Off the Page” – Our Profession is Changing!
That’s what it is like in the Library
Profession these days. Much change
and much opportunity.
page contains the thoughts and opinions of :
Mark S. Thompson – Librarian.
Currently: Assistant Director for
Patron Information Services
Library, Bergen Community College, Paramus, NJ
spring '09– the launch
of the full Google Book Search
w/three categories of materials: copyrighted/not in print; copyrighted/in
print; and not copyrighted. Beta
now – institutional access contract later.
development summer '09 -- move by OCLC to service libraries directly
rather than only thru regional cooperatives.
Attended the Future of
Libraries session at Fairleigh Dickinson Univ. June 18, 2009.
See my blog comment at:
session at NJLA (May 2008) – Reinvent Reference
Title: “New Approaches to Replacing the ‘Fortress’ Reference
Desk.” See a picture of our new Reference
Desk, which is:
Modular and moveable;
* Hexagon table plus credenza (shelf and file drawers);
* Approachable from all sides;
* Sit down and share our butterfly (dual monitor) computer.
description -- NJLA
Publications by Mark Thompson
Segmentation of Users in Community College
Thompson, Mark. "Five Types of Users We Love to Hate.” NJ
ACRL Newsletter 27:2 (Spring 2009):8. http://www.njla.org/njacrl/newsletter.html
Build More Awareness—chapter in new book
Schott, Lynn and Mark Thompson. “Marketing to
Community College Users.” Ed.
Eleonora Dubicki. Marketing and Promoting Electronic Resources:
Creating the E-Buzz! New York:
software – Perfect REF Desk solution
Thompson, Mark. “What You Need to Know About Desk
Scheduling Solutions.” NJLA
Reference Section Quarterly. 4:4 (October 2008): 4.
My Personal Pet
Peeve about Customer Service
Thompson, Mark. “The Concert Hall and Reference Desk:
Isn’t It the Same Thing?” NJLA
Reference Section Quarterly, 4:3 (Aug. 2008): 3.