Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Talk to your librarian

I found out about this blog post via a comment on my Flickr account.  It is a very nice post encouraging connecting to the skills, knowledge and experience of librarians, and highlighting how these keep developing.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

This could be a library or a bookshop...

This came through my tumblr feed
http://tumblr.libraryjournal.com/post/113351973633/newyorker-a-cartoon-by-edward-koren-from-this
I am troubled by it, whether it is a bookshop (since it is from the New Yorker this may be more likely) or it is a library. Either way it is someone, apparently a staff member, who does not want to help with technology. If this is a library this means not helping someone access the library content, not connecting someone to the skilled staff (who can help provide access to content and services)...and a lot more. It also shows a distain for the clients as the staff member is not interested in what the question being raised by the woman is.

 Maybe I am reading too much into it.