I am taking the next two weeks off. Your regularly scheduled blog posts will resume on January 4th 2010. Why? The short version – It’s the holidays, things are slow and it’s always good to take a break. The long version – I need time to regroup and realign my priorities. Lately I’ve been scrambling like mad to keep up, I feel like I’m letting … Continue reading Time Off for Reflection, Regrouping and Prioritizing
Last week Sarah Houghton-Jan posted about a staffless library in Washington and asked the question “What makes a library a library?” Buffy Hamilton took the question to the masses and recorded them for this great video. Continue reading What Makes a Library a Library?
Voting ends Wednesday December 18th. Yes even you library people. You’ll find some great new blogs to read and trust me there are names in there you’ll recognize! The Edublog Award Categories…. Best individual blog Best individual tweeter Best group blog Best new blog Best class blog Best student blog Best resource sharing blog Most influential blog post Most influential tweet / series of tweets / tweet … Continue reading Voting is Open for the 2009 Edublog Awards – Go Vote!
What a disappointment for those who wake up Christmas morning to find that Santa left an eReader in their stockings! Publisher Simon & Schuster has announced it will delay the ebook publishing of 35 titles* coming up next year. Publisher Hachette plans to implement a similar embargo for new titles. I have to agree with the Eric Garland quote in the WSJ “In the Internet … Continue reading Simon & Schuster and Hachette Book Group to Implement Embargo on eBooks
This Those of you who were in my Web 2.0 for patrons presentation might remember a woman in the audience mentioning the classes she teaches at her library. I promised to get with her and share the follow up. I emailed her and found out that Liz Hubert is a Adult Services Librarian at the Barrington Area Library in Illinois This is the information Liz shared with me. … Continue reading Teaching Tech to the Public – Follow up from Internet Librarian
My library roots, or how I got into libraries for The Library Routes Project. I’ve worked in libraries for years I volunteered in the library during Junior High, mostly to get out of study hall but also for the books. When I turned 16 my first “real” job was as a clerk at the local public library. A tiny library, we had less than 10 … Continue reading What’s a Girl Like You Doing in a Place Like This? Or How I Came to Work in Libraries
My Nominations for The 2009 Edublog Awards are: Best individual tweeter – Marianne Lenox and her blog Best new blog – Emergent by Design by Venessa Miemis Best resource sharing blog – Librarian in Black Best librarian / library blog – The Unquiet Librarian by Buffy Hamilton Deadlines for nominations is Tuesday 8 December! Then the voting begins, ending Wednesday 16 December! Award Ceremony: Friday 18. So make your nominations … Continue reading My Nominations for the 2009 Edublog Awards