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LOTR Librarian

This blog is for lovers of LOTR wishing to find information about Tolkien, discuss Tolkien, or for librarians who happen to love Tolkien's books. (No movie discussion here, please.) It is also for general librarianship rants based on experiences or beliefs of the LOTR Librarian. Attention Spammers: Your comments will be deleted. Don't waste your time here. Go elsewhere. English-only comments please. If you want to comment in Mandarin, German, Spanish, etc; frequent blogs in those languages.


"Oyarsa" for those who don't know, is the name of an archangel (or "god" with a little 'g') in C. S. Lewis's Space Trilogy. I liked the character, so I stole the name. Who am I? I am a library science student in Illinois who has a variety of interests--too many to list! I have worked in libraries for five years and counting.

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Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Library Journal: 77% of US adults online

Library Journal: 77% of US adults online

Just want to add my .02 to the blog author's conclusion:

"This also means that more and more of our patrons are going to be able to access our websites and online services. We need to be keeping an eye on the services we offer online users of our libraries and make sure that we are serving them as well as we are serving our "bricks and mortar" users."

They'll be able to access it, but WILL they? Library catalogs and databases are not as user friendly as Google or another search engine. We're shooting ourselves in the foot by not making our own resources as easy to search.