Category Libraries

You’re Invited! – This Is What a Librarian Looks Like

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 What: a site to go beyond the bun and challenge old, outdated librarian stereotypes with photos of real librarians in their real lives doing real stuff 🙂 Who: YOU!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 […]

9 Reasons Publishers Should Stop Acting Like Libraries Are The Enemy

1. Libraries let people read your books. I know, I know, you think that if it weren’t for libraries more people would buy your books, I have bad news for you, if it weren’t for libraries people would read less not buy more books. There is no guarantee that the people who read a library […]

What IS a Library?

This week, after tweeting a link to ALA’s President Molly Raphael’s statement regarding the destruction of the Occupy Wall Street Library in New York City, I became engaged in a conversation on Twitter about what constitutes a library. To me this seems obvious, but I had a hard time coming up with a hard, fast definition. I […]

Seth Godin Misses the Point on Libraries, Again.

I was curious to read what Godin had to say about libraries this time. Last time he wrote about them it was pretty clear he didn’t “get it” and many librarians responded with posts of their own (you’re not allowed to comment on Godin’s blog) Before I get too far into this I want to point […]

6 Reasons Your Library Should Host a TEDxLive Viewing Party for TEDWomen

What is TEDWomen? On December 7 and 8, 2010, TEDWomen will gather five hundred global thought leaders, innovators and storytellers in Washington, DC, to watch enlightening speakers and connect with a global community of women and men. The cross-disciplinary, cross-generational program will focus on how women think and work, communicate and collaborate, learn and lead. The […]

What is a Public Library?

Great short video about public libraries parodying the iPad commercials.  I love it! Even cooler – one of the libraries shown is in my system!

What Do You Think Libraries Will Look Like in 2015?

There are so many opinions and options for the f libraries out there. One idea from  Mal Booth, Sophie McDonald and Belinda Tiffen, breaks down the library of 2015 by 5 aspects: organizational culture, work conditions, service models, sustainability and people. via Information Literacy meets Library 2.0 http://prezi.com/bin/preziloader.swf Library of the Future – UTS on Prezi […]