I'm a teacher librarian & recently started a community based blog for getting boys to read - http://GettingBoysToRead.com. Please send me a friend request if you'd like to network, share ideas, and learn more about getting boys to read.
Thanks for the update, Susan. I'm more of a FB person, too, but was filing emails and found my logon to this site. Et voila! Searched members and discovered you here. Please do keep in touch, either here or FB, or regualr email. Hope all is well with you! - Lisa
Hi Susan, would you like to participate in the Library 2.0 Member survey I created for my Research Methods class?! It consists of 25 questions, and is mostly demographic and interest information. If you do, I would appreciate any comments you have about how I could improve it. Thanks, Julie Click Here to take survey
oh I keep forgetting - it's like 7:57 out there! hope the Oakland bridge thing didn't mess with your commute - I was amazed when I heard about it this weekend. Glad to see StaffNet's going to a CMS - did you try out Sharepoint, or another product? Miss ya', let me know if you're headed East. I'd like to do Inet Librarian, but it'd have to be on my own dime, since I got to go to CIL last month. We moved to a new house - with better garage space & a pool - will rent out our old one again - and got a new kitty (the sweetest little boy - all black - named Onyx; Shelby's liking him alright, but not loving him yet... she thinks he "came with the house") in the past couple of weeks. Very exciting , plus FINALLY great weather out here - cool, but clear and sunny planned for days. New house is down the road from great hiking trails!
I just read in the disucssion forum that you have an article coming out about e-service. I'm very interested to read it -- can you send me a copy? I started a discussion last week about e-service cards and access to virtual resources. At my lib "e-service cards" are issued to let non-regular-card-holds use our pc booking system. But, an un-advertised bonus feature is that they can also access our virtual collection. We're currenlty trying to decide if this is "allowable" or not.
We are moving to a new content management system for our StaffNet. We've outgrown our current version which has limited the number of people who can contribute and post. Our goal for the new cms, which has been purchased and now needs to be implemented is to increase communications, collaboration, and information sharing in a more decentralized and peer-based way. It's going to take some work on installing, moving content, and training staff. But we're aiming for a collaborative repository and collective knowledgebase (or interface to multiple knowledge bases).
Wow, that sounds like you get to work on a lot of really cool and interesting stuff! Just out of curiosity, what's involved in your StaffNet? We're always looking at ways to encourage communication between out 48 libraries here...