Good readingALA, blogging, libraries

by Meredith Farkas on 2/21/2006 with 2 comments

This has been a rockin’ week for reading — I wish I actually had more time to do it. Rachel Singer Gordon wrote an amazing column for Library Journal entitled “Secure Our Professional Future”. In it, she makes some very good points about the reality of the current job market and how important it is …

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Well… duh!blogging

by Meredith Farkas on 2/21/2006 with 7 comments

I just started a blog at work to communicate with my distance students and faculty. For a long time people kept telling me “we have a really old version of WebCT so you can’t have blogs in it.” And realistically I knew I wouldn’t be able to get the distance learners to leave WebCT just …

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CIL 2006 WikiWikis

by Meredith Farkas on 2/12/2006 with 3 comments

I know less than nothing about Washington D.C. and even less about the Computers in Libraries conference. And I bet I’m not the only one. I do know that there are a whole bunch of folks who probably know a lot about both topics, so I thought it would be nice to have a place …

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I’ve been tagged: four things.blogging

by Meredith Farkas on 2/10/2006 with 2 comments

Wow! I think this is the first time I’ve ever been tagged for a meme. You like me! You really like me! Thanks Nicole! 😉 Four jobs I’ve had: 1. Lemonade stand owner 2. “Girl Friday” (as my boss called me) at a local non-profit cultural organization 3. Child and Family Psychotherapist 4. Library Assistant …

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Wiki World talkWikis

by Meredith Farkas on 1/12/2006 with 3 comments

Just a quick reminder that today I’ll be giving an online talk on Wikis at 3 pm ET. It’s totally free to attend, so stop by if you’re interested in the subject. OPAL is pleased to present Wiki World: An Introduction. To participate, go to the online auditorium at http://67.19.231.218/v4/login.asp?r=67955673&p=0 type your name and click …

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Let’s make libraries better, ok?blogging, libraries, our digital future, tech trends, Work

by Meredith Farkas on 1/10/2006 with 25 comments

Since the fall, I’ve pretty much been processing my thoughts about Library 2.0 on this blog in real-time. If one is going for ideological consistency, it’s probably not the best way to do things, but it is the most human way. I’ve been learning and reflecting and sharing those reflections with you. Walt’s excellent piece …

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Wiki spam begone!Wikis

by Meredith Farkas on 1/4/2006 with 4 comments

You have no idea how happy I am to report that my brilliant husband seems to have found the solution to my spam problems. We’re tried blacklists and they never worked. I required people to register and the spambots were kind enough to register before dumping spams on 60 or more pages. They got really …

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