It has been just over a month since Erin and I launched This is What a Librarian Looks Like. This is a fun, light-hearted, project is a complement to the Library Day in the Life Project with the simple purpose of highlighting librarians with “photos of real librarians in their real lives doing real stuff”. It has been so much fun to see the submissions from all around the … Continue reading What a Librarian Looks Like Passes 450 Submissions & 25 Countries – You Guys Rock!
I’m so excited to announce this new project! As the ultimate compliment to Library Day in the Life we bring you This is What a Librarian Looks Like! What: a site to go beyond the bun and challenge old, outdated librarian stereotypes with photos of real librarians in their real lives doing real stuff 🙂 Who: YOU! The site is up and running and ready for submissions. So find a … Continue reading You’re Invited! – This Is What a Librarian Looks Like
Last week I participated in an online Twitter conversation led by Charlotte Abbott at Follow the Reader. When Charlotte asked me to be a guest in the discussion the topic was how to increase ebook adoption in libraries. We knew the topic was going to be interesting when the conversation got intense on twitter before the discussion even got started, summed up here Will E-Books Really Destroy Libraries? … Continue reading Ebooks and Libraries: Like Peanut Butter & Chocolate or Oil & Water?
I am proud to say I know so many of the people on this years list – Josh, Matt, Amy, Jason, Steve, Brian, Maurice, Andy! Congratulations to everyone! Rebekkah Smith Aldrich Peggy Cadigan Gretchen Caserotti – Twitter Stephanie Chase Lisa Chow Maurice Coleman – T is for Training, (almost) Bald Trainer (blog) Ernie Cox – Mediacentered (blog) Monique DeLatte Ed Garcia Paul Hagon – blog … Continue reading Congratulations to the 2010 Movers and Shakers
Positive first impressions Getting introduced and introductions Telephone courtesy Professional dress Office etiquette Dealing with difficult people What does business etiquette mean? Why does it matter? How do you think practicing business manner will affect the library system and your job? First Impressions You only have one chance to make a first impression, you have 5-7 seconds to make a first impression when they are … Continue reading Notes from Excellence in Etiquette by Lydia Ramsey, Staff Day Keynote
The newest video from David Lee King & Michael Porter debuted at Internet Librarian to a room full of people and a live remote audience thanks to streaming by the Shanachies. Library 101 is more than just a video, it’s a project with a website that includes essays from libraryland leaders about what Library 101 means to them. It also has a great source page … Continue reading Library 101: More Than Just a Pretty Face
I guess turn about is fair play and since Tom so willing did my meme, I have to do his – How I got into this mess or How did you become a librarian? 🙂 I think not only is this story long, it’s kinda boring. But here it goes, try to stay awake ok? 🙂 My first paying job at age 16 was a clerk … Continue reading How I Became a Librarian