Sunday, April 06, 2008

I've moved!

Please find me at TheMLxperience.

Thank you!

Friday, January 06, 2006

Happy Hiatus!

I'm going to officially call it, folks. This blog will be on standby for a while due to an amazing amount of work and personal duties that are piling up higher and higher.

Here's hoping you have a safe and productive New Year! :)


Monday, January 02, 2006

Ambient Findability (Slashdot)

norburym writes "Peter Morville is an information architect, an advocate of expanding the boundaries of librarianship in an Internet age and the voice of ambient findability. In this new book from O'Reilly, Morville expands on a theme he's been discussing for several years: we live in an age where computers and the Internet are changing how we access information. Digital networks are available

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Tuesday, December 27, 2005


The American Library Association (ALA), the oldest and largest library association in the world, holds an annual business meeting known as the ALA Midwinter Meeting.

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Friday, December 16, 2005

ALA to announce children, teen book award winners; discuss library trends at San Antonio conference (ALA)

(CHICAGO) More than 12,000 librarians, publishers and guests from around the world will converge on the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio January 20-25 for the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting.

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ALA president sponsors forum on education for librarianship (ALA)

(CHICAGO) American Library Association (ALA) President Michael Gorman invites library practitioners, educators and students to participate in a half-day forum to explore the big issues in library education as part of the ALA Midwinter Meeting in San Antonio, January 20 - 25. The program begins at 1 p.m. Friday, January 20, in the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.

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Thursday, December 15, 2005

Teacher wins provincial honour (

A long history of outstanding contribution to teacher-librarianship in Ontario is just one of the many reasons why Pat Elliott, a resource teacher for the Simcoe County District School Board, has been selected as the province's Teacher-Librarian of the Year.

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Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Putting 2.0 and 2.0 Together

Family Man Librarian notes in Inner circles in library blogland that perhaps the Library 2.0 rallying cry isn't quite justified.
But I am cautious about the way Library 2.0 is pitched or hailed as A "movement" or "rallying cry" as many seem to do, seemingly without critical evaluation or assessment. More...
I am reminded that Passionate Users Talk Different. Does this mean that the A-list Library Bloggers are more passionate knowledgeableable about the Library 2.0 concept? Not necessarily.

Among other things, a shared vocabulary helps experts and professionals get a message across more quickly. But it also helps build their passion. More...

Perhaps those promoting the Library 2.0 concept their weblogs they are just more "plugged-in" or more in tune with the needs of thier computer-savvy patrons.


Enthusiastic response to ACRLog (ALA)

CHICAGO - Response to the Association of College and Research Libraries' ACRLog has been overwhelmingly enthusiastic. In its first week, over 10,000 visits were made to ACRLog. Posts found there were read close to 20,000 times.

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Sunday, December 11, 2005

Physicians find librarians vital (Dallas Morning News)

More than one doctor has described a resourceful medical librarian as a best friend.

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Friday, December 09, 2005

New OCLC Report on Perceptions of Libraries

Perceptions of Libraries and Information Resources (2005) summarizes findings of an international study on information-seeking habits and preferences.

With extensive input from hundreds of librarians and OCLC staff, the OCLC Market Research team developed a project and commissioned Harris Interactive Inc. to survey a representative sample of information consumers. In June of 2005, we collected over 3,300 responses from information consumers in Australia, Canada, India, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States.

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Thursday, December 08, 2005

FG Establishes Virtual Libraries in Polytechnics and Monotechnics (

THE federal government has taken a giant step in addressing the chronic dearth of books and journals in the nation's polytechnics, monotechnics and specialized institutions by establishing virtual libraries in that sector.

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