This Week in LibraryBlogLand
Week ending July 31, 2005
Over on the libraries community on Livejournal, there are two discussions about newly-minted MLSs and library experience. The first one calls for MLS students to make sure they get experience before graduation and for MLS programs to require it. The second, more heated, one, asks, would you hire someone with no experience, and how confident do new MLS holders with no library experience feel?
There's also a discussion over at LISNews.com: "What are the three biggest problems facing librarianship today?" Here and here. Greg McClay (SHUSH) has more.
Gary Price and Danny Sullivan at SearchEngineWatch announced their new podcast, The Daily SearchCast, "a 10 to 15 minute overview of the prior day's search news."
Reaction to Michael Gorman's interviews with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel (Cox News), here, here, here, here, here, and here.
Michael Stephens at Tame the Web suggests "Digital Creation Stations" in libraries where teens could create podcasts.
Jessamyn (librarian.net) talks about a recent study re how college students look for information online. The Krafty Librarian comments on that article and on one by Thomas Mann about cataloging and scholarship.
Karen Free Range Librarian Schneider went to BlogHer (July 30) and blogged about it (several posts).
Jenn Riley, the Inquiring Librarian, writes about confusing subject headings for music.
David King (Dave's Blog) has started reviewing library websites, starting with the Ann Arbor Public Library's.
walking paper's Aaron Schmidt points out the benefits of leaving the library's IM on after hours.
Rebecca Blood (rebecca's pocket) has a long interview with Jessamyn West.
Stephen Abram (Stephen's Lighthouse) has posted "some useful lists of principles" (e.g., Reader's Bill of Rights).
Stephen also thinks that "we need to look at the overall information and reading market more broadly than just the role of libraries, search engines, databases or bookstores."
Jonathan Furner at the Dewey Blog highlights the new Dewey Browser.
Distant Librarian Paul Pival has an update on the Canada Post Library Mail rate.
Chad Haefele (Hidden Peanuts), who just got a job, talks about how he did it and offers some tips.
Meredith Information Wants to Be Free Farkas says, how about if libraries create/manage community wikis?
Jane, a Wandering Eyre, blogged the Serials Symposium (starts here).
NewsliBlog has an announcement about NewsLib Mini, a password-protected wiki "for news librarians working solo or in small news libraries."
In a guest column at Ex Libris, John Hubbard, founder of LISWiki reports on the first 30 days.
Follow-up: Greg Schwartz (Open Stacks) is going ahead with the Carnival of the Infosciences. Want join in the fun?
Follow-up: SHUSH's Greg McClay responds to Mark Rosenzweig's email about ALA Chapter Councilors. Discussion ensues.
Follow-up: Alane (It's all good) posted part 4 of her series about Environmental Scanning.
Follow-up: Marianne (Library Supporter) has her own list of tech skills Library staff and paraprofessionals should have.
Follow-up: re the Ivan Tribble article, Sobriquet Magazine (online) is looking for essays about academic blogging and the impact of blogging on the academic job market.
Follow-up: Chad Boeninger talks about his experiences with learning and keeping up with technology.
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