Is reference dead? Is it something that we still do but now has a new name? Join CLA President Robert Karatsu in a conversation with Justin Hoenke, a co-author of the recent ALA publication Reinventing Reference: How Libraries Delivery Value in the Age of Google as they discuss what reference looks like in today’s public library.
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In this podcast, Infopeople’s resident book reviewer discusses two titles coming in July 2015: new books from the late Dr. Seuss (to be titled What Pet Should I Get?) and the great Harper Lee, author of To Kill a Mockingbird, whose new book is titled Go Set a Watchman.
Google has dominated the online search world for quite a while now. A basic Google search can satisfy many information needs. However, many of us aspire to be more than average online searchers. Do your search skills feel stale? Do you want to learn some new power search techniques? Infopeople instructor Rita Gavelis can help!
In this new edition of In the Library with a Comic Book, Jack Baur and Amanda Jacobs Foust interview creator Scott McCloud of The Sculptor and Understanding Comics. Their recommended reads in this podcast: Displacement, An Age of License and Rat Queens.
In this new edition of In the Library with a Comic Book, Jack Baur and Amanda Jacobs Foust interview author Mariko Tamaki of This One Summer and Skim. Their recommended reads in this podcast: How to be Happy, Rocket Girl, Star Wars, Swallow Me Whole, Over Easy and SuperMutant Magic Academy.
A great deal of time and energy is spent creating an online presence through library websites, blogs, and social media. It is important to know if your organization’s audience is using the resources or if perhaps you need to make changes. To measure usage and make informed decisions, you need analytics.
Infopeople instructor Rita Gavelis notes that through the regular collection of statistical data or “analytics”, you can: