Monthly Archives: April 2012

ILL conference

Just returned home from the Colorado Interlibrary Loan conference yesterday.  It was great fun, and I learned many, many new things.  There will be several posts about the conference in the days to come.  Stay tuned! Advertisements

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Patents, Copyrights Boost Economy With Jobs

Patents, Copyrights Boost Economy With Jobs, Report Finds – Bloomberg. Intellectual property rights may be good for the economy, but this kind of commodification of  the wholesale limits put on public access to information is worrying.

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The future is now!

Recently I stumbled across this article by James Marcum. Written in 2003, he envisions the library of 2012. Among the predictions: Information available: Collections will undergo dramatic transformations. They will be largely patron-selected, featuring multi-media resources and databases, many provided collaboratively … Continue reading

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What I Do All Day

Today I’m going to take some time to explain what I do every day.  I used to get this question a lot, before I lost some title-pride simply started saying that I’m a librarian. As the Public Services Supervisor, you … Continue reading

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This is what a librarian looks like

So what do librarians look like these days?  Although librarians are predominately still women, a librarian can look like anything. This is What a Librarian Looks Like is a blog dedicated to pictures and blurbs of librarians around the world. It’s … Continue reading

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Hello from the Librarian

Recently a group of students came in to the library where I work.  They were recording a skit, and asked to have their “librarian” sit behind the help desk.  I was very excited about their scheme…until I saw their librarian.  Big … Continue reading

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