Tag Archives: California Library Association

Advice for Choosing a MLIS Program

A couple of weeks ago, someone asked in the ALA Think Tank about what MLIS program they should enroll in. They wanted to narrow down their search to a school that would allow them to do well in a museums … Continue reading

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Governor Brown’s Proposed Budget for FY 12/13 has no money for public libraries

Governor Brown’s Proposed Budget for FY 12/13 has no money for public libraries. We’re asking the State Legislature to restore $15.2 million in funding. You can help: Register today to receive legislative alerts here Mail or fax letters NOW to … Continue reading

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Two Awesome Internet Things that Libraries Should be a Part of

Last week I took a good look at two different websites that I think could help libraries out quite a bit. Take a look and tell me how you feel about it. LoudSauce Is a crowdfunded media buying platform that … Continue reading

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These Kimbel Library Instructional Videos are Filled with AWESOME!

So, I thought I had a good idea once. No, it wasn’t a jump to conclusions mat, it was a library CREATING content for their webpage. We talk a lot about libraries allowing users to create content, or re-purposing libraries … Continue reading

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My OTHER Super Fun Project!! The Story Sailboat

In case you don’t know, my other passion besides libraries is sailing. As part of that passion I’ve always wanted to get paid for it like I do for libraries. Isn’t it fantastic to get paid for what you love … Continue reading

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LibraryLab – Library Boing Boing is up and Running!

ALA Happy Mutants Rejoice! Library Boing Boing is here with its inaugural post! This is something that I’m very excited about, but haven’t had a chance to be as involved in as I originally would have liked (sorry Jenny and … Continue reading

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This Facebook Ad Campaign Might Save Your School Library

John Chrastka is a BOSS! This is a guest post from him about his campaign to get signatures on the White House Petition on School Libraries On Wednesday, January 25th, a call went out for donations to help support a … Continue reading

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Librarians, Tell Amazon to Piss Off And Go Buy Nooks!

Libraries need to get away from Amazon and Kindles and jump on board with Nooks. I’m not saying this for any reason except that Barnes and Noble is a much better company for libraries to partner with. If you want … Continue reading

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Got the MLIS? How do you go from paper to interview?

I spent some time reviewing some applications with a written question and answer portion for a position in our library system a couple of weeks ago and it got me thinking about all of the times that I have done … Continue reading

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Battledecks at #calibconf 2011, the Slides, the Video, the Awesome

Here are the slides and video (thanks to Marie Slim) from the California library association 2011 conference in Pasadena. Thank you to everyone who made this whole thing happen! The Winner was Glen Warren who took the championship away from … Continue reading

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