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David’s Digital Branch Stye Guide

02.11.2009 · Posted in Digital Services, Links, Patron Services

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 ...

Library Usage Will Go Up During a Recession – Management Are You Really Prepared?

01.09.2009 · Posted in Library Staff, Patron Services

I've seen many news articles and video lately about usage of libraries increasing during a recession. I've personally noticed my library seems busier.  While many have celebrated the increase of use and the public attention we so rightly deserve, we also need to consider the down side.  Our funding might be cut, the public is ...

Using WordPress for Bibliographies or Readers Advisory Sites

09.08.2008 · Posted in MRRL, Patron Services, Web 2.0

Remember how last month I blogged about using a wiki for the library's  Readers Advisory Site?  It looked like this.  Well we ran into some issues, the IT department was having some problems with the input form and the other Librarians didn't like it (I'm not gonna list their complaints), so I started rethinking it.  ...

One more way to use Flickr – videos!

07.03.2008 · Posted in Flickr, Patron Services, Video

Earlier this month I attended a Mobius conferernce session about vodcasting in libraries.  I came back all inspired and fired up.  I don't think our patrons are ready for vodcasting yet but that didn't stop me from making videos.  Even better is was perfect timing for Flickr allowing 90 second videos that are much better quality ...