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How to help others find their favourite books.

Help a newbie volunteer make sense of a large, unorganised pile of books, most of which aren't even in English. [more inside]
posted by Tamanna on Jan 27, 2010 - 5 answers

I need help dealing with rowdy teenagers at the library.

I need help dealing with rowdy teenagers at the library. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 27, 2010 - 34 answers

Where can I buy an outdoor steel collection bin?

Where can I buy an outdoor steel or plastic collection box? The purpose would be to collect returns or book donations to the library. [more inside]
posted by christopherbdnk on Jan 14, 2010 - 6 answers

CD cataloguing software for a small radio station

I'm looking for software to create a database of the CDs at a community radio station. [more inside]
posted by dunkadunc on Jan 12, 2010 - 6 answers

What is a good library cataloguing software for a small school library?

Recommendations for library cataloguing software for a small school library. [more inside]
posted by archimago on Jan 9, 2010 - 6 answers

Need pre-made functions to calculate cardiovascular risk.

Where can I find a Javascript or PHP library that can generate cardiovascular risk scores based on Framingham or other established models? [more inside]
posted by greatgefilte on Jan 7, 2010 - 1 answer

Searching for searching for bugs

EntomologyFilter - Help a librarian out of his depth find a better plan of attack on some specific insect-related searching. I need to know if terminology exists for what I need to find. [more inside]
posted by Decimask on Jan 7, 2010 - 5 answers

How to share my iTunes library so that my pc and mac can use it and keep unicode filenames?

I want to put my itunes library on a shared drive or NAS. I have 2 spare older laptops and was hoping to connect external drives to them and share them. But I have some (a lot of) songs that have filenames not in english. Some are unicode and some are big5 (an asian character encoding). I also want to be able to admin my itunes from windows and mac os or maybe just mac os. [more inside]
posted by brinks on Jan 3, 2010 - 4 answers

Delicious for pdfs?

How can I organize offline pdfs on windows so that they're easy to find offline using a standard browser? In a perfect world, it would be like delicious, but for pdfs. Tags, sortable by tags, compact display. Endnote and Wordpress are the available tools. [more inside]
posted by furious on Dec 20, 2009 - 9 answers

Best LOC training games online

What online quizzes or tools do you know of that train people in the dark arts of LOC call number sorting and shelving? [more inside]
posted by wowbobwow on Dec 11, 2009 - 6 answers

Last Chance to See ... VHS

My local library is ditching VHS -- in one swell foop. They're going to sell the inventory next month. What should I salvage? [more inside]
posted by dhartung on Dec 4, 2009 - 29 answers

Library and indie bookstore acquisitions help

Library and indie bookstore acquisitions -- help? Tell me how new titles are chosen and if this plan might work. [more inside]
posted by bitter-girl.com on Dec 2, 2009 - 16 answers

How do I get through library school?

I think graduate school was a mistake. Drop out, seek new program, or persevere? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 30, 2009 - 13 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

I need to organize all these books.

I have about a thousand books and a burning desire to reorganize them. [more inside]
posted by sugarfish on Nov 19, 2009 - 26 answers

How to make amends for disruptive behavior in a library?

A group of 11-year-old kids under my wife's supervision got out of control and were disruptive to the library they were meeting in. How can we make it up to the library/ its patrons, and ensure that something like this doesn't happen again? [more inside]
posted by Jpfed on Nov 19, 2009 - 31 answers

Cost- and effort-effective way to end up with a large HD full of lossless classical music, legally.

Cost- and effort-effective way to end up with a large HD full of lossless classical music, legally. [more inside]
posted by Your Time Machine Sucks on Nov 14, 2009 - 28 answers


Is it normal or is it the symptom of a serious cognitive / psychological disorder that I don't like teaching? [more inside]
posted by bad grammar on Nov 12, 2009 - 18 answers

Library-Related Trivia?

Library-Related Trivia? [more inside]
posted by Jaybo on Nov 3, 2009 - 17 answers

iTunes + new hard drive = headache

MrR moved my music drive (to a larger hard drive yay!) and iTunes is not handling this gracefully at all. (He hates iTunes, will not use it, and therefore did not follow any of the procedures detailed in the answers to this question.) The directory trees are all the same, the only change is the drive letter. How do I get iTunes to look in the right place without losing all the metadata (ratings, play dates/frequency)? (PC; iTunes does not organise my library; the old drive is already removed from my computer and wiped. Changing each file path individually is functionally not acceptable (30K files!), nor is changing the drive letter.)
posted by jlkr on Oct 30, 2009 - 23 answers

Destroy or Merely Throw Out?

Committing the great library sin...which of these is a better way to get rid of some books? [more inside]
posted by aswego on Oct 28, 2009 - 18 answers

Sexy Library!

Costume-filter: I would like to dress as a library for Halloween. How can I accomplish this in an inexpensive, recognizable, maneuverable/non-bulky way (aside from sticking random books to my bum?) [more inside]
posted by chara on Oct 26, 2009 - 8 answers

Where can I get affordable online access to academic journals?

Where can I get affordable online access to many academic journals? Generally only large university libraries have paid the expensive subscriptions for electronic access to academic journals. Sometimes these libraries let users access the journals online. But I am not affiliated with any university. Are there any libraries I can join by paying a fee, that would give me online access to many online journals? I need journals in biological and physical sciences.
posted by algal on Oct 25, 2009 - 21 answers

Stories of local and national shennanigans

I want to read investigative reports exposing corruption or scandal on a local or national level. Please provide me with links. [more inside]
posted by reenum on Oct 20, 2009 - 5 answers

How do I prepare a new book?

I was once shown how to prepare a brand new book before reading it– it had something to do with opening the book at various places and smoothing down the pages. Supposedly it would make the binding last longer. Does this actually work, and if so, could anyone describe the process clearly? Any other advice on good book care and repair for this new librarian would be greatly appreciated.
posted by carterk on Oct 16, 2009 - 11 answers

Library book inventory management that's not library elf

I'm looking for a computer program to keep track of the library books I have taken out. Difficulty level: Can't use Library Books. I've tried Library Elf and I hate it. [more inside]
posted by Lucinda on Oct 15, 2009 - 8 answers

Indestructible / unstealable stationery for busy library.

Is there a UK supplier of stationery designed to remain, erm, stationary? We need some for students to use in the academic library but don't want it to be broken or, ahem, grow legs. [more inside]
posted by KMH on Oct 8, 2009 - 2 answers

The little library that could

Mini-libraryFilter: My small gallery has a reading room, with probably a couple of hundred books. I want a cataloguing and lending system that can turn these books into a real library. [more inside]
posted by Dandeson Coates, Sec'y on Oct 1, 2009 - 11 answers

Is there a nice academic library in Chicago that is open to the public on evenings and weekends?

Is there a nice academic library in Chicago that is open to the public on evenings and weekends? [more inside]
posted by pitseleh on Oct 1, 2009 - 12 answers

What music should I play at the teen Halloween dance?

I've volunteered to DJ a teen Halloween dance/costume event sponsored by the library I work at, and held at the local art museum. Unfortunately, I didn't quite think about what that meant in terms of music, and now I'm stumped as to what kinds of music I should bring. My usual DJ sets are electronic and ambient music, and (NOT TOP40-IST) I never listen to the radio so I'm blissfully ignorant of what teh kidz are listening to these days. What should I play at this dance that your average teen is going to like? [more inside]
posted by 40 Watt on Sep 28, 2009 - 12 answers

Quiet places to study in Edinburgh?

Quiet pubs and cafes for a student to study in Edinburgh [more inside]
posted by tyris33 on Sep 27, 2009 - 8 answers

How do I keep those durn' kids off my lawn?

Is there a way to control skateboarding on public grounds while being fair to skateboarders and not causing them to feel persecuted? [more inside]
posted by codacorolla on Sep 23, 2009 - 14 answers

Libraries are awesome

I've taken responsibility for a very small children's library and I'd love your ideas for making it awesome. [more inside]
posted by serazin on Sep 3, 2009 - 14 answers

The Bird in the Hand, or the Two in the Bush?

I am a new librarian who is faced with a job search quandary. I applied very recently to Anonymous Library for a professional position. I really want to work there. I haven't heard anything back yet regarding my application. What to do about a current job offer elsewhere? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 20, 2009 - 12 answers

How to build Library Facebook applications?

I'm looking for a guide on developing Facebook Applications, ideally with a Library context in mind. I've read about several examples (e.g. WorldCat and several university based examples). My initial idea is to build a catalogue or article search tool. Other ideas on library Facebook applications are also welcome. I came across a great article on this in the Code4Lib journal but I'm looking for more instructions.
posted by bruceh on Aug 13, 2009 - 3 answers

What training and orientation does your workplace provide to new employees?

What sort of training and orientation does your workplace provide to new employees? [more inside]
posted by Jaybo on Aug 6, 2009 - 10 answers

Rescuing old "60 Minutes" episode from the memory hole?

Trying to find memory-holed "60 Minutes" episode from 1986... can anyone help? [more inside]
posted by cgs06 on Aug 5, 2009 - 9 answers

Save a book from the fires of hell!

It's the end of the world and you have time to save one book. Which one will you save? [more inside]
posted by talkingmuffin on Jul 29, 2009 - 31 answers

I really don't like iTunes

Annoying iTunes library question [more inside]
posted by Hartster on Jul 28, 2009 - 5 answers

Reader's Advisory Resources

[LibraryFilter] What are your best resources for (fiction) reader's advisory (children, YA, adult)?? [more inside]
posted by tamarack on Jul 24, 2009 - 7 answers

Catalogging software for TV station?

Please help me find a software program that will maintain an inventory and checkout process for a public TV station. [more inside]
posted by miltoncat on Jul 17, 2009 - 1 answer

I want to read while in Califorinia

Will be living between Joshua Tree and LA county for 3 months...how do I get a library card? [more inside]
posted by Jesus Malverde on Jul 6, 2009 - 12 answers

Creating a small library for a non-profit

Looking for resources on creating a small library for a non-profit company [more inside]
posted by andendau on Jul 3, 2009 - 7 answers

What is the simplest free webmail service?

What is the simplest free webmail service? I work at a public library and there are a lot of very technologically inexperienced people here who need to sign up for email accounts. Usually, they are trying to get a job that can only be applied for online. [more inside]
posted by exceptinsects on Jun 24, 2009 - 20 answers

Make my fantasy a reality!

Help me find classification stickers for library books, specifically for "fantasy" books. [more inside]
posted by val5a on Jun 23, 2009 - 3 answers

I'd like this job.

What qualities do you look for in your circulation clerk? [more inside]
posted by ginagina on Jun 13, 2009 - 9 answers

Illuminate the dark arts of OPAC searching of MARC fields.

Searching for MARC fields in Millennium OPAC 'Create Lists,' or, more precisely: how can I limit search results to classed serials? [more inside]
posted by wowbobwow on Jun 12, 2009 - 7 answers

new MLIS student looking for some good reading!

What are good blogs and resources for MLIS students? [more inside]
posted by ginagina on May 29, 2009 - 6 answers

What were pre-Web library resources?

What were the typical resources available to U.S. library users in the early 90's (that is, pre-WWW)? [more inside]
posted by needled on May 27, 2009 - 24 answers

(I'm a Journeyman Librarian)

If you were building a library collection around the history of business—guilds, apprenticeships, royal charter companies, corporations, and so on—what books would you select?
posted by sonic meat machine on May 25, 2009 - 13 answers

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