Bookless Library? Nice!

Read this today:

Have to say, that is exciting. Not necessarily that I feel like all libraries should become e-libraries — far from it! I am, after all, working on a degree in library and information science! That means that libraries and library districts thinking of new ways to reach users, keep up with technology, and be relevant? That’s good.

This sounds like job security to me. Now all I need is a job at a library…


IST 511 – Day 5

This was hand-crafted in JFK on Saturday, but the WiFi in my wing did not work so well. Here we go!

So Friday was our poster session, which we did in the style of a conference poster session. Lots of topics, lots of people passing through with passing curiosity. Our main focus was to tackle a topic that is contentious for librarians – there are plenty of controversies on which librarians agree for the most part, after all. You can find Harry Potter on the shelves, right?

Our poster began as a search into controversial forms of funding libraries. After all, the American Library Association is against charging fees of any kind – to the point of being against overdue fines. Charging for services discriminates against those who cannot pay, and discourages those who can. Or so goes the argument. So what did we find? Read more of this post

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