Best of PubLib 02.28.10

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weekly updateThis edition of Best of Publib covers the week of February 22nd through February 28th 2010. This week included questions about advertising and accountability, use and implementation of ebook readers,  and our new poll on charging library fees to support other government departments. Some of the topics we will be reviewing include: 

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Best of PubLib 02.21.10

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This week  in  Best of Publib covers February 15th through February 21st 2010. This week includes PubLib questions about collection development, the value of on-line tutorials and databases , organization of gaming tournaments,  and the cause of stress in public libraries. Some of the topics we will be reviewing include: 

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This Week in Best of Publib

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This week  in  Best of Publib covers two weeks - September 7th to September 19th. PubLib was being upgraded by OCLC/Webjunction on September 13th. The last two weeks include fanciful discussions about library ecology, thought provoking discussions regarding LSSI,  evaluation of Better World Books , staff cell phones,  and how to effectively weed old librarians. Some of the topics we will be reviewing include:

  • Topic - Florida Librarians Fight Back Against LSSI -  Obviously, someone thinks libraries are profit centers. Why else would they sue?
  • Topic Needing Librarians – What role should Librarians have in national debates? Can we still help facilitate critical thinking or is reasoning a thing of the past?
  • Topic Pulling the Plug -  Should a bill be enacted to eliminate old librarians?
  • Topic - Funny Names for Patrons -  Learn the stories of Old Smeller, Peter Pan,  Generals Hershey Bar and Wastemoreland. Did they have nicknames for us too?
  • Topic Safelink -  Are there ‘free’ cell phones and airtime sponsored by the government?   Apparently, libraries are supposed to help with this.  IRS and FCC outlets?
  • Topic Philadelphia Free Libraries -  This venerable institution initiated by Dr. Pepper was in danger of closing.   Supporters came though and the library was saved.
  • Topic The World is Flat -  Local government  functions are being downsized and outsourced. What is next for Librarians?
  • Topic - Staff Cell Phones -  Do staff members need cell phones to function or is it a  myth  of marketing ?  Should you hear me now?
  • Topic - The 62-Cent Solution from the Reminiscences of Joe Schallan, MLS  -  How does one cope with the priviledged patron?
  • Topic Current Events  -  The national political discussion spills over to Publib. Should Librarians participate in those discussion?  

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