Category Libraries

What is a Public Library?

Great short video about public libraries parodying the iPad commercials.  I love it! Even cooler – one of the libraries shown is in my system!

What Do You Think Libraries Will Look Like in 2015?

There are so many opinions and options for the f libraries out there. One idea from  Mal Booth, Sophie McDonald and Belinda Tiffen, breaks down the library of 2015 by 5 aspects: organizational culture, work conditions, service models, sustainability and people. via Information Literacy meets Library 2.0 http://prezi.com/bin/preziloader.swf Library of the Future – UTS on Prezi […]

Facebook Community Pages vs Official Pages and Your Library or Business

I have paid very little attention to Facebook’s connections and the community pages it creates until yesterday. Yesterday I took a closer look at connections and my profile page.  Now like many libraries my library has a Facebook page it looks like this. I kept the library in my work history when I click on […]

I’ve Got Google, Why Do I Need You?

A student’s perspective on Academic Libraries. I’ve Got Google, Why Do I Need You?http://static.slidesharecdn.com/swf/ssplayer2.swf?doc=idaaalenemtacl10-100428050009-phpapp01&rel=0&stripped_title=ive-got-google-why-do-i-need-you View more presentations from Ida Aalen.

Congratulations to the 2010 Movers and Shakers

I am proud to say I know so many of the people on this years list – Josh, Matt, Amy, Jason, Steve, Brian, Maurice, Andy! Congratulations to everyone! Rebekkah Smith Aldrich Peggy Cadigan Gretchen Caserotti – Twitter Stephanie Chase Lisa Chow Maurice Coleman – T is for Training, (almost) Bald Trainer (blog) Ernie Cox – […]

Empowering Library Users to Work with Digital Media

I have been in awe of the Digital Media Lab at Skokie Public Library since I first heard about it. The Skokie Public Library Media Lab is a space (a whole room!) where patrons can use an amazing array of software and hardware to create digital media. This is the kind of space and service […]

The Only Thing This Video Proves is 3 Year Olds Can Be Coached

There is a video making the rounds in libraryland of a very cute 3 year old named Abby talking about what she wants from her library. If you haven’t seen it, I’ve embedded it below. I saw it when it first started making the rounds and thought cute, but clearly that child has been coached […]

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