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How Do You Keep Up ?

May 15, 2007

If you haven’t seen this already, Emily at Library Revolution had a great post a couple of weeks back on her discussion with a library friend of hers about keeping up. Emily’s friend mentioned that because of the responsibilities of her own job, she didn’t have the time to stay on top of the latest in technology and library land.

There’s been a lot written lately about this topic. And that got me thinking about the ways each of us keep up, particularly those of us who are library students. What I’m wondering is this…

  1. How do you find the time to juggle all of your required readings and coursework with “keeping up” reading on various blogs, professional sites, etc. ? What specific tools (RSS readers, etc.) are you using to do this ?
  2. What percentage of your “keeping up” is library-related compared with other areas, like education, technology, and general news ?
  3. How much time do you spend in a typical day to “keep up” ?

As Nicole mentioned in her post over at What I Learned Today…,

The fact is that we can’t afford not to keep up – there is way too much happening and living in a bubble is not going to benefit our patrons – or our profession!

I think Nicole summed it up beautifully. So…how do you keep up ?

One Comment leave one →
  1. Bill Cummings permalink
    May 16, 2007 11:54 am


    I just read all the blog entries on the blog home page and enjoyed each one. I appreciate the “Cliffs Notes” on Coolidge! It sounds like the author/speaker at the local library event/book signing was very interesting. I’ll have to add your blog to my Favorites!


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