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

Posts Tagged ‘library’

The UNICEF Bee and the Digital Doorway

06.29.2009 · Posted in Digital Divide, Information Access, Video

This video, The Future of the Library, has been making the rounds on library blogs and after watching it I visit the blog Everywhere is Here.  Lately I've been thinking a lot about the digital divide and the bubble I spend most of my time in so I was much more interested in this video.  ...

What Reading (Listening) Do You Recommend for a Leadership Program?

06.24.2009 · Posted in Questions

My library has a leadership program and we were asked to recommend books, journals articles blogs blogposts podcasts whatever with an annotation preferably, on any topic relevant to leadership, management, customers service or other topic we think would be helpful to participants.  I went through my favorites of the last couple of years and came ...

Geek the Library

06.23.2009 · Posted in Chit Chat, Funding, Libraries, News

Monday OCLC kicked off their Geek the Library campaign with Iowa (my home state!) and Georgia (my current state!).  What is Geek the Library? Its  a community-based public awareness campaign.  The idea is to increase public awareness of libraries and the important role they play and the funding we so desperately need.  People can share ...

“Go be secretly awesome. Then tell someone.”

06.04.2009 · Posted in Librarianship, Technology, Training

I've never been fortunate enough to hear Jessamyn West speak and based on Jenica's notes from last week, I'm really missing out.  Some of my favorite bits The digital divide is real, and our system for technology education scales very badly.  There are economies of scale in most library work – processing 30 books does ...

What programming should a library science student learn?

05.27.2009 · Posted in Learning, Librarianship, Technology, Training

I recieved this email from one of the students in the Collection Development class I taught at Mizzou and thought in addition to giving my answer I'd open it up for the hive mind. I had read somewhere, it might have been on your blog in fact, that it might be a good idea for ...