Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Thought for the day - Nicole Godin

- Nicole Godin, Manager/Technical Services Librarian Regulatory Information Services Bell Canada 110 O'Connor St., 7th Floor Ottawa, ON

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At the Core
"Back in the days of sensible shoes, buns and shushing (and YES, those days are past) the library world held the same basic values it does today. If any of the concepts below inspire you with noble aspirations, you may have found your calling - in libraries."

Literacy & Education
Serving the Public
Intellectual Freedom
Access to Information
Information Intermediary

Sunday, January 14, 2007

How To Prepare For An Interview

This post is dedicated to Joseph Romain, my pal, who inspired me to develop my communication skills.

NB. In case the above video is not clear, check Youtube's How To Prepare For An Interview And much more on Job Interviews @ YouTube

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Saturday, January 13, 2007

The Changing Role Of Library Science

By Aja Carmichael

From The Wall Street Journal Online
The librarian with cat's-eye glasses, a faded cardigan and gray hair twisted into a bun is getting a makeover.
source: Library Link of the Day

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  • Jenny Levine addresses the SC Librarians

  • Re-defining the library by Lynne Brindley, Library Hi Tech 2006 Volume: 24 Issue: 4 Page: 484 - 495
    Abstract: Purpose – This article was originally the keynote speech to the Bielefeld Conference. The article aims to explore the challenges facing libraries in the digital age and consider ways in which they need to reshape and rethink their services and skills to maintain their relevance and contribution.
    Check for fulltext article and other interesting stuff, such as, Design / methodology / approach Findings Practical implications
  • Inviting Participation in Web 2.0 by David King, Digital Branch & Services Manager at the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library
  • Dewey, or Don't We?, By Traci Vogel
  • Interview (by Vinita Ramani) with Julian Samuel who made a documentary film, 'The Library in Crisis'
  • Monday, January 08, 2007

    Picture database recognized as "Best Site"

    101 Best Web Sites for Elementary Teachers.
    The International Society for Technology in Education has named a Miami database as one of "101 Best Web Sites for Elementary Teachers." (Media-Newswire.com)
    Valerie A. Ubbes ( physical education, health and sport studies ) created the Children?s Picture Book Database at Miami University in 1995 in partnership with the Miami University libraries.

    The project now provides abstracts for more than 5,000 children's picture books and can be searched by topics, concepts and skills from eight academic disciplines. The key feature of the database is that books are organized by 10-15 key words, not only the few words provided by the Library of Congress. This gives users access to a broader collection of books for specialized purposes, in new patterns for interdisciplinary study.

    The site's usefulness can be judged by the fact that thousands of users from the United States and seven foreign countries log into it weekly. "Googling" Children's Picture Book Database at Miami University, 25,000 links come up, including resource lists maintained by universities, schools, libraries, teacher groups, national literacy organizations and businesses catering to parents. Continue reading