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The future of libraries is in digital technology, so long as the library understands what technologies its community needs to facilitate knowledge. Users increasingly use and need digital technologies providing opportunities for libraries! This is a mainstream article posted in the linkedin digital libraries group. Enjoy! http://www.linkedin.com/news?viewArticle=&articleID=911075850&gid=126125&type=member&item=80412027&articleURL=http%3A%2F%2Fbit%2Ely%2FslLpp1&urlhash=j0Vg&trk=group_most_popular-0-b-shrttl&goback=%2Egmp_126125%2Egde_126125_member_68337711 Advertisements

I recently visited the Conrad N. Hilton Library, the academic library for the Culinary Institute of America in New York. It was very cool to see a library specialized for a very specific academic audience. It is very different from typical university libraries. The Conrad Library’s purpose is to facilitate the access to culinary knowledge … Continue reading

Tailoring My Google Results, Impact on Librarians?

Professor Jill Hurst-Wahl posted this video on the implications of customized search on Google.  Google tailors search results based on what it thinks the searcher will find the most interesting.  This means two people can search for the same topic, but receive drastically different results.  I agree that there must be a balance and that … Continue reading

$16.00 Muffins

A colleague posted a newspaper article covering the Inspector General’s report outlining the extravagant spending on conferences by the Department of Justice (DOJ).  This included spending “$16 on each of the 250 muffins served at an August 2009 legal conference in Washington” and $600,000 for events planning for five conferences.(Allen, 2011)    In fact, the DOJ’s … Continue reading

Identity

It is only my second week of library school, and it appears Librarianship is having an identity crises!  As a new librarian who is still learning and developing, it is somewhat premature for me to have a crisis.  While it does provide my generation of librarian students the advantage of an atmosphere ripe for questioning … Continue reading

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