Monday, March 10, 2008

FREE TOOLS & Software for Information Managers

FREE TOOLS/Software to Download for use in the Library, at Home or for your own Business @

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NB. Library Suppport Staff's website has tonnes of stuff on Helpful for On the Job in Libraries

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Talking Books Librarian: Who Needs Libraries?

Listen to this Article
It seems like these days, almost everyone is debating the purpose of libraries and printed books... and lots of libraries are facing budget cuts... in light of this, have you heard the online sound publication titled Who Needs Libraries? You can listen to it at SoundPrint

On the same shelf: Article: Cell Phone Reads to the Blind

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Saturday, March 01, 2008

Obsolete Academic Librarian Skills

"A few bloggers were having fun identifying totally obsolete skills. You know, the sort of things we all used to do all the time that nobody has to bother with anymore. For example, dialing a rotary phone, using carbon paper to make copies, or changing the ball on a selectric typewriter. That got me to thinking that in the years I’ve been in this profession, for the vast majority of academic librarians, there are more than a few accumulated skills and practices that could now be considered obsolete...." continue reading
Posted by StevenB on February 20th, 2008 under Just Thinking. Comments: 38
Saima Kadir, a reference librarian with the Houston Public Library, answers questions on a 24-hour chat service. JOHNNY HANSON: CHRONICLE,PUNCHLINE:
"If Google and a librarian had an informational smackdown, who would win?"
"Today's librarians are shelving stereotypes" read more by By CAROLYN FEIBEL: Information isn't reserved for books @ Houston Chronicle