Took my class to the rare books library today to geek out over 15th C. illuminated manuscripts, a cuneiform tablet c. 2300 BCE, and gorgeous 19th C. chromolithographs. The students were fascinated by these things in a way I've *never* seen with databases and it made me so jealous of our rare books curator. Who would you trade jobs with for a day?
I find we use "resources" too much on our website... what other words? databases - too narrow. stuff - too informal. services - too narrow, not exactly right. thesaurus.com suggests thingamabob, but somehow doesn't see right. suggestions?
anyone here have access to the proquest historic black newspaper collection or the readex one? I've got a history student doing research on Tiger Flowers (http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/article...) and we're thinking that there might be some good resources on Flowers from that perspective
Copyright question: Do you post a copyright notice on or near your public photocopiers? While this used to be common practice at MPOW, it's no longer the case, and we're now passionately debating the issue. Do you feel it's your library's responsibility to post such notices? If yes, do you do it for legal reasons or for educational purposes?
There is no way on God's green earth I am going to train people using the PowerPoints that were sent to us for our new ILS. Do you find you are unable to teach without reinventing the wheel, or is this just a personal problem of mine?
Oh joy, going to have to do a session on Google Scholar, where I expect to be drilled by faculty on minute details about google scholar (coverage, indexing etc). Somehow, people don't seem to realise unlike Scopus, Web of science, Google generally doesn't answer questions you send them.. so there are practically no "experts" on GS.
Just between you and me, the biggest problem I have with my LIS students not doing the reading is that I still have to do the reading, so that I can answer any questions they might have about the reading (were they to do it).
Thinking, at least partly because of Barbara Fister, of a conference discussion group thing entitled, "H important is patron confidentiality?" Key points to begin the discussion include the Amazon Kindle library deal, Overdrive, subscribing to services that require patrons to register at the vendors' sites (eg, Zinio), and search engines that...
Working on a project at work and would love to hear feedback from other librarians handle their online and distance learning in conjunction with the library and librarians. Is there a specific online librarian? Subject/liaisons who work with their disciplines as they would f2f? Other ways, tools, and methods? TIA.
While unattended children policies are fairly common, I'm having trouble finding things that apply to older people who need caregivers. How do you deal with people who, say, have dementia and roam around the confused, constantly ask the same questions, need assistance so they don't get lost, etc. I worry about people with these needs getting hurt.
Okay, ladies of the LSW: I need a new pair of black flats, professional enough but comfortable and very walkable (think for use at conferences, with skirts, etc.). Any brands/styles you particularly recommend? I hate shoe shopping because I have short wide feet that are hard to fit, will probably order online.