Changes

I have (somewhat) recently made a big change professionally, transitioning from being an assistant at a public library to a new position at a private academic library.  A big change of scenery has also been a part of this change, moving from a mid-sized somewhat urban city of 50k to ...

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Linux OPAC Kiosks

As common as OPACs are throughout libraries and as simple as they are in function, they are often an afterthought when compared to the more visibly used systems and tech.  Ongoing degradation of the OPAC stations at the midsized urban library where I work created the need for an overhaul ...
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eReaders: the good, the bad, and the ugly

The library recently purchased a range of different ereader devices for educating staff to better help patrons access the ebook content made available through the Overdrive service.

We were able to get two Nook Color tablets, a Kindle Fire, a classic Kindle, and two ipads. Being tasked with training staff ...

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library as information safety net

As someone relatively new to identifying as a career librarian (well, technically, soon to be librarian), people (acquaintances, family members, well meaning loved ones) often make good-natured but snide comments about the libraries being useless, old fashioned, and unnecessary.  As every other librarian, specifically public librarians,  I find these comments ...

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