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A Special Librarian/Historian Invites Your Queries

Submitted by birdie on Mon, 06/29/2009 - 14:28

She's tall, she's elegant and she welcomes all comers...wouldn't you like to know more about this lady?

Barry Moreno, the New York historian and author of “The Statue of Liberty Encyclopedia” will be responding to NY Times readers’ questions about the revered woman of New York harbor.

Should taxpayer money be spent on novels, electronic books, movie DVDs and music CDs?

Submitted by Blake on Thu, 06/04/2009 - 10:13

County Commissioner Jeff Carlson suggested on June 2 the library computers should be for research, not entertainment, and that Highlands County libraries should buy fewer popular novels.

Should taxpayer money be spent on novels, electronic books, movie DVDs and music CDs? How do you use the library? Reporter Gary Pinnell is writing about the issue. If you can contribute to the story, please e-mail [email protected], or call 386-5828.

Does Your Library Have a Summer Reading Program?

Submitted by birdie on Wed, 06/03/2009 - 09:08
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This is a story 'in progress' about your libraries.

Where is your library/name of your library?
Do you have a summer reading program?
When does it get started?
Who's in charge?
How is it implemented?
Is there a theme to the program?
Who's involved; children, teens and/or adults?

Let's exchange ideas...please add your comment below.

What [Other] Blogs Should We Read In 2009?

Submitted by Blake on Tue, 12/16/2008 - 09:29

2009 is almost here and we could use some help finishing up out 10 Blogs To Read in 2009 list. This year we'll have 2 lists, one for librarian/library blogs, and one for everything else. We started voting Last Month, but the list is not even close to being finished.

What blogs do you read every day?
What blogs help you learn?
What blogs keep you informed?
What blogs make you laugh?
Who's the best writer out there?

Any Drupal Experts Out There? [Never Mind - Fixed]

Submitted by Blake on Mon, 12/15/2008 - 08:14

Look up at the top of this page, see that \ up there?

I've suddenly started seeing a \ appear as the very first character on every page. This happened when I upgraded to 5.14
I think I've run out of ideas, and I hope it's just something obvious I'm missing.

I've tried the following
- Changed themes
- Turned off modules
- Reinstalled from scratch, though kept the DB intact
- Cleared Cache
- Grep, grep, grep and more grep

I'm hoping I don't need to down grade from 5.14 to something earlier.

What Are Your Librarian Favorite Blogs? Put Them On The Blogs To Read In 2009 List!

Submitted by Blake on Thu, 11/13/2008 - 11:32

Walt's Post reminded me it's never too early to start thinking about 10 Blogs To Read in 2009. Well, ok, so maybe there was a time it was too early, but that time has passed. Let's start thinking about our favorite blogs.

What blogs do you read every day? What blogs help you learn? What blogs keep you informed? What blogs make you laugh? Who's the best writer out there?

What do you do if librarians are slammed on news blogs?

Submitted by StephenK on Sun, 10/05/2008 - 15:30
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An Anonymous Patron stopped by to pose this query:
I am looking for a way to report blog activity that has an impact on Libraries or Librarians. This blog on the Denver Post shows a current example that I would want to signal to Librarians about negative comments. http://neighbors.denverpost.com/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=10577658 See blog entry by "ranac" [Quote] ranac on 11:24 pm, Sat Sep 27 With the advent of the internet we should rethink the importance of libraries and their role. They certainly aren't up there with police and firefighters any longer.

Ask Semantic Search Engine hakia President and Chief Operating Officer, Melek Pulatkonak

Submitted by Blake on Mon, 09/22/2008 - 15:28

We're setting up an interview for the podcast with President and Chief Operating Officer, Melek Pulatkonak of the Semantic Search Engine hakia.

Anything you'd like to know about hakia. Here's something that caught my eye on their site:

WHAT DEFINES A QUALITY RESULT?
Quality result satisfies three criteria simultaneously: It (1) comes from credible sources (verticals) recommended by librarians, (2) is the most recent information available, and (3) is absolutely relevant to the query.

LISNews Is Going To BlogWorldExpo: Anything You'd Like To Hear About?

Submitted by Blake on Fri, 09/12/2008 - 07:24

The LISNews Podcast (LISTen) team is gathering ideas and concepts to inquire about with BlogWorldExpo exhibitors. This PDF (Or the Website) has the exhibitors listed with brief descriptions of what they do as well as their websites. Full questions need not be posed, just areas to explore.