Category: Libraries

Dr. Vannevar Bush
October 10th, 2015 by Michael Sauers

If you don’t understand why this is the coolest thing I found on this weekend’s 375-mile book sale road trip, then you will never be as much of a librarian/computer geek as me 😉

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No IM in the library
September 10th, 2015 by Michael Sauers

From May 2009.

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Post Falls (ID) Public Library
August 20th, 2015 by Michael Sauers

I visited the Post Falls Public Library in Idaho back in August 2006. I recall that trip fondly due to a public concert by a local band one evening that week.

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Re-imagining Libraries for the 21st Century
August 14th, 2015 by Michael Sauers

Innovation provides a competitive edge in a knowledge-based economy. Libraries have the potential to be platforms for innovation and entrepreneurial activity in the community. However, like the community itself, libraries must foster a culture of innovation and look to ways to bring new thinking, new practice and new leadership that often are developed at the edges of institutions into the center. John Seely Brown addresses how the rapid pace of change and our new insights into how people learn provide an opportunity to re-imaging public libraries in the 21st century.

John Seely Brown
Chief of Confusion, Office of the Provost
University of Southern California
Recorded August 10, 2015 at the Aspen Institute Dialogue on Public Libraries, “Leadership Roundtable on Library Innovation”
Published on Aug 10, 2015

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Gather Omaha 2
August 1st, 2015 by Michael Sauers


Our guests for this episode are Micki Dietrich, Wendy Townley, and Rebecca Stavick. Micki works with the Omaha Public Library on community engagement efforts. Wendy works with the Omaha Public Library Foundation, raising funds for special projects at the Library. Rebecca is leading the new DoSpace project here in Omaha. an innovative digital library project opening very soon.

There are all kinds of ways for you to get involved and support these organizations. Go check out your local library branch, spend some time at DoSpace, and be sure to reach out to these ladies with questions about support. The library needs our civic support to continue to grow and flourish in Omaha.

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The Inside Story of Your Library - 1940
July 31st, 2015 by Michael Sauers

A 1940 silent film promoting the services of Lincoln City Libraries.

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Directory of Management Software for Public Access Computers
July 30th, 2015 by Michael Sauers

Recently I’ve been working on setting up a ton of public access PCs and getting all of the systems to talk to each other when it comes to our ILS, printing software, and computer time management. All of this deals with software “types” I’m familiar with due to my 2003 book The Neal-Schuman Directory of Management Software for Public Access Computers, co-written with my friend Louise Alcorn. Granted, none of the software I’m using today even existed back then, but the issues haven’t changed all that much.

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NLC Tech Rodeo Participants and Staff, 28 July 2012
July 23rd, 2015 by Michael Sauers

NLC Tech Rodeo Participants and Staff, 28 July 2012

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Princess Boy
July 17th, 2015 by Michael Sauers

Peter from the National Coalition Against Censorship sez, “At a public hearing over whether or not to remove LGBT children’s books from a public library, one mom’s comments stole the show.”

Via Boing Boing

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Brian Pichman NEFLIN 2013
June 11th, 2015 by Michael Sauers

Here’s a photo of Brian Pichman of the Evolve Project presenting at the NEFLIN Technology Conference in June 2013. Brian and I will be co-presenting at the 2015 conference tomorrow.

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