The amount of diverse information that a librarian today is expected to
read and understand is staggering compared with even 10 years ago.  And it
comes at a time of staff cutbacks at most libraries.
 
        Every librarian comes to understand that a person simply cannot process
this deluge of data, and creates or borrows tools to deal with the
information overload.
 
        Keeping a daily journal of what seem like the most significant ideas, memos
and articles is one way to handle the overload.  While not a perfect
solution, it seems to fit with the workmodes and habits of many librarians.
 
        You can keep your journal on any media -- steno pads, notebooks, scraps of
paper -- but there are certain methods and ways of doing it that ensure
maximum value from your journal.
 
        For a short memo on the subject [which of course will add to your
information overload!], email me at "[log in to unmask]".
 
        Good luck and best wishes,
 
Caroline Nachman, SQN Inc. | For free SquareNote3.5,
"Organize, indexe, retrieve      | email "[log in to unmask]"
 notes, ideas & documents.    | or open "http://sqn.com"
 Like index cards on a PC."   | or "http://www.sqn.com"