Monthly Archives: March 2010

Defining Transliteracy For Librarians

I have been asked this question many times by librarians so I am way overdue for this post. Most recently I was asked “….are librarians the people best equipped to define and interpret transliteracy (as opposed to say cognitive scientists, anthropologists, or critical theorists).”  This is a modified version of my original answer. No librarians are probably not […]

Top Ten Links Week 9

My personally selected top 10 from the links I shared on Twitter from 2/26/2010 thru 3/04/2010 1 . Are We Becoming Our Own Puppetmasters? – a thought-provoking post from Venessa Miemis asking the questions “What do our online personas do to our physical-world identities? As we invest more time into developing our digital selves, is something taken […]

Pivot Points For Change: Libraries And Librarians

The fabulous Buffy Hamilton gave her Pivot Points of Change presentation at my library’s Staff Day last week.  The points were inspired by post from Seth Godin in which he states changing everything is too difficult. Buffy applied this to libraries and librarians for the 9 pivot points of change.  This is a slightly modified version of  her […]

Empowering Library Users to Work with Digital Media

I have been in awe of the Digital Media Lab at Skokie Public Library since I first heard about it. The Skokie Public Library Media Lab is a space (a whole room!) where patrons can use an amazing array of software and hardware to create digital media. This is the kind of space and service […]

The Only Thing This Video Proves is 3 Year Olds Can Be Coached

There is a video making the rounds in libraryland of a very cute 3 year old named Abby talking about what she wants from her library. If you haven’t seen it, I’ve embedded it below. I saw it when it first started making the rounds and thought cute, but clearly that child has been coached […]

For Digital Natives There Is No Web 2.0

From the New Canaan High School Library


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