Airport delay-enabled mini-postshi, librarianship

by Meredith Farkas on 4/12/2007 with 2 comments

My flight’s delayed until 2:20 (I’ve been here since 8:00 am) so I thought I’d blog a few things I’ve been wanting to mention but just haven’t had the time to write a substantial blog post about: Sarah Houghton-Jan’s amazing Library Technology Report, Technology Competencies and Training for Libraries. Well, I can only assume it’s …

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I am such a sheep!hi

by Meredith Farkas on 4/5/2007 with 10 comments

Doggles and I joined the Mac cult Originally uploaded by librarianmer. This week I have joined not one, but two cults. First, I went and bought a MacBook Pro. It was really about time. I have not been able to update Windows on my VAIO since November, which means that I was using what was …

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Five Weeks to a Social Library: Highlights from Week 2free the information!, hi, online education, RSS and Syndication, social bookmarking, social software, Wikis

by Meredith Farkas on 2/25/2007 with 4 comments

Week two of Five Weeks to a Social Library is now over. RSS and del.icio.us really generated a lot of excitement for our participants and many could see the personal and professional benefits of using these tools. We have people spending 16 hours per week on the class because they want to play with these …

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I am the luckiesthi

by Meredith Farkas on 2/7/2007 with 8 comments

Honeymoon in Big Sur Originally uploaded by librarianmer. My husband, Adam, never likes taking credit for the things he’s done, though he deserves an absolute boatload of it when it come to my successes over the past couple of years. I’m not a naturally confident person, so I doubt I would have accomplish half of …

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Why do you stay?hi

by Meredith Farkas on 2/5/2007 with 1 comment

chickadee Originally uploaded by withrow. To the chickadees, blue jay and brilliant red cardinal I saw in the pine tree just outside my kitchen window as I made breakfast this morning, thank you. I have no idea why you’d want to be here in Vermont when the temperature this morning was well below zero, but …

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Where did all the comments go?hi

by Meredith Farkas on 1/9/2007 with 3 comments

You know, I was kind of wondering why everything was so quiet today in terms of comments after the post I’d written yesterday. It seemed a bit… odd. Then I look in Akismet and found a whole bunch of comments that it had eaten. I think I’ve restored all of them, but I’m still not …

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Talkin’ wikis in Lansing, MIhi, Wikis

by Meredith Farkas on 11/15/2006 with 0 comment

I’m out here in Lansing Michigan at The Library Rebooted conference, offered by the Michigan Library Consortium. I just talked about wikis and Jessamyn West is now talking about blogs. You can find my presentation here on my Website (PPT). For those of you who were here at the conference, here are some more wiki-related …

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Dartmouth Conference – Emerging Mobile Technologies for Librarieshi, social software

by Meredith Farkas on 10/27/2006 with 2 comments

by Gabriel Rios, University of Alabama, Birmingham Mobile devices are another way to get content into the hands of our patrons. Types of mobile devices – PDAs/Smart Phones, Cell phones, ipods, MP3 players, tablet PCs PDAs are often required in nursing and medical school programs. More and more doctors are starting to use the Blackberry …

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Saying goodbye to Abuelohi

by Meredith Farkas on 9/16/2006 with 24 comments

I know it’s been a while since I posted anything here. It’s been a tough few weeks. For the past week, I’ve been in Florida at my Abuelo’s bedside (Abuelo is Spanish for grandfather). After a long and incredibly painful battle with Alzheimers, Abuelo was moved to a Hospice last week. He was suffering from …

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My (gulp) Speaking Schedulehi, Wikis

by Meredith Farkas on 6/28/2006 with 1 comment

It’s funny for me to think back to one year ago when you couldn’t have paid me to speak at a conference. Between now and November, I’m going to be giving at least 8 talks (2 virtual). Even now that I feel better about speaking, the thought of giving so many talks makes me a …

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Request from a friendhi

by Meredith Farkas on 5/22/2006 with 0 comment

Doug Geiger, a reader of Information Wants to be Free whom I’ve been IM-ing with since last year, IM-ed and asked if I would post this request my blog. While I don’t usually advertise things on here, I can’t imagine having to deal with medical expenses on top of the physical and psychological pain something …

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