Tuesday, November 25, 2008

How long until lunch?

Yum! Yesterday I got my first issue of Food Network Magazine in the mail, so this is a timely Thing. Lately I have been getting most of my recipes from magazines at the checkout aisles at the supermarket (Family Circle, Good Housekeeping, etc.). I try to find quick but healthy (and relatively inexpensive) ideas for our dinners, and these magazines give me a lot of good ideas. Having said that I certainly do use the Food Network’s website for recipe ideas. A nice feature about this website is that you can keep an online recipe box, which saves on paper. However, the recipes sometime disappear, so I also email them to myself and keep a recipe folder.

I am a huge macaroni and cheese fan (really anything with pasta and cheese is ok in my book), so here is a recipe I want to try soon!

For this Thing, I decided to try Recipe Source because I am unfamiliar with it. I really like how you can browse by ethnic dishes or by the type of dish. Even though I am not really a great cook or an experienced cook, sometimes I like to look at ethnic recipes to see if I can “spice up” (pun intended) some our favorite dishees. Chicken Korma is one of my other favorite foods, so I was happy to see that there was a recipe on this site. I am also a proud cat mommy, so I was excited to see “Cat Food & Treats” as a category on Recipe Source. Here is a recipe for Mikey’s Mackeral Cat Munchies that I know my kitties would go bananas over!

Thank you for reading!

Tweet away!

As my Library has been planning for our blog over the past couple of months, we discussed having a Twitter feed on our blog (or also on our Library’s homepage). Our original inspiration was theUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Undergraduate Library’s use of a Twitter feed (see UGL Alerts on the right side of the page). We thought this would be a great way to inform patrons of more urgent information such as snow closings or technical issues (including when databases are down). It also makes the website dynamic, so patrons know to check it often. Even though I still really like what UIUC has done with Twitter, it seemed like we would be duplicating a lot of information that we hope to have on our blog. Students could still subscribe to updates using RSS or FeedBurner, so the mobility part is also covered. Having said that, I think after we have our blog up and running for a few months, it’s possible that we will revisit Twitter.

I use Twitter in my personal life to keep in touch with family and friends. Sometimes I put up a funny story from the day or a website that I like. It is so quick and easy to do! Twitter has replaced instant messaging in my personal life.

Thank you for reading!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Internet radio

First I have to say…FNX rules! Ok, now that I got that out of my system I will move onto Internet radio. I do listen to Internet radio on a regular basis. My favorite is Hit-Radio Antenne 1 from Baden-Wuerttemberg.

I had never heard of Pandora, so I decided to check it out. What a great concept! It seems somewhat similar to Genius in iTunes, but it is not limited to music you own. It was also very easy to use. I typed in “Supreme Beings of Leisure” and it immediately got started. I then decided to create an account (because I definitely plan on using this resource again), and it took me all of 30 seconds. I like that you can create different radio stations, because my music mood changes from day to day (and sometimes hour by hour or minute by minute). The one downside that I found was the lack of German artists. I tried to create a station based on Silbermond and Juli (two very popular German groups), and I couldn’t do it. I also tried to create a Bollywood station and couldn’t. Maybe in time these types of music will be added. I am very excited about this resource though!

I remedied the German pop/Bollywood problem by going to Seeqpod. When I first went to the website, I wasn’t exactly sure what to search. So I clicked on one of the items they were featuring (which happened to be Bollywood). I did a search for Silbermond, and there were a lot of results. I clicked on the “Discoveries” tab, and it listed similar songs/artists. Overall I found this site to be less intuitive than Pandora, but it did fill the gaps that I encountered in Pandora. I will definitely use this resource again!

Thank you for reading!

Internet Archive

I love looking at the Wayback machine! Here is my Library’s current website, and here is the original site. What a difference! This was such a fun Thing. My coworkers and I loved looking at the sites for our College and our Library.

I took a look at the Moving Image Archive, because we do get students who are looking for video clips to use in presentations (and they are not always comfortable using YouTube, which makes us happy that think about the source of their information, even though there is some good stuff on YouTube). I took a look at the News & Public Affairs. The television sub-collections were really great. I took a loot at the September 11 Televesion archive. If you scroll down a little bit, they have links to videos from the major networks throughout the day. This was hard for me to watch, because I remember quite vividly where I was at what time and what was on television. I think these sub-collections will be quite useful when I am helping students at the reference desk.

Thank you for reading!


As a librarian I am quite excited about books infiltrating the world of technology and gadgets. As a reader I don’t care to read my books on the computer or on a hand-held device. (The thought of straining my eyes like that gives me a headache.) As an information seeker and a naturally curious person I am ecstatic about the number of colleges, universities, institutes, and organizations who are making books, journals, and images available through digital collections.

I first looked at the World Public Library, because I had heard of it but had never taken a look at it. I wasn’t really sure what to search, because I know that these sites are not always comprehensive and I wasn’t sure what it would actually have. This site does give you the option of browsing their (125!) collections. The first collection that caught my eye was the Asian Classics Input Project. This collection contains a number of Buddhist texts that can be viewed in both Roman and Tibetan script. I was really quite impressed by this! I was saddened to see that it cost money to access these texts though. Even though it is only $8.95 a year, I am not willing to spend money to look at these texts. However, this is an affordable price for a graduate student who is doing research in this area. I then went to the Digital South Asia Library to see what type of information they would have. They do have a number of interesting texts that are free to view, but a lot of them are on disparate topics. They aren’t a “collection” as such, which makes this resource a little less appealing to me. I also looked at SARAI (South Asian Resource Access on the Internet). Of all the resources, this was my favorite. I liked that you could browse the information by country, by type of resource, or by topic. Using the topical links, I found The Sanskrit Library, which is another free resource.

Again, I love the fact that people have access to books and manuscripts (for pleasure and for learning) more now than they ever have. I still prefer to read my leisure materials in print, but I love to search online digital collections related to my own personal curiosities. As a librarian, I don’t feel at all threatened by books shifting into the electronic milieu.

Thank you for reading!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

IM/chat reference

IMing is something that I was quite familiar with in college; I think most of us at that time would IM someone over calling them. For personal use it is great, because you can talk to a couple of people at one time.

I think (in my Library) IM/chat reference would be a little hard to implement. First, our reference desk gets really busy, so it would be hard to manage face-to-face questions, email questions, telephone questions, and IM/chat questions at once. I like the idea of having a person who is not on the reference desk monitoring this feature, but our staff is so small that if you are not on the desk you are probably trying to get everything else done. Email questions are nice because you have time to think about the best response, but you don’t always get an immediate response or any response at all from the patron. The nice thing about chat is that you get instantaneous feedback from the patron, so you know if something is working or not.

Overall I think IM/chat reference is a great feature to offer to one’s patrons, and maybe someday my Library will look into implementing it.

Thank you for reading!

Social bookmarking

Like RSS, I have tried to implement social bookmarking sites into my personal life but to no avail. I really like the concept of them, but I just find it hard to make them relevant to my life. I went into Clipmarks, because I had never heard of it. I didn’t really like interface and didn’t find it intuitive to use. I also looked at Digg, because I see buttons for it a lot on my favorite websites. Digg seems to be very similar to Clipmarks, but for whatever reason I find it a lot easier to use. I did a search for Bhutan, and it retrieved a couple of articles and a video. Although the results were interesting, it was not worth my time to search this site. Next I went to Delicious, which I have used a couple of times before. I did another search for Bhutan, and the results list was much bigger than in Digg. This is one of the results that I retrieved, and it is something that I would like to read occasionally (if it is ever updated again!). Overall I think I liked Delicious the best; I found the user interface to be easy to use and my results list was much better than in the other sites.

Thanks for reading!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Exploring my classmates' findings

I love this list of my classmates’ findings, because I try to get to everyones’ blogs but that doesn’t always happen. Here are a few that I chose to look at:

Because I really began looking at the list on Election Day, the first place I visited was538. This was the first post that I read, and I found it interesting because I just purchased Gelman’s book Red State, Blue State, Rich State, Poor State for my library’s collection. (Please note that there is some unsavory language in the comments of the post.) I kept this post in mind as the election coverage began last night.

Next I went to Unshelved. Although the humor of the comic strip isn’t really my cup of tea, I really got a kick out of thePimp my Bookcart contest and pictures. I immediately sent these on to my colleagues, and we agreed that this would be a really fun thing to do!

I had been introduced to AquaBrowser in the past, and I wasn’t too impressed with it. So I decided to revisit AquaBrowser to see if my opinion of it has changed. There are many features I like about this particular browser – the tag cloud and the list of limiters on the right side. However, I find the screen to be way to busy. I think sometime like the tag cloud would be useful to our students for the purposes of refining their topics/search strings or thinking of related terms.

Overall, I found the diversity of everyone’s interests to be fascinating.

Thank you for reading!

Dream Big!

I first have to say that unfortunately I am not the creative, big thinker, so I will probably not have as many grand ideas as some of my classmates. My strengths are organization and implementation.

My library has already started to think about how 2.0 tools can be used in order reach our patrons. One way (as everyone knows!) is Flickr. We have also started to plan a blog, which we hope will not only be informative but fun as well. We hope that the mixture of Library information with fun items will enhance the Library’s approachability factor and make our patrons a little more excited about the Library and its resources. Another tool our Library has recently implemented is SubjectsPlus. Our SubjectsPlus includes an A-Z list of our databases with descriptions, links to our e-book collections, subject guides, custom class guides, and FAQs/How do I … ? (both general and subject-specific). This tool has proven to be a tremendous supplement to our website.

I guess my only “dream big” idea would be short video tutorials that show patrons how to use our resources. These could include the online catalog, our e-books, and various databases. They could also be done a different levels - basic, intermediate, advanced. These tutorials could be seamlessly added to our website, SubjectsPlus, and/or our blog. I am excited to read my classmates’ big ideas!

Thank you for reading!

Google Docs

I have found the Google online tools to be quite helpful in both my personal and professional life. In addition to being a full-time librarian, I am also an online teaching assistant at one of my alma maters. My counterpart is lives in Louisville, KY, and our boss is in Pittsburgh, PA. We have been using Google Docs in order to collaborate on spreadsheets and documents. This has proven to be quite helpful! In the past couple of months, the staff at my library has started to use Google Sites to organize workflows for a number of different projects. Although Google Sites has been useful, we get the bulk of our work done in our weekly meetings.

Thank you to everyone who voted in this election!  It was so great to see such a large voter turnout and general enthusiasm about the election!

Monday, October 27, 2008


I have a love/hate relationship with Etsy. I love, love, love it, and my bank account hates, hates, hates it! I stumbled upon Etsy a couple of months ago when I was looking for pictures of cute penguins. This adorable set of felt penguins came up in my results lists, and then I followed a link to a book on how to make them. The book was listed in Etsy, and thus our relationship began. I have ordered a number of things from Etsy – jewelry, switchplate covers, prints – and I have been satisfied with everything. Just as Jennifer suggested, I have already purchased a few holiday gifts on Etsy. I find the quality of the things I buy to be quite good, the items are unique (you can’t necessarily get them at the mall or big department stores), the prices to be reasonable, and I really like supporting independent artisans. I like the “Main Showcase” feature on the front page of Etsy. I try to browse this once a day to continue getting ideas for holiday gifts. I also like how I can add items and sellers to a “favorites” list; however, I wish that I could make my list public so I could give it to my family for gift ideas. I haven’t yet found a way to make that possible. Here is a link to one of my favorite sellers. I really do think that this is a great way to business, and I don’t think that a lot of these sellers will be badly affected by the economic downturn. As I said, the prices for the most part are reasonable, and I find this to be a much better option for my shopping than going to the mall and buying mass-produced items for the same price or more.

I also took a look a MOO, which I had never heard of before. I think I might take advantage of some of the products they offer for the holidays. For instance, I have a 3-year-old niece who just loves stickers. I think she would go nuts if she saw herself on a sticker. Again, I like how these items are unique and special, but are also affordable.

Thank you for reading!

Really, in my own backyard? :)

This was another thing that I enjoyed, because I wasn’t really familiar with these tools. Overall, I liked WickedLocal better than American Towns. I don’t have any good reason for it other than WickedLocal was simply more appealing to me. However, I do like that American Towns is national, because I am from PA and go down there to visit a few times a year. So I do see American Towns being useful to me. One link I found that might be useful is this one about Halloween.

I also found Placeblogger to be great, because it is international in scope. What a great tools for someone traveling to a new destination (that is, of course, if that destination has a placeblog). I was excited to find some placeblogs for Germany, but none existed. However, I did find on for a location in Austria. Many of the blogs that I viewed had no postings, so they weren’t really useful to me at all. I think if this tool was updated more, it would be a really great tool.

Thank you for reading!

LibraryThing Thing

I was excited to see this week’s LibraryThing Thing (does that make sense?), because it is a 2.0 tool with which I am unfamiliar. Of course I have heard about it before, but I haven’t taken the time yet to explore it. I really like the ability to search the user-generated tags; I wish I would have known about this when I was working in a public library and had to do reader’s advisory! Signing up for a free account was really easy, and within a couple of minutes I had already added books to my library and joined a group. I decided to do a tag search for chick lit, as that is my favorite genre and I haven’t be able to keep up with it for a while. I found this general tag search useful, but what I really liked were the tagmashes! What a great idea! Most genres have a number of sub-genres, and most people prefer one or two of these sub-genres to other sub-genres. I clicked on “chick lit, travel” and found some books that I might like to read and others that I have already read and enjoyed. Two that I might like to read are Weekend in Paris and When in Rome. Another tagmash that I might use is "chick lit, humor, mystery". I also like how Danbury incorporated the tags into their catalog; again this would be great for reader’s advisory in the public library. I also think it would be useful for students who trying to find books for their research. LCSH usually provides a great start, but I think that user-generated tags would be better understood by college students.

I do use Visual Bookshelf on Facebook, but I usually only update this with books that I am reading. I do not use this to create a catalog of the books I own, but I could see myself doing that with LibraryThing. Overall, I like LibraryThing better than Visual Bookshelf, because I think it gives users a lot more options.

Thanks for reading!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


One of my majors in college was German, and I love speaking and hearing the German language. However, I no longer have a way to hear it or speak on a regular basis. So this one reason I really like podcasts. One of my favorites places to go on the Web to practice my German is Deutsche Welle’s website. Luckily for me, they have many different podcasts that I can listen to on my computer or download onto my iPod through iTunes. This is a great way for me to hear native speakers and keep my listening comprehension up-to-date. I also used to listen to Rick Steve’s travel podcasts a lot when I didn’t have cable and couldn’t watch the Travel Channel. I was able to learn about a number of destinations and glean many tips from Rick Steves and his guests; however, it was difficult for me to hear about a destination and not see images of it. So it was harder for me to listen to these on a walk or a jog, but nice if I could sit at my computer and look up images of the destinations.

I know that many libraries are podcasting as well. If you go into iTunes and search the podcasts for “library”, you will get a number of different types of podcasts from many different types of libraries. I think that podcasting is 2.0 tool that is a little bit more difficult to implement in libraries, because you really need to have an audience that is already captivated.

Thank you for reading!


I was surprised by the different types of library videos found on YouTube. When I was in library school, I took a marketing class. For this class, we had to undertake a large marketing project related to libraries. One group of classmates created a video that they placed on YouTube to market the use of libraries in general. I thought that this video was very creative and well done. The other type of video that I was surprised to find (although I probably shouldn’t have been) was instructional videos FOR librarians. I was not surprised to find that many libraries were advertising themselves and their services (including video tours) on YouTube. I am a online TA for my alma mater, and the students were asked to evaluate library fundraising videos on YouTube. From the evaluations I read, the students believe that the video had to have an obvious purpose/agenda, needed to be fairly short in length, and needed to be put together well. This does not mean that they thought the videos needed to be professionally done, but done well enough that it was obvious there was care and thought put into the creation of the video. I expected to see more instructional videos that librarians have created for their patrons (for instance, how to search the OPAC or a database). I know that some libraries have started creating these types of videos (See the “Finding articles from a citation” video tutorial). I think putting more of these types of videos out there might be a better way to reach our patrons.

Thank you for reading!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Photos on Yelp!

As I’ve mentioned before, I use Yelp a lot. One of the things that I look for when I go to Yelp is pictures of the location. This is especially true of restaurants. When I look at the pictures of restaurants, I determine if the place is clean and kept up well and also what type of dress might be the most appropriate if I go there to eat. One of my favorite places to eat is Border CafĂ© in Cambridge. I looked it up on Yelp to see if there were any pictures, and I think that the pictures posted on the site were accurate. You can see from the exterior pictures that the restaurant seems to be kept up well, and you can tell from the group shots that it is a fun, relaxed, and casual place to eat. I also looked up Cambridge 1, which is another spot that I try to frequent. There weren’t as many pictures for this restaurant, but there was one that showed their pizzas. I personally think it looks delicious and makes me want to go eat there! Also, you can see from the pictures that this restaurant is a little on the darker side, which makes me think that it is probably a more calm and quiet place to enjoy a meal.

I also just used Yelp to see there was a yoga studio local to me that I would possibly try. The pictures were extremely helpful in this case, because they showed me the set up of the studio (in one of the studios passers-by could look right in), how clean the studio is, and if participants are using any equipment other than a yoga mat.

Thank you for reading!


Thank you so much to Jennifer for the publicity to my Library’s Flickr page! We’ve worked really hard on it, so it is nice to see that other people will view it. If anyone has any feedback on the page, I would certainly love to hear it (good, bad, or otherwise).

Photosharing tools are something that I have taken advantage for many years, as my family lives in Pennsylvania and I have moved around a lot. I like being able to take pictures of what I am doing up here, and not only get to tell my family about, but show them as well. In my personal life, I use a Flickr Pro Account. I have found Flickr quite easy to use, both as a poster of pictures and a viewer. I have yet to find a photosharing tool that I like more than Flickr.

I first took a look at Photobucket for my discovery activity. I do like some of the special effects that you can do with your pictures, but I didn’t really find anything that I would use personally or professionally. I did a search for cats and looked at some of the pictures (very cute!), but again, I cannot see much of a use for this particular tool in my life. UPDATE: I had my picture taken with the stars of one of my favorite TV show this weekend, and I went onto Photobucket to see if I could create a funny greeting card for Xmas. I was able to use the sticker function in order to put Santa hats and winter apparel on us. It was really cute and pretty easy to figure out!

I also took a look at Picasa to see if it is something I would use to edit or organize my personal photos. I didn’t like that I would have to download software to my computer, even if it is from Google.

I also took a look at SmugMug, which is a site that I had never heard of. Although it is a little more expensive than Flickr, it is a tool that I would consider switching to for my personal photos. I like the idea of themes for my photos. I have a number of travel photos, so I think it would be nice to select a theme for these photos. Other than that, SmugMug didn’t seem too different than Flickr.

Thank you for reading!

Monday, October 6, 2008


Although I read several blogs everyday, I have not found RSS feeds to be useful. I have tried to implement Bloglines and the Google Reader in my personal life, but I have never been successful. I think this is because I like going straight to the source; receiving the RSS feeds feels somewhat cold and distant.

Having said that, I can certainly understand why they have become so popular. I would imagine that many people enjoy having all their content accessible in one location. One of the reasons my Library would like to implement a blog is because feed subscribers could receive emergency updates very easily through RSS technology. I have also heard of libraries using RSS feeds to notify patrons of new purchases within a certain subject area, which I found to be clever and efficient.

I will keep trying to give into feed readers, but I am not sure that I can be converted!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Apartment classifieds

I’ve moved a lot in the past few years (fortunately I am going on my third year in my current apartment, which is a record for me!). I’ve used Craigslist for my moves both around Boston and out-of-state. I really like this website for apartment listings, because you get all types of people posting. You get a person who is looking to sublet, you get the person who owns a few rental properties, you get small management companies that don’t have much money to advertise, and you also get large management companies who are trying every outlet they can. The one thing I don’t like about Craigslist for apartment searches is that sometimes the results list is a bit overwhelming. Although you can search within the results list, I don’t always find this to be very effective (maybe it’s because I am a librarian and I’m picky about these things). Having said that, I find Craigslist in general to be an interesting concept. I haven’t thought of using it for things other than apartment rentals, but I am certainly going to explore the site a bit more.

I have also used Boston.com for apartment searches. I find that the types of postings are a bit more narrow than Craigslist. It’s usually (although not always) medium to large companies who probably have a bit more money. (This is not always a bad thing when looking for a home though.) The one think I do like about Boston.com’s website is the number of limiters they give. You can search in one town, for number of bedrooms, for maximum rent, etc. quite easily. However, due to the fact that there are not as many postings at Craigslist, you can sometimes narrow yourself down to no results.

In summary, I like both of these websites for apartment listings for very different reasons. If I have to move again in the next few years, I think that I would use both of these sites in my search.

Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008


As I mentioned in a previous post, I do use review websites (frequently) in my personal life. I also use them in my professional life. As a collection development librarian, I read a number of different review resources in order to purchase the best content I possible can for my collection. I really like to use Amazon, because it not only gives tidbits from sources like Publisher’s Weekly, Choice, and The Washington Post, it also shows user reviews. If there are a number of substantive, unbiased user reviews, I will take these into consideration when selecting books. If a number of college students commented that they found a particular book to be very dense and hard-to-read, I will take that into account when selecting books.

Here is a link to a review I wrote about one of my favorite books

Thanks for reading!

Monday, September 29, 2008

Social networking...personally and professionally

I must say that I’ve been using social networking tools in my private life for a few years now. In high school, I was online AOL all the time chatting to friends or using the discussion forums to practice my German. In college, I was constantly on AIM; I think I used it more than any of my phones. Currently I use a number of social networking tools in my personal life. I am addicted to Facebook, as it helps me to stay in touch with family and friends from high school, college, grad schools, etc. I use Flickr to keep in touch visually with my family in Pennsylvania and Twitter to share my random thoughts with friends and family. I also use Yelp all the time to get reviews on everything from restaurants to yoga studios. Etsy, although not purely a social networking site, is another addiction of mine. It introduces me to new crafts and unique handmade objects that I normally would never have seen.

I have had a much harder time finding a use for social networking sites in my professional life however. I am on Linked In, but I haven’t really taken advantage of that tool yet. I do join ALA-related Facebook groups to get information and news, and I also read some professional blogs. Some of the reference librarians at my Library are currently attempting implement a staff planning wiki. We hope to pilot this wiki with our blog planning, so I don’t have any feedback to report on staff planning wikis yet. The same reference librarians have also created a delicious account. The reference librarians collect links that they have found useful and post them on delicious to share with the rest of the staff. This is also a very new project, so I don’t have too much feedback yet. I have toyed with the idea of creating a Facebook page for our library, but I have not really seen a successful library Facebook page yet. (Although I would love to hear of others’ experiences with this tool!) I am hoping that by reading some of my classmates’ posts that I will get more ideas for the implementation of social networking tools in libraries. Has anyone used Second Life professionally? I have heard of some libraries/librarians doing this, and I am really curious to hear how they did it/how it was received.

Thanks for reading!

Friday, September 26, 2008

What's a library blog good for?

Hmmmm…now that’s a good question. My library is currently in the beginning stages of planning a blog, so we have already started to think of answers to this question. All of us realize that if it isn’t going to help or interest our community, it’s not worth the time and effort. However, we do feel that there are a number of things that the community would find helpful (and maybe even…dare I say it…fun or interesting!).

First, we think that it would be a great way to showcase our collections and services to our community. Our school is increasingly getting into online education, so we will not always have patrons who will be able to enter the physical library. This would a great way to reach this particular population. We’ve thought of doing something like “the database of the month” and perhaps highlighting that database with related trivia questions.

Also, we have displays in the library that we could also do online. One example of this is our “Word Wise” program. One of our part-time reference librarians picks a word a week and makes signs with two examples of how the word has been used in sentences. We then post one sign on the reference desk and another above the dictionary stand (with the dictionary opened to the word’s entry). This could certainly be done online with links leading patrons to our online subscription to the OED.

Another way to use the blog would be to update the community on general library news (quiet study hours, group study rooms, library events, keeping valuables safe, etc.). For more temporary news bits, I think implementing a Twitter feed on the blog would be really great. (See U. Illinois UC’s Undergrad Library’s UGL Alerts for a great example of this : http://www.library.uiuc.edu/ugl/). It is not uncommon for us to have a printer or two go down for a little bit during the height of the semester, and this would be one way to inform our patrons. In addition, we have 24 computers in our library’s reading room that serve as our dedicated teaching space, so we could alert patron’s to these computers’ availability and direct them to the computer lab if need be. And of course we can also inform patrons about snow closings, which is always an issue in Boston!

Finally, our staff likes that our community could receive updates to their emails, feed readers, or mobile devices. This means that patrons could stay up-to-date at their convenience, even when the library is closed (including during longer holiday breaks or the summer).

I’d love to hear other suggestions or feedback, as we are meeting next Tuesday to start planning and dividing the work among our staff members.

Thanks for reading!

Thursday, September 25, 2008


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