Category: librarians

VALA 2008 Conference – Day 3 – Stuart Weibel – Plenary

Next Space (OCLC) magazine includes a social networking article featuring Stuart Weibel. Where is the Library as a brand? Perceptions of libraries and information resources – OCLC report (available online) 3300 respondents to questions on library use, awareness and use of library electronic resources, internet search engine the library and the librarian, free vs for-fee …

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VALA 2008 Conference – Day 3 – Concurrent Session 14 – Social Networking

Kim Tairi – Swinburne University of Technology, Rob McCormack – Peodair Leihy and Peter Ring – Victoria University “Fairy tales and Elggs: social networking with student rovers in learning commons” Rovers were used in the Learning commons – student peer mentors who worked in pairs.  Created RoverSpace – an online community for Rovers to share …

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Librarian 2.0 not Library 2.0

I have finally caught up on all my reading, amongst which was a very thought provoking post by John Blyberg entitled “Library 2.0 Debased“, which in turn was inspired by Kate Sheehan’s post “Are librarians culturally self-aware“. I recommend you check out both posts as well as the comments, there is some interesting reading there. …

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Leadership – what is it really all about?

I have been reading some great memes and reviews of people’s 2007 in various library blogs and was going to do the same for my first post.  However, my Christmas and New Year were nothing to write home about and I find myself more and more looking to the future in a wide variety of …

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The Librarians – an Australian comedy – in review

Tonight was the premiere of a new Australian comedy “The Librarians”. For those unaware of the show, “The Librarians, is a new six-part comedy series from the ABC, based around the highly-strung head librarian of an outer suburban Melbourne library.“ Before the show had even begun, there had been a lot of publicity, especially in …

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Information Online 2007 – Day 1 Second Session

Katrina Hughes shared the results of a worldwide survey of hardcopy versus electronic resources in libraries. She had 1653 responses, including 639 from Australia and 544 from the USA – the rest came from 55 different countries. The results were similar for all locations (Oz, US and world). To sum up briefly: – libraries are …

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