Monthly Archive: November 2006

Nov 25

Study tour

I’m so excited! I have just been presented with the Margery C. Ramsay award, by the Library Board of Victoria. Stepping back a moment, a bit of background. The Library Board of Victoria, through the State Library of Victoria, offers 2 scholarships each year, in honour of Margery C. Ramsay and Barrett Reid, “two eminent …

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Nov 23

Virtual end of year party for Australian Libraries in Second Life.

This from CW at Ruminations and Kathryn, my co-conspirators at Should be a fascinating time for all. Hope you can make it! ———————————————————————————————— The Australian libraries blog,, is hosting an end-of year party in Second Life on 13th December, 6pm to 8pm Western Australian time. Second Life is a virtual world, with a …

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Nov 11

Are libraries limited, obsolete?

About a month ago, there was a flurry of posts in the biblioblogosphere, related to an article in the Lawrence Journal-World. In response to a debate on whether Lawrence should get a brand new library building , triple its current size, Mark Hirsched wrote a piece “Libraries are limited, obsolete“. Wow, did it get a …

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Nov 06

The other end of priorities and professionalism

The title of this post comes from the post that inspired this stream of thought. In the September 15, 2006 Library Journal, Sophie Brookover talked about her profession as it fits with her family. Sophie blogs the well-known and well-regarded “Pop goes the Library” which talks about pop culture and libraries. Sophie’s article “Priorities and …

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