Archive for July, 2010

How I Spent My Summer Vacation, er, Internship

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

So, uh, for the longest time, I’ve been trying to decide how to write about my cool summer job, especially without it sounding like a sales pitch. I still haven’t really figured out how to do that, but lots of other folks have been writing quite a bit lately, so I’m just going to point […]

Readability software makes reading web articles easier

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

Michael Sauers of the Travelin’ Librarian blog had a posting on using Readability software to make reading web articles easier: http://lab.arc90.com/experiments/readability/ He also created an online Readability tutorial using ScreenToaster, an online screen recorder: http://tinyurl.com/2eqxbdx For more info on ScreenToaster: http://www.screentoaster.com/ Posted by Rich

New Spice: Study like a scholar, scholar video

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

I’m late in posting this, but there’s a funny BYU library video called New Spice: Study like a scholar, scholar: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ArIj236UHs Also there’s another funny library video called How to Print a Document at the COD Library While Avoiding the Zombie Horde: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w68doU1SxbY Posted by Rich

Patriot Ledger: Quincy Library Director Interview July 19

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

The July 19 Patriot Ledger had an interview of the Quincy Library Director Ann McLaughlin who is approaching her 40th anniversary at the library this coming January: QUINCY — Ann McLaughlin has been working in Quincy libraries since she graduated from college in 1971, spending the last 17 years as library director. As her 40th […]

Some Librarians Were Meant to be Seen

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

Who is that handsome man? How can I get a job like that? Chris Hardesty has done some pretty nifty things in his career, including this interview. A news librarian for many years, he presently wrangles electronic information for The Wall Street Journal. Go, Chris! (Those of you who know me well know I might […]

Boston Fox 25 mini library debate/NPR Diane Rehm library program

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

Boston Fox 25/MyFoxBoston.com had a mini debate on Monday, June 28, 2010 on whether Massachusetts cities and towns should get rid of libraries: http://tinyurl.com/3yctd99 Brandon Abbs of the People of Boston Branches and Boston Globe columnist Alex Beam were the debaters. There were no librarians involved to give their side of the story. Anchors Maria […]