There are a lot of options for knowledge sharing tools depending on the goals in mind. As always, there are services you pay to join as well as free ones that only require an account. Wikis are one of the most common collaborative tools, though their usefulness if debated among users. You’ve likely encountered wikis before, but… Read More Wikis for Knowledge Sharing
Knowledge management (KM) is an active topic online. Librarians and management professionals actively discuss various aspects of KM, reflecting on work experiences and observations to explore the topic. While there are few talking about KM in public libraries specifically, the discussion is transferable and well worth knowing. A Couple Posts of Interest Let’s start with… Read More Knowledge Management in the Blogosphere
Knowledge management (KM) and knowledge sharing are increasingly common in public libraries. In this case, knowledge is described as information with the added value of experience and judgement plus an understanding of the organization’s best practices and decision making.1,2,3 Though this can shift, KM is unique from other forms of information management because it deals with… Read More Knowledge Management and Public Libraries
Do people still read? Who still reads? Why read? I get questions/comments like these a lot. When you have that split second to actually answer, I never can. As a reader, pleasure reading (or “reading for fun” or “leisure reading”) is something I simply enjoy. As an LIS student, it’s a topic I need to be able… Read More Benefits of Pleasure Reading
Today marks the end of winter term and the end of my independent study that focused on assessing how academic libraries support studio-based programs, specifically the visual arts. I have enjoyed every moment, but it’s time to strike the show. While it doesn’t cover everything, here are some of my closing thoughts on academic libraries and… Read More Visual Artists & Academic Libraries
OLA Super Conference back in 2010 School is back in session and just as busy as last term. Today, however, I can’t focus because I will soon be attending my first professional conference. The Ontario Library Association (OLA) Super Conference started yesterday and I’m excited to be heading over tonight. There are so many talks… Read More OLA Super Conference 2015
According to this article, the Calgary Public Library is no longer charging fees for library cards. This is confirmed on the CPL’s About Us page. Congratualtions, residents of Calgary! …wait. There was a fee just to get a library card? Turns out, in Alberta and parts of Quebec it is acceptable to charge patrons a fee… Read More Free Library Cards for All!