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Date: Friday, 02 Nov 2007 00:57
This will be the final post to the Slashcode version of LISNews. Come visit the new & improved version of LISNews tomorrow. All comments and journals are turned off so I can get things moved. The new feeds will be full text, and you won't need to change your readers.

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Date: Thursday, 01 Nov 2007 16:04
'Cmon over to the LISNews Beta Site and let me know what you think. Sometime on Friday I'll be moving LISNews over to the new system. If you're reading this you Probably had your account moved from here, so you can login with your same old username/password. I say Probably because I didn't move over all the user accounts, but chances are if you're someone who has participated 'round here, you're someone who got moved. Much of what there is just test garbage, so feel free to kick the tires and see how things work. The URL of LISNews will continue to be LISNews.org. Let Me Know What You Think!!

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Date: Monday, 29 Oct 2007 21:02

This Week in LibraryBlogLand
week ending October 28, 2007
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Online learning and its impact on public libraries: Carleen (woody+wired), then Meredith Farkas (Information Wants to Be Free), then Carleen again.

lislemck (Biblioblather) just finished one of those 23 Things Challenges. Angel Rivera (Gypsy Librarian) on blogging about the library experience.

Ken Varnum (RSS4Lib) is compiling a directory of experimental library tool sites. John Miedema posted his Eight laws of library technology.

Daniel Chudnov (One Big Library) points to two articles about the World Digital Library.

K. G. Schneider (Free Range Librarian) reports on OCLC's report on sharing, privacy, and trust.

LIBRARIANSHIP

Back in August, Sarah Houghton-Jan (LibrarianInBlack had some thoughts about library literature. Angel Rivera (Gypsy Librarian) responds.

Lazygal (Killin' time being lazy) has some thoughts about what it means to be a "real" school librarian.

Krafty Librarian writes about the difference between academic medical librarians and hospital librarians. Krafty Librarian also notes that librarians can help decrease hospital length of stay.

John Miedema has some thoughts as he finds himself halfway through a part-time MLIS.

A volunteer's first encounter with AACR2. (via)

SURVEYS

Survey on middle management in libraries.

Survey on library use of and relations with mega-internet sites such as Google, Yahoo, Ebay, My Space, YouTube and others.

Survey of academic websites. (via)

SUBJECT GUIDES

From Meredith Farkas, more about 2.0 subject guides.

ODDS & ENDS

Krafty Librarian with a reminder to check your domain name expiration date. [Ed.: but watch out for fake renewal emails]

T-shirt of the week (via)

The story of the superhero librarian who rescued the children from the scary monster.

CONFERENCES AND PRESENTATIONS

ASIS&T 2007 (October 19-24)
- Christina Pikas (Christina's LIS Rant).
- Ken Varnum (RSS4Lib).

Internet Librarian 2007 (October 29-31)
- Lots o' bloggers
- Twitter.

AASL 2007 (October 24-28)
- Christopher Harris (Infomancy).

Strategic Thinking and Planning (with Larry Seaquist) (October 19-21)
- Duane McCollum (The Information Auditor)

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Date: Monday, 29 Oct 2007 16:02
This Week in LibraryBlogLand week ending October 28, 2007 .......... Online learning and its impact on public libraries: Carleen (woody+wired), then Meredith Farkas (Information Wants to Be Free), then Carleen again. lislemck (Biblioblather) just finished one of those 23 Things Challenges. Angel Rivera (Gypsy Librarian) on blogging about the library experience. Ken Varnum (RSS4Lib) is compiling a directory of experimental library tool sites. John Miedema posted his Eight laws of library technology. Daniel Chudnov (One Big Library) points to two articles about the World Digital Library. K. G. Schneider (Free Range Librarian) reports on OCLC's report on sharing, privacy, and trust. LIBRARIANSHIP Back in August, Sarah Houghton-Jan (LibrarianInBlack had some thoughts about library literature. Angel Rivera (Gypsy Librarian) responds. Lazygal (Killin' time being lazy) has some thoughts about what it means to be a "real" school librarian. Krafty Librarian writes about the difference between academic medical librarians and hospital librarians. Krafty Librarian also notes that librarians can help decrease hospital length of stay. John Miedema has some thoughts as he finds himself halfway through a part-time MLIS. A volunteer's first encounter with AACR2. (via) SURVEYS Survey on middle management in libraries. Survey on library use of and relations with mega-internet sites such as Google, Yahoo, Ebay, My Space, YouTube and others. Survey of academic websites. (via) SUBJECT GUIDES From Meredith Farkas, more about 2.0 subject guides. ODDS & ENDS Krafty Librarian with a reminder to check your domain name expiration date. [Ed.: but watch out for fake renewal emails] T-shirt of the week (via) The story of the superhero librarian who rescued the children from the scary monster. CONFERENCES AND PRESENTATIONS ASIS&T 2007 (October 19-24) - Christina Pikas (Christina's LIS Rant). - Ken Varnum (RSS4Lib). Internet Librarian 2007 (October 29-31) - Lots o' bloggers - Twitter. AASL 2007 (October 24-28) - Christopher Harris (Infomancy). Strategic Thinking and Planning (with Larry Seaquist) (October 19-21) - Duane McCollum (The Information Auditor) .................... This Week in LibraryBlogLand (TWiL) appears on LISNews every Monday. [Feeds]

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Date: Monday, 22 Oct 2007 20:38

This Week in LibraryBlogLand
week ending October 21, 2007
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(Sorry if some of this is old news. I didn't read library blogs while I was otherwise occupied, so everything I'm seeing in blogs this week is new to me.)
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While preparing a speech on social media, Shel Israel (Global Neighbourhoods) asked, What should I tell the librarians? Many answers in the comments. Another comment from BrandToBeDetermined.

Christine Schwartz (Cataloging Futures) points to an article by Alan Danskin about perceived threats to the future of cataloguing. Comments from Karen Coyle (Coyle's InFormation). Nicole C. Engard (What I Learned Today) has a few comments about cataloguing for the users.

Mary Carmen Chimato (Circ and Serve) wrote a couple of posts about A Day in the Life of an access services librarian.

Cynthia Taylor (Nebraska Library Commission Blog) points to the Library Career Resource Center.

Agnese Caruso (Slaw) reports on a NE2007 session that listed ways to communicate the value of special librarians to management (via)

New York Times: several research libraries say no to Google/Microsoft and yes to the Open Content Alliance for their book scanning projects.

SUBJECT GUIDES

Adrienne Furness (Homeschooling and Libraries) has posted the contents of her library's subject kits for homeschoolers.

From iLibrarian, a librarian's guide to creating 2.0 subject guides.

INTERVIEWS

Michael Stephens points to an interview with John Blyberg

Eight librarians were interviewed by the Chronicle of Higher Education about the future of the library profession. via librarian.net, here's a temporary free link to the article. For the complete interviews: the questions are here; the answers are in the podcasts: Joe Sanchez; Susan Gibbons; Nick Baker; Casey Bisson; Jessamyn West; Sarah Kostelecky; Char Booth; Brian Mathews.

BLOGGING

Meredith Farkas (Information Wants To Be Free) has posted the results of her 2007 Survey of the Biblioblogosphere.

Walt Crawford (Walt at Random) has been thinking about blogging. Meredith Farkas (Information Wants To Be Free) has been thinking about anonymous blogging.

LIBRARY HUMOR

Stephen Abram (Stephen's Lighthouse) lists three library comic strips (plus another two).

ODDS AND ENDS

Probably the prettiest library t-shirt: Online Medieval & Classical Library.

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Date: Monday, 22 Oct 2007 15:38
This Week in LibraryBlogLand week ending October 21, 2007 .......... (Sorry if some of this is old news. I didn't read library blogs while I was otherwise occupied, so everything I'm seeing in blogs this week is new to me.) .......... While preparing a speech on social media, Shel Israel (Global Neighbourhoods) asked, What should I tell the librarians? Many answers in the comments. Another comment from BrandToBeDetermined. Christine Schwartz (Cataloging Futures) points to an article by Alan Danskin about perceived threats to the future of cataloguing. Comments from Karen Coyle (Coyle's InFormation). Nicole C. Engard (What I Learned Today) has a few comments about cataloguing for the users. Mary Carmen Chimato (Circ and Serve) wrote a couple of posts about A Day in the Life of an access services librarian. Cynthia Taylor (Nebraska Library Commission Blog) points to the Library Career Resource Center. Agnese Caruso (Slaw) reports on a NE2007 session that listed ways to communicate the value of special librarians to management (via) New York Times: several research libraries say no to Google/Microsoft and yes to the Open Content Alliance for their book scanning projects. SUBJECT GUIDES Adrienne Furness (Homeschooling and Libraries) has posted the contents of her library's subject kits for homeschoolers. From iLibrarian, a librarian's guide to creating 2.0 subject guides. INTERVIEWS Michael Stephens points to an interview with John Blyberg Eight librarians were interviewed by the Chronicle of Higher Education about the future of the library profession. via librarian.net, here's a temporary free link to the article. For the complete interviews: the questions are here; the answers are in the podcasts: Joe Sanchez; Susan Gibbons; Nick Baker; Casey Bisson; Jessamyn West; Sarah Kostelecky; Char Booth; Brian Mathews. BLOGGING Meredith Farkas (Information Wants To Be Free) has posted the results of her 2007 Survey of the Biblioblogosphere. Walt Crawford (Walt at Random) has been thinking about blogging. Meredith Farkas (Information Wants To Be Free) has been thinking about anonymous blogging. LIBRARY HUMOR Stephen Abram (Stephen's Lighthouse) lists three library comic strips (plus another two). ODDS AND ENDS Probably the prettiest library t-shirt: Online Medieval & Classical Library. .................... This Week in LibraryBlogLand (TWiL) appears on LISNews every Monday. [Feeds]

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Date: Monday, 15 Oct 2007 21:30

This Week in LibraryBlogLand
week ending October 15, 2007
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First off, apologies for being away so long. What was supposed to be a one-week distraction stretched to six weeks. I'm about caught up on things I neglected in that time, so today's TWiL consists mostly of odds and ends I hadn't used yet. I expect next week's to be more like a normal TWiL. Thanks again for your patience.

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David Shedden (Poynter Online) wrote a history of digital news from 1969 to the present.

Speaking of space-age firsts: the Gail Borden Library (Elgin, Ill.) became the first public library to host a live chat with International Space Station astronauts.

T-shirt of the Week.

Cartoons:
- Questionable Content: "Have you ever seen a gaggle of drunken librarians?"

- Real Life Comics: think before you give books as gifts (language warning).

Quotes:
- "If you were giving the scholarship to an intellectually brilliant kid who happens to play a sport, that's fine. But they give it to a functional illiterate who can't read a cereal box, and then make him spend 50 hours a week on physical skills. That's not opportunity. If you want to give financial help to minorities, go find the ones who are at the library after school." William Dowling, Confessions of a Spoilsport. (via)

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Date: Monday, 15 Oct 2007 16:30
This Week in LibraryBlogLand week ending October 15, 2007 .......... First off, apologies for being away so long. What was supposed to be a one-week distraction stretched to six weeks. I'm about caught up on things I neglected in that time, so today's TWiL consists mostly of odds and ends I hadn't used yet. I expect next week's to be more like a normal TWiL. Thanks again for your patience. .......... David Shedden (Poynter Online) wrote a history of digital news from 1969 to the present. Speaking of space-age firsts: the Gail Borden Library (Elgin, Ill.) became the first public library to host a live chat with International Space Station astronauts. T-shirt of the Week. Cartoons: - Questionable Content: "Have you ever seen a gaggle of drunken librarians?" - Real Life Comics: think before you give books as gifts (language warning). Quotes: - "If you were giving the scholarship to an intellectually brilliant kid who happens to play a sport, that's fine. But they give it to a functional illiterate who can't read a cereal box, and then make him spend 50 hours a week on physical skills. That's not opportunity. If you want to give financial help to minorities, go find the ones who are at the library after school." William Dowling, Confessions of a Spoilsport. (via)

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Date: Monday, 20 Aug 2007 20:06

This Week in LibraryBlogLand
week ending August 19, 2007
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I didn't get to the library feeds this week, so here are a couple of posts that I came across elsewhere.
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Economist Douglas Galbi (purple motes) notes that public libraries outperformed video rental businesses.

Book editor Teresa Nielsen Hayden (Making Light) requested titles of "scholarly or reference works so bad that you must never, ever cite them, lest you be cruelly mocked by your fellows." 500+ responses and discussion as of Sunday night.

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Date: Monday, 20 Aug 2007 15:06
This Week in LibraryBlogLand week ending August 19, 2007 .......... I didn't get to the library feeds this week, so here are a couple of posts that I came across elsewhere. .......... Economist Douglas Galbi (purple motes) notes that public libraries outperformed video rental businesses. Book editor Teresa Nielsen Hayden (Making Light) requested titles of "scholarly or reference works so bad that you must never, ever cite them, lest you be cruelly mocked by your fellows." 500+ responses and discussion as of Sunday night. .................... This Week in LibraryBlogLand (TWiL) appears on LISNews every Monday. [Feeds]

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Date: Monday, 13 Aug 2007 19:14

This Week in LibraryBlogLand
week ending August 12, 2007
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Keeping up (time management): Anne in AZ (Booktending) lists her Six Handy Steps for keeping control of your work and keeping your sanity in libraryland.

Keeping up (skills): Laura Cohen (Library 2.0) touts self-reliance. Emily Clasper (Library Revolution) lists basic computer skills every librarian should have and compares her list to that of skills required of third graders.

Keeping up (learning): it's the first anniversary of Learning 2.0, so how about some Learning 2.1?

Keeping up (professional reading): Alyson (Chapter Two) wants to hear how other people keep up with professional issues. Fiona Bradley (Blisspix) responds. Nicole C. Engard (What I Learned Today) found out that SAGE Publications is offering free access (through September 30th) to current and back issues of half a dozen library and information journals.

Joyce Valenza (NeverEndingSearch) lists several Booktalking 2.0 resources. Jane Jorgensen (Reader's Advisor Online Blog) warns against scaring off patrons by making too many suggestions.

ALA is running a survey re their website's revised wireframes.

Nicole C. Engard (What I Learned Today) responds to Lorcan Dempsey's re running libraries like businesses.

Martha Yee's Written Testimony to the LC Working Group.

Fire destroys century-old prep school library.

Lots of non-librarian discussion at obscurestore.com re noise, violence, and pervs at the library.

BLOGGING

Stephenie Willen Brown (CogSci Librarian) asks, which is better, blog- or print publishing? Jim Rettig (Twilight Librarian) responds.

THE LIGHTER SIDE

Two Unshelved strips: How to find things in a library and Shelve 'em all...

Library t-shirt of the week: Evolution of a Librarian (detail)

CONFERENCES & PRESENTATIONS

Library 2.0 on the loose (August 3)
- Kathryn Greenhill (Librarians Matter)

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Date: Monday, 13 Aug 2007 14:14
This Week in LibraryBlogLand week ending August 12, 2007 .......... Keeping up (time management): Anne in AZ (Booktending) lists her Six Handy Steps for keeping control of your work and keeping your sanity in libraryland. Keeping up (skills): Laura Cohen (Library 2.0) touts self-reliance. Emily Clasper (Library Revolution) lists basic computer skills every librarian should have and compares her list to that of skills required of third graders. Keeping up (learning): it's the first anniversary of Learning 2.0, so how about some Learning 2.1? Keeping up (professional reading): Alyson (Chapter Two) wants to hear how other people keep up with professional issues. Fiona Bradley (Blisspix) responds. Nicole C. Engard (What I Learned Today) found out that SAGE Publications is offering free access (through September 30th) to current and back issues of half a dozen library and information journals. Joyce Valenza (NeverEndingSearch) lists several Booktalking 2.0 resources. Jane Jorgensen (Reader's Advisor Online Blog) warns against scaring off patrons by making too many suggestions. ALA is running a survey re their website's revised wireframes. Nicole C. Engard (What I Learned Today) responds to Lorcan Dempsey's re running libraries like businesses. Martha Yee's Written Testimony to the LC Working Group. Fire destroys century-old prep school library. Lots of non-librarian discussion at obscurestore.com re noise, violence, and pervs at the library. BLOGGING Stephenie Willen Brown (CogSci Librarian) asks, which is better, blog- or print publishing? Jim Rettig (Twilight Librarian) responds. THE LIGHTER SIDE Two Unshelved strips: How to find things in a library and Shelve 'em all... Library t-shirt of the week: Evolution of a Librarian (detail) CONFERENCES & PRESENTATIONS Library 2.0 on the loose (August 3) - Kathryn Greenhill (Librarians Matter) .................... This Week in LibraryBlogLand (TWiL) appears on lisnews.org every Monday. [Feeds]

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Date: Monday, 30 Jul 2007 21:42

This Week in LibraryBlogLand
week ending July 29, 2007
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More talk about Maricopa County (Ariz.) and Dewey: Karen G. Schneider (ALA TechSource) (see also the discussion); Andrew Lavallee (Wall Street Journal) (comments from Jessamyn West (librarian.net).)

Jessamyn West (librarian.net) explains why the digital divide is a library issue. Joyce Valenza (NeverEndingSearch) illustrates her networks, 2005 and 2007 versions. David Lee King answers the question, Why should staff learn Library 2.0 when patrons aren't allowed to use it on library PCs? More from Kathryn Greenhill (Librarians Matter).

The Fashion section of the New York Times had an article about hip librarians. Meredith Farkas (Information Wants to Be Free) posted her response and links to several others.

More MSM library coverage, this one from CNET News.com (via)

WPA pro-library posters (1936-1943) (via)

Meredith Farkas (Information Wants to Be Free) links to several career advice posts.

Jessamyn West (librarian.net) discusses a Wisconsin survey on library use and non-use. Comments from Jennifer Macaulay (Life as I Know It).

BLOGGING

Do you blog? Meredith Farkas (Information Wants to Be Free) is conducting a new Survey of the Biblioblogosphere.

THE LIGHTER SIDE

Video: Grand March of the Librarians (sequel to last winter's March of the Librarians.

xckd: Wikipedian Protester.

Paul Waelchli (Research Quest) declares Fantasy Sports the official national sport of librarians.

Library t-shirt of the week: Books are weapons.

CONFERENCES & PRESENTATIONS

List of scheduled library-related conferences.

WiLSWorld (July 25-26)
- Michael Golrick (Thoughts from a Library Administrator)
- Multitype Librarian.

Gaming, Learning, and Libraries Symposium (GLLS) (July 22-24)
- Paul Waelchli (Research Quest)
- Michelle Boule (A Wandering Eyre)
- Beth Gallaway (Game On: Games in Libraries)

ALA Annual Conference 2007 (June 21-27)
- Wade Wyckoff (WadingIn)

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Date: Monday, 30 Jul 2007 16:42
This Week in LibraryBlogLand week ending July 29, 2007 .......... More talk about Maricopa County (Ariz.) and Dewey: Karen G. Schneider (ALA TechSource) (see also the discussion); Andrew Lavallee (Wall Street Journal) (comments from Jessamyn West (librarian.net).) Jessamyn West (librarian.net) explains why the digital divide is a library issue. Joyce Valenza (NeverEndingSearch) illustrates her networks, 2005 and 2007 versions. David Lee King answers the question, Why should staff learn Library 2.0 when patrons aren't allowed to use it on library PCs? More from Kathryn Greenhill (Librarians Matter). The Fashion section of the New York Times had an article about hip librarians. Meredith Farkas (Information Wants to Be Free) posted her response and links to several others. More MSM library coverage, this one from CNET News.com (via) WPA pro-library posters (1936-1943) (via) Meredith Farkas (Information Wants to Be Free) links to several career advice posts. Jessamyn West (librarian.net) discusses a Wisconsin survey on library use and non-use. Comments from Jennifer Macaulay (Life as I Know It). BLOGGING Do you blog? Meredith Farkas (Information Wants to Be Free) is conducting a new Survey of the Biblioblogosphere. THE LIGHTER SIDE Video: Grand March of the Librarians (sequel to last winter's March of the Librarians. xckd: Wikipedian Protester. Paul Waelchli (Research Quest) declares Fantasy Sports the official national sport of librarians. Library t-shirt of the week: Books are weapons. CONFERENCES & PRESENTATIONS List of scheduled library-related conferences. WiLSWorld (July 25-26) - Michael Golrick (Thoughts from a Library Administrator) - Multitype Librarian. Gaming, Learning, and Libraries Symposium (GLLS) (July 22-24) - Paul Waelchli (Research Quest) - Michelle Boule (A Wandering Eyre) - Beth Gallaway (Game On: Games in Libraries) ALA Annual Conference 2007 (June 21-27) - Wade Wyckoff (WadingIn) .................... This Week in LibraryBlogLand (TWiL) appears on lisnews.org every Monday. [Feeds]

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Date: Saturday, 21 Jul 2007 20:05

When I left on vacation, I forgot that I would be coming back to a midnight Harry Potter event and a weekend shift. So, This Week in LibraryBlogLand will return one week later than I'd said. Sorry about the delay. The next issue will appear on Monday, July 30.

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Date: Saturday, 21 Jul 2007 15:05
When I left on vacation, I forgot that I would be coming back to a midnight Harry Potter event and a weekend shift. So, This Week in LibraryBlogLand will return one week later than I'd said. Sorry about the delay. The next issue will appear on Monday, July 30.

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Date: Monday, 02 Jul 2007 21:22

This Week in LibraryBlogLand
week ending July 1, 2007
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Note: This Week in LibraryBlogLand will return in three weeks.

Marc Fisher (Washington Post) asks, Do we need libraries anymore? See also the comments.

Don Wood (Don Wood: Library 2.0) has posted links to ALA's keystone intellectual freedom documents.

Keeping up: Chris Zammarelli (Libraryola) writes about his reading list. Mark Lindner (Off the Mark) notes that "keeping up" should also include learning from the past. Too much keeping up: Sarah Houghton-Jan (LibrarianInBlack) points to advice on dropping RSS feeds.

Michael Sauers (Travelin' Librarian) learned that library break-ins can be stopped by porn filters.

George Butterfield (LLRX.com) asks, Is a J.D. necessary for law librarians?

Joyce Valenza (NeverEndingSearch) lists ten reasons why your next pathfinder should be a wiki.

Phil Bradley answers the Web 2.0 questions he's most often asked.

David Weinberger (Everything is Miscellaneous) discusses Thomas Mann's article. (via librarian.net)

Jessamyn West (librarian.net) reviews ALA's ilovelibraries.org/ website.

Improve ALA (wiki). [About]

THE LIGHTER SIDE

From Unshelved: "Hi, I'm in the Internet." "And I'm a library." Start here.

CONFERENCES & PRESENTATIONS

NFAIS User-Generated Content and Social Media (June 29)
- Notes from Nicole C. Engard (What I Learned Today)

ALA Annual Conference 2007 (June 21-27)
- LITA Blog
- Reader's Advisor Online
- Aaron Dobbs (Aaron the Librarian)
- Stephen Leary (Reflective Librarian)
- Maurice (Chronicles of The (almost) Bald Technology Trainer)
- Rick Roche (ricklibrarian)
- LibWorm
- see also last week's TWiL for more links.

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Date: Monday, 02 Jul 2007 16:22
This Week in LibraryBlogLand week ending July 1, 2007 .......... Note: This Week in LibraryBlogLand will return in three weeks. Marc Fisher (Washington Post) asks, Do we need libraries anymore? See also the comments. Don Wood (Don Wood: Library 2.0) has posted links to ALA's keystone intellectual freedom documents. Keeping up: Chris Zammarelli (Libraryola) writes about his reading list. Mark Lindner (Off the Mark) notes that "keeping up" should also include learning from the past. Too much keeping up: Sarah Houghton-Jan (LibrarianInBlack) points to advice on dropping RSS feeds. Michael Sauers (Travelin' Librarian) learned that library break-ins can be stopped by porn filters. George Butterfield (LLRX.com) asks, Is a J.D. necessary for law librarians? Joyce Valenza (NeverEndingSearch) lists ten reasons why your next pathfinder should be a wiki. Phil Bradley answers the Web 2.0 questions he's most often asked. David Weinberger (Everything is Miscellaneous) discusses Thomas Mann's article. (via librarian.net) Jessamyn West (librarian.net) reviews ALA's ilovelibraries.org/ website. Improve ALA (wiki). [About] THE LIGHTER SIDE From Unshelved: "Hi, I'm in the Internet." "And I'm a library." Start here. CONFERENCES & PRESENTATIONS NFAIS User-Generated Content and Social Media (June 29) - Notes from Nicole C. Engard (What I Learned Today) ALA Annual Conference 2007 (June 21-27) - LITA Blog - Reader's Advisor Online - Aaron Dobbs (Aaron the Librarian) - Stephen Leary (Reflective Librarian) - Maurice (Chronicles of The (almost) Bald Technology Trainer) - Rick Roche (ricklibrarian) - LibWorm - see also last week's TWiL for more links. .................... This Week in LibraryBlogLand (TWiL) appears on lisnews.org every Monday. [Feeds]

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Date: Monday, 25 Jun 2007 21:43

This Week in LibraryBlogLand
week ending June 24, 2007

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Karen Schneider (ALA TechSource) discusses the RDA/DC initiative. Comment from Chris Schwartz (Cataloging Futures). Jenny Levine (Shifted Librarian) highlights the Phoenix Public Library's OPAC. Lots of discussion in the comments.

Laurie Prange (Laurie the Librarian) wonders whether the concept of library services for distance learning has died.

Eric Goldman (informit.com) lists the best and worst internet laws (via)

Article: Chronicle of Higher Education on the new metrics of scholarly authority. More from Scott Pfitzinger (BiblioTech Web). David Warlick (2 Cents Worth) discusses how information has changed. Later, he decides that maybe it's hasn't changed but its nature has.

Sabina Iseli-Otto (LibrarianActivist.org) has a series of posts about filtering of adult computers at the London (Ontario) Public Library. [starts here].

After finishing a Library 2.0 program, Alan Zuckerman (My 23 Journeys) asks: What do we *really* need to know to help our patrons on the computer?

Laurie Prange (Laurie the Librarian) notes that belonging to social networking sites is a lot of work. But, as Karen G. Schneider (Free Range Librarian) points out, sometimes it's really worth it. For tips on more formal networking, see here and here.

Responses to Gorman: Jessamyn West (librarian.net) includes links to more; David Lee King; Sarah Houhgton-Jan (LibrarianInBlack);

Gerald Ward posted on the Publib mailing list about administrators and library work environments. For the rest, and discussion, search the list archives for "Perplexed Librarian."

BLOGGING & PODCASTING

Judith A. Siess (OPL Plus) has compiled a list of library technician blogs. Laura Cohen (Library 2.0) thinks administrator blogs could be a very good thing.

At Infobib: LibWorld, a series in which guest authors introduce the library blogs of their particular country.

Greg Schwartz (Open Stacks) is starting a live web chat/show/podcast. Pilot episode of Uncontrolled Vocabulary on June 28.

LIBRARY ORGANIZATIONS

Scott Walter's four-part series on what's it's like to run for ACRL office: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4.

K. G. Schneider (Free Range Librarian) asks, What kind of ALA do we want for the next fifty years? Rochelle Hartman (Tinfoil + Raccoon) says goodbye to ALA Council and hello to the Library Society of the World.

THE LIGHTER SIDE:

Library t-shirt of the week: Miskatonic Library Staff

Movies: The Washington Post at the ALA premiere of Hollywood Librarian.

Pronouncing "Library 2.0": Two Point Oh? Two Dot Oh?

CONFERENCES & PRESENTATIONS
Betsy McKenzie (Out of the Jungle) on Unconferences.

New Jersey Library Association (NJLA) 2007 (April 23-25)
- Mike Giarlo (Technosophia) posted his talk.

Workshop on Instruction in Library Use (WILU) 2007 (May 16-18)
- Notes from John Dupuis (Confessions of a Science Librarian)
- Notes from Mita Williams (New Jack Librarian)
- Conference blog

NASIG (May 31-June 3)
- "Column People: Comments from metaProjects, Anna (eclectic librarian), Steve Oberg (Family Man Librarian), and Michelle Boule (A Wandering Eyre)

(New Hampshire) Nonprofit Technology Conference (June 11)
- Notes by Lichen Rancourt (Remaining Relevant) start here.

Web 2007 (Penn State Web Professionals) (June 11-12)
- Notes from Tara Murray (diylibrarian.org)
- Conference blog.
International Association of Technological University Libraries (IATUL) 2007 (June 11-14)
- Lots of notes from Richard Akerman (Science Library Pad)

International Council for Scientific and Technical Information (ICSTI) - France - Public Conference 2007 (June 21-22)
- Notes from Richard Akerman.

Podcasters Across Borders (June 22-24)
- Notes from Connie Crosby start here.

Edubloggercon 2007 at NECC (June 23, 2007)
- Doug Johnson (Blue Skunk Blog)

BIGWIG Social Software Conference (around and during ALA Annual, late June 2007)
- Michelle Boule (A Wandering Eyre) explains how this unconference works. [More about it].
- Even more about it from Karen A. Coombs (Library Web Chic)
- Official wiki (where it all happens, I think).

ALA Annual Conference 2007 (June 21-27)
- Official wiki.
- PLA Blog.
- LITA Blog.
- Librarian Like Me.
- Christopher Harris (Infomancy).
- Chris Zammarelli (Libraryola).
- Jenny Levine (Shifted Librarian).
- Mary Beth Sancomb-Moran (Impromptu Librarian).
- David Lee King
- Cindi Trailor
- Star Hoffman (i>geeky artist librarian)
- WordPress tag: ALA2007.
- Lots o' posts aggregated at LibWorm (via).

Society of American Archivists (SAA) Annual 2007 (August 28-September 1)
- Unofficial Wiki.

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This Week in LibraryBlogLand week ending June 24, 2007 .......... Karen Schneider (ALA TechSource) discusses the RDA/DC initiative. Comment from Chris Schwartz (Cataloging Futures). Jenny Levine (Shifted Librarian) highlights the Phoenix Public Library's OPAC. Lots of discussion in the comments. Laurie Prange (Laurie the Librarian) wonders whether the concept of library services for distance learning has died. Eric Goldman (informit.com) lists the best and worst internet laws (via) Article: Chronicle of Higher Education on the new metrics of scholarly authority. More from Scott Pfitzinger (BiblioTech Web). David Warlick (2 Cents Worth) discusses how information has changed. Later, he decides that maybe it's hasn't changed but its nature has. Sabina Iseli-Otto (LibrarianActivist.org) has a series of posts about filtering of adult computers at the London (Ontario) Public Library. [starts here]. After finishing a Library 2.0 program, Alan Zuckerman (My 23 Journeys) asks: What do we *really* need to know to help our patrons on the computer? Laurie Prange (Laurie the Librarian) notes that belonging to social networking sites is a lot of work. But, as Karen G. Schneider (Free Range Librarian) points out, sometimes it's really worth it. For tips on more formal networking, see here and here. Responses to Gorman: Jessamyn West (librarian.net) includes links to more; David Lee King; Sarah Houhgton-Jan (LibrarianInBlack); Gerald Ward posted on the Publib mailing list about administrators and library work environments. For the rest, and discussion, search the list archives for "Perplexed Librarian." BLOGGING & PODCASTING Judith A. Siess (OPL Plus) has compiled a list of library technician blogs. Laura Cohen (Library 2.0) thinks administrator blogs could be a very good thing. At Infobib: LibWorld, a series in which guest authors introduce the library blogs of their particular country. Greg Schwartz (Open Stacks) is starting a live web chat/show/podcast. Pilot episode of Uncontrolled Vocabulary on June 28. LIBRARY ORGANIZATIONS Scott Walter's four-part series on what's it's like to run for ACRL office: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4. K. G. Schneider (Free Range Librarian) asks, What kind of ALA do we want for the next fifty years? Rochelle Hartman (Tinfoil + Raccoon) says goodbye to ALA Council and hello to the Library Society of the World. THE LIGHTER SIDE: Library t-shirt of the week: Miskatonic Library Staff Movies: The Washington Post at the ALA premiere of Hollywood Librarian. Pronouncing "Library 2.0": Two Point Oh? Two Dot Oh? CONFERENCES & PRESENTATIONS Betsy McKenzie (Out of the Jungle) on Unconferences. New Jersey Library Association (NJLA) 2007 (April 23-25) - Mike Giarlo (Technosophia) posted his talk. Workshop on Instruction in Library Use (WILU) 2007 (May 16-18) - Notes from John Dupuis (Confessions of a Science Librarian) - Notes from Mita Williams (New Jack Librarian) - Conference blog NASIG (May 31-June 3) - "Column People: Comments from metaProjects, Anna (eclectic librarian), Steve Oberg (Family Man Librarian), and Michelle Boule (A Wandering Eyre) (New Hampshire) Nonprofit Technology Conference (June 11) - Notes by Lichen Rancourt (Remaining Relevant) start here. Web 2007 (Penn State Web Professionals) (June 11-12) - Notes from Tara Murray (diylibrarian.org) - Conference blog. International Association of Technological University Libraries (IATUL) 2007 (June 11-14) - Lots of notes from Richard Akerman (Science Library Pad) International Council for Scientific and Technical Information (ICSTI) - France - Public Conference 2007 (June 21-22) - Notes from Richard Akerman. Podcasters Across Borders (June 22-24) - Notes from Connie Crosby start here. Edubloggercon 2007 at NECC (June 23, 2007) - Doug Johnson (Blue Skunk Blog) BIGWIG Social Software Conference (around and during ALA Annual, late June 2007) - Michelle Boule (A Wandering Eyre) explains how this unconference works. [More about it]. - Even more about it from Karen A. Coombs (Library Web Chic) - Official wiki (where it all happens, I think). ALA Annual Conference 2007 (June 21-27) - Official wiki. - PLA Blog. - LITA Blog. - Librarian Like Me. - Christopher Harris (Infomancy). - Chris Zammarelli (Libraryola). - Jenny Levine (Shifted Librarian). - Mary Beth Sancomb-Moran (Impromptu Librarian). - David Lee King - Cindi Trailor - Star Hoffman (i>geeky artist librarian) - WordPress tag: ALA2007. - Lots o' posts aggregated at LibWorm (via). Society of American Archivists (SAA) Annual 2007 (August 28-September 1) - Unofficial Wiki. .................... This Week in LibraryBlogLand (TWiL) appears on lisnews.org every Monday. [Feeds]

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