Category Archives: Libraries

Libraries as Content Creators

Writing about my role as a librarian who creates content started me thinking about the larger implications for libraries in general. In one of my first classes in Library School, we discussed the information life cycle and the place libraries … Continue reading

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Librarian As Content Creator

Last week, the library where I work decided I needed a special staff account for our new online public access catalog. I was rather surprised because there will be a limited number of staff accounts and I am a very … Continue reading

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Pinterest Follow Up

A while back I posted about one of the hottest new Internet tools, Pinterest. I quickly saw the potential for it to become a major time sink if I wasn’t careful. That concern is an important one for me in … Continue reading

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Why I Love Being a Librarian

While it is not actually a requirement of my current job, I spend a lot of time reading books and writing reviews. (OK, I do need to remain current and familiar with the books to give good Readers Advisory service. … Continue reading

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The Logic Escapes Me

A recently released report, What Kids are Reading: The Book Reading Habits of Students in American Schools, by Renaissance Learning has brought attention to the ongoing decline of students’ reading scores. This report really should not surprise anyone because similar … Continue reading

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The Reality of the Digital Divide

I was at a party a couple of weeks ago where we started discussing how much information has gone digital and the number of things these days that have to be done online. I mentioned my concerns, based on library … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolutions For A New Librarian

It has now been a month since I finished my MLIS. I’ve spent some time just enjoying a break and also spent a couple of hectic weeks over the holidays covering for people on vacation. While I thoroughly enjoyed having … Continue reading

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What’s next?

This week I turned in my last assignment for my last course for my MLIS. After more than two years, it’s all over except for the final paperwork. Now that the initial excitement and celebration has passed, (Yes, there was … Continue reading

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A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

As this picture demonstrates, sometimes a picture really does a better job conveying a message. In this case, a visual display of hundreds of starfish, one for each book read, has a much bigger impact than just stating that the … Continue reading

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The Digital Divide

Every time I hear how we are moving to a completely digital world where actual print books will be obsolete, it generates two major concerns for me. One is what happens to all of the print material that never gets … Continue reading

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