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 […]

Last week Kate asked Do you hide Twitter from your boss? Or is it ok for you to be Twittering while working? Do you (honestly) think it hurts your performance? Not many people answered her on Twitter or FriendFeed, maybe it’s because it was an odd week, between Christmas and New Years or maybe because […]

Six months ago (almost to the day) I wrote the post that started the Library Day in the Life meme, which led to Lori Reed creating the wiki where people who participated signed up so we could share. Many of us actually post a weeks worth of days. There was some discussion of doing it […]

After taking a week off from week and all things library and we related it’s hard to get back into the game so I’m just going to jump right in.   Here are some things that caught my eye as I’ve been playing catch up Stephanie Zimmerman sang the T is for Training theme song Karin […]

The year isn’t even over and I’m already looking forward into 2009, as far forward as April!  I thought before I get too caught up in what’s to come, I should take a look back at 2008.  This list is more for me than you, sometimes I get so busy I forget what I’ve been […]

I copied this post from The MLXperience to ask you – What DO you wish your patrons knew? Seattle Books Examiner’s Danielle Dreger-Babbitt took an informal poll of librarians in Boston, Dallas, Detroit, Indianapolis, New York City, and Portland about what they wish library patrons knew or did. Here’s the shortlist: 1. Use us! 2. […]

Last week I attended a WebJunction townhall meeting on Tough Economic Times.  I got some good info from it (there are two more coming up if you’re interested). Someone in the meeting said we need to appeal to people’s emotions. It made me start thinking how we can connect with patrons emotionally to demonstrate our […]

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