Tag Archives: technology

Barriers to Government Services

For most people who are comfortable using a computer, the shift to accessing government services online can actually be a convenience. You can update your resume on USAjobs or change your address on your driver’s license at 10 pm in … Continue reading

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Digital Inequality Is Still Alive And Well

I recently saw a comment that the Digital Divide is not just about hardware or physical access to the Internet. I found myself wholeheartedly agreeing with that statement. Those of us on the front line, dealing with patrons and computers … Continue reading

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There Is Always A Learning Curve

Okay, maybe if you do a project like setting up a wiki often enough that isn’t entirely true. But in my experience, since each project is different, you will encounter something new that makes you feel like a beginner all … Continue reading

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New Year’s Reflections

It’s that time again. Time to reflect on the past year and look ahead, setting goals for the new year. Upon review, my progress with last year’s resolutions was mixed. Rather than bemoan what didn’t happen, I’d prefer to focus … 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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Pinterest

I received my invitation to join Pinterest this morning and have spent far too much time already exploring this tool. It’s a social bookmarking site based around images. Think of it as the digital, online equivalent of a giant cork … 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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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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