Librarian by Day Bobbi Newman | I'm not that kind of librarian

Posts Tagged ‘Libraries’

Building the Digital Branch for the 21st Century

09.30.2009 · Posted in Digital Services

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 Yes I realize this post is way over due, but the information isn't outdated, yet.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 ...

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 ...

Yes I am a Digital Branch Manager, No I Do Not Regularly Build Bonfires of Print Books in My Backyard & Dance Around Wearing Warpaint

09.09.2009 · Posted in Chit Chat, Technology

Not regularly, actually, not ever.  I keep seeing the perception that by going digital, being aware of and, gasp! even using technology means that librarians and libraries are throwing aside traditionally services in favor of sexy new toys like Twitter.  That in order for a library to have a Facebook profile first we have sacrifice ...

How social media can hurt your library

We've all seen warnings and stories about people getting fired from their jobs because of status updates or photos on social medial sites like Twitter, Facebook and blogs. CNN is has a new one with some social networking don'ts 1. Don't announce interviews, raises or new jobs 2. Don't badmouth your current or previous employer ...