Tuesday, July 24, 2007
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The 6th anniversary of this terrorist attack will soon be upon us. Remember those who lost so much on 9/11. Remember too those who continue to put their lives at risk for their fellow man. Our military, our police, our firefighters. I'm very proud of my son who is now a firefighter in Baltimore City. He has chosen a most noble profession.
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Here I am on day two of my life as a blog master. Continuing down the list of tasks in 23 things I spent about 15 minutes checking out Flickr and wishing that each branch of the library had been given a digital camera before starting this project. It would have been nice to have been able to run around trying to capture some interesting photos to post. I guess I'll have to borrow someone's personal camera. Oh well......................(sigh)
Monday, July 16, 2007
Okay, so this is my first post to my first blog. Why am I bothering? Because I care about the future of libraries. If libraries are going to remain relevant in people's lives we need to start responding more readily to both their needs and desires. How many times do we create policies that are more focused on protecting our resources than serving the needs of our customers? Does your library lend out your expensive print reference materials? Probably not. Have you ever photocopied a page or two and faxed it to a customer. Yes? Good for you - and for everyone still using 1980's technology. Now, have you thought of investing in a scanner (or using the scanner you bought, but didn't know why) so you could digitize snippets of information in the reference books and push it to the customer via their email (complete with citation of course). No? I bet this is a service some of our customers would really appreciate and it could be done fairly easily and inexpensively. What are your thoughts?