We could be heroes blogging, librarianship

by Meredith Farkas on 4/7/2007 with 8 comments

Wow! I’m really shocked that people would name me as a biblioblogger hero, but am even more shocked that Dorothea Salo would actually start a meme (yes, you did it Dorothea!). I don’t think I could possibly name just five bloggers who have influenced, inspired, challenged and educated me. I’ve learned something from every blog …

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I am such a sheep! hi

by Meredith Farkas on 4/5/2007 with 10 comments

Doggles and I joined the Mac cult Originally uploaded by librarianmer. This week I have joined not one, but two cults. First, I went and bought a MacBook Pro. It was really about time. I have not been able to update Windows on my VAIO since November, which means that I was using what was …

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Krabby Patty blogging, librarianship

by Meredith Farkas on 3/28/2007 with 18 comments

I’ve got a long list of things I’d like to post about, but I’m just feeling crabby and unable to focus on them right now. I’m not feeling down about my own life. Other than the folks in IT doing something horrendous to our proxy server, my life’s pretty good. It’s just the state of …

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Want to implement social software at your library? free the information!, online education, social software

by Meredith Farkas on 3/22/2007 with 2 comments

If you have any interest in implementing social software tools at your library, you may want to check out some of the amazing proposals created by our participants for their libraries. I have organized the proposals by the technology they want to use and by library type. It’s obvious looking at proposals by tool that …

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Making Five Weeks to a Social Library happen: The down and dirty free the information!, online education, social software

by Meredith Farkas on 3/22/2007 with 4 comments

In this post, I’m going to talk about the decisions we made in creating the course and what I would do differently next time. Hopefully this will be useful to those of you who wish to replicate the course. I’m sure my fellow organizers will have other insights to add from their perspective. Certain decisions …

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A model for the future of online learning free the information!, librarianship, online education, social software

by Meredith Farkas on 3/21/2007 with 10 comments

Last Spring, while Chairing the library track of HigherEd BlogCon and feeling like it was not an engaging enough online conference model, I had a crazy idea to create a free online conference with more synchronous and asynchronous pieces to really draw people in and build a community. I refused to believe that the only …

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You mean there are non library blogs?!?!? blogging

by Meredith Farkas on 3/20/2007 with 4 comments

Rachel Singer-Gordon has been thinking about what bloggy influences we have from outside of the library world. I read a bunch of non-library blogs in the other areas I’m interested in. Being a distance learning librarian, of course I’m interested in education and educational technologies. I’m also really interested in knowledge management because I get …

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Medical Wikis? Wikis

by Meredith Farkas on 3/4/2007 with 8 comments

Update: I received an e-mail from one of the creators of Ask Dr. Wiki stating that they are now requiring folks to prove that they have medical credentials before they are allowed to contribute to the wiki. I hate barriers as much as the next person, but in the case of a medical wiki, there …

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Five Weeks to a Social Library: Highlights from Week 3 free the information!, online education, social software, Wikis

by Meredith Farkas on 3/4/2007 with 0 comment

As you all know, I’m a big fan of wikis, such a big fan that I often cannot gauge how other people will respond when they are introduced to wikis. Well, imagine my surprise to discover how incredibly enthusiastic our participants were this week about implementing wikis in their library; probably more so than any …

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