Wednesday, July 23, 2014

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    Friday, July 18, 2014

    Public libraries and technology: From “houses of knowledge” to “houses of access”

    Public libraries and technology: From “houses of knowledge” to “houses of access”By Kathryn Zickuhr 


    One major finding in our research into Americans’ use of public libraries is the extent to which libraries are synonymous not only with knowledge and information, but with the tools needed to acquire it in the digital age. Some 77% of Americans now think it is “very important” for public libraries to provide free access to computers and the internet to the community, and 95% think it is important overall.

    http://libraries.pewinternet.org/2014/07/09/public-libraries-and-technology-from-houses-of-knowledge-to-houses-of-access/

    Tuesday, July 15, 2014

    Top Tips for Interns

    Top Tips for Interns
    By Penny Loretto



    1. Meet and Greet with Everyone You Meet
    2. Do Your Research
    3.Set Personal Goals and Keep Yourself Busy
    4. Read Professional Trade Journals & Magazines
    5. Be Prepared to do Some Grunt Work
    6. Ask Questions
    7. Find a Mentor
    8. Be Professional
    9. Develop Professional Relationships
    10. Be Enthusiastic!

    http://internships.about.com/od/internshipsuccess/tp/TipsforSuccess.htm

    Monday, July 14, 2014

    National Library of Nigeria Board Members

    Jonathan Approves National Library of Nigeria Board

    President Goodluck Jonathan has approved the composition and appointment of the chairmen and members of the governing board of National Library of Nigeria


    •  Alhaji Abdullahi Haruna Ningi               -           Chairman
    • Inye Marshall Harry Jnr.                        -                Member
    •  Mr. Kalabari Odimiri                            -                Member
    •  Madaki Hussaini Abdullahi                   -                 Member
    • Obafemi Oye                                       -                  Member
    •  Salisu Suleiman                                   -                  Member
    • Hon. Tijjani Kumalia                            -                  Member
    • Usman Idris Mawogi                           -                   Member
    •  Hon. (Mrs.) Atinuke Akinwale            -                  Member
    • Chief Innocent Anoliefo                        -                  Member
    • Dr. (Mrs.) Felicia Etim                         -                  Member
    • Mr. Obi Michael                                  -                  Member 

    Wednesday, July 9, 2014

    Internet Searching Tools

    Internet Searching Tools
    http://www.hanlib.sou.edu/searchtools/index.html

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    • Google Advanced Search
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    • Internet Public Library 2
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    • World Wide Web Virtual Library

    Thursday, July 3, 2014

    New Report: OCLC Researchers Reorder and Reinterpret Ranganathan’s Five Laws of Library Science For Today’s World

    New Report: OCLC Researchers Reorder and Reinterpret Ranganathan’s Five Laws of Library Science For Today’s World

    Highlights from the Report


    • Today’s library users challenge librarians to move from the simple declaration of “save the time of the reader”; meeting today’s users’ needs requires embedding library systems and services into their existing workflows
    • Our modern-day rephrasing of “every person his or her book” is know your community and its needs
    • The core meaning of “books are for use” is still about access; however, our interpretation focuses on developing the physical and technical infrastructure needed to deliver materials
    • Our interpretation of “every book its reader” focuses on increasing the discoverability, access and use of resources within users’ existing workflows
    • We agree that “a library is a growing organism” and propose growing users’ share of attention

    http://oclc.org/content/dam/research/publications/library/2014/oclcresearch-reordering-ranganathan-2014.pdf