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

Posts Tagged ‘library’

Libraries looking to save money? Consider telecommuting!

01.13.2009 · Posted in Library Staff

Talking about the blurred line between home and work when I was writing about Twitter started me thinking about telecommuting.  Writing about the recession and it affects on libraries got me thinking about telecommuting.  Let's talk about telecommuting, it seems to be something libraries have been slow to embrace.  Yes, I know the old standard ...

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 ...

What DO you wish your patrons knew?

12.12.2008 · Posted in Chit Chat, Questions

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. ...

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

09.25.2008 · Posted in Gaming, Social Tools

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 ...