Free web extras complement ALA Editions print books. Check out such extras as Webliographies, selected book content, sample templates, sample policies, and companion websites. Titles include Technology Made Simple, Teen Spaces, Preschool Favorites, Fundamentals of Library Supervision, and many more.
from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
June 1 marks the beginning of Hurricane Season. Is your community prepared? The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has added new resources to its Web page, Tools and Resources to Help Communities Prepare for Hurricane Season,to help communities prepare for and respond to hurricane events and other natural disasters. Visit AHRQ for information on more public health emergency preparedness tools and resources.
Doing research on wikipedia can raise a lot of questions about validity of information. To address these and other concerns, the wiki folks have recently posted this FAQ for libraries and librarians. The FAQ answers a range of questions, from ‘what is wikipedia?’ to ‘how can I be a wikipedia editor.’
New info has been posted to the Senior Spaces wiki after the Senior Spaces Conference held last Tuesday. The wiki contains content since 2007 on “senior spaces” beginning with the first space, which opened at the Old Bridge (NJ) Public Library. If your library is thinking of developing a senior space, this wiki is a great resource to use as part of your planning, design and implimentation process. If you have completed a space in your library geared for the generations of older adults let them know. Contact Allan Kleiman at: kleiman<at>aol<dot>com for more information and details. And be on the lookout next year for a new book entitled: “Senior Spaces: A Step-by-Step Guide”.
This video is about social media and its return on investment for your business. As in, if you’re not doing it, you might not be around in 5 years. Now, this is a little “the sky is falling” in my opinion, but if you’re looking for statistics to take to city council to explain why you need that extra bandwidth for the public access computers, or why your library should have a Facebook account, enjoy!
Even though Mike is not with CTLS any more, his legacy lives on — here’s an archive of the Tang Tech Tips 2006-2009 (most are Mike’s, but some are Holly’s as well!).