The course ends today so you probably have time on your hands.
If you are looking for something to read or more to learn about our cultural institutions, Gorman is a great librarian to read. He's been influential within librarianship. Since he's been around for a while, it's great for me to see you all connecting with what he says about technology and the role of librarians. Michael Gorman, Our Enduring Values: Librarianship in the 21st Century (Chicago: ALA, 2000).
Some other books you might encounter along the way are Marilyn Johnson’s This BookisOverdue! :How Librarians and Cybrarians Can Save Us All (NY: Harper, 2010). It was reviewed on NPR March 5, 2010 “How Librarians Can Save The World” http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=124316231&ps=rs
Nancy Pearl, Book Lust: recommended reading for every mood, moment, and reason(Berkeley, CA: Sasquatch Books ; Distributed by Publishers Group West,2003) provides a wonderful list of books to explore when you need that next great read.
No Shelf Required http://www.libraries.wright.edu/noshelfrequired/is a blog moderated by Sue Polanka, Head of Reference/Instruction, Wright State University Libraries and Editor of ALA Editions., The books No Shelf Required: Ebooks in Libraries, (Chicago: ALA, 2010) and No Shelf Required 2 (Chicago: ALA, 2012) discussions of new technologies, libraries, publishing, and everything in between?
Then check out Dquarium, a collection of audio and video podcasts hosted by Kayhan B., Erin Anderson and Doug Mirams. Bibliotech podcasts
And for an amazing look at corporate libraries in the 1950s was referenced in Tyckoson's talk. “Desk Set” staring Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy. Classic about computers replacing librarians, or do they?
Digital Challenges For U.S. Public Libraries (June 21, 2010) discussing the 2009-2010 Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation study of libraries for ALA. http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2010/06/21/127990542/digital-challenges-for-u-s-public-libraries?ps=rs
Enjoy these selections, and look for other posts as I continue to explore the world of library and information science after the semester ends.