Academic library articles seemed to hit me a bit recently:
Jenica Rogers is the library director at SUNY-Potsdam, the alma mater of one of my brothers (and his charming wife). She has written about "who owns the [academic] library."I am going to link to Stephen Abram, excerpts of an interesting article on blogging in the public sector.
Involved Academic Library Administrator
Libraries of the future
TechEssence has a great post of the Top 10 Things Library Administrators Should Know about Technology
There were two posts about OAI-ster (which I admit to only vaguely understanding). The first talks about OCLC taking over the UM project, the second is a slight (to my mind) clarification.
I read Dorothea Salvo for many reasons, including her cogent thoughts about the role of libraries in saving digital documents. I would characterize a recent post as being about meta-data even though she calls it "Classification."
I found a new blog --- The Banned Librarian -- interesting stuff.
On Twitter, I have been following the author of the blog "Getting Boys to Read." He has a good post about creating a vision for the library.
There have been lots of comments about the Massachusetts private school Cushing Academy and its plan to essentially disband its library. Lisa Gold and Andy from New Jersey's Burlington County Library both have interesting comments. Lisa's are titled "When I look at books..." (which is a quote from the Cushing Headmaster), and Andy's are called "Library Beyond Print."
Official ALA stuff:
PLA's Advocacy Kit is available, here is the note from the PLA blog.Food (always an important topic in New Orleans): Fried Chicken and Waffles?
They were called the "Young Turks" group to begin with, but are now Young Librarians. Participate as appropriate.
For fun, and distraction.
Last Thursday (my birthday) I got this. (Thanks Megan)
I have written about some of my experiences with the American health care system (and won't link to them here). Karen Schneider has an insightful post about the current debate.