Reader survey results blogging

by Meredith Farkas on 8/16/2005 with 2 comments

I think I’ve gotten enough responses to close the survey and report my findings. 72 people filled it out, and that figure blew my mind! I thought I’d probably get 20 responses at most. You all rock!!! I learned some interesting facts about my readers though not too many things were big surprises. For your …

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Loving the long tail blogging

by Meredith Farkas on 8/15/2005 with 10 comments

Everyone is all a-twitter about Walt Crawford’s investigation of the biblioblogosphere where he measured the “reach” of blogs and highlighted the top 50 librarian blogs. And I hate to play devil’s advocate, but I can’t pretend that I think ranking blogs is a good thing. I found the study interesting in an academic sense. Metrics …

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Lots of firsts libraries, library school

by Meredith Farkas on 8/8/2005 with 5 comments

Vermont is so beautiful I can hardly believe I’m allowed to live here! Even though I started work today, I still feel like I’m on vacation, and I’ll probably feel that way until we move into our house on Friday. Our first house. It’s too many changes to process all at once. Today is also …

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Hiatus blogging, tech trends

by Meredith Farkas on 8/2/2005 with 0 comment

I don’t know how much I’ll be able to post during the month of August. Between the move and the probability of Internet access issues, I can’t promise anything. I’m sure I’ll be able to write a bit about what’s going on with the move and the job, but the longer posts will probably have …

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Email is like so 5 minutes ago General

by Meredith Farkas on 7/30/2005 with 1 comment

This survey from the Pew Internet and American Life Project entitled Teens and Technology makes me feel very old. Apparently teens think of email as something they do to communicate online with old people, like teachers. They primarily use IM to communicate online with their friends. I’ll admit that I’m not a great big fan …

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Living under a rock random

by Meredith Farkas on 7/21/2005 with 7 comments

I know this may be shocking to some, but I just started reading those Harry Potter books for the first time, and you know what? They’re a pretty good read! Since I’d seen the first three movies, I decided to read The Goblet of Fire and immediately after finishing it (which I did very quickly …

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The “kept-up” distance learning librarian ALA, blogging, job search, libraries, library school, RSS and Syndication, screencasting, social bookmarking, tech trends

by Meredith Farkas on 7/21/2005 with 15 comments

I have gotten several emails from library students who feel that their programs are not teaching them enough about technology. The student I heard from a few days ago expressed concerns that she would be at a distinct disadvantage when she got out of school and wondered if I learned what I know about technology …

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Research-phobia library school

by Meredith Farkas on 7/15/2005 with 6 comments

Joy at Wanderings of a Student Librarian wrote a great post on what’s wrong with so many Research Methods classes. Research Methods classes often seem to be taught because they’re a requirement and not to actually inspire in library students a passion for research and scholarly literature. For me, the passion for research came from …

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To the Lighthouse blogging

by Meredith Farkas on 7/12/2005 with 0 comment

Thanks to Steven Cohen, I just learned that Stephen Abram has a new blog, entitled Stephen’s Lighthouse. What an exciting new addition to the biblioblogosphere. He’s already written an insightful piece on Virtual Reference and the fact that, increasingly, patrons’ only interactions with the library will be virtual. That certainly was the case for me …

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