I’m in Walt’s index

I just got our copy of Walt Crawford’s Balanced Libraries: Thoughts on Continuity and Change and lo, what do I find in the index, but my name!

“Do you have a carefully developed acceptable use policy for internet access within the library? Why? What makes internet resources different from books or magazines, in terms of acceptable use within a library setting? Wouldn’t it be more straightforward to have an overall acceptable-use policy that applies to all library resources? Eliminating redundant policies saves time and makes application more consistent and defensible. For that matter, you might be able to simplify library policies in general by taking a different approach. Read “Don’t doesn’t work” by Michael Sauers. I find his case for consistent, simplified, behavioral policies compelling—and almost certainly time-saving.”

Thanks Walt! I can’t wait to read the rest of the book.

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Michael Sauers

Michael Sauers is currently the Technology Innovation Librarian for the Nebraska Library Commission in Lincoln, Nebraska and has been training librarians in technology for more than 15 years. He has also been a public library trustee, a bookstore manager for a library friends group, a reference librarian, serials cataloger, technology consultant, and bookseller. He earned his MLS in 1995 from the University at Albany’s School of Information Science and Policy. Michael’s twelfth book, Google Search Secrets (w/ Christa Burns) was published October 2013 and has two more books on the way. He has also written dozens of articles for various journals and magazines. In his spare time he blogs at travelinlibrarian.info, runs Web sites for authors and historical societies, takes many, many photos, and reads more than 100 books a year.

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