This Week in LibraryBlogLand (26 March 2006)

Submitted by bentley on Tue, 03/28/2006 - 03:06

This Week in LibraryBlogLand
Week ending 26 March 2006

Angel (Gypsy Librarian) read some ideas for readers' advisory for small public libraries.

Michelle Boule (A Wandering Eyre) offers four views of library web sites by staff which keep us from progressing (and how to fix them).

Steven Bell (ACRLog) argues, re webpages/OPACS, that for some things you need to go beyond simple.

Job hunting: Heidi Dolamore ( quiddle) has been posting write-ups of job interviews (questions asked, etc.)

Jenny Levine (Shifted Librarian) is putting together a list of libraries hosting gaming.

Karen G. Schneider (Free Range Librarian) posted a preliminary report on the 2006 user survey.

In response to a Michael Stephens talk and a New York Times article, Steven M. Cohen (Library Stuff) writes about students, Google, and online searching.

In the wake of two big conferences this week (see below), some meta talk about conferences from Lorcan Dempsey, Meredith Farkas (Information Wants to be Free, Dorothea Salo (Caveat Lector), Sarah Houghton (LibrarianInBlack), and Steve Lawson (See Also).

Follow-up: from George Needham (It's all good), a paragraph re should we teach them how or should we do it for them.

Follow-up: A few thoughts from Sherri Vokey (::schwagbag::) and Jessamyn West ( about the "Ten Ways to Lose your Techie Librarians" lists.


PLA (March 21-25):
- LOTS of good stuff at the PLA Blog.
- More from Sarah Houghton (LibrarianInBlack);
- Michael Stephens (Tame the Web);
- Andrea Mercado (LibraryTechtonics).
- More.
- Photos at Flickr.

Computers in Libraries (March 22-24): Lots of bloggers, including
- Derik A. Badman (Madinkbeard), who sketched his entries;
- Chris Zammarelli (Libraryola);
- Michael Casey (LibraryCrunch);
- Amanda Etches-Johnson (;
- Chad F. Boeninger (Library Voice);
- Dave Hook (Industrial Librarian);
- Nicole C. Engard (What I Learned Today);
- Jill Hurst-Wahl (Digitization 101);
- Karen A. Coombs (Library Web Chic);
- Meredith Farkas (Information Wants To Be Free) [Ten things she learned];
- Michael Sauers (Travelin' Librarian);
- Panlibus;
- ALA TechSource;
- Info Today blog;
- Christina Pikas (Christina's LIS Rant);
- More bloggers.
- See also the unofficial cil2006 wiki.
- The Technorati, and Flickr tag is "cil2006."

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