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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Giving and Taking ALA, free the information!, hi, librarianship, online education, open access, open source, social software, Wikis

by Meredith Farkas on 6/28/2007 with 19 comments

Oh Meredith, why can’t you just write a nice, short, concise post? I really don’t know what happens! I start writing and my fingers just seem to take over. This is what happens when my husband goes away and leaves me alone with my thoughts. Sorry folks! Something I frequently think about when I go …

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My book is available through Amazon! hi

by Meredith Farkas on 6/26/2007 with 9 comments

My book is available through Amazon! Originally uploaded by librarianmer I’m almost afraid to mention this for fear that I’ll jinx it, but it looks like my book is finally available through Amazon.com! It says “In Stock” and everything! Huzzah! Thanks to Rob and the rest of the folks at Information Today for helping to …

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My developing ALA Schedule ALA

by Meredith Farkas on 6/13/2007 with 4 comments

I’m really excited about ALA and I can’t believe it’s coming up so soon! I’m giving three talks and have to do signings and appearances at the exhibits on Saturday, so I don’t have a lot of time to see DC or to go to sessions other than my own. Still, it’s going to be …

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Being Transparent Isn’t Enough librarianship

by Meredith Farkas on 6/3/2007 with 9 comments

We talk a great deal about the importance of being more transparent to our patrons. Things like blogs, flickr, etc. can help put a human face on the library, make us seem more approachable and friendly. For my August column for American Libraries (which I just finished) I wrote about how Virginia Commonwealth University’s library …

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Eight random things random

by Meredith Farkas on 5/28/2007 with 6 comments

Rachel tagged me with a new meme and challenged me to come up with eight random things about myself. I feel like I’ve disclosed a lot on this blog, so I had a hard time coming up with anything anyone would find remotely interesting. Here goes nothing! My favorite author right now (and for the …

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