Tripping over TripIt

Image from http://www.freeimages.co.uk The book The Cybrarian’s Web mentions TripIt.com.  Normally I like to try a resource before blogging about it, but this site is very timely for summer travels. You forward your confirmation emails for flights, hotels, etc. to your TripIt account.  TripIt organizes them into a single itinerary. I plan to investigate this Read More…

KWL at work

Image from http://www.freeimages.co.uk Recently I wanted to revisit a library book I had borrowed a long time ago.  Not thinking I would use the book again, I had kept no information about it.  A technique called KWL saved the day. I’ll start with the K, what I already knew about the book.  I could only Read More…

Instruction traveling light

  In a classic episode of Keeping up Appearances, social climber Hyacinth has overpacked for a luxury cruise.  Her husband, Richard, asks her which of the many suitcases are the most important.  She exclaims in reply, “They’re all important, Richard!” Likewise all of our content is important, but what content is most important?  We librarians Read More…

Reporting from boot camp

Tufts University: View of the City, by Knar Bedian (hyekab25).  Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/hyekab25/5791890765/, and used according to a Creative Commons Attribution License. On June 1 I attended the 2nd annual Social Science Librarians’ Boot Camp at Tufts University.  Keynote speaker Dr. Amy Glasmeier (MIT) highlighted an emerging role for librarians as collaborators with subject faculty, especially Read More…