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ISSN 1077-6613

November 2009 (Vol. 16, no. 2)

To and From the Editors

From the Editor by Kevin Dudeney


My View From The Back Room by Carol Borzyskowski
Library 2.0 and a change of view.

Library Life: A Column Of Eclectic Rantings by Katie Buller Kintner
Katie’s column may not be professionally related but it is very personal.

Be It Ever So Humble… : Clichés/Phrases That Aren’t What They Seem, Or Are They? by Sue Knoche
Thinking outside the box, innovation and what does it really mean?


What is your favorite, web 1.0 or web 2.0, website and why?
Readers share their favorite websites and the results are what not many might have expected.

Opinion – Silence is Golden by Jim Jackson
As libraries move to adopt new technologies and to meet expectations of their users, is something missing?

Using Leadership Quotes to Help Develop Rising Student Leaders by Linda Lemery
An innovative way of developing student leaders.

Celebrating 25 years by Gaynor Lovett
Gaynor takes us through some of her experiences during a 25 year career in libraries at the Top End of Australia, Darwin.

The Writing Process II by Tinker Massey
Continuing on from her article in the previous issue. Tinker describes the writing process after the words have been committed to paper.

Library Support Staff Certification Program by Kareen Turner
Kareen provides a personal perspective to the LSS Certification Program.

Sponsoring Contests: What We Did Right, What We Did Wrong, and Why It Turned Out OK Anyway by Carol Waggoner-Angleton and Members of the Reese Library Inreach Committee
In this article we are provided with candid insight into the process when library staff undertake a project within their community.


Karen Hildebrandt, Alberta, Canada
Karen is the Circulation Services Coordinator at Concordia University College of Alberta and a very active member of CLA Library Technician Interest Group.

Sue Knoche, Johnson City, Tennessee
Sue is a Medical Library Assistant, Cataloging/Serials/Acquisitions, ETSU Quillen College of Medicine Library and is an active member of the Tennessee Library Association.


Bookmark ‘em Danno – for Social Networking by Michael D. Brooks
Michael reviews two social networking sites. One is well known, the other maybe not.

Book Reviews by Gemma Siemensma
These books reviews are all book related.

Library Association/Conference Information

Library Support Staff Certification
Information on this important initiative by ALA – APA.

If You Have An Opportunity, Attend A Conference Or Two by Marcia Semerau
A report of the Branch Out: Beyond Your Comfort Zone – Minnesota and the Minnesota Library Association: Challenges Choices Change Conference.

ALIA National Library and Information Technicians Conference 2009 by Jules Witek
Jules provides us with a few of his favorite things from the ALIA National Library and Information Technicians Conference, held in Adelaide (Australia) in September.