TECHNOBUDDY: Used properly, Web is a great research tool from AJC

TECHNOBUDDY: Used properly, Web is a great research tool

By Bill Husted
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Published on: 08/05/07
You can find an answer to any question almost instantly by using a good Web search engine.
Of course, you can't really care if the answer is right or wrong. I'm going to assume you do care, so today we'll talk about increasing your chances of getting correct information.

Let's start with why there is so much disinformation on the Web. First, any nut can create a Web page —- one that looks really nice —- and say whatever he or she likes.



Joshua's Law Course Access - How it Works, People at DDS to Call

If your library is participating in the GOHS grant program to offer online driver education courses to help 16-year-old students qualify for a Class D driver's license, here is some information that, to the best of my knowledge, is true and correct. If anyone finds otherwise, I would appreciate your letting me know.

EBSCO Online Training Sessions Available From GALILEO - Late Summer/Early Fall 2007

Directors and Public Services Staff,

Many of you have made specific requests to have online training available for EBSCO sources via GALILEO. Please see the announcement below from the GALILEO Virtual Services Librarian, Karen Minton, for schedule and registration information. These sessions have had good reviews in the past. Thanks -- Toni Z.

Dear GALILEO Users,

Several new EBSCO resources were added to GALILEO menus this fiscal
year, and to help staff in libraries get acquainted with them, a series
of online training sessions have been scheduled. Overview sessions will

Solve Library Mysteries With Joy - Master the Joy of Use! - GOLD/GALILEO Conference 2007

"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science.” – Albert Einstein

“Everybody Counts or Nobody Counts” – Detective Harry Bosch, a character in The Last Coyote by Michael Connelly

Do you ever feel clueless?
Here are 10 Fabulous Conference Mysteries You Can Solve!

“Do you want to understand more about Web 2.0’s origins, social networking, and the new culture of participation?”

WebJunction releases latest report on sustaining public access computing

From OCLC Abstracts July 16, 2007 • Vol. 10, No. 27:

WebJunction releases latest report on sustaining public access computing

Technology has permeated 21st century libraries, impacting the environment for both users and staff. At all levels of library service, a host of new skills and knowledge are now required as an integral part of working in a library. This is particularly true of public access computing, a service that is now in high demand by users and replete with expectations for keeping current with emerging trends and technologies.

Board Roster

Attached is a template for creating a board roster.

Is the library responsible for kudzu that is invading a neighbor's yard?

Original Question: Sorry to ask what is probably a silly question on a Friday afternoon, but the owner of some property adjacent to the library has called to complain that our kudzu is overtaking her yard. Are we legally responsible for keeping her yard trimmed? Any advice would be most welcome.

Respondent: I cannot cite the GA Code for this so my response won't be definitive enough for Gary, but I can tell you from experience that FEMA regulations state that after a storm whatever is on your property is your problem -- be it the neighbor's roof, chicken coop, tree or kudzu.

Not Borrowed or Blue but Something New - Resource Exchange At the GOLD/GALILEO Conference 2007

Resource Exchange
At The GOLD/GALILEO Annual User’s Group Conference 2007- August 3, 2007

In the spirit of resource sharing, we are encouraging participants of this year's GOLD/GALILEO Conference to share examples of the various user education resource tools employed in their libraries. Resource examples include a wide variety of materials and can exist in many formats, including teaching and finding aids, promotional flyers and pamphlets, digital resources, customized library wikis and blogs, and bibliographic instruction materials.

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