Category Libraries

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 […]

We’re barely treading water, what will keep us from drowning?

Start with this, I did Now think about this – How do libraries fit into this picture? As far as I can tell the technologies we’re struggling to adapt to and implement might very well be outdated by the time we’re ready to start using them.  That’s not good. Right now technologies are running by and […]

Technology for Tight Budgets

Times are tight, and likely to get tighter, if you’re looking to save money talk with your IT department. They may have some helpful solutions. Take a look at the University of Missouri’s IT department suggestions – Technology for Tight Budges. Many of these can be used by libraries and other businesses looking to save […]

Keep Libraries Free

I read Indexed every day, I think Jessica is brilliant, she can say so much with a graph on an index card.  I share a lot of them through Twitter.  This one I had to share on the blog too.

Do you know what information is?

As librarians we often say we’re in the information business.  But do you really know what information is? I know I’m guilty of confusing the medium with the message, maybe not always, but definitely sometimes blatantly stolen from the MLxperience