Category Libraries

Facebook Community Pages vs Official Pages and Your Library or Business

I have paid very little attention to Facebook’s connections and the community pages it creates until yesterday. Yesterday I took a closer look at connections and my profile page.  Now like many libraries my library has a Facebook page it looks like this. I kept the library in my work history when I click on […]

I’ve Got Google, Why Do I Need You?

A student’s perspective on Academic Libraries. I’ve Got Google, Why Do I Need You?http://static.slidesharecdn.com/swf/ssplayer2.swf?doc=idaaalenemtacl10-100428050009-phpapp01&rel=0&stripped_title=ive-got-google-why-do-i-need-you View more presentations from Ida Aalen.

Congratulations to the 2010 Movers and Shakers

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 – […]

Empowering Library Users to Work with Digital Media

I have been in awe of the Digital Media Lab at Skokie Public Library since I first heard about it. The Skokie Public Library Media Lab is a space (a whole room!) where patrons can use an amazing array of software and hardware to create digital media. This is the kind of space and service […]

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 […]