Update from comments: someone asked what a p-slip was. Here’s a definition (from http://www.library.cornell.edu/tsmanual/jargon.html): “A plain piece of paper the size of a catalog card, sometimes with punched hole for use in a catalog drawer.” It’s the little piece of paper by the library computer that you can write a call number on… often, it was an old catalog card. Not sure what the “P” stands for, though.
Aaron at walking paper just posted about adding teen audio reviews on his library’s website. That SO rocks! Teens will listen – if for no other reason than someone’s friend says “hey, you can hear my voice at the library’s website… cool!”
I really think audio content should be included on a library’s website – it just makes sense. Why just type, when one can click and hear something? Especially for, say, introducing new music. With books, you can include a few choice quotes. But with music, why not take a 10-second sample of a CD and drop it online with a review of the CD (and with some teen audio reviewers, too, in Aaron’s case)?
Also – Aaron mentioned in passing that he’s refusing to use the silly term YA/Young Adult for teens. Another good thing. Now if we can just get rid of other terms, like “Audio Visual,” “pathfinder,” and “p-slips.”