Back from Denmark hi

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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Are you a group blogger? blogging

by Meredith Farkas on 9/17/2007 with 0 comment

Then consider taking this survey on group blogging that my friends down under developed. They will be presenting the results at the VALA2008 Conference. The survey looks at motivations for contributing to a group blog, getting started, and how you keep it going. Considering that well over 200 people in the Survey of the Biblioblogosphere …

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Away, away hi

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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2007 Survey of the Biblioblogosphere: Demographics blogging, librarianship

by Meredith Farkas on 9/4/2007 with 18 comments

Here are the 2005 results so you can have something to compare it to. 1. What is your gender? ResponsePercent ResponseCount  Female  66.3%   556   Male  33.5%   281  Other  0.2%   2  answered question   839  skipped question   0  Women are definitely better represented in the blogopshere than they were last time, but men still are more likely …

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Be the first lab! libraries, social software

by Meredith Farkas on 8/11/2007 with 3 comments

I absolutely loved Jill Stover’s post about the library as a lab for creative exploration (by the way, if you don’t read her blog, subscribe! It’s a gem!): This “community creativity lab” is where where I see libraries’ future and competitive advantage. I can’t think of any other free, publicly-accessible place (except perhaps for museums, …

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Library school 0.5? library school, social software

by Meredith Farkas on 8/11/2007 with 4 comments

How can a library school teach their students to be user-focused if they model the exact opposite behaviors? Check out the assertive (and admirable) way that Jennifer tried to confront the issues she and other students had with the distance learning program at the Information and Library Science Department at Southern Connecticut State University. I …

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