HigherEd BlogCon Starts Today!General

by Meredith Farkas on 4/3/2006 with 0 comment

Be sure to subscribe to the RSS feed for this free online conference about the use of social software and other Web tools in higher education. If you only want to see the library stuff, there’s an RSS feed for each separate track and here’s the feed for the Library and Information Resources Track. Remember …

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Planning a conferenceGeneral

by Meredith Farkas on 3/26/2006 with 6 comments

Jane Dysart writes a great post about the difficulties of scheduling and planning a conference in response to Walt Crawford’s criticism of CIL occurring at the same time as PLA. Hey, I surely don’t envy the job she has. I’m finding it stressful enough just to coordinate the people who are presenting for HigherEd BlogCon. …

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Cool things I found this week2blogging, General, librarianship, libraries, our digital future, tech trends, Wikis

by Meredith Farkas on 12/11/2005 with 3 comments

Here are some of the great things I’ve found this week: Roy Tennant’s brilliant What I Wish I Had Known, a reflection on the things he would have been better off knowing back when he was finishing up library school. It’s important for people to reflect on their mistakes, both to learn from them and …

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How to slack in peaceblogging, General

by Meredith Farkas on 10/18/2005 with 0 comment

For those of you in the Northeast who have been dealing with almost 2 weeks of continuous rain, here’s something that definitely brightened my day and made me laugh my head off. A Librarian’s Guide to Etiquette last week had some excellent advice for slackers like me: Always carry a manilla folder with you everywhere …

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KatrinaGeneral

by Meredith Farkas on 8/29/2005 with 5 comments

I am riveted to CNN today, worrying about all of the people who decided to or were forced to stay in coastal LA, MS, AL and the Pensacola area. I keep thinking of the New Orleans Zoo (one of my favorites), and wondering what happened to all the animals. How do you evacuate an elephant? …

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Email is like so 5 minutes agoGeneral

by Meredith Farkas on 7/30/2005 with 1 comment

This survey from the Pew Internet and American Life Project entitled Teens and Technology makes me feel very old. Apparently teens think of email as something they do to communicate online with old people, like teachers. They primarily use IM to communicate online with their friends. I’ll admit that I’m not a great big fan …

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Wesleyan librarian alums unite!General

by Meredith Farkas on 6/22/2005 with 3 comments

Andrea, one of my librarian heroes, has come up with this genius idea for a Librarians and Wesleyan Connection Meetup during ALA. Here is the announcement from the wiki: Librarians & Wesleyan Connection Meet Up at the PLA President’s Reception, Hyatt Regency Chicago McCormick Room/Regency Ballroom, 7:30pm. If you went to Wesleyan, or are somehow …

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Very snarfyALA, General, Wikis

by Meredith Farkas on 6/8/2005 with 0 comment

I must apologize for the lack of posts this week. I’ve come down with a horrible cold (bordering on the flu) and I just haven’t felt up to doing much of anything. I can’t believe I was healthy all winter while cooped up inside and now that the weather is warm and beautiful, I’m stuck …

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“The Price of Indifference”General

by Meredith Farkas on 5/26/2005 with 4 comments

I just saw this article, by Henry Raymond, in the Chronicle of Education that rivaled even the worst of my interview woes: The committee members repeatedly warned me that their students were not as academically equipped as my current students, and that I’d have a terrible time adjusting to a new caliber of teaching. (My …

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Camtasia vs. CaptivateGeneral

by Meredith Farkas on 4/16/2005 with 24 comments

Note: This review is from 2005 and is not relevant to current versions of Camtasia and Captivate. A few years ago, my husband bought Camtasia 1.1 so that we could create software demos for his business. While there were certainly a number of problems with the software, it gave us what we wanted, and we …

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