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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Be careful what you wish for… career

by Meredith Farkas on 7/21/2007 with 7 comments

Remember last week when I posted about wanting to teach a class on social software for library school students? Well, it looks like I may have gotten my wish. More details will be forthcoming, but suffice it to say, I will be crazy-busy over the next several months. I’m so excited!!! Paul Pival asked me …

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