As always conferences are amazing, stimulating, intense and tiring, but worth every second of it. I was able to talk with so many amazing people, and yet there were so many others I wanted to connect with and didn’t manage to. *More reflection at the end, but for those who want the nitty gritty…. Pulled from notes and tweets – some of my favorite quotes/idea and what … Continue reading Internet Librarian Wrap Up
One of my presentations from Notes from the 2009 Internet Librarian Conference with Erin Downey Howerton Sneaking the Social Web into Your Libraryhttp://static.slidesharecdn.com/swf/ssplayer2.swf?doc=ilsneakingsocialwegslideshare-091031094146-phpapp02&stripped_title=sneaking-the-social-web-into-your-library View more presentations from Bobbi Newman. Erin’s slides and blog post I mentioned during the Q&A that you can do all sorts of things with RSS. An audience member asked me if I could include some of that information in my post. … Continue reading Sneaking the Social Web into Your Library: Tips Tricks & Just Plain Sneaky Tactics
Notes from sessions at the 2009 COMO conference in Columbus GA Emotional Customer Service Change exercise – identity crisis, exchange name tags & three facts keep passing along like telephone How can we use in workplace? Where is quality control in info exchange? Importance of communication Patrons come to lib for more than just books, dvds and info and internet access they call come to … Continue reading Emotional Customer Service for Library Professionals – Andrew Sanderbeck
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 was putting the transliteracy one together I wanted it to … Continue reading Libraries and Transliteracy – the video version
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-transliteracy View more presentations from Bobbi Newman. Continue reading Libraries and Transliteracy Slideshow
Libraries have focused on literacy, the ability to read, write and interact, for years. It is an important service to our patrons and our communities. People need to be literate in order to be involved in and contribute to society. Times are changing, technologies are evolving rapidly, it’s no longer enough to focus on the ability to read and write alone. If we only focus … Continue reading Libraries Need to Focus on Transliteracy
Last week an MLS student interviewed me for a project. The last part of my reply to her was this: Find a job you love. No one goes into librarianship for the money. We go into it for love. There a plenty of bitter, disenchanted people out there in all professions. If you don’t love what you’re doing, do something else. I think it bears … Continue reading If you don’t love what you’re doing, do something else.