Now it can be told!libraries, Work

by Meredith Farkas on 1/30/2007 with 9 comments

I’m so happy to finally be able to publicly congratulate Dorothea Salo on her new job as Digital Repository Librarian at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. I knew Dorothea enjoyed her job at George Mason, but like me, she is not a city person and I know how city life can wear on someone …

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Information Literacy Online: If you build it… will they come?libraries, Work

by Meredith Farkas on 5/4/2006 with 10 comments

Before I started my job, there were no instructional materials provided to online students on how to use the library resources (there also was no distance learning librarian to create instructional materials). Not surprisingly, there were lots of students e-mailing the library every week with access problems and research questions. Students in certain programs — …

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Wanna be in my book? Librarians needed.Work

by Meredith Farkas on 3/27/2006 with 7 comments

For one chapter in my book on social software in libraries, I’m discussing how librarians can determine which tools are the best for their library and population. To that end, I’ve been interviewing folks who work in all different kinds of libraries (and with different populations) to offer their two cents on which social software …

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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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