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Change is Constant: Tuesday’s sessions

Handling change in our industry was the theme at several sessions on Tuesday. Mary Ellen Bates talked about Special Library challenges, including the graying of the profession; special libraries competing with other departments with the organization; and attracting Generation Y.She … Continue reading

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Podcasting to come

Jim Hunter of the Columbus Dispatch told me he has been digitally recording most of the News Division presentations here in Baltimore. He said podcasts will be available on the News Division web site once the conference concludes. Very cool!

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Fear not programming!

News librarians need not fear programming, says Derek Willis of the Washington Post. He showed us how he uses programming like Python to create easy-to-use databases. To get a quick grasp of what he’s doing, check out this Congressional votes … Continue reading

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Wiki wiki! Monday’s sessions

I liked Monday’s wiki presentation a lot too (see Derek’s post below). Wiki means quick, I learned, and describes how easy it is to contribute to a wiki. I was impressed by the different uses the news libraries found for … Continue reading

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Gwen Ifill at Opening General Session

Gwen Ifill of PBS’s Washington Week and Jim Lehrer’s The NewsHour was the keynote speaker at last night’s opening session. She started out to cheering when she revealed, “Once upon a time, I wanted to be a librarian.” She said … Continue reading

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