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Montrese Hamilton, MSLS, is librarian for the Society for Human Resource Management in Alexandria, Va. Contact her at: montrese [dot] hamilton [at] gmail [dot] com phone 703-535-6215 fax 703-535-6487 tty/tdd 703-548-6999

Using the Kindle in Library Settings – A Survey, Updated

Recently Montrese Hamilton wrote a summary of responses to her survey of three Special Libraries Association discussion lists about using the Kindle in library settings. The questions were well-received and more replies arrived after her wrap-up was published so she returns with the new comments plus insights gathered from her own Kindle-lending experiment.

Subjects: Features

The Way Forward

Economic conditions are still in flux and the employment outlook defies easy forecasting. Consequently, moving up Maslow’s hierarchy toward greater job satisfaction may not include changing employers. To learn more about how information professionals can deepen contentment in-place, Montrese Hamilton contacted well-known career coach Marshall Brown for insight. See also The Way Forward: Part 2 and The Way Forward: Part 3.

Subjects: Communication Skills, Job Hunting

The Way Forward: Part 2

While many of her colleagues packed their bags for the SLA 2010 Annual Conference in New Orleans last June, Montrese Hamilton traded her spot in the Big Easy for login credentials to the virtual conference offerings. Here she discusses the presentation, Negotiating Up.

Subjects: Communication Skills, Features

Using the Kindle in Library Settings – A Survey

Special Librarian Montrese Hamilton shares effective ways an electronic document reader may be used to provide customers on-demand access to new content. Beyond instant access to material, e-readers can: reduce the need for Interlibrary loans, help grow the collection without adding shelf space, and eliminate processing required for physical matter.

Subjects: Features, Gadgets, Information Management, Mobile Technology