My bags are packed…job search

by Meredith Farkas on 3/30/2005 with 3 comments

Darn it! Spring’s finally sprung in Chicago and I have to go away!!! Well, at least I had one lovely day of walking the city streets without mittens and seeing all of the happy people sitting outside in street cafes. This is the best time to be in the city. When it starts to warm …

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Community at workblogging

by Meredith Farkas on 3/23/2005 with Comments Off on Community at work

I just want to thank everyone who wrote me with insights and suggestions for my presentation. I have received so many wonderful emails over the past week from my colleagues. And a special thanks to Steven Cohen and Paul Pival for getting the word out for me. 🙂 What I love most about blogging is …

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Podcasting in educationour digital future

by Meredith Farkas on 3/21/2005 with 10 comments

To continue my theme of practical user-centered applications of technology in libraries and education, I started thinking about podcasting. I don’t really know how it could be used in libraries. I don’t imagine patrons would want to listen to an audio listing of events or interesting items read by their librarians and I don’t know …

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technology in information literacy: an appealblogging, libraries, our digital future, RSS and Syndication

by Meredith Farkas on 3/17/2005 with 3 comments

I’m going to be doing a presentation on information literacy in a few weeks, and I’m planning on looking at how new technologies can be used in information literacy instruction. I was thinking of looking at screencasting/flash tutorials (using camtasia, captivate, etc.), podcasting, wikis, blogging, rss, social bookmarking (del.icio.us, FURL, etc.), or anything else that …

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Skyperviews?!?!? How cool!!!our digital future

by Meredith Farkas on 3/16/2005 with Comments Off on Skyperviews?!?!? How cool!!!

Just about every day, I learn about some other cool use for new technologies that makes my head spin. And I love it. 🙂 Alan Levine (of cogdogblog) has been interviewing librarians and other techies via skype for an article about recent trends in Internet audio. Here, he writes about what he used to do …

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Movers and Shakers!blogging, libraries

by Meredith Farkas on 3/15/2005 with 1 comment

Two bloggers from whose writing I get a great deal of food for thought were just named “movers and shakers” by Library Journal. Congratulations Aaron Schmidt and Michael Stephens! You two really should be proud — not of some mention in Library Journal, but for all you’ve done for your libraries and for librarianship. Rock …

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The job hunt heats upjob search

by Meredith Farkas on 3/10/2005 with 4 comments

I got a call yesterday from an institution I’d interviewed with over the phone last week. They want to fly me down to interview with the search committee, my potential supervisor, and anyone from the library staff or University faculty who want to watch me present on three topics (eeek!). I’m kind of excited about …

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The highlight of my weekendblogging

by Meredith Farkas on 3/8/2005 with Comments Off on The highlight of my weekend

My husband and I were having dinner with the new librarian friend I met at the conference last week and her fiancee (who is also a librarian). He said that he’s heard I was a blogger and asked what the title of my blog was. So I told him and he exclaimed: Oh my gosh! …

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Geek confessionsrandom

by Meredith Farkas on 3/8/2005 with Comments Off on Geek confessions

Via the Eclectic Librarian, I learned about and helped to stop a grave injustice. What was this terrible injustice you might ask? It was poor Wesley Crusher (from Star Trek: The Next Generation) being again named the most annoying character on the show. The Eclectic Librarian pointed me to Wil Wheaton’s blog, which I’ve browsed …

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Finding a job far far away…job search

by Meredith Farkas on 3/5/2005 with 9 comments

I have encountered one major problem in my job search that may or may not be attributable to the generation gap: the fact that many libraries will not consider applications from people outside of their general area. This applies more to public library positions than academic ones, but really, I have no idea whether geography …

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