This Week on Best of Publib

Best of Publib Current Topics and Tag List

This week  in  Best of Publib includes some interesting discussions on library security and public relations – some of the topics we will be reviewing include:

  • Collection agencies - making them an offer they can’t refuse 
  • Library bumper stickers – perfect for book trucks too!
  • Weapons in libraries – who is ‘packing’
  • Gang Activity and Security – does PLA have their own tag yet?

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The following tag list/ header list is the  final organization structure for BestofPublib. 

Editors – please use the drop down menu on the right when creating a posting and make sure every posting is in at least one category – to advance specificity create and add tags. 
  •  Questions unanswered
  • Administration
    • Buildings & Grounds
      • Architecture
      • Electrical
      • Furnishings
      • HVAC
      • Interiors
      • Landscaping
      • Plumbing
      • Security
    • Centralization
    • Contracting out
    • Departments
    • Disaster planning
    • Employment
    • Finance
      • Budgeting
      • Donations
      • Grants
    • Friends Groups
    • Government policy
    • Personnel
    • Proposal writing
    • Public relations
    • Trustees
    • Welfare admin

    current topics

  • Library Organization
    • Community-school
    • Federal
    • Health
    • Mobile
    • Public-academic
    • Regional
    • Rural
    • Special
    • State
    • Urban
    • Virtual

    Library Profession

    • Ethics GSLIS
    • Humor
    • Intellectual freedom Mentoring
    • Minorities
    • Research
    • Scholarships Societies
    • Terminology
    • Web librarianship
    • Women
  • Public Services
    • Activity programs
      • Adult
      • Children
      • Cultural
      • Seniors
      • YA
    • Circulation
    • Interlibrary loan
    • Multimedia
    • On-line
    • Outreach
    • Outreach programs
    • PACs
    • Photo-duplication
    • Readers’ advisory
    • Reference
  • Technical Services
    • Aquistions
    • Cataloging
    • Centralized processing
    • Collection development
      • Archives
      • Book lists
      • Book selection
      • Children’s collections
      • Genealogy
      • Local History
      • Media selection
      • Special Collections
      • YA Collections
    • Collection management
    • Serials controls
  • Technology
    • Databases
    • Hardware
    • Open Source
    • Software
    • Web 2.0 / 3.0
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    LIS Alumni Reunion during ALA

    Hello everyone!  My name is Elisa Babel, and I’m the new contributing editor to BestofPUBLIB. 

    For those of you who attended ALA Annual in Chicago, I hope you had a great time, whether it was your first time or a repeat visit.  I hadn’t been in Chicago in 11 years so it was exciting to be back.

    Here goes with my first post…

    On Sunday, July 12, I attended the Cooperative Library and Information Science Alumni Reunion which was held in the Grand Ballroom at the Westin River North Hotel during ALA Annual in Chicago.

    Alumni from nineteen participating library schools across the country came for a light dinner buffet and fellowship. (Eight other schools including Syracuse University, UC Berkley, University of Chicago, and Indiana University had private gatherings at hotels and restaurants throughout downtown Chicago)  Many tables were near full to completely filled.  It was a wonderful break from workshops and exhibits at ALA.

    It was pleasure to see a library professor that I was acquainted with and a few current students from my school at our table.  I enjoyed hearing news from campus, impressions about the conference, and the library job search.  If you were able to attend, I hope you enjoyed the experience. It was a fun and informal atmosphere, and I’m glad I attended. 

    Here’s a listing of the 19 library schools that participated the alumni reunion:   ALISE at ALA

    This Week on Best of Publib 07.20.09

    Best of Publib Current Topics and Tag List

    This week in Best of Publib includes some interesting discussions on the profitability of book sales and nuances of weeding along with some interesting revelations about Amazon and Kindle. Topics we will be reviewing include:

    • Non-resident fees
    • Amazon and Kindle – the disappearance of 1984
    • H1N1 – don’t call it pig flu!
    • CCTV and who is watching the watchers

    Phalbe Henriksen - library director from the great state of North Carolina – has also notified us of her new Hurricane Hints blog :  Hurricane Hints

    Elisa Babel Adult Librarian at  the Martin Luther King, Jr Memorial Library in DC - has joined BestofPublib as a contributing editor.

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    Tag List

    The following tag list/ header list is proposed as the final organization structure for BestofPublib.
    Recommendations for exclusion and inclusion from editors or the readership should be completed by July 24th:

    About

    *Technical Services

    Acquisitions
    Donations
    Exchanges
    Cataloging
    Centralized processing
    Collection management
    Collection development
    - Book lists
    - Book selection
    - Media selection
    - Archives
    - Special Collections
    - Genealogy
    - Local History
    - Children’s Collections
    - YA Collections
    Favorite Books 2003
    Favorite Books 2004
    Favorite Books 2005
    Favorite Books 2006
    Favorite Books 2007
    Favorite Books 2008
    Favorite Books 2009
    Serials control systems

    *Public services

    Circulation
    Interlibrary Loan
    Outreach programs
    Multimedia services
    On-line services
    Photocopying services
    Public access computers
    Readers’ advisory services
    Reference services
    Activity programs
    - Childrens
    - Adult
    - YA
    - Seniors
    Cultural programs

    *Library organization

    Community-school
    Regional libraries
    Rural libraries
    Mobile libraries
    Virtual libraries
    Government libraries
    Urban libraries
    Special libraries
    Public-academic
    Health libraries

    *Administration

    Buildings & Grounds
    - Landscaping
    - Architecture
    - Plumbing
    - HVAC
    - Electrical
    - Interior
    - Furnishings
    Centralization
    Contracting out
    Departments
    Employment
    Finance
    Friends Groups
    Government policy
    Personnel
    Proposal writing
    Public relations
    Trustees
    Welfare administration

    *Library Profession

    Research
    Humor
    Scholarships, fellowships, etc.
    Societies, etc.
    Sociological aspects
    Terminology
    Mentoring
    Minorities
    Women
    Moral and ethical aspects
    Data processing
    Web librarianship

    *Technology

    Databases
    Hardware
    Software

     

     

    This Week in Best of Publib

    Best of Publib Current Topics and Meeting at ALA

    This week in Best of Publib includes an interesting combination of self-revelation, librarian aspirations, and children’s literature. Topics we will be reviewing include:

    • Don’t Kid Yourself / Children’s Books / Childcraft
    • If I were a rich man / woman / lottery winnner
    • Visiting librarians – housing librarian travelers
    • Classic literature – definitions and classifications

    Diane Harmon – Associate Director at Joliet Public Library – reminds everyone of the upcoming PubLib gathering at ALA being held at:

    PUBLIB Get-together at ALA Annual 2009 5:30 p.m. -
    Whenever, Friday, July 10, 2009 Sol y Nieve
    215 E. Ohio St. Chicago, IL 60611
    312.467.7177
     http://www.emiliostapas.com/solynieve.htm

    To all the ALA attendees, have a great time and remember the lessons learned in Seattle.

    Best of Publib on Facebook

    Happy post 4th! 

    We set up a BestofPublib group on Facebook to help us administer content and have a central communication structure for contributors.  The group is closed in order to keep out spam, but librarians and those employed or interested in libraries are welcome as members.   You will need to set up a Facebook account, before you can apply.

    The following categories proposed for BestofPublb messages are loosely based on LCSH – most will match topical headings in:

    http://id.loc.gov/authorities/search/

    So logic for inclusion and creation of subcategories can be made through that search.

    Please let us know what you think and if you see the need for any additions or deletions – these will appear in the left hand column:

    *Technical Services

    Acquisitions
    Cataloging
    Centralized processing
    Collection management
    Collection development
    - Book lists
    - Book selection
    - Media selection
    - Archives & Special Collections
    Children’s libraries
    Serials control systems

    *Public services

    Circulation and loans
    Outreach programs
    Multimedia services
    On-line services
    Photocopying services
    Public access computers
    Readers’ advisory services
    Reference services
    Activity programs
    - Childrens
    - Adult
    - YA
    - Seniors
    Cultural programs

    *Library organization

    Community-school
    Regional libraries
    Rural libraries
    Moblie libraries
    Virtual libraries
    Government libraries
    Urban libraries
    Museum libraries
    Public-academic
    Health libraries

    *Administration

    Aims and objectives
    Buildings
    Centralization
    Contracting out
    Departments
    Employee participation
    Employment
    Finance
    Government policy
    Proposal writing
    Public relations
    Welfare administration

    *Library Profession

    Research
    Humor
    Scholarships, fellowships, etc.
    Societies, etc.
    Sociological aspects
    Terminology
    Mentoring
    Minorities
    Women
    Moral and ethical aspects
    Data processing
    Web librarianship

    This week in Best of PubLib and Survey 07.02.09

    This week in Best of Publib updates:

    The PubLib listserve conversation, ironically, delved into the problems subscribers are having posting to the listserve. Numerous subscribers complained of sporadic service and postings that essentially have ended up in the void.  We do not have a record of the postings that never happened, but we are sure that many great topics were potentially discussed. We will review the content regarding the topic of  problems with the listserv and add it to technology/software.

    We would like to know more about any problems you are having with PubLib or if you are not having any problems – please fill out this little survey:

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