Submitted by AndyW on February 2, 2010 - 1:46am
This is a reaction post of “Nothing is the Future” by Wayne Bivens-Tatum (Academic Librarian).
While my astute professional peer makes excellent points concerning the hyperbole in library technology trends, I feel that there is an excellent lesson to his post: while librarians can and should act as leaders for their patrons, they should also be followers and listeners.
Submitted by mljacobsen on August 16, 2009 - 8:39pm
An Essay of the LISNews Summer Series
The Library Experience, including events, is gaining in importance as content becomes ubiquitous. Word of mouth and posters in the library will only take us so far, especially for one time event/programs. A little over a year ago I decided to try something new and exciting to advertise programs online at the small Franklin Park Public Library, IL (my employer at the time).
Submitted by AndyW on April 5, 2009 - 11:33pm
Submitted by AndyW on March 31, 2009 - 12:37am
For those unfamiliar with the library field, librarians have a strange relationship with technology. On one hand, the library field has been quick to follow new trends of audio and video technologies. Even as we speak, my library is moving towards Blu Ray and expanding web based technologies such as eBooks and downloadable content such as movies and mp3s. We are working on bringing the library and the patron closer together through the internet with an online calendar, databases, and other remotely accessed sources.
Submitted by Jay on August 11, 2008 - 9:01pm
Traditional libraries live on in an increasingly digital world
"America's reading rooms have transformed into modern community centers offering shelves of newly released movies and music, digital audio books and free Internet access. Some, like the Oshkosh Public Library, even offer occasional teen Pilates classes and moviemaking workshops in addition to story times and book clubs. Even in the digital age, when some thought computer screens would supplant ink and paper, libraries are far from becoming extinct".