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* Monday, March 5, 2007

Keeping Up When You Don't Have the Time

I recently got a call from a former boss (one of the best I've ever had!) asking for advice on how to stay current about technology when you're a public library reference librarian, you just don't have a lot of time or money, and you don't want to become a "techie." I believe that staying current these days means reading blogs, so that is my core recommendation, and I'd recommend tracking 10-12 of them if possible, just to get a broad enough view.

My major criteria for the blog recommendations are consistent posting over time, frequency (more than once a week), sticking to the topic, and a general sense of value to a public librarian. This could have been a very long list and it's very subjective (it is not a "best of"), so this truly is a baseline - add on from here.

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