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The Library by Kimya Dawson 

Unsurprisingly I love this song. It's complete magic on it's face and pretty much how it felt every time I've gone into a library. But it's also a really lovely thing to hear in a world where libraries are constantly trying to prove their value to their patrons, well HECK, when your patrons are writing …

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ASIST 2011: Day One: Blogging for User Needs « ASIS&T Metro NY 

ASIST 2011: Day One: Blogging for User Needs « ASIS&T Metro NY. a delayed sharing of my  coverage of ASIST

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The wrong John Wayne – Washington Times 

The wrong John Wayne - Washington Times. Michele Bachmann started her campaign off on the wrong foot confusing a serial killer from Waterloo, Iowa John Wayne Garcy, for film legend John Wayne. This is a pretty basic research foible, but research is important.

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Virtual Dave…Real Blog » Blog Archive » Radical 

How can we expect radical positive change in our communities, to make this a better place to be, if we are not willing to accept that change ourselves.  To be a librarian is to be a radical! and to be a radical is to change the world. and I know we can do it Virtual …

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The Rational Voice 

So lately I've been noticing a lot of extreme declarative statements being made in regards to changes, advancements and dare I say it, INNOVATIONS in librarianship.  The idea for this post started when I read this article in Library Journal about a new program in Ann Arbor, Michigan which provides patrons of the library exceptional …

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ACRL 2011: Day 3 Ivory Towers, Knives, and Clinton Kelly 

(Shelf Reader app presented By Dr. Bo Brickman) (more…)

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ACRL 2011: Day 2 Assessment, Succession and Global Thinking 

The second day I got a bit more choosey. This being my first big library conference I went in wanting to see, hear and talk about everything with everyone else who was there. Two session highlights: Assessment: Evolution or Revolution? Strategies for Demonstrating the Library's Impact in a New World of Assessment (twitter: #revorevacrl2011) Megan …

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Well first things first we presented our poster and received a ton of compliments on the design (thanks Gonzalo!!!!).  The biggest questions we got was "how is this different from an institutional repository?" which tells me that next time we need to make a little more clear that Pressible is a blogging network more than …

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David Lankes and “New Librarianship” 

Above is an interview with Dave Lankes, a Professor at Syracuse University's School of Information Studies about his concept of New Librarianship (he's about to publish a book). While this isn't exactly a revolutionary set of ideas within the field itself, particularly for those who are actively participating in ongoing professional development in the library …

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Meet Ranganathan 

Last night I was reading this blog post "The Ranganathan Approach to Open Data (Five Laws for Open Data)" and it occurred to me that Ranganathan may be one of the few old school Librarians who effectively prepared for categorizing and classifying information in multiple formats.   As we know, Dewey and Library of Congress …

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