Yesterday I received this email through my Facebook contact form. I thought I’d post a response publicly so others can see it and to tap the wisdom of the web, What do you think, is she crazy to want to work in libraries? I follow you on twitter and really enjoy all the information that you share. I’m a 41 year wife, mother of one … Continue reading Is She Crazy to Want to Work in Libraries? Advice for a Potential Librarian.
I stole this idea from the Ten Facebook Pages Every Techie Should Follow to create a list for Libraries and Transliteracy, now I’m using it here for a general list for all librarians. Let’s get the shameless self-promotion out of the way! Librarian by Day – the official page for me & this blog. Sure you can friend me on Facebook, but maybe you don’t want me … Continue reading 6 Facebook Pages Every Librarian Should Follow, Plus 17 Bonus Pages
My first memory of interacting with Ned Potter is when he emailed me about the Library Day in the Life style for a new project called Library Routes. We quickly connected via Twitter and occasionally email, and Ned soon became one of my favorite UK Librarians. (In fact if you click on the link to his blog you’ll find he has even been gracious enough to let … Continue reading Ned Potter Interviews Me For the LIS New Professionals Network
You invent it, they fund it. Simple as that. The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is running a grant competition called the News Challenge. The News Challenge awards up to $5 million for innovative projects that use technology to transform the way communities send, receive and make use of news and information. Applicants must only follow three rules: Use digital, open-source technology (so … Continue reading Have an Idea to Improve Access to Information in Your Community? The Knight News Challenges Wants to Fund It #knc
I had a discussion with a friend this weekend about what questions we ask when accepting speaking invitations, and it occurred to me that this is the sort of thing I should blog for two reason – one I have some advice to share and two I’m sure someone will have advice to offer me. Win-win. Questions for yourself: 1. Do I want to speak? The first question you should ask yourself is do … Continue reading Nine Questions to Ask Before You Accept That Speaking Gig
My personally selected top ten from the links I shared on Twitter 11/5/2010 through 11/11/2010. For the record I had a very hard time choosing only 10 this week. In no particular order: 1. Love this idea! RT @BaranCLE: How to Destroy Your Past Lives by @evbogue This post centers around the idea – “We evolve into new and better individuals every single day. ” … Continue reading Top Ten Links Week 45: Dealing with a Bad Day, National Ed Tech Plan, Technology Training, Visualization and More
There have been some exciting things happening over at the Libraries and Transliteracy site! Transliteracy in Practice – We are looking for examples of libraries working to make staff and patrons transliterate. We want libraries and transliteracy to not only be a resource for theory and news but also a place you can go for real world examples and ideas. Any programming, instruction, work process, … Continue reading What’s New at Libraries and Transliteracy – Authors, Examples and ALA