Category Archives: Books

Geeking out is my perrogative

Some might say I am in the perfect profession to fan the the flames of my inner geek. I freely admit to having a lot of geek loves and sharing them with whoever will listen. I have always loved discovered … Continue reading

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Is it Really Ours?: Ownership and digital content

Ownership in the digital age is fleeting. Libraries are in quite a conundrum when it comes to digital content. We want to be able to provide access to digital content like downloadable ebooks and audiobooks, but do not have the¬†infrastructure¬†to … Continue reading

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An argument for physical books

Confession: I am a huge advocate of the reading of eBook on your favorite dedicated eReader. I own a Nook and enjoy consuming books that way. That being said, recently I have run across a few books that are, in … Continue reading

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SciFi Authors talk about Information Technology – ALA 2011

One of the great things about large library conferences is the author events. I was able attend the LITA (Library & Information Technology Association) panel, Science Fiction and Information Technology at ALA this year. Organizers gathered many heavy hitters in … Continue reading

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Recommending Reading: Social Media Marketing

I am often asked for recommendations for those interested in learning more on social media. Often, those who run small businesses or work with nonprofits want to market themselves but sometimes don’t have the budget to hire a marketing firm … Continue reading

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Sounding off on Seth Godin

Sometimes, its good for some outside of the library science world to write about libraries because they can offer fresh perspectives. However, this is not one of those times. As a newly graduated librarian, I have to sound off on … Continue reading

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What’s making me happy this week….

I am a regular listener of a podcast from NPR called Pop Culture Happy Hour, in which the hosts discuss their favorites in the realm of pop culture: books, movies, TV shows, et cetera. In that spirit, I thought I … Continue reading

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Libraries and ebooks

Ebooks have over the past few years really increased in popularity mostly due to the introduction of several high quality eReaders like the Nook, Amazon’s Kindle and the iPad just to name a few. On a personal note, I purchased … Continue reading

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Internship: Week 2 Thoughts on PASCAL and ILL

Part of my internship at the Addlestone Library is working in the Interlibrary Loan office. A large function of that office involves circulating books through the PASCAL network (a cooperating network of SC academic libraries for resource sharing). I have … Continue reading

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Loving the new and improved Nook by Barnes & Noble

If you had told me a year ago that I would spend money on purchasing a eReader, I would have balked but I am completely in love with my recent purchase of the Nook eReader from Barnes & Noble. I … Continue reading

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