Meredith Farkas is a faculty librarian at Portland Community College in Oregon. From 2007-2021, she wrote the monthly column “Technology in Practice” for American Libraries. Meredith was honored in 2014 with the ACRL Instruction Section Innovation Award, in 2008 and 2011 with the WISE Excellence in Online Education Award and in 2009 with the LITA/Library Hi Tech award for Outstanding Communication in Library and Information Technology. She has been writing the blog Information Wants to be Free since 2004.
You’re totally buying the drinks in Burlington. 🙂
Hmmm…I would hold on to that pesky day job just a tiny bit longer.
How did you become indexed in LexisNexis, etc.? Did someone ask from Newstex contact you? Even though it does not pay much monetarily, it is cool that your blog is included in such databases as LexisNexis!
Hey Isabelle! Yes, Newstex contacted me about six months ago about indexing my blog and since it doesn’t have any effect on the user experience of the blog (like ads can), I went for it. The database vendors can choose from which blogs they want to index in their product. I didn’t even know I was in LexisNexis until I got the letter. It’s beyond bizarre.
Congratulations, Ms. Moneybags!
Hah! I got $6.56 from Newstex for July. That’s a huge increase from my $0.13 in June. If I continue that exponential increase of several thousand percent each month I should soon be rich enough to buy Google (market capitalization approximately $217 billion).
If you’re looking to use your newfound wealth to become the patron/sugarmama of an earnest library blogger…I’m your huckleberry.