Friday, August 28, 2009

Recent decision on Fed's computer search activities may have impact for future library records seizures -
"Feds seizure of baseball players' drug tests ruled illegal"

Seems that the Feds had warrants and subpoenas for 10 players' database information, but they took 104 players-worth of drug test results.

To this non-lawyer librarian, it would follow that if the Feds were asking for records on a specific library patron, they had better not mess with the other patrons' information.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Example of a librarian's influence -
Librarian's Influence Remains With Jennifer Garner

May we all be remembered by those we serve.
Friday post - seen on yesterday's SFGate, the online home of the San Francisco Chronicle:

11 Things: Librarians not to mess with

Which one fits you as a librarian? Or your coworkers? Happy Friday!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

In case your library is planning new social media outlets to reach your audiences - this article may be of interest to you:

Healthcare providers plug into Facebook, Twitter, YouTube

Saturday, August 08, 2009

Using social media to promote library services and resources is not without its drawbacks. And one recent event involved users when the target appears to be living in the Abkhazia region of Georgia:

Professor Main Target of Assault on Twitter

Monday, August 03, 2009

From School Library Journal, August 1:
A 2.0 Toolkit: A hand-picked set of free Web programs to take to school this fall

The tools that Shonda Brisco writes about would serve any librarian well. They include: Animoto, Audacity, Delicious, Google Applications, Glogster, SlideShare, VoiceThread, Wikispaces, and Zamzar. Take a look at the article and check out these tools!