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Librarians are invited to post guest blog messages. These can be
editorials on a topic of interest to you, ideas you’d like to share with
your colleagues, or anything else you want to write about. We are
looking for guest writers for April, May and June. If you’re
interested in being a guest writer, please contact Karen Fernandez firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted Mar 6, 2013, 7:40 PM by CLAMS Librarian
Did you attend Online Northwest, 2013?Online Northwest attendees share:
I went and I was a presenter at the conference. My colleague Claver Hategekimana and I presented Getting Students Ready for Distance Learning.
The keynote speaker, Virginia Eubanks, was very interesting; I really didn’t get her connection to libraries. However, it hit close to home as I see my daughter and her little family work their butts off and still remain below the poverty level. I see them getting slapped around by the very systems that are supposed to help them. I am sending her the information that I received about Our Knowledge, Our Power (OKOP) and hopefully it will help her and her family.
I attended Mobile Stats Are Not Enough ...
Posted Feb 16, 2013, 11:05 AM by CLAMS Librarian
Becoming Who I Am
We in the library talk all the time about how to tell our
story so people get what we do. We fret
that our community believes that libraries are irrelevant and that the Internet
IS the new library. Librarians,
faculty, administration, the Legislature, the business community all talk about
what students need, so when the opportunity arose for Corey Murata, a graduate
student in the Master of Communication in Digital Media program at the UW, to
make a video story about the library, he chose to do it from a student’s point
of view. Chisom Chibuogwu is an Honor’s
student who spent a year at UPS before transferring to Shoreline. What we found most surprising was her
Posted Jun 22, 2012, 5:52 PM by CLAMS Librarian
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The Core of LibrarianshipI've been thinking a lot about what is at the
core of librarianship. What are the things we do that are unique to us
as librarians? What value do we add to the enterprise of higher
education? What do students and faculty expect from us? What makes us
consider ourselves librarians?
These questions have become more urgent for me in recent months as
the Community Colleges of Spokane have initiated a reorganization of our
library services. As of July 1, 2012, CCS Libraries will be one,
unified, district-wide service and not the three separate services
(Spokane Falls CC, Spokane CC, and the Institute for Extended Learning).
These changes are proceeding with the usual mix of intense interest
Posted Mar 16, 2012, 9:27 AM by Josh Hogan