Information and the Future

This is the blog of the Information and the Future task force of the Rolfing Library at Trinity International University. The IF task force exists to explore the role of libraries in the future of Christian higher education.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

The Carnival and other recent blog posts

One way of keeping up with what is happening on library blogs and learning about new blogs is the weekly Carnival of Information Science. The carnival is a weekly "best of" posting that summarizes blog highlights for the week. The catch is that it moves around to different blogs as a way to give them some PR and with each move the editor changes. The link I included above gives you the schedule of where the carnival will be.

If I were the editor here are some blog entries I may include:

http://ericschnell.blogspot.com/2006/07/continuous-learning-making-it.html

Eric Snell posted another guilt inducing plea for more continuing education for librarians but he does include several links to resources he thinks are helpful, including a few podcasts. I've been meaning to investigate podcating and maybe this will get me started on that.

http://ericschnell.blogspot.com/2006/07/why-librarians-should-eat-their-own.html

More guilt from Mr. Snell, this time about the need for librarians to use the tools that their patrons are using.

http://www.librarything.com/thingology/2006/07/tags-reading-and-listening-list.php

Finally the Library Thing put together a reading list on tagging. I confess that I haven't followed up on the links in the post (other than to skim a bit of the first) but if you are interested in tagging (aka folksonomies) these articles promise a meatier analysis than the easy praise or lament that one often finds on blogs.

2 Comments:

  • At 2:57 PM, Blogger Eric Schnell said…

    If you didn't feel guilty it would mean that as a library professional you didn't think that it was your role to get involved. The fact you felt guilt means you know you should do something. That's good!!

     
  • At 10:13 AM, Blogger Matt said…

    Hey Eric thanks for being are first outside contributor! I do appreciate your compiling that helpful listing of professional resources and promise to work on my guilt issues :)

     

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