SOPAC 2.0 at Darien Public Library free the information!, libraries, open source, our digital future, social software

by Meredith Farkas on 9/1/2008 with 7 comments

Run, don’t walk to check out the Darien Public Library’s awesome new Drupal-based website along with the John Blyberg-designed new-and-improved SOPAC 2.0. I, for one, am totally impressed with the site and the catalog. One of the biggest things about SOPAC 2.0 (short for Social OPAC) is that its component parts are going to be …

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It just keeps getting better hi

by Meredith Farkas on 8/8/2008 with 13 comments

Breaking the glass Originally uploaded by librarianmer Four years ago today, Adam and I stood up on a mountain overlooking the Napa Valley and promised to spend the rest of our lives together. I remember thinking that day that I couldn’t possibly love him more than I did at that very moment. I’ve been pleased …

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Want an awesome job? ALA, career, libraries

by Meredith Farkas on 7/6/2008 with 6 comments

There is a very small, select list of people who I really see as role models in this profession. One of them is Mary Chimato, Head of Access Services at North Carolina State University. Her generosity, her strength, her humility, her sense of humor, her unwillingness to be steamrolled by anyone, her focus on being …

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Me in a cloud about me

by Meredith Farkas on 6/22/2008 with 1 comment

Wordle is a fun little tool! You can put in your del.icio.us username or paste in some text and get a pretty neat-looking word cloud. Here’s my CV as a cloud: Here’s a list of the titles of my presentations over the past 2 1/2 years as a cloud:

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LISjobs.com Logo Contest hi

by Meredith Farkas on 6/22/2008 with 0 comment

Would you like your creative work to be immortalized on a major website in our profession? Here’s your chance! LISjobs.com LOGO CONTEST LISjobs.com is seeking submissions for a new logo that reflects its mission of job hunting and career development for librarians and info pros. This logo will be featured on the upcoming redesign of …

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How I spent my vacation hi

by Meredith Farkas on 6/21/2008 with 0 comment

Belly rubbing Originally uploaded by librarianmer Adam on the dock Originally uploaded by librarianmer I have to say that this was one of the best vacations I’ve ever been on. Staying in a beautiful place, taking hikes, eating great food, meeting nice goats and eating their delicious cheese, becoming friends with one of the best …

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Quiet time ALA, american libraries, hi, Work

by Meredith Farkas on 6/13/2008 with 2 comments

Friends Lake Originally uploaded by ftzdomino Tomorrow morning, Adam and I are leaving for a vacation in the Adirondacks. This is the first time in AGES that our vacations haven’t either centered around a talk I’m giving or a trip to visit family. This is an honest-to-goodness no obligations, do-as-little-as-possible, email-and-feed-free vacation. And after the …

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If you haven’t heard of it, it’s new to you! free the information!, social software, tech trends

by Meredith Farkas on 6/8/2008 with 10 comments

I don’t write much on this blog about the gadgets and applications I use, but I’ve recently started using several things that I thought people might want to know about and try for themselves (if they don’t know about them already). I often assume that everyone already knows about the things I’ve discovered, but after …

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