Category Libraries

The Only Thing This Video Proves is 3 Year Olds Can Be Coached

There is a video making the rounds in libraryland of a very cute 3 year old named Abby talking about what she wants from her library. If you haven’t seen it, I’ve embedded it below. I saw it when it first started making the rounds and thought cute, but clearly that child has been coached […]

What Makes a Library a Library?

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.

How Did You Get Into Libraries? Share Your Story With The Library Routes Project

Have you seen The Library Routes Project? The idea is to share (blog or on the wiki) your library career path. Both the library roots – how you got into the profession in the first place, and what made you decide to do so – and your library routes – the career path which has taken […]

Libraries and Transliteracy – the video version

I took my slideshow on transliteracy and turned it into a video.  I was curious about how easy it was to turn a slideshow into a video (its super easy!) so I thought I’d try it.  Most of my presentations aren’t meant to stand alone and so don’t really translate well to video. When I […]

Is Good Enough good enough?

I don’t know, but it’s what I’m thinking about thanks to Jason Griffey Think about the services in your library, and the amount of effort and resources poured into making your services as good as they can possibly be. What if good enough is really enough, and instead we should be expanding our range of […]

How social media can hurt your library

We’ve all seen warnings and stories about people getting fired from their jobs because of status updates or photos on social medial sites like Twitter, Facebook and blogs. CNN is has a new one with some social networking don’ts 1. Don’t announce interviews, raises or new jobs 2. Don’t badmouth your current or previous employer […]

Geek the Library

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 […]

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