Good readingALA, blogging, libraries

by Meredith Farkas on 2/21/2006 with 2 comments

This has been a rockin’ week for reading — I wish I actually had more time to do it. Rachel Singer Gordon wrote an amazing column for Library Journal entitled “Secure Our Professional Future”. In it, she makes some very good points about the reality of the current job market and how important it is …

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The road to hell is paved with good intentionslibrarianship, libraries

by Meredith Farkas on 2/12/2006 with 3 comments

I’ve been doing a whole lot of thinking lately about helping patrons, marketing our services, and just generally about making libraries better. Something Steven Bell wrote recently got me thinking about the idea that there are some librarians who just don’t want to improve libraries: Is there anyone out there who doesn’t think that making …

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Let’s make libraries better, ok?blogging, libraries, our digital future, tech trends, Work

by Meredith Farkas on 1/10/2006 with 25 comments

Since the fall, I’ve pretty much been processing my thoughts about Library 2.0 on this blog in real-time. If one is going for ideological consistency, it’s probably not the best way to do things, but it is the most human way. I’ve been learning and reflecting and sharing those reflections with you. Walt’s excellent piece …

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CFP: HigherEd BlogConblogging, libraries, our digital future, RSS and Syndication, screencasting, social bookmarking, tech trends, Wikis

by Meredith Farkas on 12/28/2005 with 2 comments

As you may know, I’m chairing the Library and Information Resources Track of HigherEd BlogCon, a totally online conference exploring the new technologies being used in higher education. Michelle Boule of the University of Houston is my fabulous partner-in-crime on this venture. The Call for Proposals for HigherEd BlogCon has been finalized, so I’m posting …

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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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I’m talking about wikis!libraries, Wikis

by Meredith Farkas on 12/11/2005 with 5 comments

Well, I guess that comes as no surprise, but this time I’ll actually be talking (as opposed to writing)! I’m so excited to be giving a live online talk about wikis for OPAL (Online Programming for All Libraries). Participation is totally totally free and all you have to do is download a tiny little applet …

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Technology Implementation: My Brilliant Failuresblogging, libraries, MPOW, our digital future, RSS and Syndication, screencasting, tech trends

by Meredith Farkas on 12/4/2005 with 12 comments

I’m never afraid to try something and have it fail. I’d rather learn from a mistake than learn nothing because I was afraid to make a mistake. I don’t know if that’s a good thing or a bad thing. Certainly, in the four months I’ve been at my job, I’ve learned a great deal (in …

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We’re hiringjob search, libraries

by Meredith Farkas on 12/2/2005 with 0 comment

Just a head’s up for those on the job hunt, though this is not a position for those who are brand-new librarians. We are hiring a Coordinator of Public Services. Here’s the description and the requirements: Description: Norwich University’s Kreitzberg Library seeks a dynamic, team-oriented librarian for the position of Coordinator of Public Services. This …

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