Sneaking the Social Web into Your Library: Tips Tricks & Just Plain Sneaky Tactics

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

Every Library Should Have a Sandbox to Play In

Notes from the 2009 Internet Librarian Conference Matt Hamilton What is a sandbox? Safety model Place to test code that is isolated from production environment Software development model test installation that allows to role back changes as necessary Wiki model environment not consider production but just for ppl to learn new skills Who can learn from software – staff, ppl who want to play & … Continue reading Every Library Should Have a Sandbox to Play In

Managers – The Message You’re Sending About Time is Affecting Customer Service

The choice you need to make is will it affect it in a good way or a bad way? We are all busy. My to-do list is so long at this point I keep a master running list and a small list just for today, because looking at the long list inspires panic. As individuals, managers and organizations it can be easy to keep adding … Continue reading Managers – The Message You’re Sending About Time is Affecting Customer Service

ALA Learning – On Demand Training for Staff

I have a new post over at ALA Learning about on demand training for staff, the benefits of it and how to make it happen. Because these impromptu, or on demand, sessions are one on one, people often feel more comfortable asking questions they may not ask in front of a group. One on one sessions have other advantages too. You move at the pace … Continue reading ALA Learning – On Demand Training for Staff

It’s not about the money

I’ve been reading, watching and listening to a lot about motivation lately.  Not intentionally but once you start thinking about what motivates people to create, to participate, to get involved it starts to show up in places you don’t expect it. Sometimes I got looking for it too. Over and over I notice the same theme, it’s not about the money.  Sure money is important … Continue reading It’s not about the money

What programming should a library science student learn?

I recieved this email from one of the students in the Collection Development class I taught at Mizzou and thought in addition to giving my answer I’d open it up for the hive mind. I had read somewhere, it might have been on your blog in fact, that it might be a good idea for library school graduates to learn some web design languages. I … Continue reading What programming should a library science student learn?