Category Archives: Librarianship

Frustrated by DRM and Libraries

I am a frustrated user of e-books and audiobooks. I have an iPod so I can listen to audiobooks. I did check out one using the downloadable audio at my library but I had to free up a good bit … Continue reading

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ALA Rewind

Since I didn’t take notes at the conference, I am going to attempt to recap the week’s events. I trekked to Washington, D.C. with six other SLIS grad student from USC(that’s University of South Carolina to all of you foreigners!). … Continue reading

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First ALA Annual Experience…

Now that I have completed my first experience at a national ALA conference, I wanted to share some thoughts on what I learned. I made some of the common newbie mistakes along the way even though I was told not … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Career Path

Thankfully, after completing the last few assignments, I have made some decisions about certain aspects of academic librarianship. I do not think I would enjoy the headache of planning a library. Planning a budget and having a staffing plan just … Continue reading

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Planning Bibliographic Instruction

Academic librarians have a very crucial role when it comes to student instruction. Although many students should know how to use a library from their experience in school libraries, many have no clue once they get to a large university. … Continue reading

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Congress passes Federal Library Agency Act

I came across this article in this month’s Library Journal and it talks about the details of the new law and what it means for different federal agencies. This law is an attempt to centralize many of the library functions … Continue reading

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Alexandria Library: A Comparison

The Royal Library at Alexandria housed one of the greatest collections in the ancient world.  It was allowed flourish under the patronage of the Ptolemaic dynasty.  This library worked to collect important works from the ancient world in one place. … Continue reading

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Academic Libraries

I posted my intro and all other info on my homepage under the class roster. So I wll just start this blog with assignment 2.  1.I personally believe that higher education still has an extremely important role in our country … Continue reading

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