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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On success and motivation career

by Meredith Farkas on 8/2/2007 with 11 comments

I read Emily Clasper’s post yesterday about overachievers, underachievers and motivation and found that some of what she wrote made me very uncomfortable. I wasn’t quite sure how to articulate my feelings until I read Jennifer Macaulay’s rebuttal. Jennifer thinks she’s “odd” for not believing in absolutes and thinking that there isn’t any one definition …

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Good library publicity for all the right reasons libraries

by Meredith Farkas on 7/24/2007 with 3 comments

Way to go Gary Price for getting the electronic and non-book resources libraries offer the attention they deserve in the mainstream tech media! “Steal This Book? Don’t Bother”: Libraries are offering more free search services, database access, articles, photos, eBooks, audiobooks, music and museum passes than ever. Chances are you are buying, subscribing to, or …

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