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Posts by Cindi Trainor

Restore, Reuse, Recycle

Submitted by Cindi Trainor on July 24, 2008 - 12:05pm

Microfilm Reels Sculpture by Shell Dunn

What materials do you recycle and reuse in your library?  Do you have an innovative use of recycled materials?  Please post your images to flickr and add to the TechShots pool or link to them in the comments below.

This wall hanging was created by library staff member Shell Dunn from colored microfilm reels and duct tape and hangs in the Library Information Technology staff area in the William T. Young Library at the University of Kentucky.

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Best in Show(case)

Submitted by Cindi Trainor on July 15, 2008 - 10:00am

BIGWIG PresentersThe adage, of course, is that a picture is worth a thousand words. What picture could sum up the best of ALA 2008 for me? After combing through the more than 1,400 photos I took at sessions, on the exhibit floor and inside and outside the hotels and convention center in Anaheim, one moment stood out for me: the BIGWIG Social Software Showcase. You'll notice I'm even in this photo, which means, of course, that I didn't take it--Tech Source editor Patrick Hogan was on hand for the session and was kind enough to snap us goofing around together afterwards. Read on to see why this photo encapsulates the best of ALA '08 for me. Read More »

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Where Librarians Are Made?

Submitted by Cindi Trainor on June 22, 2008 - 9:54pm

What sort of technology would you expect to find in a library school? 

University of Kentucky, Lexington.

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Submitted by Cindi Trainor on June 15, 2008 - 8:09pm

UnCommon:  EKU Libraries

Newly renovated study space in the library at Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY.

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Introducing TechShots: The Bigger Picture

Submitted by Cindi Trainor on June 5, 2008 - 2:25pm


As I lay awake last night waiting for my two-year-old daughter's fever to climb down from its 103.1 peak, I contemplated which photo I should use to introduce myself to TechSource readers. I'd shot some self-portraits in my library, some in my back yard, and some in my house. I've chosen this one to remind us all that--at least for me--the most important purpose and benefit of technology is to connect human beings with each other, inside and outside our libraries.  Read More »

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