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Lorette Weldon has had over two decades of experience as a certified IT Librarian (Master's of Library Science (MLS) and BS (Information Systems Management)). She also has her doctorate in Education. She is currently a researcher, lecturer, and instructor in methods of working smarter for business professionals in the private, public, non-profit and government sectors. She has spoken at conferences for the Special Libraries Association, Computers in Libraries, and Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges. She has written the following books in relation to library management: "SharePoint Without Coding: My Notes for Embedding the Librarian" and "Research and Social Networking" available through www.amazon.com; co-author of "Practices for Government Libraries 2010: The New Face of Value" which is available through Lexis-Nexis. See also has two sites, Librarians Using SharePoint and Computer Savviness. Her published books may be purchased via Amazon.

Development of a SharePoint Site

Lorette S.J. Weldon continues her series with a discussion on how to interpret and document the requirements of an organization or a specific department in order to develop a successful SharePoint site.

Subjects: Intranets

Problems with Creating a Course to Help Colleagues

How many times have you wondered how to do a task or work with software? You feel wonderful once you have found a colleague who could share their “know-how” about how to complete that task more efficiently or how to implement an applications that does not have a manual that makes sense to you. Lorette S.J. Weldon focuses on four factors to consider when you want to share your knowledge on your own: cost; timing; equipment and global presentation.

Subjects: Features, Information Architecture, Information Mapping, Law Librarians, Law Library Management, Legal Research Training, Library Software & Technology, Technology Trends, Web Management

Are You SharePoint-Ready?

Lorette S.J. Weldon explores how “ready” are librarians to use SharePoint 2003, 2007 and 2010? She asks: do you consider yourself an IT Librarian or a non-IT Librarian, an answer that can be part of your job description. She reviews results from a survey presented at Computers in Libraries 2010, with insights into how this application is leveraged in various organizations.

Subjects: Features

The Odd Couple: SharePoint and Librarians

Lorette S.J. Weldon examines how SharePoint is used within the library to facilitate the coordination of collaboration, capturing and organizing “corporate” knowledge, and organizing digital content. She also reviews the results from her survey, “SharePoint Usage in the Library” which demonstrated how librarians could program their department’s SharePoint site without code.

Subjects: Law Library Management
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