Tag Archives: library

Technology for Tight Budgets

Times are tight, and likely to get tighter, if you’re looking to save money talk with your IT department. They may have some helpful solutions. Take a look at the University of Missouri’s IT department suggestions – Technology for Tight Budges. Many of these can be used by libraries and other businesses looking to save […]

Stress Management in the Library Workplace

Yesterday I attended a MaintainIT webinar – Using MaintainIT Resources for Technology Training, where they shared some useful information and links.  One of the sites was Infopeople, a nonprofit that archives their presentations and handouts and makes them available under a Creative Commons license! As I was exploring I came across materials for a previous […]

Library Day in the Life – Friday, Day 7

Well this video concludes a week in the life of a librarian, I hope you enjoyed it.  If you’d like to see more please visit the wiki.

Library Day in the Life – Thursday Day 6

For today something a little different I took these notes today as part of The Day in the Life project, if you would like to read more please the wiki, if you’re interested in how it all got started read this post and this one.

Library Day in the Life – Wednesday, Day 5

6:00 up and at ’em 6:30 get the call that we have  a delayed opening, spend my time on FF and Blackboard 9:00 Arrive at work, check emails, check Voicemail – message from a database rep about contracts, send email in response. 9:30 Time for Management Team Mtg, this one is only once a month. […]

Libraries looking to save money? Consider telecommuting!

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?

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 […]


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