While explaining DOIs to my graduate assistant, I determined that I am probably a lot like many readers of Reference and User Services Quarterly (RUSQ): we use technology daily in reference, collection development, and almost everything else that we do. At the same time, most of us are not the systems librarian or the go-to person for all things techie, and we occasionally wonder where we learned what we know and if it is enough.
So how do we keep up? Her tips are:
- Look beyond Your Immediate Area
- Read. Just a Little. Every Day
- Be Discerning
- Get to Know Your Gadget Guy "¦ or Gadget Gal
- Pool Your Resources, or Many Heads Are Better than One
- Attend Something Outside Your Comfort Zone
- Expand Your Social and Professional Circles
It’s a great article. Well worth the read. Check it out.