libraryreads:

We’re celebrating our first birthday with a CONTEST! A contest of your FAVORITES. Inspired by the “Booker of Bookers,” where the best Booker winner of all Booker winners was chosen, we’re announcing our FAVORITE OF FAVORITES list.
From the 120 LibraryReads titles on the first year of lists, we’re asking you to pick your 10 favorites by October 15 in order to make a long list of favorite titles. Then, from that long list, we’ll be creating our short list and asking you to vote again in order to create the 10 best titles, which will make up our Favorite of Favorites list, published on December 1, 2014.
All library staff are welcome to vote, but this time, you can only vote once per round. For more info and a link to the survey, see our Celebrate with LibraryReads page.

Can’t wait to find out what titles make the longlist.

libraryreads:

We’re celebrating our first birthday with a CONTEST! A contest of your FAVORITES. Inspired by the “Booker of Bookers,” where the best Booker winner of all Booker winners was chosen, we’re announcing our FAVORITE OF FAVORITES list.

From the 120 LibraryReads titles on the first year of lists, we’re asking you to pick your 10 favorites by October 15 in order to make a long list of favorite titles. Then, from that long list, we’ll be creating our short list and asking you to vote again in order to create the 10 best titles, which will make up our Favorite of Favorites list, published on December 1, 2014.

All library staff are welcome to vote, but this time, you can only vote once per round. For more info and a link to the survey, see our Celebrate with LibraryReads page.

Can’t wait to find out what titles make the longlist.

“I’m trying to move away from a focus on serving “the user” and instead trying to appreciate that we engage and support a multitude of different people with diverse and different needs. Our libraries are different things to different people. We cannot be everything to everyone, but we can be very good at being some things to many people.”

bibliocommons:

The importance of writing good, short annotations and not giving away the plot in three images, from today’s session on the 140 character summary with Nancy Pearl.

Adventures in awesome-job-edness.

The kind of fabulous promoted tweets one gets when north of the border.

Applicable across many projects, not just digital ones. In fact, imagine if LIBRARIES did these things.

  • Patron focused, not staff focused — and patron focused on our actual patrons, not the ones we wish we had
  • Remember patrons don’t know about our divisions and reporting structures and all that: think about how to structure the continuum of the experience (ie, find book online > place hold > choose branch > have the hold come in quickly > easy pick up and checkout)
  • If it is so complicated, a librarian needs to explain it… it’s too complicated
  • THE LIBRARY IS A GROWING ORGANISM (said in 1931… and we still don’t get that libraries need to be responsive and constantly striving for change and improvement)
  • Actually use your data

http://playbook.cio.gov/

https://github.com/WhiteHouse/playbook/blob/gh-pages/_includes/techfar-online.md

libraryreads:

The October 2014 LibraryReads list is here! It’s here! Rejoice and be happy.

Because I was not on the ball last Friday.