Tag Archives: library

What DO you wish your patrons knew?

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. […]

Using Stories

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 […]

Akoha Starter packs – I have 19 decks to give away!

Less than two weeks ago I blogged about an exciting new idea – Akoha.  I was enthusiastic about the idea, in fact I love it. I love the idea of doing good and passing it forward, call me optimistic, call me naive, but I think this idea has merit.  So I blogged about it, I […]

The Resourcerer’s Apprentice by Lela Hull

or the Librarian’s Apprentice

Using WordPress for Bibliographies or Readers Advisory Sites

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.  […]

Library is…?

A couple of weeks ago I was in Denver for vacation and we stopped at the Denver Art Museum.  In addition to all the traditional art one expects to see in a museum they also had some patron contribution displays.  Throughout the museum notebooks were set out and patrons could record their thoughts and feelings […]

Hi-Fi Sci-Fi Library

I’m a little late, but just in case you haven’t seen the latest music video sweeping libraryland. Warning! It’s catchy!  If you want to sing along the lyrics are here. http://blip.tv/play/AcnJGoLASw Thank you to David Lee King and Michael Porter for the tremendous amount of effort they put into making this awesome library related song and […]


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