If you or your library subscribes to Computers in Libraries magazine, look for my article – U.S. Public Libraries and Web 2.0: What’s Really Happening? – on page 6. Find information about the publication at http://www.infotoday.com/cilmag/oct09/index.shtml. The article is the first publication recapping our recent study, “U.S. Public Libraries and the Use of Web Technologies.” We are also tying up the loose ends on a Closer Look Report detailing results of the study, and working on a Colorado-specific edition of Fast Facts. Watch for those publications soon on the PL Web Tech study page.
Letters have been sent to public school libraries throughout the state announcing the opening of the 2009-10 Colorado School Library Survey, open now at http://www.lrs.org/slsurvey. Login information is included in the letter, but if you haven’t received your letter and would like to get started, feel free to call LRS at 303-866-6900 to get your information.
In late 2008, LRS opened up a 60 Second Survey and asked librarians about the importance of reference, the future of reference, and the promotion of reference.
While the results have been on www.LRS.org for some time now, we have a new Fast Facts, “ASK” – A National Campaign for Reference?, that analyzes the findings and the comments left by respondents.
Take a look at what we found on the LRS Fast Facts page, or click on the title above for a pdf.
LibraryJobline.org is now on Twitter! Follow LibraryJobline.org at http://twitter.com/libraryjobline.
If Twitter isn’t for you, you may also sign up for My Jobline, where you can chose to receive emails and/or RSS notifications when jobs that meet your criteria have been posted.
Or, you can receive RSS notifications of all job postings here!
Librarians interested in showing films at their libraries will be interested in the newest Field Initiated Study. Tara Bannon of the Denver Public Library asked the Libnet listserv which libraries show films to the public. The new Field Initiated Study, Showing Films in the Library, is a compilation of the responses received.
Click on the title above or go to our Field Initiated Studies page to read more.
Curious about the challenges received by Colorado’s public libraries? Read our newest Fast Facts, Challenged Materials in Colorado’s Public Libraries, 2008. More than one out of ten public libraries in Colorado received a challenge in 2008. Read more by clicking on the title above or by going to our Fast Facts page.
Has your job changed as a result of the recession? You’re not alone.
Our latest Fast Facts, Libraries and Librarians Feeling Effects of Economic Slowdown, discusses the results of a 60-Second Survey conducted earlier this year. Respondents’ personal observations indicate requests for help and use of library services have increased, along with the stress felt by librarians. To read more, visit our Fast Facts page or click on the link above.
Our latest Fast Facts, User Satisfaction with AskColorado Continues, details the results of a 2008 survey of AskColorado users. This survey gathered valuable data on how patrons are using Colorado’s free, 24/7 virtual reference service. To learn more, visit our Fast Facts page or click on the title above.
Are you curious about the library job market in Colorado? Our latest Fast Facts, Library Jobs in Colorado: What Does LibraryJobline.org Tell Us?, analyzes the job postings on LibraryJobline.org since 2007. Some of the topics discussed are the total number of job postings, job postings by library type, and degree requirements. Read more about the changes (and similarities) over the past few years by clicking on the title above or by going to our Fast Facts page.
Our newest Fast Facts, Patrons Continue to Love CTBL Service, examines the results of the 2008 Colorado Talking Book Library (CTBL) patron satisfaction and outcome survey. Similar to previous years, CTBL patrons are very happy with CTBL. To read more about this valued service, go to our Fast Facts page or click on the title above.