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Good data visualizations for library reporting?

I'm looking for examples of attractive, compelling data visualizations by libraries showing use by patrons, engagement with communities, etc.. Basically, clear, eye-catching demonstrations by libraries of their value, with an emphasis on numbers / statistics. What should I be looking at?
posted by ryanshepard on May 21, 2014 - 4 answers

Looking for BBC2 Arena documentary episodes

Is the BBC2 series Arena available for purchase or online viewing in the US? I would like to see Anthony Wall's documentary Slim Gaillard's Civilisation. [more inside]
posted by zepheria on Nov 8, 2013 - 1 answer

Library usability in the 20th century?

Recommendations for articles / books on library usability research in the past? [more inside]
posted by ryanshepard on Apr 2, 2013 - 2 answers

Give this technically-not-a-librarian a job title!

I was hired nearly two years ago at a University Library when starting my MLS program but I was never given a job title. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 19, 2013 - 20 answers

Librarians in media

What are some films or TV shows about librarians, or that feature prominent/notable characters that are librarians?
posted by Bektashi on Jan 20, 2013 - 32 answers

Where can I find this old pamphlet?

I am looking for a copy of a 1938 pamphlet called "Gratitude" written by Dr. Harry L. James of Chicago. There was a copy on Ebay, but it's sold now. Any chance I could find another copy (or PDF) of this thing? [more inside]
posted by mattbucher on Jan 7, 2013 - 4 answers

Catalog this!

Librarianfilter: I think I'd like to be a cataloger. Librarians, tell me about it! (Also, tell me how cataloging is changing as Library Science becomes more Information Science-y, and about jobs in other fields that use similar skills.) [more inside]
posted by naturalog on Feb 22, 2012 - 19 answers

What interesting open source projects are libraries working on these days?

What interesting open source projects are libraries working on these days? [more inside]
posted by banjo_and_the_pork on Nov 23, 2011 - 9 answers

"Happy families are all alike," but I want to read about them

"Happy families are all alike," which presumably makes things difficult for novelists, who need conflict to drive plot. But since I don't have a lot of great relationship models in my life, I'd like to read some novels about people with good marital or romantic relationships. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by ThisIsNotMe on Aug 11, 2011 - 27 answers

Next week: What was that site with photos of librarians on drugs?

I've been trying to re-discover two websites that I've found before but have now utterly lost. One was a photo gallery of people in drug-induced altered states, and the other was a repository of name pronunciations curated by librarians. [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Aug 24, 2010 - 10 answers

Best place to friend a book.

Shelfari vs. Good Reads vs. Library Thing. I know it's subjective, but could you tell me the benefits of one or all three? [more inside]
posted by four panels on Jun 30, 2010 - 16 answers

Poetry recommendations for a 3rd grader

What are some recommendations for poetry appropriate for a 3rd grade reading level? This can be either works by a single poet or anthologies. [more inside]
posted by rollbiz on Apr 7, 2010 - 26 answers

Because the Librarian Action Figure is overdone

Librarians: what do you want for gifts this holiday season? (Not at your libraries, but you personally). [more inside]
posted by midatlanticwanderer on Nov 27, 2009 - 12 answers

DIY archivist!

How can I develop a plan to help a small community organization organize its archival materials (something like a self-accessioning plan, I guess)? What should I read? Who should I talk to? [more inside]
posted by liketitanic on Oct 30, 2009 - 5 answers

Give me an AskMe career shakedown!

CareerFilter! Help me to "diagnose" why I'm so tired of my career and which directions will lead to more satisfaction in future! Patient history, current symptoms and potential therapies under the fold (neatly organised but very long!!!). [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 27, 2009 - 3 answers

Recommended library computer skillz?

Seeking recommendations on what software/programs I should learn to be the wiz-kiddiest library science student ever. [more inside]
posted by wowbobwow on May 28, 2009 - 11 answers

How'd they get the goods?

Librarians! (I know you're out there). While reading this Washpost article, I came across the following quote: "The FBI documents based on surveillance of Ivins said he visited a public library in Frederick that evening, where he searched a Web site dedicated to the anthrax investigation and checked various e-mail accounts." How do they know that? [more inside]
posted by punkbitch on Aug 10, 2008 - 27 answers

Which path to a career in libraries: diploma or master's degree?

Which path to a career in libraries: diploma or master's degree? [more inside]
posted by Rora on May 26, 2008 - 25 answers

Excuse me, ladies, how long is your kissing window?

So there's this beautiful woman that I'm finding myself overwhelmingly attracted to. We have a great time, seem to have some chemistry, some central common interests. There's been a couple of moments when I thought that she wanted me to kiss her. But they don't last long. Oh yeah, she's a biter. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 27, 2008 - 44 answers

Name an important recent book on academic librarianship

What recent book(s) must my wife read to become better versed in the issues facing academic libraries and librarians today? [more inside]
posted by mrmojoflying on Feb 5, 2008 - 9 answers

LibraryFilter

Is it usual for school librarians and teachers to have disagreements and conflicts over "appropriate" content and media in school libraries? [more inside]
posted by bad grammar on Jan 20, 2008 - 12 answers

Freeware for Alarming Librarians

Help my librarians remember to rove! I need a specific sort of break timer and I can't seem to find one anywhere. [more inside]
posted by exceptinsects on Dec 12, 2007 - 17 answers

Reference question

librarianshipfilter: Essential professional reading for a reference librarian looking to hone his chops? [more inside]
posted by ryanshepard on Jul 16, 2007 - 1 answer

Interesting academic/professional conference session formats?

Planning a professional conference for 300 or so instruction librarians and looking for innovative session formats or other structured interactions to engage participants. Have you run across any unusual and effective conference session formats or activities? [more inside]
posted by zepheria on Jul 11, 2007 - 6 answers

What's so bad about being a librarian?

Librarians -- rain on my parade! What didn't they tell you in school? What are the worst parts of your job? What do you regret about your schooling/early career? [more inside]
posted by Rock Steady on May 7, 2007 - 29 answers

Measurement-foo and shelf-fill rate help?

See a librarian’s brain asplode*! So my library is moving back into our building next summer. We have some 8,400 linear feet of bound serials* being moved into 15,500 linear feet of compact shelving*. We need to tell the mover what we want our fill rate* to be. Sounds easy, right? However, there are complications, horrible complications. [more inside]
posted by robocop is bleeding on Nov 30, 2004 - 15 answers

Best online libraries with articles on weblogs? Free is better

Anybody know of any good online libraries? I'm especially interested in libraries containing articles on weblogs, as that's the theme of my dissertation and that's what this research is for. If you can point me directly at good interesting articles on weblogs, that would be great too. :) (Yes, I'm aware I may be asking too much, but I figure there's no harm in asking.)
Bonus points if they're free resources, but I'm not opposed to paying a small sum to get articles if I have to.
posted by sailoreagle on Apr 11, 2004 - 6 answers

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