Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Everyone wants to know!

It seems to be the question on everyone's minds - Who is the Google Librarian? And what makes him/her the Google Librarian? Wouldn't you like to know? ;)

The Google Librarian is half superhero, and half librarian. She has superpowers that makes others envious - she can search the web at lightning fast speeds, plucking out even the most obscure information with a few simple keystrokes. Unfortunately, the Google Librarian has one fatal flaw - she is rendered powerless without a a Blackbery or computer at hand. And so this is why the Google Librarian never leaves home without an internet connection, whether it be through her phone, a PDA, or a laptop.

Now, seriously... my name is Julie and I am employed by the Cleveland Public Library in Cleveland, Ohio. A lot of people have asked who made the website because I didn't include that information in the site. The reason the information wasn't included was because I wanted to make the information the focus of the site - not who I am. So there you go, mystery solved. :)

The reason I made the website is because I have seen a need for something like this. Internet search engines are becoming a huge part of our jobs, and not everyone understands the finer details of them yet. There are ways to fine-tune your results, and methods to employ that can help you find what you need faster. Plus there are also alot of really cool tools that Google offers that I think librarians would find interesting. My goal is to share my knowledge and expertise with fellow librarians and information professionals.

Tune in every day for more sneak peeks into the mind and life of the Google Librarian. And if you haven't done so already, get Mozilla Firefox. It will help you in your quest to become a Google Librarian yourself, and its available right on this blog or www.googlelibrarian.com. To read more about Firefox and the handy dandy Google Toolbar, visit the Google Librarian's guide to firefox.

Next up: What makes her the Google Librarian, A day in the life of the Google Librarian and An actual photograph of the amazing Google Librarian herself.

1 Comments:

At 2:04 PM, Blogger Paradise said...

I'll be following along what could turn out to be a very interesting and valuable website.

One little nitpick from the home page, "... made especially for Librarians and information professionals."

If you're going to capitalize "Librarians" then you should do the same for "Information Professionals" but the most grammatically correct way is not to capitalize either.

 

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