New (or Old?) Paradigm Spurs ‘Fundamental Shift’ in Library Advocacy

Everything Old is New Again is the title of a 1999 article in American Libraries by Douglas Raber, author of the excellent and eye-opening book, Librarianship and Legitimacy: The Ideology of the Public Library Inquiry.  The article suggests that the Inquiry, a comprehensive assessment of public librarianship initiated by ALA in the late 1940’s, continues… Read More New (or Old?) Paradigm Spurs ‘Fundamental Shift’ in Library Advocacy

Poor WebJunction Survey Design Makes Findings Pretty Much Useless

This week I noticed that WebJunction is conducting a survey entitled “Technology Competencies Evaluation.”  I think this must be a sequel to a survey I saw there last month about “management core competencies.”  While the surveys are probably marketing research for WebJunction’s e-learning product line, the researchers say they want to use the data to “establish… Read More Poor WebJunction Survey Design Makes Findings Pretty Much Useless