I was pleasingly surprised as I took my break this morning and browsed through today’s papers. In my local paper, The Record, there’s an article about one of my OLITA Co-planners, Christine, and the book club blog she’s started for the Waterloo Public Library.
In particular, I found the following of interest:
Brown, who has a master’s degree in library and information science but is self-taught in computer literacy, draws her inspiration from a wide variety of sources.
Chris is always out to learn more. She is an excellent example of a librarian taking initiative and finding out what’s new and what’s hot and what she can do to improve services at her library. She certainly never hesitates to email anyone or to ask questions. We don’t have to be computer scientists to use technology with our patrons, and we don’t have to let the technology be the focus. I personally loved her idea from the start since WPL’s book club meetings conflict with my dance lessons. By having a blog, I am now able to participate and it also broadens the community, allowing anyone to comment on the discussion.