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January 17, 2008

A Librarian's presence at Morning Report is a Good Thing

This article in the October '07 issue of JMLA associates a decrease in hospital length of stay with the active presence and participation of librarians in morning report. Perhaps this type of research could help us convince faculty of our usefulness.

Posted by markmac at 10:48 PM | Comments (0)

January 15, 2008

Strains and Joys Color Mergers Between Libraries and Tech Units

http://chronicle.com/free/v54/i19/19a00103.htm?utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

Posted by schnitzr at 08:12 AM | Comments (0)

January 14, 2008

Blogs are increasingly venues for scholarship, librarians are told

http://chronicle.com/wiredcampus/article/2660/blogs-are-increasingly-venues-for-scholarship-librarians-are-told?utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

Posted by schnitzr at 07:07 AM | Comments (1)

January 09, 2008

Wikia Search

In case you missed it, Jimmy Wales and company unleashed an alpha version of Search Wikia the other day. The search results are very poor and there isn't an advanced search function, but its openness and transparency separates it from its searching competition. Its fate largely rests in the hands of its users.

For some commentary, check out this interesting review from TechCrunch (and be sure to read Wales' comments).

Posted by markmac at 03:58 PM | Comments (2)

Blog Survey

If you read health sciences librarian blogs (like this one), you might want to participate in Marcus Banks's survey:

Marcus' World: Survey of Health Sciences Librarian Blog Readers

Posted by janeblum at 03:36 PM | Comments (1)

January 08, 2008

Don't blog too much, or else...

From a New York Times article on the potential health hazards associated with, among other things, blogging:

"The trouble with a personal brand is, you’re yoked to a machine,” said Paul Kedrosky, a friend of Mr. Malik’s who runs the Infectious Greed blog. “You feel huge pressure to not just do a lot, but to do a lot with your name on it. You have pressure to not just be the C.E.O., but at the same time to write, and to do it all on a shoestring. Put it all together, and it’s a recipe for stress through the roof."

So, now we all have an excuse not too blog!

Posted by markmac at 02:40 PM | Comments (0)

January 02, 2008

Four Habits of Highly Effective Librarians

Basically, they boil down to the following four habits:
Openness
Responsiveness
Collaboration
Communication

Details at:

http://chronicle.com/jobs/news/2007/05/2007052301c/careers.html?utm_source=pm&utm_medium=en

Posted by schnitzr at 04:02 PM | Comments (0)