Computers in Libraries

Monthly magazine provides library information technology news and practical application.

Articles from Vol. 30, No. 4, May

A Mobile Strategy Web Developers Will Love
I've been thinking about iPads, iPhones, and Android a lot lately. In early April (a few weeks from now as I write) iPads will disperse from Apple headquarters in Cupertino, Calif.; you've probably seen a few already. We know from Apple's years-long...
A Year with Google Apps
Despite the small issues. I believe that the use of Google Apps for our library was a good thing that has benefitted the library.In August 2008, the Missouri River Regional Library (MRRL), where I serve as information technology coordinator, switched...
A Year with Google Apps: Despite the Small Issues, I Believe That the Use of Google Apps for Our Library Was a Good Thing That Has Benefitted the Library
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] In August 2008, the Missouri River Regional Library (MRRL), where I serve as information technology coordinator, switched over from an internally hosted Microsoft Exchange email server to the Google Apps product. As the person...
From Realities to Values
So how do you take these Digital Native realities and build a set of strategies that support your organization's digital initiatives, especially when technology is quickly and constantly shifting?A Strategy Framework for Digital NativesMeet Emma, my...
From Realities to Values: A Strategy Framework for Digital Natives: So How Do You Take These Digital Native Realities and Build a Set of Strategies That Support Your Organization's Digital Initiatives, Especially When Technology Is Quickly and Constantly Shifting?
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Meet Emma, my babysitter. She's 14, and she's bright, loves math and board games, is great with my daughters ... and is almost impossible to get ahold of by phone. This is ironic because like most teens today, she's seldom...
Invictus
For this issue we asked our columnists and contributors to think outside the box ... outside the library walls ... outside the IT infrastructure ... even outside the confines of "cutting-edge" thought. Everyone bought into this concept, giving us...
New Life for Long-Standing Collaborations
Information professionals are often in a position to take a bird's-eye view of largescale trends in society and the workplace--and the role of technology in both. Of the many trends that are prevalent these days, some are well-covered in CIL's pages:...
Noted & Quoted
awardsThe American Library Association announced that the University of Michigan's Enriching Scholarship program is the 2010 winner of the AIxA/Information Today, Inc. Library of the Future Award. The award is presented annually to a library that demonstrates...
Professional Development for the Library Technologist
The last couple of months have marked several personal milestones. I've had my 25year anniversary of employment at Vanderbilt University, I will soon attend my 25th Computers in Libraries conference, and I've been involved with this column for slightly...
Reaching Users Who Are outside Your Box
"Home, is where I want to be ..." I happily sing along with the Talking Heads. It's likely a gorgeous spring day as you read this in May, but there's still a nip in the air as I'm writing. I have music and hot tea; nothing on earth would compel me...
Taking the Library to the User
Each day, as the appointed hour for opening the Monroeville Public Library draws near, eager library users gather in the lobby. Sometimes the group is small; other times it's so large that not everyone fits into the lobby, forcing some to wait outside....
Training in the Clouds
Like most libraries, we had limited staff and budget, yet we saw the potential of free, cloud-based applications.A few years ago the Denver Public Library, where Cassi Pretlow serves as technology librarian/trainer and Tina Jayroe is a docent, developed...
Training in the Clouds: Like Most Libraries, We Had Limited Staff and Budget, Yet We Saw the Potential of Free, Cloud-Based Applications
A few years ago the Denver Public Library, where Cassi Pretlow serves as technology librarian/trainer and Tina Jayroe is a docent, developed a long-term strategic plan that included a new mission statement and vision to better serve the residents of...
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