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Updated April 10, 2008

EX LIBRIS: SUBJECT INDEX

A-D --- E-H --- I-N --- O-Z

A-D

  • Abilock, Debbie -- interview

  • About.com: a Home on the Net.

  • Academic Library Web Sites
    1. Cars and Movies and Academic Library Web Pages
    2. Creating an Academic Library Web Site

  • Accounting:
    1. Accounting for Public Services
    2. ROI: the Economic Benefits of Libraries

  • Allen, Houston -- Tips and Sites for PC and Internet Troubleshooting

  • Allies -- Shifting Alliances: former allies turn against each other

  • AltaVista
    1. Preferred Placement
    2. New Search Interface announcement

  • Amazon
    1. Beat Out by Amazon
    2. Replies to "Beat Out by Amazon"

  • American Demographics -- a valuable reference source.

  • American Library Association
    1. ALA and Go Ask Alice: a Public Relations Nightmare.
    2. How Not To Redesign a Web Site
    3. In Praise of: the American Library Association
    4. They Ain't Heavy, They're Our Brothers
    5. What I Learned at ALA

  • Archiving -- Who's Going To Archive Zine Content?

  • Authors of Articles
    1. Allen, Houston R. -- Tips and Sites for PC and Internet Troubleshooting
    2. Bell, Steven RSS and News Aggregators: What Do You Really Need To Know To Keep Up?; What Worked for Me: 10 Tips for Getting Published, Part I; What Worked for Me: 10 Tips for Getting Published, Part II
    3. Bigwood, David -- Reply to "Beat out by Amazon, and Favorite Astronomy and Cataloging Sites
    4. Boyno, MaryAnn -- The Challenge for School Librarians
    5. Carver, Blake -- Creating an Institutional Repository: a Role for Libraries.
    6. Cohen, Steven -- Career Change: from Public Library to Law Library.
    7. Colbert, Jack -- Librarea, a Virtual 3-D World
    8. Crowhurst, Jonathan -- Review of A Brief History of the Future.
    9. Dempsey, Kathy (Miller) -- reply to "Beat out by Amazon"
    10. Dobi, Tia -- Press, Profit, and Provocation: Library Promotion for the Over-Educated, Part 1
    11. Dobi, Tia -- Press, Profit, and Provocation: Library Promotion for the Over-Educated, Part 2
    12. Dobi, Tia -- Press, Profit, and Provocation: Library Promotion for the Over-Educated, Part 3
    13. Dobi, Tia -- Press, Profit, and Provocation: Library Promotion for the Over-Educated, Part 4
    14. Dobi, Tia -- Press, Profit, and Provocation: Library Promotion for the Over-Educated, Part 5
    15. Dobi, Tia -- Press, Profit, and Provocation: Library Promotion for the Over-Educated, Part 6
    16. Dobi, Tia -- Press, Profit, and Provocation: Library Promotion for the Over-Educated, Part 7
    17. Dobi, Tia -- Press, Profit, and Provocation: Library Promotion for the Over-Educated, Part 8
    18. Dobi, Tia -- Press, Profit, and Provocation: Library Promotion for the Over-Educated, Part 9
    19. Dobi, Tia -- Press, Profit, and Provocation: Library Promotion for the Over-Educated, Part 10
    20. Drew, Bill -- Wireless Musings
    21. Feld, Steve -- The Making of a ThinkQuest Project
    22. Flowers, Sarah -- E-Books and Libraries
    23. George, Mary. -- "The Alien Abduction Theory of Management
    24. Goodman, Andrew -- Link Popularity Engines
    25. Hart, Keith -- Marketing Library Services
    26. Hollister, Christopher -- Creating an Academic Library Web Site.
    27. Hubbard, John -- On His Library Link of the Day
    28. Hubbard, John -- LISWiki: The First 30 Days.
    29. Isenberg, David -- favorite defense and arms trade sites
    30. Larrabee, Nancy -- Listening to Readers
    31. McKay, Robert -- on Illinois' River Bend Library System
    32. Neely, Amer -- Guidelines on Web Site Design
    33. O'Brien, Ellen -- What We're Doing Right: Why Library School Students Have Chosen Our Profession.
    34. Smith, Brian -- Why I'm Against Mandatory Porn Filters.
    35. Smith, C. Brian (a different Brian Smith) -- Disclosing the Invisible Web
    36. Stauff, Jon -- History Day
    37. Taylor, Stephanie -- Creating a Functional Specification
    38. Taylor, Stephanie - Building a Meaningful Relationship with Your Vendor
    39. West, Jessamyn -- Progressive and Radical Librarians
    40. Wiener, Paul -- Library Volunteers
    41. Wojcik, Tim -- Comparing Bookstores and Libraries

  • Bailey-Hainer, Brenda -- interview

  • Baker, Nicholson -- My response to his New Yorker article of July 24, 2000

  • Basch, Reva -- interview

  • Bell, Steven
    1. RSS and News Aggregators: What Do You Really Need To Know To Keep Up?
    2. What Worked for Me: 10 Tips on Getting Published, Part I
    3. What Worked for Me: 10 Tips for Getting Published, Part II

  • Beta Testing -- Libraries as Beta Labs?

  • Bibliographic Instruction -- Reference as a Teachable Moment

  • Bickner, Carrie -- Guru interview

  • Blogs and Bloggers

    1. Creating Your Niche on the Net
    2. Family Feud
    3. A Human Voice
    4. The Web of Influence: How News Spreads among Librarians

  • Blue-Skying -- the Defect in Realism

  • Book Lists
    1. Needed: a clearing house for librarians' online recommended book lists.
    2. More on Book Lists

  • Book Reviewing: The Art of Book Reviewing

  • Book Reviews:
    1. The 101 Most Influential People Who Never Lived: How characters of fiction, myth, legends, television and movies have shaped our society, changed our behavior, and set the course of history (including programming suggestions for using this as a community read-together)
    2. The Accidental Library Manager, by Rachel Singer Gordon
    3. the Accidental Systems Librarian, by Rachel Singer Gordon
    4. After, by Steven Brill
    5. Alternative Library Literature, 1998-1999
    6. The Amazing Internet Challenge, by Amy Trace Wells, Susan Calcari and Travis Koplow.
    7. Better Together, by Robert D. Putnam and Lewis Feldstein.
    8. A Brief History of the Future, by John Naughton.
    9. The Clock of the Long Now, by Stewart Brand
    10. Connecting Boys with Books, by Michael Sullivan
    11. Damned Lies and Statistics, by Joel Best.
    12. Defusing the Angry Patron, by Rhea Joyce Rubin
    13. Design Wise, by Alison Head.
    14. Designing Web Usability, by Jakob Nielsen
    15. the Extreme Searcher's Guide to Web Search Engines, by Randolph Hock
    16. The Extreme Searcher's Internet Handbook, by Randolph Hock.
    17. Find It Online, by Alan Schlein.
    18. From A to Zine, by Julie Bartel
    19. Fundamentals of Children's Services, by Michael Sullivan.
    20. The Future of the Past, by Alexander Stille.
    21. Gig: Americans Talk about Their Jobs at the Turn of the Millennium
    22. Glut: Mastering Information through the Ages, by Alex Wright.
    23. Google Hacks, by Tara Calishain and Rael Dornfest.
    24. Great Scouts, by Nora Paul and Margot Williams.
    25. Heart of the Community: The Libraries We Love, Karen Christersen and David Levinson, eds.
    26. High Tech Heretic, by Clifford Stoll
    27. How To Turn a Place Around, from the Project for Public Spaces
    28. I Found It on the Internet: Coming of Age Online, by Frances Jacobson Harris
    29. I Hear America Reading, edited by Jim Burke
    30. The Information Professional's Guide to Career Development Online, by Sarah L. Nesbeitt & Rachel Singer Gordon
    31. the Internet Blue Pages -- review now available at ALA Techsource
    32. the Invisible Web, by Chris Sherman and Gary Price.
    33. Keeping Current, by Steven Cohen
    34. Language and the Internet, by David Crystal.
    35. Last One Out Turn Out the Lights, Susan E. Cleyle and Louise M. McGillis, eds.
    36. Library: an Unquiet History, by Matthew Battles
    37. the Library Meeting Survival Manual, by George Soete
    38. Library Relocations and Collection Shifts, by Dennis C. Tucker.
    39. The Library's Legal Answer Book, by Mary Minow and Tomas Lipinski
    40. The Long Tail, by Chris Anderson
    41. Managing the Internet Controversy, edited by Mark Smith.
    42. Microtrends, by Mark Penn
    43. My Freshman Year, by Rebekah Nathan
    44. Negotiate This!, by Herb Cohen
    45. Net Crimes & Misdemeanors. by J.A. Hitchcock.
    46. Net.People, by Thomas Bleier and Eric Steinert.
    47. The NextGen Librarians' Survival Guide, by Rachel Singer Gordon.
    48. Partnering with Purpose, by Janet L. Crowther and Barry Trott
    49. The Pickup Artist, by Terry Bisson.
    50. Readers' Advisory Guide to Genre Fiction, by Joyce Saricks.
    51. The Readers' Advisory Guide to Nonfiction, by Neal Wyatt.
    52. Revolting Librarians Redux
    53. Secrets of the Wholly Grill, by Lawrence G. Townsend
    54. Small Pieces Loosely Joined, by David Weinberger
    55. The Social Life of Information, by John Seely Brown and Paul Duguid.
    56. The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces, by William H. Whyte
    57. Struck by Lightning: the Curious World of Probabilities, by Jeffrey Rosenthal
    58. Super Crunchers: Why Thinking by Numbers Is the New Way To Be Smart, by Ian Ayres
    59. Super Searchers Do Business, by Mary Ellen Bates.
    60. Super Searchers Make It on Their Own
    61. Teaching the Internet in Libraries, by Rachel Singer Gordon.
    62. Thinking Like Your Editor, by Susan Rabiner and Alfred Fortunato
    63. The Tipping Point, by Malcolm Gladwell.
    64. Web Design on a Shoestring, by Carrie Bickner
    65. Weird and Wonderful Words, by Erin McKean.

  • Books
    1. The Books I'm Giving for Christmas
    2. Changing Our Thinking One Book at a Time
    3. In Defense of Oprah Winfrey -- on her book club and the nature of reading
    4. Non-Fiction Books: In Need of Rescue
    5. They've All Come To Look for America

  • Bookstores:
    1. Bookstores versus Libraries
    2. Browsing, Yes. Finding, No
    3. Making Bookstores Your Partners
    4. A Tribute to Used Book Stores

  • Bosses
    1. Training Your Bosses
    2. Collaborative Management in Libraries

  • Boyno, MaryAnn -- The Challenge for School Librarians

  • Budget Cuts -- Dealing with Budget Cuts

  • Buzz
    1. The Tragically Unhip, or How Librarians Can Get Ahead of the Curve for a Change
    2. The Uses of Search Voyeurs

  • Calcari, Susan -- a tribute to her and the Scout Report Project.

  • Calendars
    1. Libraries and Community Calendars: a Natural Fit
    2. A Promotion a Day

  • Calishain, Tara -- interview.

  • Call for Contributions

  • Career Change -- from Public Library to Law Library.

  • Cartoons as Information -- Pay Attention to the Jokes

  • Carver, Blake -- Creating an Institutional Repository: a Role for Libraries.

  • Cataloging
    1. Beat Out by Amazon.
    2. Catalog Your Experts
    3. Favorite Cataloging Sites from David Bigwood.
    4. FBI's Most Needed: Catalogers
    5. Is Less More?

  • Censorship
    1. Censoring the Books Kids Love
    2. Go Ask Alice Again
    3. If We Must Have Filters...
    4. Night Vision

  • Change
    1. Your Best Idea Resources
  • Christmas greetings
    1. 2000
    2. 2003
    3. 2004
    4. 2005

  • Citizenship
    1. Are You Ready for Elections? (2006)
    2. Creating Informed Citizens
    3. Election-Watching Sites
    4. Scratching Each Other's Backs

  • City Revitalization -- a public library should be at the heart of any renewal project.

  • Civil Liberties -- A Modest Proposal

  • Coffman, Steve
    1. Anti-Steve: my philosophical problems with his ideas
    2. Bookstores versus Libraries

  • Collaborative Management in Libraries

  • Colbert, Jack -- Librarea, a Virtual 3-D World

  • Collaboration with Local Government -- Scratching Each Other's Backs

  • Collection Development -- Collecting Ephemera

  • Community Information
    1. Creating Informed Citizens
    2. The Library's Place in Place-Blogging

  • Computer Troubleshooting

  • Contracting Government Services -- Contracting Out

  • Control: Locus of Control

  • Cool Quotes Page

  • Copyright
    1. Beached Whales and Publishers
    2. Courtesy and Copyright
    3. Some Concerns about Copyright
    4. Who Is Copyright For?

  • Corporate Responsiveness to E-Mail

  • Crawford, Walt -- Interview.

  • Creativity -- Librarianship as a creative act.

  • Crowhurst, Jonathan -- Review of A Brief History of the Future

  • Data--what will survive in a full-text world.

  • Databases:
    1. Catalog Your Experts
    2. Constructing Local Databases
    3. Don't Just Regret the Error -- Fix It
    4. The Fate of Non-Digitized Scholarly Resources
    5. Using Your Library Network to Store Databases of Internal Library Information
    6. Report on ERIC Users' Strategies
    7. Who's Going To Archive Zine Content?

  • the Davenport Flood: True but Nonetheless Wrong

  • Degrees of Separation -- How Many Degrees of Separation?

  • Departmental Libraries

  • Digitization
    1. The Fate of Non-Digitized Scholarly Resources
    2. The Lesson of the Johns Hopkins Tragedy

  • Disaster -- The Essentials of Life

  • Distance Education -- readers tell their experiences with library education distance programs.

  • Dobi, Tia
    1. Press, Profit, and Provocation: Library Promotion for the Over-Educated, Part 1
    2. Press, Profit, and Provocation: Library Promotion for the Over-Educated, Part 2
    3. Press, Profit, and Provocation: Library Promotion for the Over-Educated, Part 3
    4. Press, Profit, and Provocation: Library Promotion for the Over-Educated, Part 4
    5. Press, Profit, and Provocation: Library Promotion for the Over-Educated, Part 5
    6. Press, Profit, and Provocation: Library Promotion for the Over-Educated, Part 6
    7. Press, Profit, and Provocation: Library Promotion for the Over-Educated, Part 7
    8. Press, Profit, and Provocation: Library Promotion for the Over-Educated, Part 8
    9. Press, Profit, and Provocation: Library Promotion for the Over-Educated, Part 9
    10. Press, Profit, and Provocation: Library Promotion for the Over-Educated, Part 10

  • Downtown Revitalization -- a public library should be at the heart of any renewal project.


    E - H




  • E-Books

  • E-Mail--Making Sure You Respond To It

  • E-zines -- Who's Going To Archive Zine Content?

  • Election Information
    1. Creating Informed Citizens
    2. Election-Watching Sites
    3. Are You Ready for Elections? (2006)

  • Emergencies: Emergency Responders

  • ERIC: Report on ERIC Users' Strategies

  • Ethical Issues -- the Problem of Authenticity on the Ever-Changing Web

  • Expert Knowledge: Catalog Your Experts

  • Favorite Sites
    1. Are You Ready for Elections? (2006)
    2. Caffeine and Curmudgeons: Favorite Columnists' Sites
    3. Favorite Australian Sites -- from Brian Bingley
    4. Favorite Election-Watching Sites
    5. Favorite History Sites
    6. Favorite International Sites
    7. Favorite International Sites, part II
    8. Favorite Professional Sites contributed by readers, including sites for astronomy, fpr cataloging, and for the arms trade.
    9. Favorite Sites for Dietary Supplement Research and for Patents -- contributed by readers.
    10. Favorite Reading Recommendations Sites
    11. Favorite Sites of the Highland Internet Interest Group, Part I
    12. Favorite Sites of the Highland Internet Interest Group, part II
    13. Favorite "When Was It?" Sites
    14. Great Journalism Sites, and Why Librarians Should Care
    15. Great Sites for Jobhunters
    16. Hot Paper Topics Sites
    17. Sites for Making Government Work Better

  • FBI's Most Needed: Catalogers

  • Feld, Steve -- The Making of a ThinkQuest Project

  • Feldman, Sue -- interview

  • Fichter, Darlene -- guru interview

  • Filters
    1. If We Must Have Filters...
    2. Night Vision
    3. Why I'm Against mandatory Porn Filters, by Brian Smith

  • Finding Your Own Neat New Stuff

  • First Amendment -- Some 1st Amendment Concerns Raised in the Presidential Debate

  • FirstSearch
    1. Some quibbles with its design.
    2. OCLC responds

  • Flowers, Sarah -- E-Books and Libraries

  • Funding
    1. A Predictable Funding Disaster
    2. ROI: the Economic Benefits of Libraries
    3. They Ain't Heavy, They're Our Brothers

  • The Future of Libraries
    1. Beat Out by Amazon.
    2. Interview with John Guscott of Library Futures Quarterly
    3. Outreach as a Survival Strategy
    4. Progressive and Radical Librarians
    5. Shifting Alliances

  • George, Mary. "The Alien Abduction Theory of Management

  • Goodman, Andrew -- Link Popularity Engines

  • Google - Are You Googlable?

  • Government Information and Services
    1. Accounting for Public Services
    2. Contracting Out
    3. Disappearing Data
    4. For a Great Read, Head to the...Gov Docs Collection? Yep.
    5. How Do Shared Public Resources Compete?
    6. Invisible Gifts, Part II
    7. Messing with Cash Cows: the Effort To Eliminate PubScience
    8. ROI: the Economic Benefits of Libraries
    9. Tracking Our Government
    10. The Value of the Public

  • Guru Interviews
    1. Debbie Abilock
    2. Bailey-Hainer, Brenda
    3. Reva Basch
    4. Carrie Bickner
    5. Tara Calishain
    6. Walt Crawford
    7. Sue Feldman
    8. John Guscott
    9. William Hann
    10. John Hubbard
    11. the "It's All Good" bloggers, part 1 -- George Needham, Alane Wilson, and Alice Sneary
    12. the "It's All Good" bloggers, part 2
    13. Péter Jacsó
    14. Jenny Levine, part I
    15. Jenny Levine, Part II
    16. Rory Litwin
    17. Roddy MacLeod, Part I
    18. Roddy MacLeod, part II
    19. Patrice McDermott
    20. Micki McIntyre
    21. Greg Notess
    22. Gary Price
    23. Barbara Quint
    24. Karen G. Schneider
    25. Kathy Schrock
    26. Chris Sherman
    27. Brian Smith, the "laughing librarian"
    28. Genie Tyburski
    29. Jessamyn West

  • Guscott, John -- guru interview

  • Gwinnett County Public Library - Hostile Takeover

  • Hann, William -- interview

  • Harris County Public Library -- The Essentials of Life

  • Hart, Keith -- Marketing Library Services

  • Health Information on the Net: a hospital library trains seniors in finding health info.

  • History Day

  • History Sites -- my very favorite sites

  • A Hospital Library Outreach Program

  • Houston Public Library -- The Essentials of Life

  • HTML
    1. HTML for the Technologically Challenged
    2. Guidelines for Web Site Design

  • Hubbard, John
    1. Library Link of the Day
    2. LISWiki: The First 30 Days

  • Hurricane Katrina -- The Essentials of Life


    I - N




  • the Ideal Library
    1. My Ideal Library for Young Adults
    2. Readers Respond to the Ideal Library Question

  • Ignorance Management

  • Images
    1. The Importance of Visualization
    2. Say It with Pictures: a Day in the Life of America's Libraries

  • In Praise of...
    1. the American Library Association
    2. Information Today
    3. the Library of Congress
    4. the Mellon Foundation
    5. OCLC
    6. People Who Keep Information Free
    7. River Bend Library System
    8. Susan Calcari and the Scout Report Project.
    9. A Tribute to Used Book Stores
    10. Women on the Internet

  • Information
    1. 1st Rule of Information: Go Where It Is
    2. 1st Rule, Part II
    3. 2nd Rule (1st Rule Corollary): Who Cares?
    4. 3rd Rule: the Answer You Get depends on the Question You Ask
    5. 4th Rule: Research is a Multi-Stage Process
    6. 5th Rule: Ask Your Librarian
    7. 6th Rule:: Information Is Meaningless Until Approached by Human Intelligence.
    8. 7th Rule: Information Can Be True but Nonetheless Wrong
    9. 8th Rule: Pay Attention to the Jokes
    10. The Assault on the Public's Right To Know
    11. The Devil Is in the Details - and the Details Are in the Sixth Paragraph
    12. Disappearing Data
    13. The Essentials of Life
    14. Holes in the Information Universe
    15. Information Literacy: Food for Thought
    16. Invisible Gifts, part I
    17. Invisible Gifts, Part II
    18. The Library's Place in Place-Blogging
    19. The Long Tail
    20. Messing with Cash Cows
    21. The Power of Visualized Information
    22. the Problem of Authenticity on the Ever-Changing Web
    23. The Social Functions of Libraries -- information is only part of what we do
    24. Visualizing Information
    25. What IS Information?
    26. What Is NOT on the Net
    27. Who You Know Still Counts

  • Information-Seeking Behavior
    1. Information Literacy: Food for Thought
    2. Who You Know Still Counts

  • Institutional Memory

  • Institutional Repositories -- Blake Carver: Creating an Institutional Repository: a Role for Libraries.

  • Interesting Ideas -- Worth Imitating

  • Internet
    1. How Users Shape the Net
    2. On NOT Teaching Internet Literacy
    3. the Problem of Authenticity on the Ever-Changing Web
    4. Shifting Alliances
    5. The Importance of Visualization
    6. Web Contributions and Tenure Decisions
    7. What Is NOT on the Net
    8. Who's Going To Archive Zine Content?

  • Internet and Technology in Libraries
    1. ALA and Go Ask Alice: a Cautionary Tale
    2. Browsing the Internet's Shelves
    3. Building a Quick and Dirty Expert Page
    4. Cars and Movies and Academic Library Web Pages
    5. Creating an Academic Library Web Site
    6. Disappearing Data
    7. Disclosing the Invisible Web
    8. The Fate of Non-Digitized Scholarly Resources
    9. Fearing the Internet -- why that makes sense.
    10. A Hospital Library Program: Training Seniors To Use the Net for Health Information
    11. Its use in reference -- Getting from Zero To Something
    12. Its usefulness as a delivery system
    13. Librarea: a 3-D Library in Cyberspace
    14. Locus of Control
    15. Planning for Side-Effects: the Case for Semi-Luddite Management
    16. the Problem of Authenticity on the Ever-Changing Web
    17. Raising the Bar: the Internet Raises Expectations
    18. the Techno-economic Imperative
    19. The Tragically Unhip
    20. a True Tale of the Invisible Web
    21. Unusually Interesting Library Web Sites
    22. Using Your Web Page Statistics
    23. What Should Go on Your Library's Web Page?
    24. Why I'm Against mandatory Porn Filters, by Brian Smith

  • Intranets in Libraries
    1. Using Your Library Network to Store Databases of Internal Library Information

  • Invisible Web
    1. Disclosing the Invisible Web
    2. a True Tale of the Invisible Web

  • Jacsó, Péter -- an interview

  • Johns Hopkins -- The Lesson of the Johns Hopkins Tragedy

  • Junk Mail--my, the interesting mailing lists libraries are on!

  • Keeping Up with the Literature: What Do We Read? An ongoing series to try to identify key resources.
    1. What Do We Read? -- my answer.
    2. Tara Calishain's Answer
    3. Jenny Levine's Answer
    4. Reva Basch's Answer
    5. Sue Feldman's Answer
    6. Jessamyn West's Answer
    7. Debbie Abilock's Answer
    8. Ignorance Management
    9. My Own Private Stash
    10. Stop the World, I Want To Catch Up
    11. Stop the World, I Want To Catch Up: Readers Respond
    12. RSS and News Aggregators: What Do You Rally Need To Know To Keep Up?, by Steven Bell
    13. The Web of Influence: How News Spreads among Librarians

  • The Lakewood Public Library Web Site

  • Larrabee, Nancy -- Listening to Readers

  • Levine, Jenny -- interview, part I
  • Levine, Jenny -- interview, part II

  • Librarians: Careers
    1. Some Out-of-the-Ordinary Librarian Jobs
    2. My Life as a Librarian without Walls

  • Librarians' Finest Moments

    1. Damn, We're Good! Librarians' Finest Moments, Part I
    2. Damn, We're Good! Librarians' Finest Moments, Part II

  • Librarians Helping Librarians -- Innovative Internet Applications in Libraries

  • Librarianship: Professional Education
    1. Distance Education-- readers' experiences with distance programs.
    2. Ignorance Management
    3. Library and Librarian: Perfectly Good Words
    4. Library Schools Should Teach Us Marketing
    5. Outside the Comfort Zone
    6. The Social Function of Libraries
    7. What Should Library Schools Teach Us?

  • Librarianship: Professional Issues
    1. Beat Out by Amazon.
    2. Being an Anomaly: Male Librarians
    3. Blue-Skying -- the Defect in Realism
    4. Librarianship and Creativity
    5. The Fate of Non-Digitized Scholarly Resources
    6. How Do Shared Public Resources Compete?
    7. Ignorance Management
    8. (Left) Foot in Mouth
    9. Library and Librarian: Perfectly Good Words
    10. On Being a Librarian
    11. On Collaborative Management in Libraries
    12. On Making the Transition from Librarian to Library User
    13. Outreach as a Survival Strategy
    14. Outside the Comfort Zone
    15. Page Turner
    16. Progressive and Radical Librarians
    17. The Right Hand Knoweth Not..." (on recruiting and keeping new librarians)
    18. Shifting Alliances
    19. The Social Function of Libraries
    20. The Thrust for Departmental Libraries
    21. User-Intelligible
    22. What Worked for Me: 10 Tips on Getting Published, Part I, by Steven Bell
    23. What Worked for Me: 10 Tips for Getting Published, Part II, by Steven Bell

  • Library Boards - Hostile Takeover [the Gwinnett County Public Library]

  • the Library of Congress

  • Library Programs -- Party People

  • Library Schools
    1. Library and Librarian: Perfectly Good Words
    2. Library Schools Should Teach Us Marketing
    3. The Social Function of Libraries
    4. What Should Library Schools Teach Us?
    5. Why Library School Students Have Chosen Our Profession.

  • Library Signage - User-Intelligible

  • Library Software and System Design - Creating a Functional Specification, by Stephanie Taylor

  • Library Systems: River Bend Library System:, the Best Little Library System in the World.

  • Library Volunteers
    1. In Praise of Library Volunteers, and an interview with Molly Williams
    2. Volunteers in Libraries

  • Library Web Pages:
    1. Academic Library Web Pages
    2. ALA and Go Ask Alice: a Cautionary Tale
    3. Browsing the Internet's Shelves
    4. Building a Quick and Dirty Expert Page
    5. Cars and Movies and Academic Library Web Pages
    6. Creating an Academic Library Web Site
    7. Design Wise, a review of the book on site design by Alison Head
    8. Designing Web Usability; review of Jakob Nielsen's book.
    9. Guidelines for Web Site Design
    10. A Human Voice
    11. It's Not Supposed To Be a Secret [the Springfield-Greene County Library District web page]
    12. Unusually Interesting Library Web Sites
    13. Unusually Interesting Library Web Sites: Lakewood Public Library
    14. Unusually Interesting Library Web Sites: Morton Grove Public Library's Webrary
    15. Unusually Interesting Library Web Sites: Multnomah County Library
    16. Unusually Interesting Library Web Sites: Public Library of Charlotte-Mecklenburg County
    17. What Should Go On Your Library Web Page?
    18. What's Not on Your Web Site?

  • Link Popularity Engines

  • Listservs -- The Web of Influence: How News Spreads among Librarians

  • LISWiki -- The First 30 Days

  • Litwin, Rory -- guru interview

  • MacLeod, Roddy
    1. Interview, part I
    2. Interview, part II

  • Magazines
    1. Hard Copy
    2. Magazines: a Tribute and Maybe an Elegy

  • Male Librarians: Being an Anomaly: Male Librarians

  • Management
    1. the Alien Abduction Theory of Management, by Mary George.
    2. Applying "Shopping Anthropology" to Libraries
    3. Beat Out by Amazon.
    4. Blue-Skying -- the Defect in Realism
    5. Creating an US: Including All Library Staff in Decision-making
    6. Collaborative Management in Libraries.
    7. Dealing with Budget Cuts
    8. Defusing the Angry Patron, by Rhea Joyce Rubin
    9. Ignorance Management
    10. In Need of a Better Business Model
    11. Page Turner
    12. Planning for Unintended Side-Effects: the Case for Semi-Luddite Management
    13. A Predictable Funding Disaster
    14. Preserving Institutional Memory
    15. The Right Hand Knoweth Not..." -- (recruiting and keeping new librarians)
    16. Vital to Values

  • Marketing
    1. Are You Googlable?
    2. Cultivating Reporters
    3. For Your Consideration: a Marketing Strategy
    4. A Human Capital
    5. Ideas Talking To Each Other
    6. Ignorance Management
    7. In Need of a Better Business Model
    8. Knowledge Pushers
    9. A Little Immodesty, Please
    10. Marketing Library Services -- by Keith Hart
    11. Our Unique Selling Proposition
    12. Party People
    13. A Predictable Funding Disaster
    14. Press, Profit, and Provocation: Library Promotion for the Over-Educated, Part 1 -- a continuing series by Tia Dobi
    15. Press, Profit, and Provocation: Library Promotion for the Over-Educated, Part 2 -- a continuing series by Tia Dobi
    16. Press, Profit, and Provocation: Library Promotion for the Over-Educated, Part 3 -- a continuing series by Tia Dobi
    17. Press, Profit, and Provocation: Library Promotion for the Over-Educated, Part 4 -- a continuing series by Tia Dobi
    18. Press, Profit, and Provocation: Library Promotion for the Over-Educated, Part 5 -- a continuing series by Tia Dobi
    19. Press, Profit, and Provocation: Library Promotion for the Over-Educated, Part 6 -- a continuing series by Tia Dobi
    20. Press, Profit, and Provocation: Library Promotion for the Over-Educated, Part 7 -- a continuing series by Tia Dobi
    21. Press, Profit, and Provocation: Library Promotion for the Over-Educated, Part 8
    22. Press, Profit, and Provocation: Library Promotion for the Over-Educated, Part 9
    23. Press, Profit, and Provocation: Library Promotion for the Over-Educated, Part 10
    24. A Promotion a Day
    25. Pushing Librarians into Public Awareness
    26. Remnants: Some Random Ideas
    27. ROI: the Economic Benefits of Libraries
    28. Telling People What Libraries Do
    29. Unclear on the Concept
    30. Vital to Values

  • Patrice McDermott -- an interview.

  • McKay, Robert -- on Illinois' River Bend Library System

  • Meetings--good ones and awful ones.

  • the Mellon Foundation -- In Praise of its contributions to libraries

  • Men in Librarianship: Being an Anomaly: Male Librarians

  • Morton Grove Public Library's Webrary: an Unusually Interesting Library Web Site

  • Multnomah County Library: an Unusually Interesting Library Web Site

  • Museums and other Partnership Opportunities -- Natural Partners

  • Neely, Amer -- Basic Guidelines to Site Design

  • New Sites: How To Find Your Own Neat New Stuff

  • New York Public Library: Coping with Disaster

  • New York Times -- Altering the Historical Record for Fun and profit.

  • Non-fiction -- In Need of Rescue

  • Non-professional Staff -- Including All Library Staff in Decision-Making

  • Notess, Greg -- interview


    O - Z




  • O'Brien, Ellen -- What We're Doing Right: Why Library School Students Have Chosen Our Profession.

  • OCLC
    1. In Praise of OCLC
    2. Some quibbles with the design of FirstSearch
    3. OCLC responds

  • OPLIN (Ohio Public Library Information Network)

  • Outreach
    1. Manly Comfort
    2. Outreach as a Survival Strategy
    3. an Outreach Program for Seniors

  • Paraprofessional Staff -- Including All Library Staff in Decision-Making

  • Partnerships -- Natural Partners

  • Permanence -- Hard Copy

  • Phone SystemsThe Real Public Face of Our Libraries

  • Place-Blogging -- The Library's Place in Place-Blogging

  • Politicization -- (Left) Foot in Mouth

  • Price, Gary -- interview

  • Privacy Statement -- my policy about information about my readers.

  • Professional Reading: What Do We Read? An ongoing series to try to identify key resources for keeping current.
    1. What Do We Read? -- my answer.
    2. Tara Calishain's Answer
    3. Jenny Levine's Answer
    4. Reva Basch's Answer
    5. Sue Feldman's Answer
    6. Jessamyn West's Answer
    7. Debbie Abilock's Answer
    8. Stop the World, I Want To Catch Up
    9. Stop the World, I Want To Catch Up: Readers Respond

  • Progressive and Radical Librarians

  • Public Information
    1. The Assault on the Public Right To Know
    2. Messing with Cash Cows: the Effort To Eliminate PubScience

  • Public Library of Charlotte-Mecklenburg County: an Unusually Interesting Web Site

  • Public Relations
    1. Applying "Shopping Anthropology" to Libraries
    2. ALA and Go Ask Alice
    3. Cultivating Reporters
    4. Knowledge Pushers
    5. Libraries and Community Calendars: a Natural Fit
    6. Review: Defusing the Angry Patron, by Rhea Joyce Rubin
    7. Object Lesson in System Failures
    8. Our Phone Systems: the Real Public Face of Our Libraries
    9. Pushing Librarians into Public Awareness
    10. Talking Points about Your Library
    11. the "reading wizard" at the San Francisco Public Library

  • Public Spaces:
    1. Reviews of How To Turn a Place Around and The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces
    2. Show Off Your Library As a Place

  • Publishers:
    1. Altering the Historical Record for Fun and Profit
    2. Beached Whales and Publishers
    3. Disastrous Consequences of the Thor Decision
    4. In Praise of: Information Today
    5. Messing with Cash Cows
    6. Offenses of Serials Publishers

  • Public Library of Charlotte-Mecklenburg County - My Busman's Holiday

  • Publishing on the Web -- Creating Your Niche on the Net

  • Purpose of Ex Libris

  • Push Technologies -- Pushing Librarians into Public Awareness

  • Quint, Barbara -- interview

  • Random Ideas -- Remnants

  • Readers' Services -- Listening To Readers

  • Reading -- In Defense of Oprah Winfrey -- on her book club and the nature of reading.

  • Recruiting and Retaining New Librarians
    1. Page Turner
    2. The Right Hand Knoweth Not..."

  • Reference:
    1. American Demographics -- a splendid reference source
    2. Building a Quick and Dirty Expert Page
    3. Disclosing the Invisible Web
    4. From Zero to Something
    5. Reference as a Teachable Moment
    6. Tales Told by Reference Books
    7. Thinking Beyond our Boxes -- Using ALL Library Resources for Reference
    8. Using Periodicals for Reference
    9. XRefer, Plain or with All the Toppings

    Remarkable Libraries - My Busman's Holiday: the Public Library of Charlotte-Mecklenburg County

  • RSS -- RSS and News Aggregators: What Do You Rally Need To Know To Keep Up?, by Steven Bell

  • School Librarians

  • Schneider, Karen G. -- an interview.

  • Schrock, Kathy -- interview.

  • Scout Report -- a tribute to Susan Calcari and the project she guided.

  • Searching and Search Engines:
    1. AltaVista's Preferred Placement
    2. Browsing the Internet's Shelves
    3. ERIC Users' Strategies
    4. Finding Neat New Stuff
    5. FirstSearch -- some quibbles with its design.
    6. Go Where It Is
    7. Go Where It Is, Part II
    8. Link Popularity Engines
    9. Use Wedge Words
    10. Uses of Search Voyeurs
    11. What is the best search engine?
    12. Yahoo -- Losing Its Exclamation Point

  • Selection
    1. Selection of Dubious Materials
    2. The Tragically Unhip, or, How Librarians Can Get Ahead of the Curve for a Change.

  • Serials
    1. The Fate of Non-Digitized Scholarly Resources
    2. the Offenses of Serials Publishers.

  • Sherman, Chris -- interview

  • Smith, Brian -- an interview with the "Laughing Librarian.

  • Smith, C. Brian -- Disclosing the Invisible Web

  • Software:
    1. Creating a Functional Specification, by Stephanie Taylor
    2. Third Voice and Gooey: a Chance to Talk Back to Web Sites

  • Speakers Bureaus -- Knowledge Pushers

  • Springfield-Greene County Library District

  • Statistics -- using your web statistics.

  • Stauff, Jon -- History Day

  • Staying Current: What Do We Read? An ongoing series to try to identify key resources.
    1. What Do We Read? -- my answer.
    2. Tara Calishain's Answer
    3. Jenny Levine's Answer
    4. Reva Basch's Answer
    5. Sue Feldman's Answer
    6. Jessamyn West's Answer
    7. Debbie Abilock's Answer

  • Storytelling -- Tell Me a Story

  • Taylor, Stephanie:
    1. Creating a Functional Specification
    2. Building a Meaningful Relationship with Your Vendors

  • the Techno-economic Imperative

  • Telephones -- Our Phone Systems: The Real Public Face of Our Libraries

  • Tenure -- Web Contributions and Tenure Decisions

  • Terrorist attack
    1. The Value of the Public
    2. New York Public Library: Coping with Disaster

  • ThinkQuest

  • the Thor Decision -- its disastrous consequences.

  • Training -- Training Your Bosses

  • True but Nonetheless Wrong: the Davenport Flood and the Nature of Truth

  • Tyburski, Genie -- Interview

  • Urban Renewal -- a public library should be at the heart of any project to revitalize downtown.

  • Users
    1. Is there such a thing as a "full moon patron?"
    2. On Making the Transition from Librarian to Library User
    3. Pay attention to them and design your services accordingly.

  • The Value of the Public

  • Vendors
    1. Creating a Functional Specification
    2. Building a Meaningful Relationship with Your Vendors

  • Volunteers in Libraries
    1. In Praise of Library Volunteers, and an interview with Molly Williams
    2. Volunteers in Libraries

  • Washington State Library Closing --

  • Web Publishing -- Creating Your Niche on the Net

  • Web Site Design
    1. Basic Guidelines on Web Site Design, by Amer Neely
    2. Design Wise, a review of the book on site design by Alison Head
    3. Designing Web Usability; review of Jakob Nielsen's book.

  • Web Sites -- On Analyzing Web Sites

  • Weeding
    1. My Response to Nicholson Baker on libraries disposing of historic newspapers..
    2. Selecting and Retaining Dubious Materials
    3. Weeds? Or History's Uprooted Flowers?

  • West, Jessamyn
    1. Guru Interview
    2. Progressive and Radical Librarians

  • Wiener, Paul -- Library Volunteers

  • Wi-Fi in Libraries -- Bill Drew, "Wireless Musings"

  • Williams, Molly -- an Interview

  • Winfrey, Oprah -- in defense of her decision to reduce her book club offerings.

  • Wish Lists -- Wishful Thinking

  • Wojcik, Tim -- Comparing Bookstores and Libraries

  • World Trade Center attack
    1. The Value of the Public
    2. New York Public Library: Coping with Disaster

  • Writing for the Professional Literature
    1. What Worked for Me: 10 Tips on Getting Published, Part I
    2. What Worked for Me: 10 Tips for Getting Published, Part II

  • XRefer, Plain or with All the Toppings

  • Yahoo -- Losing Its Exclamation Point

  • Young Adults -- Go Ask Alice Again

  • Zines -- Who's Going To Archive Zine Content?

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