Techies - A NEXUS
the Gap Between Techies and Non-Techies, by Jill Witty, Vault.com
"We've got to ask some questions. It may be cool...but how does it fit into the plan of the library?" (The video iPod, for now at least, falls under this "drooling" category!) Optimizing Technology in Libraries, Michael says: Control Your Technolust
Would the librarians keep up with the techies? Jenny, Steve Cohen and others of their generation tend not to be programmers, but more and more of them can understand exactly what the programmers need to do--which is even more important. [Fame for Jenny]
Look, Google is not the only means to search for info, nor should it be used that way. But it can be another device at your disposal to reach certain information. Learn to use it in conjuction with other library search devices, and teach it that way to your patrons. "When searching for transcripts from magazines, E-Library is best; for a book about xyz, try the OPAC; for city maps, try Google Maps." Get it? I say, "promote Google as simply another useful tool within your arsenal - don't be a useless tool stuck up your own arsehole" which is really all some of these cling-to-tradition-all-that-is-new-is-evil librarians are being in their attitude. Rant Mode: Oogling the Googling
Very real technological accomplishments have tended to become invisible because they have been so successful. If you had told people a decade ago that card catalogs would virtually disappear within ten years and would be replaced by our current information-management systems, they would not have believed you. Librarians have been the real heroes of the digital revolution in higher education. They are the ones who have seen the farthest, done the most, accepted the hardest challenges, and demonstrated most clearly the benefits of digital information. In the process, they have turned their own field upside down and have revolutionized their professional training. It is testimony to their success that we take their achievementï¿½and their information-management systemsï¿½for granted - in The Academic Culture and the IT Culture: Their Effect on Teaching & Scholarship, by Edward A. Ayers [the full text is in PDF] EDUCAUSE REVIEW, Vol. 39#6, Nov/Dec 2004. p48-62
Some observers have pointed out similarities between computing professionals and librarians. At least one study of librarians' personality types, using Myers Briggs indicators and other data, found that computer professionals, electrical engineers, and librarians shared prominent personality types.(114) Tom Davenport, of the University of Texas business school, suggests that the two groups also may have common problems: "Many [librarians] like books more than people, just as some of us prefer computers to humans. Studies... suggest that bosses of corporate librarians don't have a good understanding of what librarians do. IS types also have that problem. Both librarians and IS people are somewhat passive, waiting for someone to ask for the information they provide Redefining a Profession, by Richard A. Danner
- History of ICT , by "Chris Smith"
- Being the Head of Web Services isn’t All Tech, by , Library Web Chic, July 1st, 2006
- Can Librarians Be Techies? Expanding Your IT Department Using Existing Non-Technical Staff, March/23/2006
- Geeks and Nerds Battle for the Soul of Librarianship by Rory
Litwin, April 21, 2006
- Why librarians need to be fluent in IT By Prof. Peachy
Limpin, Wednesday, May 03, 2006
- Keeping Library Techies Happy and Productive: Forty-four Ways to
Lose Your Techies, March 16, 2006
- Top Ten Ways to Keep Your Library’s Techies, March 16, 2006
- 20 Technology Skills Every Librarian Should Have by Jenny
Levine, July 21, 2005
- You Only Need To Know 5 Things To Be A Library Geek by Ed
Blake on 12:36 PM August 29th, 2005
- Techies Talk Tough at LITA's 2003 Annual National Forum, By
Brian Kenney — November 1, 2003
- Redefining Traditional Roles - Library vs. Techies, by
Lambert, Greg [Greg.Lambert@oscn.net], Tue, 14 May 2002
- COLLABORATION: PARTNERSHIPS BETWEEN LIBRARIANS AND INFORMATION
As the information environment has become increasingly networked, librarians and
information technologists have begun to move from contractual arrangements ...
- Librarians vs. technology: Expertise in an age of amateur
researchers, By Sue Bowness, Information Highways,
- Redefining a
Profession - Paper by Richard A. Danner on the work of
and information technologists [alternative source: http://www.law.duke.edu/fac/danner/callweb.htm#The%20Info%20Prof]
- Living and thriving with library/ITS collaboration: The Hamilton College model, C&RL News, October 2004, Vol. 65, No. 9, by Randall L. Ericson
- Joan K.
Lippincott, Collaboration between
Librarians and Information Technologists:
A Case Study Employing Kolb's Experiential Learning Theory
- GMR RAC Technology Awareness Working Committee February
10, 1999 ...
To bring together librarians and information technologists to facilitate genuine
partnership activities as a way of working,; To identify issues that are ...
- ACRL | December
This monthï¿½s article takes a closer look at how one working group composed of
librarians and information technologists spent their inaugural year becoming a ...
- Social and cultural impacts
Emphasis is placed on the commonalities and convergence between librarians and
information technologists rather than a focus on differences and distinctive ...
- DOC] Miller
Nichols Library and Information Commons Task Force
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Marilu: Librarians and information technologists come at it from different points
of view. Leadership must integrate them to get value from both. ...
- About the Institute
The Advisory Group includes over twenty prominent librarians and information
technologists, selected from the major professional and organizational ...
- Working Together
The workshop will provide an opportunity for a small number of institutional
teams of librarians and information technologists, or individuals from any ...
- Instructional Services Home
During any workshop using technology explain how librarians and information
technologists can assist faculty in designing web pages, multimedia applications ...
- Imagelib & The Clearinghouse of Image Databases
IMAGELIB is a listserv that was started in 1994 as a way for librarians and
information technologists to share ideas, ask questions, and report on imaging ...
- Collaboration in a Digital Age (CDA)
Strategies for Librarians and Information Technologists in Higher Education: A
Professional Development Discussion Series. "We have something to learn from ...
- IFLA Journal Volume 20, No. 02, 1994
For librarians and information technologists interested in meeting these challenges,
opportunities exist to address them through organizations such as tyhe ...
- E-LIS - Information gateways : tool for effective digital
Lavagnino, Merri Beth: Librarians and information technologists: more alike than
different? Interviews with CIOs. Library Hi Tech, Vol 17 (1), 1999. ...
- Coalition for Networked Information
Provide opportunities for teams made up of different types of information
professionals (eg, librarians and information technologists) to learn how to work ...
- [PDF] Talking
Toward Techno-Pedagogy: IT and Librarian Collaboration
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Talking Toward Techno-Pedagogy:. IT and Librarian Collaborationï¿½. Rethinking Our
Roles. Juliet Habjan Boisselle. Susan Fliss. Lori S. Mestre. Fred Zinn ...
- PDF] Talking Towards
Technopedagogy: IT and Librarian Collaboration ...
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Talking Towards Technopedagogy: IT and Librarian Collaboration ï¿½ Rethinking Our
Roles. Mount Holyoke College. University of Massachusetts Amherst ...
by the techies, Library Administrator's Digest, Oct 1999 by Robinson,
- technical skills of librarianship, by
Eric Morgan, August 7th, 2005
REVIEW: Don’t end up on the TIP
Building Partnerships: Computing and Library Professionals.
Proceedings of Library Solutions Institute No. 3, Chicago, May 12-14,
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