Friday, December 19, 2008

A Library 2.0 Guru

Mr. Michael Stevens is a groundbreaking proponent of the "Library 2.0" concept. You can follow his progress and other stuff at:

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

It's official......

This just in from the US News and World report:

Librarians - Best job for 2009!

See full story here:

"Forget about that image of librarians as a mousy bookworms. More and more of today’s librarians must be clever interrogators, helping the patron to reframe their question more usefully. Librarians then become high-tech information sleuths, helping patrons plumb the oceans of information available in books and digital records, often starting with a clever Google search but frequently going well beyond....."

Well, it's all true and here at the Lee County Library we have FUN too!!

Friday, December 12, 2008

I HAD to add this.

A friend of mine who lives in the UK - makes training videos for librarians. He sent me this one. A lot of the terminology is British, but it's still pretty funny (and informative!!)

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Still the best deal in town....

Following is the link for MSNBC's report on Libraries aired on December 10, 2008. Check it out:

During Hard Times, we are still the best deal around.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Food 4 Fines huge success............

During November, we offered a “Food 4 Fines” program to help raise food for the Hope center. We are pleased to report that the Library accumulated food whose value was in excess of $200.00!! We thank all of our patrons who helped themselves while helping others during this valuable program.

Gettin'our library mojo goin'.....

I have FINALLY gotten the Lee County Library Card Catalog successfully linked to our web page. This has been an ongoing problem and I am pleased that it is finally resolved. The only way I knew that there was a problem was through patron feedback. Several patrons called to tell me the link was broken. Because of their input the Library was able to once again offer this on line service. Right now, you will be able to look up books on the on-line catalog. However, you cannot reserve the books on line – you will have to call the library and we can reserve your books for you. I will tinker with the catalog and see what needs to be done so you can reserve, order and renew books online. That will be at the top of the 2009 “to-do” list.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Apologies tendered......

As you can see from the lack of activity around here, November was quite a hectic month. Your blogette will be returning shortly with bunch of new photos (lots), news releases and the usual nonsense.

Stay tuned faithful bloggers - we have not abandoned you!!!