Archive for February, 2009

I just came across this post from Mary Abraham (Above and Beyond KM) which references another writer I mention a lot, Seth Godin. The original post by Seth caught my eye, but it wasn’t until Mary went into more depth with it, that I got a full sense of the value of it. I agonize a lot over […]

Last June I went to Seattle, Wash. for the annual conference of the Special Libraries Association. This was a fantastic educational and networking opportunity. I urge all people working in special libraries to seriously consider going to this conference. However, I also understand the restraint most organizations are under regarding professional development, so I’ve put together […]

The little things count a lot for adding value to library service. You don’t need a gazillion dollars, but you need some imagination and consistent standards. Here are some of the things Brenda and I do: Brenda: One of my best practices is pretty basic office procedures. When I sign out a journal to a […]

I know “Best of” lists are arbitrary, but I was browsing through the March 2009 of Fast Company and the writers compiled “The World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies.” Some companies won’t surprise you but have you heard of Etsy? It is a web site for buying and selling handmade crafts. What is interesting is that […]

When I ran a law library, I would regularly be asked for historical legislative research. Depending on the date of the statute, I would either go to print volumes or Quicklaw. Today I would add CanLII to my toolkit, as it has added RSS feeds for noting up legislation, as well as point in time […]

The newest edition of AALL’s (American Association of Law Libraries) Spectrum has several articles I found interesting (hat tip to Library Boy Michel-Adrien Sheppard). As I’ve mentioned before, professional library associations such as AALL, SLA, and CLA all publish journals to add value to their members. I especially appreciated the articles on being a Brand Ambassador and vendor relationships. Both […]

Knowledge Management specialist Heather Colman has published an in-depth article about developing an enterprise wiki. I attended a meeting where Colman and Connie Crosby discussed wiki development. Crosby talked about best practices, including navigational basics like a home button on every page, as well as incorporating see also links, and subscription to RSS feed buttons. […]