I wasn’t going to post this, but really who can resist? 1946 film to recruit librarians. I can’t decide if it is scary or great that though the tools have changed so much the jobs stay the same. Warning: video is slightly more than 10 minutes long
After watching this I was especially struck by the job of the PR librarian. I think it is one of those jobs that seems to be more and more a part of everyone’s job in the library
I don’t know. I’m still not sure. I’ve got a bunch of stuff I’ve subscribed to on bloglines and I keep adding to it.
Pluses – I am reading a bit wider when it come to the news. Somehow having the news stories in a list means I actually read more of them. I also have a couple of blogs marked that I just like, but I have no idea who these people really are – so when they have new posts, it is a nice surprise. The biggest plus is that it does save time, I ‘m not clicking over to places with no new posts.
Minuses – Honestly, I’m not sure I always want to save time. The web is not just words, there are pictures, videos and even the layout of a blog. I miss them. There is a personality to the various pages I visit on the web. Sometimes the feed on blog lines feels cold. When I click on something to read, I feel like a filter or veil is gone.
Current conclusion: Subscriptions are useful, but more of time saving tool than a real enhancement