Computers in Libraries

Monthly magazine provides library information technology news and practical application.

Articles from Vol. 32, No. 10, December

Beyond Traditional Literacy Instruction: Toward an Account-Based Literacy Training Curriculum in Libraries
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] As mainstream technology and popular online services have evolved beyond traditional business applications and basic internet browsing, so have the educational needs of our patrons. While information literacy training has...
Everybody's Doing It, but Everyone Could Use Some Help
I recently gave a workshop for a lively group of librarians. Motivated to learn something new, they had plenty of good questions about practical applications of the ideas we discussed. I barely covered two-thirds of the material I'd prepared for the...
Looking Forward Again
It was Terry Huwe who, in his column for this month's issue of Computers in Libraries, noted how fast this year seems to have slipped away, and I must agree. It seems like only yesterday we were concluding CIL's annual "looking forward" issue for 2011....
Making Our Own Futures
Looking back over a calendar year that seemed to grow wings and fly like the wind, it's tempting to take this column space to discuss what might have come true since CIL's last crystal-ball edition in December 2011. But this issue is all about future...
Noted & Quoted
S wets announced that Hilary Davis is the recipient of the 2012 Charleston Conference Scholarship. Currently, she is associate head of collection management for North Carolina State University Libraries. Sponsored by Swets, she received $1,000 to attend...
Taking Stock before I Go
Taking Stock, the theme of this month's issue, is quite appropriate both for a year-end issue and for me as I write my last column for Computers in Libraries magazine. At year's end, we take a look back to see how far we have come while also looking...
Tech Review and Forecast for 2013
As another year draws to a close, it's time to reflect on the trends in play related to library technologies and attempt to anticipate their trajectory going forward. We are in an incredibly interesting period in the realm of library technologies....
Tech Trends: Coming Soon to a Second or Third Screen near You
In the corporate world, the "consumerization of IT" is being debated by C-level execs. Will we adopt the new bring-your-own-device-to-work policy? In the workplace, there may be room for debate, but in libraries, we don't have a choice whether or not...
We're in This Together: Creating Synergies with Collaborative Ventures
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] In 2002, Wendy Pradt Lougee published a report through the Council on Library and Information Resources titled "Diffuse Libraries: Emergent Roles for the Research Library in the Digital Age." In her introduction, she discussed...
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