“I Don’t Want to Leave My House for Library Books”

February 17, 2009

To @drewlaplante and any others out there who would love to have the library in their home: we are getting closer and closer everyday. Of course what I am talking about is electronic journal access and ebooks but my guess is Drew still is thinking Library 1.0 (aka, books).

Libraries are getting closer and closer to supporting that mindset, too, however. We have all heard of home delivery but the process is becoming easier, quicker, and more libraries are doing it. On top of the traditional delivery book mobile, OCLC is partnering with Better World Books now (and hopes to get other book vendors like Amazon on board someday) to let users make an interlibrary loan request and have the book come straight to their house complete with a return envelope with paid postage…just due back in 30 days.


“I Want Food in the Library”

January 17, 2009

“Library Instruction is Boring”

December 4, 2008

How can we liven up our library instruction/info literacy sessions so our students really internalize the extremely valuable information we try convey?

“I Want Netflix-style Delivery”

November 25, 2008

Netflix-style Library

“I Want Flexibility in Libraries”

September 30, 2008