Monday, March 31, 2008

Technology Tales: Shout Out for the Kids

We've known for a long time that librarians are the best. Now, let's hear it for librarians' children!

Arkansas school has an 11-year-old IT department -- no, really, an 11-year-old


Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Friday Fun Thing: Article on Libraries

Not Friday, but a Fun Thing nonetheless and I'm demonstrating for a class how to blog...

Check out this cool article from the March 4, 2008 Woman’s Day:

The library helped me start my business.”


Saturday, March 01, 2008

CFLC Chronicles: Invitation to Public & Reference Librarians

Posted on behalf of The State Library of Florida:

Invitation to Participate in a Focus Group: Medical and Health Information
Presented by the State Library of Florida

The Information Use Management and Policy Institute (College of Information, Florida State University) is collaborating with the State Library of Florida’s Florida Electronic Library (FEL) to assess the use of medical and consumer health information resources offered by the FEL and assist the administrators, librarians, and users of FEL to better utilize the FEL medical and consumer health information. Our assessment includes focus groups of public, medical, and reference librarians. Each focus group will be about 10-12 participants and the session should last 45 minutes. We will be conducting two (2) focus groups in your Region.

Our assessment would benefit from your expertise to help improve the FEL’s medical and consumer health information resources. Your contribution will benefit other librarians and help inform the development of programs that can address the needs of librarians and schools in the provision of consumer health information.

Your participation in this research project is completely voluntary. Please be assured that all of your responses will be kept confidential and any data collected from the focus group will be reported in aggregate form. Only research personnel involved in this project will have access to the data and encoded data will be kept on secure servers at the College of Information for a period of two years after the project ends.

I hope you will agree to participate in the study and I would be pleased to answer any further questions you may have about the study and your commitment. Please contact CFLC (info listed below) to sign up for the focus group.

For more information, please contact Ebe Randeree (eranderee [at] Thanks in advance for considering this request.

Representatives from Florida State will conduct focus groups at CFLC in Maitland, FL on March 13th at 11:00am and 1:00pm.

To register for either time, please click here to visit our Training Page or call the CFLC office at 407-644-9050.