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Managing Library Traffic

Recently, I’ve noticed that the library where I work has been busier than ever—I see lots of new faces, the computer lab is often full, and it’s hard to find a place to sit at the study tables. I wondered what was going on, why our library is suddenly so crowded. Before long, I had […]

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The High School Library: Portal for STEM Programs Through ROV Support

When my 16-year-old grandson started talking about being on the Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) team a couple of years ago, I knew he was referring to robotics of some sort. It was certainly not an area of expertise for this Grandmother librarian, so I didn’t realize the full impact of what he was explaining. Two […]

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Don’t Get Caught Unawares: Planning a Marketing Calendar

Happy New Year! I promise I haven’t spent too much time in the sun. It really is the new year. The new fiscal year! Maybe not as exciting as the real new year, but it definitely provided me a time to reflect on the past year and see what I had accomplished, what I had […]

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Legislative Roundup for Georgia Libraries

Wondering how Georgia’s legislature affects our libraries? Tune in on Wednesday, July 15 at 2 pm for a webinar with state librarian Julie Walker. She’ll review the 2015 legislative session, which included funding for six public library construction projects; she’ll also discuss the legislative issues that affect libraries today and what to keep an eye […]

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Can Librarians Crack the Code?

Two recent articles in American Libraries magazine – “Get Cracking on Code” (March/April 2015) and “Learning to Code” (May 2015) caught my attention and got me thinking about how learning to write code could help me in my job as a librarian. After reading these articles and doing some research I discovered that libraries are […]

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Don’t Go It Alone: The Role of Networking in Continuing Education

I am not a natural networker. When people say networking, I get this cold sweat that it means they want me to introduce myself to strangers and force them into small talk so that they can benefit me somewhere down the road. And maybe in some industries that’s how it is, but it has not […]

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Curl Up With a Good…Ebook!

Last month I wrote about e-readers and buying vs. checking out eBooks. While doing some related research, I gained a new appreciation for the vast amount of information available on eBooks and libraries. So this month I’m sharing some of what I discovered about eBooks, along with a few useful articles and blogs that might […]

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Let’s Talk About What’s FAIR

This week, I enjoyed leading a spirited discussion with a Georgia school district’s media personnel about the topic of copyright and fair use. I was interested to hear the questions these P-12 media specialists had regarding what can and cannot be done regarding copyright law — in other words, what is FAIR?   A few of the […]

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Consider the Lobster (well, the Audience): Targeting Your Collateral

I did not know what to write this month. And I’m sitting here, watching the clock tick by, and getting so much more frustrated. So I pulled out an old strategy: I went to a website that randomly pulls one of Brian Eno’s Oblique Strategies out of a deck to help get past a road […]

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3D Printers and Changing My Mind

I went to Philadelphia a couple weeks ago to speak at a library event about makerspaces, maker-culture, and co-working in academic libraries. My presentation was about the design studio we built in the GT Library using very little high-end technology. One of the things I say whenever I’m talking about this space is “I am […]

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