Author Archives: robinna

Need a mentor?

For those at the UGA Libraries, there is an internal mentoring program via the Professional Development & Research Committee. too. New Member’s Roundtable of ALA offers a mentoring program: —-Have you been a librarian for 5 years or less? Do you sometimes feel you have professional questions to ask and no one to direct them to? Do you find yourself wondering, in the midst of ...

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Something I do when I’m not working… well, not working on a computer.

Yes, I occasionally do non-computer work. ;-D … a detail from pandora’s box, a multiple media piece (finally finished!) for the hauntings exhibit. For the reception I’ve decided to fill the big box with fortune cookies. I was going to do printed quotations, but who doesn’t love fortune cookies? btw media: cardboard box with embedded wooden box, handmade paper, dried flowers, round glass chips, printed ...

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FRBR book reviews, opensource access to bibliographic data for wordpress and more — it’s code4lib issue 4

Code4Lib Journal is a free online journal covering library software, issues & more. There is a rss feed for those who want to subscribe via google reader, bloglines, or another reader. Openbook (a plugin for WordPress) sounds really interesting. I wonder if I can make it work for pacercms? http://journal.code4lib.org/ Editorial Introduction -- Issue 4Ken Varnumhttp://journal.code4lib.org/articles/363 Auto-Populating an ILL form with the Serial Solutions Link ...

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about libraries and using images of patrons

Interesting and well thought response to Carson’s Laws for using photos you take at your library (Information Today, Sept/October 08), focusing on libraries using flickr to archive images, especially those of patrons. I’m not sure that I agree with the argument for not using consent forms, but overall, a thought provoking piece. I think the goals of extending the library and promoting the community trumps ...

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Do you need help with that presentation?

Slideshare the cool site that allows easy sharing of powerpoint slides via the web AND converts powerpoint into a more web friendly format for embedding, emailing, etc. has now started a great series on slide tips. Do you think they got tired of all of the really bad powerpoint presentations being loaded at their site? 🙂 Everyday, by some estimates, people deliver roughly 30 million ...

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Call for writings, poetry, music reviews & more

Just a heads up: moonshine arts magazine is seeking writers, reviewers, podcasters, & artists for the next issue (october 10).We are looking for poets, short story writers, book reviewers, music reviewers (especially local & regional), essayists on culture and history as relates to art as well as artists “writing from the studio”. Writings from the studio are short essays capturing the essence of being a ...

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Free webinar – Second Circle Event Technologies – Beyond Registration to Community Engagement

Although not specifically library related, considering how many seminars, workshops, and conferences we all attend, this might be an interesting webinar (and free!) Second Circle Event Technologies – Beyond Registration to Community EngagementSeptember 18, 20082:00 PM EDT | Register Now! Events and meetings are a critical element of your overall market relationship management (MRM) strategy – providing customers, employees, partners, and franchises a powerful channel ...

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Sarcoma Patient Registry

For those of you who are dealing with the impact of Desmoid tumors (in my case my sister), please do check out the Desmoid Tumor Research Foundation. ————————————Please join DTRF in supporting the Sarcoma Patient Registry developed by The Sarcoma Foundation of America. You can start the process by going to DTRF’s website (www.dtrf.org). On the bottom left hand side of the homepage there is ...

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