Submitted by Bess Haile on 6 February 2009 - 11:23am
If the first 5 weeks of 2009 are anything to go by we're going to be too busy to blink our eyes this year. I figured I can take some time off in 2010!
Submitted by Sarah Washburn on 5 January 2009 - 12:55pm
Submitted by Bess Haile on 15 December 2008 - 1:28pm
When it comes to the library's computer network, we've been very much like Blanche Dubois, depending on the kindness of strangers. (breathy voice here) Or at least, the kindness of random library supporters. As long as the network was small, with only a scattering of public computers, this has worked – and it has worked for a surprisingly long time.
Submitted by Brenda Hough on 10 December 2008 - 3:20pm
Today I played BINGO at work!
Submitted by Sarah Washburn on 1 December 2008 - 4:00pm
Does the term "total cost of ownership" cause fear or perhaps flight? How about cute n' cuddly free kitties? If you're running toward one and running away from the other, read on. They're not as different as you may think.
Submitted by Stephanie Gerding on 3 October 2008 - 11:36am
This question was asked on publib about a month ago but there weren’t many answers. Please contribute by posting your tips in the comments! Lots of very practical advice for planning, recruitment, selection and supervision of volunteers can be found in one of the MaintainIT Project's free resources, Chapter 3 of the cookbook for Small and Rural Libraries.
Submitted by Stephanie Gerding on 22 August 2008 - 11:25am
The first time I heard someone talk about the struggle to prepare students for careers and jobs that don’t currently exist, I could only imagine some sort of futuristic science fiction type of world. But now I realize that this has already happened in my life. The methods I use to contribute to the MaintainIT project were not possible in the early 90’s when I was in library school--webinars, blog postings, and downloadable books.
Submitted by Sarah Washburn on 13 June 2008 - 9:43am
So you have a Cookbook. You've used it. You have opinions about how it worked for you.
Maybe you haven't used a Cookbook yet. Maybe there's something you want to do, and you'd like to hear how others have done it.
If this describes you, or maybe you're just curious about what in the world I'm talking about, listen in...
Submitted by Sarah Washburn on 14 May 2008 - 9:23am
In a recent comment to our latest poll, Dave Jackson offered his thoughts on his favorite tools (or lack thereof) for learning: