Taking Traing to Patrons – 21 Things for 21st Century Parents

The fabulous Gretchen Caserotti and staff in the Childrens Department at the Darien Libray are kicking off a learning 2.0 class for parents. From the website: You are raising kids in a digital world. Facebook, Twitter and a growing number of websites and social tools are becoming increasingly important in most aspects of our 21st …

If Your Patrons Continually Use Your Catalog the Wrong Way the Problem Isn’t Them, It’s You

I was reading through an article (Found via What I Learned Today) on The Chronicle of Higher Education website about improving library catalog search functionality, when this comment caught my eye. The problem is people are trying to use the catalog the wrong way. Instead of a keyword search like on the internet and online databases, …

Libraries and Transliteracy Slideshow

I haven't been able to stop thinking about transliteracy and how important the concept is for libraries and librarians. I've created a slideshow I hope conveys the message and is easy to share. I have also added page with information on transliteracy. Libraries and Transliteracyhttp://static.slidesharecdn.com/swf/ssplayer2.swf?doc=transliteracy-091001081310-phpapp02&stripped_title=libraries-and-transliteracyView more presentations from Bobbi Newman.

Who do you help first?

I presented this scenario to groups of librarians all over Minnesota in April You're sitting at the reference desk and as someone approaches the desk the phone begins to ring and an instant messaging window pops open, who do you help first?I heard a lot of answers  it depends on how the person in front …