Archive for October, 2006

SLA Boston Chapter Annual Business Meeting, 11/15, 6 pm, Omni Parker House, Boston

Tuesday, October 31st, 2006

Don’t be like me and forget to register for the Special Libraries Association Boston Chapter Annual Business Meeting on Wednesday, November 15, at 6 pm at the Omni Parker House in downtown Boston. Registration deadline is Friday, November 10. Yes, the annual business meeting is in November. Since SLA flipped the year to map to […]

Berkman Hosts Political Blogging Event, 10/30, 5 p

Monday, October 30th, 2006

The Berkman Center for Internet & Society is hosting Blogging the Vote in 2006: A Celebration of Political Bloggers on Monday, October 30, at 5 pm. They’re located at 23 Everett Street in Cambridge. The event is open to the public. An RSVP is requested:  rsvp at

LIS Career Changes & Profiles in Online Magazine

Sunday, October 29th, 2006

A recent issue of Online magazine focuses on some career changes of library and information science professionals. I found Susan Klopper’s account of switching from being a business librarian to an academic librarian working at a business school library quite interesting. A few days ago, I chatted with someone about this very topic. Worth noting […]

Libraries and Toolbars

Saturday, October 28th, 2006

I finally got around to reading the October 2006 Searcher magazine article Helen Keil Losch and Daphne Chang wrote about Stanford’s Graduate School of Business library’s toolbar, FastJack. It’s a way for them to market the library and its services by giving their customers a handy set of links for their Web browser. It appears […]

Radical Militant Librarian Tote Bag

Friday, October 27th, 2006

As you might imagine, a few women on my flights today were from Internet Librarian. One of them had a fantastic radical militant librarian tote bag. My favorite part is the saying, “The worst part of censorship is .” (That doesn’t really work on this blog, does it?)

Internet Librarian: Afters

Thursday, October 26th, 2006

Among my contradancing friends, going out after a dance to get food is called “Afters.” Afters play an important role at conferences, too. Often, some of the best networking is done outside of the sessions, the exhibit hall, and the talks. Being able to join colleagues over a meal or a drink to informally talk […]

Internet Librarian: Lawley: Closing Keynote: Social Computing & the Info Pro

Wednesday, October 25th, 2006

Liz Lawley of several blogs is giving the closing keynote about games and such. Games can be a great way to connect people together. She’s telling us about a variety of games. On the one hand, it’d be kind of cool to play some of these games, but on the other hand, I’m sure it […]

Internet Librarian: Blogging Update: Applications & Tips

Wednesday, October 25th, 2006

Walter Nelson of RAND is starting us off with a presentation about alternative uses for applications commonly used in blogging and XML feeds. We have to meet our clients where they are, not where we want them to be. People don’t always understand XML feeds, but many do understand Web sites. Integrating feeds into a […]

Internet Librarian: Steven Cohen: What’s Hot & New with Social Softwr

Wednesday, October 25th, 2006

Steven Cohen, who is actually here and for whom I’m not filling in this time (SLA joke), took us through an alphabetical list of nifty social software stuff, or social softwr as he spells it. He’s going to post the list online later, so I’m not going to take detailed notes about it here. The […]

Internet Librarian: Wikis for Libraries

Wednesday, October 25th, 2006

Originally, I was going to attend The Best of Resource Shelf: SE Update with everyone’s favorite librarian, Gary Price, then attend the last half of Wikis for Libraries, but I got a little, uh, distracted with a tech problem and just made it to the last bit of Wikis for Libraries. I saw part of […]