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Taking Traing to Patrons – 21 Things for 21st Century Parents

01.14.2010 · Posted in Learning 2.0, Patron Services, Training

The fabulous Gretchen Caserotti and staff in the Childrens Department at the Darien Libray are kicking off a learning 2.0 class for parents. From the website: You are raising kids in a digital world. Facebook, Twitter and a growing number of websites and social tools are becoming increasingly important in most aspects of our 21st ...

If Your Patrons Continually Use Your Catalog the Wrong Way the Problem Isn’t Them, It’s You

11.10.2009 · Posted in Patron Satisfaction, Patron Services

I was reading through an article (Found via What I Learned Today) on The Chronicle of Higher Education website about improving library catalog search functionality, when this comment caught my eye. The problem is people are trying to use the catalog the wrong way. Instead of a keyword search like on the internet and online databases, ...

Libraries and Transliteracy Slideshow

I haven't been able to stop thinking about transliteracy and how important the concept is for libraries and librarians. I've created a slideshow I hope conveys the message and is easy to share. I have also added page with information on transliteracy. Libraries and TransliteracyView more presentations from Bobbi Newman. Read more [...] ...

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 ...