August 10, 2005

August...a few days off

Karen speaks the truth:

"But the French have it right: taking a breather in August is a good idea. September will come, and with it the usual efforts.

Folks..I have a semester to finish including a paper and a proposal to the IRB for a Web Survey we'll discuss this fall, some presentations to draft and some pondering to do. I'll be back before Labor Day..but for now, TTW is unplugged for awhile. Sit back...relax...breathe... see you soon!

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July 22, 2005

On Training in Libraries....

Training should be viewed as a necessity, not a luxury; as mandatory, not voluntary; and as comprehensive, not superficial. Training should be both theoretical and practical. The consequence of poor training will be that our users will lose confidence in librarians: They will think that librarians have joined the ranks of others that have fallen under the weight of emerging technologies, and they will see libraries as another institution that is threatened with extinction as the 21st century approaches.

Krissoff, A. & Konrad, L. COMPUTER TRAINING FOR STAFF AND PATRONS, Computers in Libraries, Jan1998, Vol. 18, Issue 1

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