Monday, June 19, 2006

STS Hot Topics Discussion Group in New Orleans

I think we're going to have an interesting discussion group in New Orleans. Stephanie Hartman from MIT and Lori Critz from Georgia Tech were co-authors of two great articles in the winter issue of ISTL and I invited them to come and help get the discussion rolling. I love the T-paper, a newsletter they put in the bathrooms at Georgia Tech and I subscribe to the MIT news blog. I can't wait to meet them!

Sunday, June 25
10:30 - 12:30
JW Marriott
Ile de France II & III.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Library Videos on YouTube

I found this video entitled, Library Dominoes, from someone's (?) blog. It made me laugh. Then I searched "library" and found this one of kids leaping off the mezzanine and onto the top of the stacks. I've always wondered what happens at 9 p.m. when all the grown ups go home. Now I know the answer!

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

The Millennials: Always On

Here is an interesting article in the Northwestern alumni newsletter, The Millennials: Always On.

Once again, I've struck that we have made the same observations of undergraduates in our Undergraduate Research Project. Parents are heavily involved with their children's studies, they are scheduled from morning to night, they all have cell phones, and they get to library resources online.

Friday, June 09, 2006

We're going to do it

Wow. The world really has changed since I became a librarian. We decided we could and would withdraw our old print volumes of Pollution Abstracts. Yes, discarding an index. Once upon a time that would have been heresy. Now it seems like a no-brainer. The undergraduates barely use the *online* indexes any more. Even if there was a world wide catastrophe and we lost internet access, no one would go back to this print index...

The Vampire Librarian

I don't know how I found this blog. You know, one blogs leads to another, leads to another... This librarian really knows where the rubber hits the road. I laughed and laughed at this entry about the stapler. Forget all that fancy Web 2.0 stuff, I spend way more of my day fixing staplers, copiers, printers, etc. etc. Very funny stuff.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Mapping Diaries

I'm getting ready to do my 10 minute presentation about our Undergraduate Research Project. I got so much out of the mapping diaries we had students do. We asked them to keep track of every place they went during the day. Their lives are just packed. They work out, go to class, go to lab, go to work, go to a music lesson, eat on the run. No wonder they don't bring laptops to the library! They would be crazy to drag one around with them for the 12 hours they are running back and forth all over campus. And when the heck do they eat???