In the "Tell Your Story" contest at Slideshare.net, I have posted "Joey's Research Paper: The story of one student's quest to refine his topic." Joey goes to the library to start his paper and gets help from the librarian and a short lesson on the research process. PLEASE VOTE! http://www.slideshare.net/jennafran1/joeys-research-paper
Added by Jenna Kammer on May 29, 2009 at 3:02pm —
The ability to read does not necessarily imply the ability to write. Mastering basic writing subskills is necessary for
students to become proficient readers. Many children experience difficulty when learning to read. Learning to read is
difficult because reading requires the mastery of a code that maps human speech sounds to written symbols.
Mastering this code is not a natural process, like the development of language, and therefore requires… Continue
Added by Pacco J Pompei. on May 29, 2009 at 7:02am —
In this post, I will talk about a little known service called Google Profiles
, why it is becoming important, and I will describe how libraries have being using it, the web 2.0 accounts they are listing on it, and compare it to the accounts listed by … Continue
Added by Aaron Tay on May 25, 2009 at 10:32am —
In an earlier post, i talked about how libraries are attempting to increase accessibility to their databases and catalogues via the use of opensearch plugins, custom toolbars, bookmarklets and even smart keywords
Another way to improve accessibility is by embedding web widgets. You can embed all kinds of web widgets but here I will talk about web search widgets.… Continue
Added by Aaron Tay on May 25, 2009 at 10:30am —
In the past few years, libraries have become increasingly innovative in the different ways they display their subject guide. Practically everything under the sun has being tried.
Libraries have tried wikis (here
), paid for Libguides (here
), used… Continue
Added by Aaron Tay on May 25, 2009 at 10:28am —
After posting about what Library Twitter accounts are doing here
, I stumbled upon a more efficient way of getting the statistics and this resulted in the following batch of statistics (Number of followers, Number of following, Followers/following ratio, Age of… Continue
Added by Aaron Tay on May 25, 2009 at 10:24am —
There is considerable literature by now on handling reference and/or communicating with patrons via phone, email and Instant Messaging, but would the same considerations apply for Twitter?
Still certain issues/questions (if not answers) would be similar for all types of channels.
First off, I must… Continue
Added by Aaron Tay on May 25, 2009 at 10:23am —
Added by Mark Cruthers on May 24, 2009 at 6:25pm —
My name is Doris Anne Beaulieu and I’d like to this time to talk to mail order companies and parents.
To parents I have a wonderful craft book for your child to give his or her teacher at the end of the school year. My Easy and Inexpensive Holiday Classroom Crafts for Teachers book is truly a gift that will forever keep giving from year to year, holiday after holiday. It’s a craft book for developing creative minds. This book will tell you what items you will need for each… Continue
Added by Doris Anne Beaulieu on May 18, 2009 at 7:20am —
I seriously need a real profile picture.
...but I really like that avatar!
Does it matter? I'll let it slide.
Added by Victor Santiago on May 15, 2009 at 3:23am —
For the both of you who followed this thrice monthy dose of pseudo geekery, I'm afraid between the spam and the fact that all manner of 'strange' posts relating to Metallica kept popping up; I've removed it.
I'm sure Metallica will get by without it.
Added by [ electric aye ] on May 6, 2009 at 2:07pm —
Hello fellow librarians and information professionals, please give me information regarding open source in collection development. Thank you.
Added by Marilou on May 4, 2009 at 1:43am —