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Librarians are still needed

“Librarians will still be needed to help the public, the public just may not know it yet.” Kristin Jeffries This is a great quote by one of my classmates in our discussion forums, where the entire class talked about the … Continue reading

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Technology should be a supplement

…and not a replacement. In one of my classes’ discussion boards, the professor asked how new technology will affect libraries’ future mission. It’s an interesting question, and I think I went a little bit overboard in answering it, largely because … Continue reading

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For the love of God, don’t use Comic Sans

Comic Sans…it looks so innocent. So free, so trusting. People are drawn to using it as a font because it looks like handwriting. It’s not as hard or harsh as Times New Roman, and it’s more carefree than Arial or … Continue reading

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Five Managerial Mindsets project: Reflective Part 2

See here for the beginning of my ongoing class assignment, otherwise this will probably not make sense to you. According to those guys I mentioned in my previous post (I hope you read it–if not, read it now), the Reflective … Continue reading

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You need a strong fanbase to keep your library funding

You really do–without strong community support, it’s all too easy for local governmental bodies to cut library budgets. If the library just “exists,” it will soon not exist. Libraries need to keep growing and implementing change in order to stay … Continue reading

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Roving librarians

I’m reading Foundations of Library and Information Science, 3rd ed, by Rubin, and in one section he treats the subject of roving reference librarians, which sparked my thinking. First off, I love the idea of roving librarians. Many libraries aren’t … Continue reading

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Information or knowledge?

I am reading The Organization of Information, 3rd ed, by Taylor and Joudrey for one of my classes, and in the chapter, “The Nature of Information,” they discuss whether we are categorizing information or knowledge. They acknowledge that they have … Continue reading

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Is POSDCORB still relevant?

Disclaimer: another class assignment And yes, indeedy, I am completing this in the wee hours of the morning, during my “lunch” break. Curse you, night shift! Since I am supposed to formulate a “single thoughtful paragraph,” it will help if … Continue reading

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Five Managerial Mindsets project: Reflective Part 1

This is going to be part of an ongoing series for several weeks for one of my classes. I’m supposed to read and re-read “is an article published in the Harvard Business Review in November of 2003. Drs. Henry Mintzberg … Continue reading

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Three biggest informational challenges facing libraries

The three biggest challenges facing libraries attempting to maintain equal access to the torrent of new information and technologies are interconnected. I’ll start with the librarians and library staff. It is admittedly hard for librarians, the organizers of information, to … Continue reading

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