Knowledge management in a growing and change averse organizationblogging, free the information!, knowledge management, Wikis

by Meredith Farkas on 7/2/2006 with 16 comments

On Friday, I had a meeting with the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies to discuss future plans for integrating information literacy instruction into the curriculum. On several occasions I brought up issues that involved communication problems between the programs and the library. In response, he discussed the internal communication problems he’s seen. He …

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My (gulp) Speaking Schedulehi, Wikis

by Meredith Farkas on 6/28/2006 with 1 comment

It’s funny for me to think back to one year ago when you couldn’t have paid me to speak at a conference. Between now and November, I’m going to be giving at least 8 talks (2 virtual). Even now that I feel better about speaking, the thought of giving so many talks makes me a …

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On ALA 2.0 Bootcamp and free access to online learningALA, librarianship, online education, social software

by Meredith Farkas on 5/26/2006 with 31 comments

It’s been thrilling to see the growth of online educational opportunities for librarians. From OPAL, to SirsiDynix, to HigherEd BlogCon, to WebJunction, to podcasts, screencasts and countless blogs… there’s a lot of great free online educational content out there! Learning to be a tech-savvy, user-centered 21st century librarian doesn’t need to cost money or require …

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Request from a friendhi

by Meredith Farkas on 5/22/2006 with Comments Off on Request from a friend

Doug Geiger, a reader of Information Wants to be Free whom I’ve been IM-ing with since last year, IM-ed and asked if I would post this request my blog. While I don’t usually advertise things on here, I can’t imagine having to deal with medical expenses on top of the physical and psychological pain something …

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Information Literacy Online: If you build it… will they come?libraries, Work

by Meredith Farkas on 5/4/2006 with 10 comments

Before I started my job, there were no instructional materials provided to online students on how to use the library resources (there also was no distance learning librarian to create instructional materials). Not surprisingly, there were lots of students e-mailing the library every week with access problems and research questions. Students in certain programs — …

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