the purpose of planning, building and managing the Digital Branch, its going to […]

We’re barely treading water, what will keep us from drowning?

Start with this, I did Now think about this – How do libraries fit into this picture? As far as I can tell the technologies we’re struggling to adapt to and implement might very well be outdated by the time we’re ready to start using them.  That’s not good. Right now technologies are running by and […]

David’s Digital Branch Stye Guide

David Lee King knows a lot about digital service, he’s the Digital Branch Manager at the Topeka Shawnee Library (and an author and a speaker).  If you are interested in digital services and aren’t already reading David’s blog, add it to your feedreader right now, go on, I’ll wait. This wee he shared his Digital […]

One Man’s Treasure…

Meredith Farkas’ recent post about Library 2.0 got me thinking about me; my title, my position, my duties and my goals. The position of Digital Services Librarian is just 6 months old (and I think the title itself has changed 3 times already). My duties and goals are always in flux which means, for me […]


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