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Computers in Libraries
VOLUME 27, NUMBER 2 — February 2007
Computers in Libraries
Complete Coverage of Library Information Technology

This Month: Librarians Learning and Relearning


Media Specialists Can Learn Web 2.0 Tools to Make Schools More Cool
This author is teaching K–12 library media specialists about Web 2.0 tools, specifically blogs, wikis, and podcasts. Now the media specialists can use the applications to communicate with students on their own terms and to engage them more in their lessons.
by Judy Hauser

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The C’s of Our Sea Change: Plans for Training Staff, from Core Competencies to Learning 2.0
It’s a continual challenge to keep up with constant change. People at the Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County (N.C.) created a two-part plan to help staff members keep up with the sea change of technology. This article explains both parts: PLCMC’s core competency program and the Learning 2.0 initiative that followed.
by Helene Blowers and Lori Reed

Page 10

The Systems Librarian
Working Toward Transparency in Library Automation
By Marshall Breeding

Page 23

Choosing and Using Text-to-Speech Software
By Tom Peters and Lori Bell

Page 26

Online Treasures
Do You Know What Your Mission Is?
By Janet L. Balas

Page 30
Libraries in Computers
Drawing Blueprints for ‘Pulsing Content’ Libraries
By Daniel Chudnov
Page 33
Editor’s Notes
Information Saturation
By Kathy Dempsey
Page 4
Tech Tips for Every Librarian
Putting Wikis into Play
By Rachel Singer Gordon and Michael Stephens
Page 42
Noted & Quoted Page 44
Books to Check Out Page 46
Helping You Buy
Content Management Systems
by Jeff Wisniewski and Cheryl Stenström
Page 17
Computers in Libraries 2007 Conference Preview Page 37
Index to Advertisers Page 48

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