Archive for June, 2008

At SLA2008 in Seattle, one of the big initiatives was to make the conference as green as possible. There were no piles of bottled water to grab from, instead there were water coolers where you could fill up the new reusable water bottle you could receive courtesy of the Pacific Northwest chapter. Instead of handouts, […]


My reading takes me into business, politics, and other subject areas. Teachers and librarians could have great talks about how to teach information literacy. We have seen the huge social changes underway from the Internet and now Web 2.0. I personally used a travel agent for the first time in about 10 years. Is this […]


Seth Godin published an interesting post on what every good marketer should know called “What do you know?” I particularly like the 8th bullet point: Conversations among the members of your marketplace happen whether you like it or not. Good marketing encourages the right sort of conversations. As a solo librarian I work hard to […]


Because Karen and I work in special libraries, we don’t focus often enough on school libraries or public libraries. But today I found an interlibrary loan (ILL) initiative that works for school or public libraries. Chris Harris wrote about treating ILL initiative as a game with points and everything. So there is someone else out […]


As a member of the Special Libraries Association, I receive the monthly journal Information Outlook. I look forward to receiving each issue, as it’s always chock full of interesting and informative articles of relevance to me in my current position. This month’s issue has an article about how the Washington State Library turned itself around, […]


This article reminds me of my time with a now defunct health library called Prevention Source BC. It was heady times as we got a web site which was a pioneering move. Previously the library lent out videos to health care professionals province wide, then it became the hub for Drug Awareness Week (DAW). DAW […]



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