New Toys!

Since I began my new job I’ve been lobbying for gadgets for me and all the library staff to tinker with so we could know more about them. Last week it was decided that I could get some of those gadgets. When asked what I wanted I made my list. It included: an iPad, Kindle 3, […]

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eBook Idea Update

I’ve been thinking about and discussing my eBook idea with just about anyone who would listen over the past few weeks. I believe it’s a good idea but I don’t think we will be seeing it anytime soon. There is good news though! I was able to speak with two different people at Amazon. Two weeks […]

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eBook Idea

Imagine you were looking to buy an eBook in Amazon (or B&N or Borders whatever), found the book you were looking for and had two choices at checkout. You could: a) Buy the book or b) check the book out with your library card for a week or so. Which would you choose? I recently […]

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Mission

I’d never thought about a personal mission statement until recently. I began considering it after I read a post  about library mission statements. The author discusses why mission statements are important for strategic planning and shows examples from some different libraries across the country. It made me think that it may be beneficial to have […]

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What’s the plan?

When anyone can buy an eBook reader and load it with all of the classics for 50$? I watched the LITA Top Tech Trends panel at ALA 2010 and this question, among many others, piqued my interest. This one caught my attention because I think it is something that will really affect us in the […]

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What if…

You didn’t need a library card to use a library. How would that affect the library? Would it increase use? Would it be easier to use the library? More difficult? How would individual libraries/systems verify identity. I guess the ‘card’ could be linked to a drivers license or other form of ID. When you get […]

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Freegal

Freegal is a music service for libraries that allows users to download DRM free music for FREE from their Library. I was able to take it for a test drive yesterday and it was super easy. I really WANT this for my library! And I want it soon! The company who makes this service available […]

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Going Social

Last Friday we started our Facebook and Flickr accounts! After months (years actually) of talking, presenting and planning my Library has finally launched it’s social media initiative. We’re excited about the possibilities and happy to finally be participating. As someone who has been a part of this process from (almost) the beginning I’m eager to see what happens. I […]

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