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  1. Barnacles on the Ship of Librarianship

    By Tom Peters | Every now and then, usually when I have a moment by myself, I think about the state of librarianship.   I ponder the opportunities, the problems, and the progress.   Generally, these periodic, informal "state of librarianship" ad ...

    Anonymous - 04/13/2017 - 18:00 - Professional Tools

  2. The Economic Crisis & Your Library Technology, Part II

    By Daniel A. Freeman | One of our readers, a librarian at a parochial school in Topeka, Kansas, writes: We are losing teachers and staff. It is affecting how much we have to spend....technology is up at the top, considered a luxury. We are sticking with w ...

    Anonymous - 04/13/2017 - 18:00 - Professional Tools

  3. NBC Nightly News Discusses Library Use in a Tough Economy

    By Daniel A. Freeman | Last evening's NBC Nightly News included this report on library usage in tough times: The report, which features ALA President Jim Rettig, includes some outstanding statistics on library usage across the country. While the repo ...

    Anonymous - 04/13/2017 - 18:00 - Professional Tools

  4. Gift ideas for the young geek reader

    By Patrick Hogan | You can always tease parents with the adage that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. Guessing that ALA TechSource readers may want to share their sci-tech passions with youngsters on their gift list, I'm linking to this ...

    Anonymous - 04/13/2017 - 18:00 - Professional Tools

  5. Watching Movies in the Future

    By Daniel A. Freeman | This article from Monday's Wall Street Journal previews the future of movie-watching. As cool as a lot of this stuff sounds, I can't help but think that if these predictions are true, all the time and money libraries are s ...

    Anonymous - 04/13/2017 - 18:00 - Professional Tools

  6. A Helpful Presentation on Web 2.0 for Smaller Libraries

    By Daniel A. Freeman | Web 2.0 expert and Library Technology Reports author Sarah Houghton-Jan posted this presentation at her blog Librarian in Black. "Web 2.0 Services for Smaller, Underfunded Libraries" can help librarians use social networki ...

    Anonymous - 04/13/2017 - 18:00 - Professional Tools

  7. More on Twitter and Reporting the News

    By Daniel A. Freeman | Yesterday's New York Times featured this piece, which discussed how newspaper journalists have become avid users of Twitter: Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExpl ...

    Anonymous - 04/13/2017 - 18:00 - Professional Tools

  8. The Economic Crisis & Your Library Technology

    By Daniel A. Freeman | From Maine to San Diego, San Antonio to Minneapolis, Librarians everywhere are feeling the heat of the current economic crisis. When the economy is bad, local and state governments suffer, and budget cuts follow. Unless you are luck ...

    Anonymous - 04/13/2017 - 18:00 - Professional Tools

  9. As Print Struggles, Twitter Flourishes

    By Daniel A. Freeman | It's no secret that these are tough times for the publishing industry. We've been discussing the precarious position of the publishing industry for some time now, and the current economic crisis certainly isn't making ...

    Anonymous - 04/13/2017 - 18:00 - Professional Tools

  10. More on the "Wondrous" Library Art

    By Daniel A. Freeman | Our very own Michael Stephens has some additional information about the fantastic sculpture I wrote about last Wednesday. Check out his post at Tame the Web. ...

    Anonymous - 04/13/2017 - 18:00 - Professional Tools