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Shout Outs

Although I have not been posting to this blog for 5 years, I have still kept up with whats hot in the library world by reading several library blogs.  Here are a few of my current favorites: Sense & Reference I don’t remember how I came across this blog but it has become one of […]

Under Construction

I realize I have not posted to this blog in 5 years.  Wow, I had such enthusiasm when I first started it.  What happened?  Here are my top reasons (excuses) for neglecting my blog: I gave birth to 2 kids in the past few years I got mired down in the day to day tasks […]

Wikipedia and Popular Culture

 Pew Internet and American Life Project has released a new report about Wikipedia users and I predict this will become a hot topic for library bloggers.  One writer on Resource Shelf has posted some “ideas and concepts to consider”.  The primary discussions centers around reasons why people choose to use Wikipedia.  For example, the author […]

Guide to Evaluating Databases

I found this via Resource Shelf: How to Make Decisions Regarding Database Subscriptions .  This is a nice quick sheet for someone without much experience in evaluating databases.

For Your Consideration

I’m on vacation so I won’t be posting much this week but I ran across this piece via ACRLog.  Its about “The Cult of Innovation” and both the Business Week article and the piece by Steven B address the overabundance of “new”technology.  Its interesting food for thought especially for librarians who are eager to roll […]

Video IM for Reference Services

I just read a post on Shifted Librarian about Ohio University’s Alden Library doing a pilot project on going beyond text IM for reference services and using video IM.  I viewed the slides from the ACRL presentation and it sounds interesting but I don’t really understand what the advantages are of having video versus text […]

I *Heart* Zotero

I’ve been tinkering with my Zotero library and discovering all of the great things I can do. It is an excellent tool for compiling bibliographies. Reference librarians can find records in their own OPACs and import all of the citation information effortlessly. In addition, PDF’s can downloaded and saved as part of a record. When […]