Month: March 2009

Ask a Librarian: Online General Information Meeting for Non-participating Libraries

If you’ve ever heard about Ask a Librarian and wondered what it is and how you and your library can be a part of it, this informational workshop is perfect for you. Ask a Librarian ( is Florida’s collaborative virtual reference service allowing users to connect with librarians via chat or email for assistance with […]

New resources to help libraries promote Woman’s Day initiative

This post is courtesy of ALA. Woman’s Day magazine is once again partnering with the American Library Association’s Campaign for America’s Libraries, this time to promote the library as a key resource during tough economic times. Libraries interested in promoting this initiative are encouraged to visit to download new promotional materials. New materials include […]

Amazon e-reader Kindle 2 is nifty, if costly, second act

By Edward C. Baig, USA TODAY Hate to spoil the ending, but here’s what you need to know about Kindle 2. The second edition of Amazon’s (AMZN) best-selling electronic reader looks better, reads better and addresses the first Kindle’s (metaphorically speaking) torn pages. Still, most of the improvements are marginal enough that owners of the […]

A free resource from the ALA Public Programs Office The ALA Public Programs Office is pleased to announce a new online resource to assist libraries of all types and sizes in creating cultural and community programs.  The website,, includes a resource library, live learning opportunities and a blog to keep librarians informed of upcoming […]

Stand & Deliver: Putting the Patron in Control

FLA preconference May 5, 2009 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.    Join your resource sharing colleagues for this informative event. Topics include: The Future of the OPAC from the Patron Perspective Unmediated Borrowing Panel discussion on Delivery Methods in Today’s Economy Rethinking Resource Sharing Register at* Contact Kristine J. Shrauger at (407) 823-5422 or […]

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