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The Roman philosopher Seneca said “Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.” Five years ago I graduated from UK with a brand new MSLS in hand. In the time since I have been working with academic libraries as an Information Technology Librarian and Library Systems Analyst supporting the ILS and building on the [...]
Let me preface this by saying that this is not a formal assessment of the current library IT job market, but merely the result of personal research and experience. Over the course of the past few years I have been religiously following all of the listservs, library job postings on the various sites, and [...]
Last night I somehow found myself talking to Connor, my ‘Mr. Almost 8′, about the Meaning of Life as we drove home from Tae Kwon Do class. We were talking about space, the Moon, and the future - what he will get to see in his lifetime. I was making predictions for him about the [...]
I do some of my best thinking of the day during my morning ablutions. The stuff of my subconscious is still near the surface, and the day’s tasks that lie before me are fighting for priority in the queue. This morning it went like this. I started thinking about Kathryn Greenhill’s presentation at Darian Public [...]
Steven Bell wrote an intriguing article titled “The Library Website of the Future” which was published at Inside Higher Ed yesterday. He describes what we have been seeing pop up in studies for some time - the dissatisfaction of our users with library websites. Steven says: “It is debatable that faculty and students ever perceived the library [...]
I’m sure you already know about this, but in case you missed it, the most anticipated issue in the history of the Journal of Access Services has finally hit the shelves. On the morning it went to press, Librarians were lined up around the block at Haworth Press in Philadelphia waiting for the hottest [...]
Colleen Harris started an “Unofficial Librarian Bio” meme that came out of a FreindFeed conversation that Iris began. Basically it’s the professional bio you would like to use, but know it’s not what would get you the job. Here’s my contribution. Chadwick Seagraves, aka InfoSciPhi, has been kicking around in libraries since he was [...]
Session B101 – Web 2.0 Services for Smaller, Underfunded Libraries 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM Sarah Houghton-Jan, Senior Librarian for Digital Futures, San Jose Public Library This session is for libraries struggling to provide innovative web services with little resources to devote to staff, software, or hardware. Web 2.0 and Library 2.0 sound great in concept but are [...]
Session B102 – Fast & Easy Site Tune-Ups 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM Jeff Wisniewski, Web Services Librarian, University of Pittsburgh Looking for ways to speed up, clean up, and optimize your site with minimal effort? These 35 1-minute upgrades show you how to fine-tune your sites code, design, and structure to make your site faster, more flexible, [...]
A good time was had by all…
I am continually struck with the fellowship and friendships I’ve developed with so many kind and wonderful people all over the world. I am truly honored to know so many people I respect and care for. Some of them are folks I’ve never met in person, but with whom I share intimate details [...]
Well, I’ve finally redirected my site to point here, so if you’re here now, thanks for stopping. I’ve been writing more recently than I have in 10 years and I don’t see why this shouldn’t extend into my professional musing and observations as well. My problem is that I tend to either microblog, or “write [...]
And they’re off… Just spent a wonderful evening connecting with so many friends. It is great to see so many familiar faces and to meet those of you with whom I have heretofore only had online relationships with. I made lots of new friends this evening already by breaking into conversations at the Hyatt [...]
There has been a great discussion on FriendFeed that I have been following about whether it is pretentious to include the initials of your degree after your name. Christa Burns began the thread with this, “question for the twitterverse - putting MLS or MLIS after your name (like PHD). yes, no, pretentious, useless?” The dabate [...]
I'm in the process of migrating my blog from b2evolution to WordPress because am hating b2e. I'll have the new site ready to launch next week and will catch up on my writing then. I have lots to post including the final version...
A good time was had by all...
I have been ill all week and almost canceled my workshop because of it. My Doctor told me this morning that I have pneumonia. My wife and younger son have stomach flu. I'll post the rest of my notes and thoughts as soon as I sto...
http://www.infotoday.com/CIL2008/day.asp?day=Monday#TrackB Session B101 – Web 2.0 Services for Smaller, Underfunded Libraries 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM Sarah Houghton-Jan, Senior Librarian for Digital Futures, San Jose Public Library...
Lee Rainie of Pew Internet studies always has great numbers and stats to share. Overall the take home for me from the latest batch is that young people, ages 18-30 are "where it's at" for libraries. Here are some fresh stat...
And they're off... Just spent a wonderful evening connecting with so many friends. It is great to see so many familiar faces and to meet those of you with whom I have heretofore only had online relationships with. I made lots...