Hiatusblogging, tech trends

by Meredith Farkas on 8/2/2005 with 0 comment

I don’t know how much I’ll be able to post during the month of August. Between the move and the probability of Internet access issues, I can’t promise anything. I’m sure I’ll be able to write a bit about what’s going on with the move and the job, but the longer posts will probably have …

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The “kept-up” distance learning librarianALA, blogging, job search, libraries, library school, RSS and Syndication, screencasting, social bookmarking, tech trends

by Meredith Farkas on 7/21/2005 with 15 comments

I have gotten several emails from library students who feel that their programs are not teaching them enough about technology. The student I heard from a few days ago expressed concerns that she would be at a distinct disadvantage when she got out of school and wondered if I learned what I know about technology …

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To the Lighthouseblogging

by Meredith Farkas on 7/12/2005 with 0 comment

Thanks to Steven Cohen, I just learned that Stephen Abram has a new blog, entitled Stephen’s Lighthouse. What an exciting new addition to the biblioblogosphere. He’s already written an insightful piece on Virtual Reference and the fact that, increasingly, patrons’ only interactions with the library will be virtual. That certainly was the case for me …

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Safe bloggingblogging

by Meredith Farkas on 7/5/2005 with 11 comments

Now that I have a job, I’ve started thinking about how my work will affect my blog. I was even asked by a soon-to-be colleague how I would handle blogging in the workplace. There are some things I know. I certainly wouldn’t blog anything that would hurt people’s feelings and I wouldn’t blog anything negative …

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ALA Day 1: StarstruckALA, blogging

by Meredith Farkas on 6/24/2005 with 0 comment

My day didn’t really get started until mid-afternoon, but boy was the latter half of the day fabulous! You know when you’re around people who just “get it”? People you don’t have to sell on blogging and new technologies and change? Well, I had the pleasure of being in a room entirely filled with people …

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Life is goodblogging, job search

by Meredith Farkas on 6/22/2005 with 17 comments

I’ve been wanting to blog about this for a while… I got a job. I was offered the position about 11 days ago, but was nervous about blogging about something that was not yet in writing. After having lunch yesterday with the Library Director and her husband, I realized that yes, I really do have …

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Road trip!blogging

by Meredith Farkas on 6/14/2005 with 1 comment

I won’t be posting much (if anything) over the next week since tomorrow I’ll be starting a major road trip with my hubby and Internet access may be sporadic at best. I’ll be back in Chicago on the 22nd and I’m looking forward to seeing everyone at ALA!!! If you want to grab lunch, dinner, …

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Fanning a flamer’s fireblogging

by Meredith Farkas on 4/29/2005 with 7 comments

Why do people like Michael Gorman and Blaise Cronin (and note that I will not link to any of their articles, but you can find critiques at Free Range Librarian and Pattern Recognition) write these controversial rants about blogs and bloggers? Is it because they want to change people’s minds and make them stop blogging …

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Community at workblogging

by Meredith Farkas on 3/23/2005 with 0 comment

I just want to thank everyone who wrote me with insights and suggestions for my presentation. I have received so many wonderful emails over the past week from my colleagues. And a special thanks to Steven Cohen and Paul Pival for getting the word out for me. What I love most about blogging is the …

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technology in information literacy: an appealblogging, libraries, our digital future, RSS and Syndication

by Meredith Farkas on 3/17/2005 with 3 comments

I’m going to be doing a presentation on information literacy in a few weeks, and I’m planning on looking at how new technologies can be used in information literacy instruction. I was thinking of looking at screencasting/flash tutorials (using camtasia, captivate, etc.), podcasting, wikis, blogging, rss, social bookmarking (del.icio.us, FURL, etc.), or anything else that …

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Movers and Shakers!blogging, libraries

by Meredith Farkas on 3/15/2005 with 1 comment

Two bloggers from whose writing I get a great deal of food for thought were just named “movers and shakers” by Library Journal. Congratulations Aaron Schmidt and Michael Stephens! You two really should be proud — not of some mention in Library Journal, but for all you’ve done for your libraries and for librarianship. Rock …

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