Monthly Archives: January 2009

WebJunction’s Town Halls

We had a great discussion at Staff Training in Economic Tough Times this Wednesday.  This is obviously a hot topic as there was a huge crowd and the chat comments were flying by so fast, it was impossible to read them all … Continue reading

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New Public Libraries Advisory Group

The first meeting of BCR’s Public Libraries Advisory Group was held at Midwinter this Monday and we’ve got a great group of people.  Public librarians from all of BCR’s eleven member states will be listening to the buzz in their … Continue reading

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Your very own READ poster

At PLA’s Turning the Page: Building Your Library Community training (a wonderful library advocacy and sustainability seminar given to librarians and library supporters from public libraries who receive Online Opportunity Hardware Grants for public computers from the Bill and Melinda … Continue reading

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Free and really cheap software

Technology is so expensive, but TechSoup knows we’re trying to do more with less and is offering a seminar on February 5 called Donated Software and More! which should help alleviate some of these costs.

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Ruminations from ALA Midwinter

Since ALA Midwinter is right in our backyard this year, I’ve been attending sessions and exploring the exhibits for the past few days.  There’s a lot of talk going around about the economy, budgets and cost saving measures.  As usual, … Continue reading

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365 Library Days Project

You may have heard about the 365 Library Days Project at flickr.  It’s a photo website that shows 365 pictures of life in a library.  Any library is welcome to participate if they commit to uploading 365 pictures to the … Continue reading

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David Lee King, Ask-a-Librarian and a Call for Collaboration

David Lee King wrote a post about Ask-a-Librarian services and the restrictions we put on them that has generated some great conversations about the changing nature of reference transactions.   Yes, it is true that answering questions via email or … Continue reading

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