Wednesday, October 25, 2006
The Corporate Librarian shares valuable information about getting corporate library jobs, cataloging issues, the role of technology in corporate libraries and how to market your library and still support and add value to the company.
This is a view of the real day to day situations a corporate librarian or library worker might face on the job. One of the posts I read talked about having to give an accounting of how the time is spent and the return on the company’s investment in the department.
Definitely worth a visit - http://thecorporatelibrarian.com
Apply www.chapman.edu/jobs or submit 2 resume, applications & salary history with Job #159-06 to the Human Resources Department, Chapman University, 1 University Drive, Orange, CA 92866
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
Library Associates seeks three (3) experienced Library Technicians for a full-time 10-week project in a corporate library in the (West) San Fernando Valley. Among the Technician's responsibilities will be:
* Eliminating the library's paper backlog,
* Creating entries into the Genie library database,
* Entering abstracts.
The project is slated to start on Monday, October 30th 2006. This position is contingent upon being awarded the contract we are bidding on.
* Previous experience as a Library Technician required.
* Experience doing data entry required;
* Experience using Inmagic / Genie preferred;
* MLS or coursework towards and MLS degree, a plus.
David King is the Digital Branch & Services Manager at the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library. He is also a blogger/videoblogger who writes about Library technology (informational technology) issues. This is what happends when you cross the two:
A video and a song about blogging. Here are the lyrics:
Are You Blogging This?
2006 by David King
My picture is flickring around technorati
And I just discovered I am such a newb, I’m on YouTube
Are you blogging this?
Delicious myspace then tell me with meebo
Drop my feed into bloglines, I’m so web 2.0
Are you blogging ths?
Blogger blummy skobee ditto seekum suckingfish
Auctionmapper frappr zoomr feedwhip blish
Rollyo seekum previewseek swicki wink
Flickr scanr talkr cheapr soonr kitchen sink
All Ourmedia’s confusing me
Maybe I need to read a Wikipedia entry
Are you blogging this?
Google froogle blogger SketchUp calculator talk
Code news catalogs academic search
Finance images video alerts
Mobile SMS picasa translate search
Are you blogging this?
Er, nevermind. I meant to say I like the song and it has a good beat. Enjoy and I'll Digg you later...
Bill Barnes and Gene Ambaum are the team responsible and if you plow through the archives you will find something to take your mind of your troubles. Not you reports and projects, just your immediate troubles.
Monday, October 16, 2006
City of Rancho Cucamonga Library
- Library Assistant I: Reference & Technology -- $14.52/hr
- Library Assistant I: Children's Assistant and Storyteller -- $14.52/hr.
Thanks to Jamie Holguin and Mrs. Kim for the head's up.
In your cover letter write the "Library Assistant" position. To check out the college visit http://www.artcenter.edu
Joanne Kim, Coordinator
Library Technology Program
Monday, October 09, 2006
What do you get when you mix a MLS degree and (insert the name of your favorite funny person). You could waste a good hour or so plowing her 200+ pages of an alternative view of library and library related issues.
You might want to visit her ASAP, she is having trouble renewing her domain name. She doesn't know if she will be able to post on October 17th or not. Let's hope she slays the dragon computer that holds her URL captive.
Dave certainly writes about special libraries and library specific topics. He also has an interest in Canadian genealogy. This works out because well, he is Canadian. Dave is very good a spotting and explaining trends on the library horizon.
He also had a post for library technology blogs, both for IT and Library Support Staff.
There was one that looked promising, http://librarysupporter.blogspot.com but unfortunately has since been put on hiatus. Meaning the odds are slim to none it will be started up again. Not to say there isn't any value in the blog. I plan to troll through the long blog roll to come up with more goodies.
Library Support - CIT13264DT - (CIT13264DT)
If you have a problem with the above link you can use http://tinyurl.com/kd37k
Summary From CalTech
This is an occasional position. Under moderate supervision this position will perform a variety of clerical functions in the Circulation Services Department of the Library System. On-the-job training will be provided.
Thursday, October 05, 2006
I'll watch this when I get home from work but you never know what you will find on the world wide web. http://www.prangstgrup.com/librarymusical
Wednesday, October 04, 2006
Here is an example. What if you are an expert in one specific thing? What if you gained experience in “comic book collecting” and you want to share that knowledge with others?
You could start a web page or blog but you don’t necessarily want to commit to posting every day. There are Wikis but other people could contribute or distort your content and there is a bit of a learning curve until you learned how to code in Wiki style.
Here are some examples of Squidoo Library Lens
The reality of using Squidoo is that there are some people who know their topic very well and have the talent to write about their subject. There are others folks that put up the bare basics of information but have a lot of affiliate links. Many of the lens are abandoned or never started because the person truly didn't understand the amount of work it would take to make a quality expert page.
Squidoo also has to compete against other information sites like Wikipedia and all the other wikis in cyberspace as well as the beloved Google, About.com and a couple of million blogs. Take a look and tell me what you think.
Backpack is cool. And for library students it is double cool. Here is the deal. You are given a free space to keep track of lists, research, shopping notes or whatever you want to monitor in you academic or personal life. Or, if you have team project, each member can post what they found in a simple centralized place.
You don’t need to know a lick of code or HTML. If you can type and get to a web page you can use Backpack.
You can keep your list private, only allow team members to view or contribute to a project or you can share information with all who stroll by your locker. It gets better. With Backpack you can send email that will appear on your page. Another option you have is to upload information from your cell phone or from a Personal Digital Assistant device.
What is the catch? There really isn’t one. You sign up at the web site. Then you are given space on the Backpack web site. For most people the free space is enough to manage a single project. If you need more space then, yes you would have to pay for it.
It really is a neat tool you can access anywhere - http://www.backpackit.com