Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Another news item about outsourcing libraries: Librarians Under New Management

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

A follow-up story on the closing and reopening of the Jackson County, Oregon public libraries in today's Boston Globe:

For-profit libraries a sad story

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Signing out for a bit, as I am among over 50 members of a conference planning team that have finally arrived at the date of their long-anticipated conference: the 2007 Midcontinental/Midwest Joint Chapter of the Medical Library Association Conference . If you want to catch up and keep up with the news about what librarians from 16 states and one foreign nation are up to, here is the conference blog:

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

A great article in the Library Journal on their recent survey findings: Librarians-Too Traditional?
From the article: "...responses from those of you who are older and have been in the field longer show deep concern and frustration about your chances to implement change, technological or otherwise. You use words like “glacial,” “traditional,” “fearful,” and “pointless” to describe the bureaucracies in which you operate. The resistance to change that younger librarians point to reflects a misplaced complacency among administrators and managers who’ve been at it for a while."