Robert Balliot | 1 Nov 23:40 2009

This Week in Best of PubLib

This Week in Best of PubLib
Posted on November 1, 2009 by Robert Balliot |
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This week  in  Best of Publib covers the week of October 26th through
November 1st. This week includes questions about collection
development, thought provoking discussions about intellectual property
rights and enemies of libraries , reference librarian development,  and the
value of library Ph.d programs. Some of the topics we will be reviewing

   - *Topic
   Creative display ideas – Robin Shader in Georgia would like your ideas for a
   display workshop – Abbey Dunlap has

   - *Topic
   »     Best book of the year – David Faulkner
   to know – What has been your favorite ___ this year? – Not just for books!
   - *Topic * <>»
   PLA Room Share wiki for 2010 – Kathleen Hughes and Brenda Dowling
   you to ‘get a room’ <>.
   - *Topic * <>»
   Intellectual proprety rights – Michael McGorty points to this
   Tribune article
   cd ownership – Is ripping from a Library CD ripping off?
   - *Topic
   <>  *
   »    Facebook
<>courses – France
Meadows would like to know if you have taught courses on
   - *Topic
 *»    Community
   resource websites – Kim Braun in Chester, PA would like
examples<>of community resource
websites.  Looks like a job for
   Drupal <>!
   - *Topic  <>
   *»    Cat litter <> redux – Phalbe
   Henriksen in Taylorsville, NC wants to know - Does cat litter
preserve<>library materials?
   - *Topic <>
   *  »    Shelving plan expertise – Pam Kiesner in Bellingham, WA asks for
   the best method of
reshelving< <at> N00/182828329/>– What
is most efficient?
   - *Topic
   Ph.D. Program in Library Science
   <>- Judith
   Turner questions the real value of the Ph. D – Is the MLS the real terminal
   - *Topic  <>
   *»    Career change – A new MLS want to know how to get her foot in the
   door <>- In the
   current economy, how do you start?
   - *Topic
   Reference Department Structure – Carrie Herrman in Burlington, KY would like
   help developing management skills <> for
   reference librarians?
   - *Topic
   Looking for libraries with gardens
   Mary Jordan at Simmons is looking for examples of library gardens - How does
   your garden grow<,_Mary,_Quite_Contrary>?

   - *Topic
   Oak Brook, the Attorney and the Teamsters <> –
   Kathy Berggren offers this story of a library community undermined in Oak
   Brook, IL <>  -  How do we

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