Computers in Libraries

Monthly magazine provides library information technology news and practical application.

Articles from Vol. 23, No. 8, September

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ALA has announced that Carla Hayden, executive director of the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore, became its president at the end of the ALA Annual Conference in Toronto. She will serve from 2003 to 2004. Previously, Hayden was first deputy...
Everything You Need to Know about Training You Learned in Summer Reading Programs
Fall is here and children's librarians everywhere are breathing a sigh of relief; summer reading programs are over for another year. Or are they?I spent 4 1/2 years traveling to public libraries around the U.S. as a computer trainer in The Bill &...
Everything You Need to Know about Training You Learned in Summer Reading Programs: What If Technology Trainers Used Some of the Paths Already Forged by Summer Reading Program Planners?
Fall is here and children's librarians everywhere are breathing a sigh of relief; summer reading programs are over for another year. Or are they? I spent 4 1/2 years traveling to public libraries around the U.S. as a computer trainer in The Bill...
ILS Update from ALA/CLA 2003
The American Library Association Annual Conference usually provides my best opportunity to gather comprehensive information about the library automation industry. All the companies bring their best and brightest stars and show off their latest accomplishments....
Kitsap Update: Systems, Servers, and New Laws
It's midsummer. The RFP bids have been received. The first cut has been made. The telephone system consultant has been selected. CIPA (the Children's Internet Protection Act) has been upheld by the Supreme Court. Nancy got file replication and Active...
Kitsap Update: Systems, Servers, and New Laws: ILS Decisions, the PATRIOT Act, Filtering, and a Bad Batch of Bar Codes Kept Us Pretty Busy This Summer
It's midsummer. The RFP bids have been received. The first cut has been made. The telephone system consultant has been selected. CIPA (the Children's Internet Protection Act) has been upheld by the Supreme Court. Nancy got file replication and Active...
People & Places
The University of California-Berkeley has announced that Terence K. Huwe, director of library and information services at the Institute of Industrial Relations at UC Berkeley, has been named vice president/president-elect of the Librarians Association...
The in Box
Spyware Gets ExposedDear Authors,Thank you for your timely article on spyware, which appeared in the May issue of Computers in Libraries ["Uncovering the Spy Network," May 2003, pp. 16-21]. I'm going to circulate it to all of our professional staff,...
There's Always Something New to Say about Training
So here we are again, talking about training. Yeah, we've covered this theme before, and I'm sure we'll cover it again. Training is one of those topics that we call "evergreen." Doesn't matter how much you talk about it, there's always new stuff to...
The Yin and Yang of Integrating TILT with Blackboard
We combined TILT's educational, multimedia content with the registration and testing features in our course management system, Backboard. The result, "TILT Board," brought the two into perfect harmony.It seems as if almost every library I know is using...
The Yin and Yang of Integrating TILT with Blackboard: We Combined TILT's Educational, Multimedia Content with the Registration and Testing Features in Our Course Management System, Blackboard. the Result, "TILT Board," Brought the Two into Perfect Harmony
It seems as if almost every library I know is using the Texas Information Literacy Tutorial, or TILT. Every week I run across another adaptation with some variation on the name such as LILT, MILT, or even LILI. Imitation (or in this case, adaptation)...
Training: Been There, Done That, Ready to Start Again
In the nearly 16 years that I've been writing this column, I've covered training several times. While I will admit to a feeling of "deja vu all over again," I also have to admit that it is a topic that is especially timely for me since the Monroeville...
Training (beyond Education)
I used the qualifier in my title (instead of writing something simple like Education and Training) for a reason: I wanted to emphasize that although a good graduate education provides the most fertile ground for efficient training of librarians and...
Training: Hey, What's So Funny!?
A couple of library staff members came up to me the other day after taking training from an "outsider" (another department on campus). "We didn't realize how good we have it!" they exclaimed. So I asked them to explain the difference they saw in the...
Training M.L.S. Students to Catalog
The standardization of rules for cataloging electronic resources has paved the way for us to train students to do simple cataloging.Here at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo, we've integrated library school graduate students into the...
Training M.L.S. Students to Catalog: The Standardization of Rules for Cataloging Electronic Resources Has Paved the Way for Us to Train Students to Do Simple Cataloging
Here at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo, we've integrated library school graduate students into the cataloging department, and it has been a positive experience. Through this ongoing project, students/earn respect for the privilege...
Training Technology Trainers: Lessons from the River
Your heart is racing, adrenaline is rushing through your body, and you're reeling with the "fight or flight" conflict. You wonder why you agreed to do this in the first place. Are you teaching new technology trainers or conquering Class V rapids on...
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