Library DIY infrastructure has been open sourced!

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Library DIY infrastructure has been open sourced!hi

by Meredith Farkas on 2/28/2014 with 7 comments

I wanted to let everyone know that we have just open sourced the Drupal-based Library DIY infrastructure. You can find it at https://github.com/pdxlibrary/Library-DIY We have documentation on how to get it installed on a server, how to get started using the system, and how to add/organize content. Unfortunately, we do not have the staff time …

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Good for what? Considering context in building learning objects.

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Good for what? Considering context in building learning objects.hi, instruction, librarianship, libraries, reference, tech trends, Work

by Meredith Farkas on 8/19/2013 with 12 comments

I’m working with a colleague of mine (Amy Hofer of Threshold Concepts fame) to create a suite of tutorials that are going to be integrated into online University Studies (think General Education) classes. One of the learning objects we plan to create is envisioned as being called “good for what?” Students tend to look at …

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It just keeps getting betterhi

by Meredith Farkas on 8/8/2008 with 13 comments

Breaking the glass Originally uploaded by librarianmer Four years ago today, Adam and I stood up on a mountain overlooking the Napa Valley and promised to spend the rest of our lives together. I remember thinking that day that I couldn’t possibly love him more than I did at that very moment. I’ve been pleased …

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LISjobs.com Logo Contesthi

by Meredith Farkas on 6/22/2008 with 0 comment

Would you like your creative work to be immortalized on a major website in our profession? Here’s your chance! LISjobs.com LOGO CONTEST LISjobs.com is seeking submissions for a new logo that reflects its mission of job hunting and career development for librarians and info pros. This logo will be featured on the upcoming redesign of …

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How I spent my vacationhi

by Meredith Farkas on 6/21/2008 with 0 comment

Belly rubbing Originally uploaded by librarianmer Adam on the dock Originally uploaded by librarianmer I have to say that this was one of the best vacations I’ve ever been on. Staying in a beautiful place, taking hikes, eating great food, meeting nice goats and eating their delicious cheese, becoming friends with one of the best …

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Quiet timeALA, american libraries, hi, Work

by Meredith Farkas on 6/13/2008 with 2 comments

Friends Lake Originally uploaded by ftzdomino Tomorrow morning, Adam and I are leaving for a vacation in the Adirondacks. This is the first time in AGES that our vacations haven’t either centered around a talk I’m giving or a trip to visit family. This is an honest-to-goodness no obligations, do-as-little-as-possible, email-and-feed-free vacation. And after the …

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Happy holidays!hi

by Meredith Farkas on 12/24/2007 with 2 comments

I just wanted to wish a very Merry Christmas to those of you who celebrate it. To those who don’t and are looking for entertainment on a day when it seems like everything is closed, here are two impossibly adorable and amusing videos I found on Cute Overload: Ok, I’m easily amused! Before Adam and …

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Back from Denmarkhi

by Meredith Farkas on 9/30/2007 with 5 comments

I got back from Denmark last night and I’m still pretty exhausted from the whole trip. I don’t even want to contemplate the pile of e-mails I received over the past 8 days. It was a wonderful trip though. So nice to be back in the city after nine long years. I got to see …

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Away, awayhi

by Meredith Farkas on 9/8/2007 with 0 comment

DSC01509 Originally uploaded by FotoSpawn I’m going to be out of town from tomorrow until next Saturday. I definitely won’t be posting anything during that time. I also probably won’t be checking e-mail, so don’t be offended if your e-mails go unanswered for a bit. I look forward to coming back and seeing how the …

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Giving and TakingALA, free the information!, hi, librarianship, online education, open access, open source, social software, Wikis

by Meredith Farkas on 6/28/2007 with 19 comments

Oh Meredith, why can’t you just write a nice, short, concise post? I really don’t know what happens! I start writing and my fingers just seem to take over. This is what happens when my husband goes away and leaves me alone with my thoughts. Sorry folks! Something I frequently think about when I go …

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My book is available through Amazon!hi

by Meredith Farkas on 6/26/2007 with 9 comments

My book is available through Amazon! Originally uploaded by librarianmer I’m almost afraid to mention this for fear that I’ll jinx it, but it looks like my book is finally available through Amazon.com! It says “In Stock” and everything! Huzzah! Thanks to Rob and the rest of the folks at Information Today for helping to …

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