The New, Tech-Savvy Librarian
Submitted by Anonymous Patron (not verified) on February 1, 2009 - 6:18pm
People often picture librarians as the stiff, grey-haired stereotype wearing horned-rimmed glasses and a bun -- and shushing people. Many librarians, however, are on the cutting edge of the coolest of media tools. Today's librarians have embraced some incredible new technologies to spread a love of reading and to promote their craft. Elizabeth Bird, or Betsy Bird, is one of a new generation of librarians. She has achieved a lot very early in her career including sitting on the Newbery award committee in 2006 and, following the success of Fuse #8, her own blog about children’s books, has become a blogger for the web edition of the popular print magazine School Library Journal. Betsy’s also been known to produce episodes of her Fuse#8 podcast. Listen in as Mark Blevis of JustOneMoreBook.com <a href="http://tinyurl.com/89qu25/"> chats with New York Central Children's ultra hip Librarian, Betsy Bird</a>.