Librarian by Day Bobbi Newman | I'm not that kind of librarian

Archive for April, 2010

FCC’s Broadband Action Agenda Fails to Address Training and Education

04.23.2010 · Posted in Digital Divide, Transliteracy

I've been following the FCC's National Broadband Plans since they were sent to Congress.  I've been excited about the possibility of the Digital Literacy Corps.  However when reviewing the Broadband Action Agenda I feel a little uneasy.  I see no reference to training or instruction.  While I agree on the importance of access to broadband ...

Protect Your Privacy Opt Out of Facebook’s New Instant Personalization – Yes You Have to Opt Out

04.22.2010 · Posted in Facebook, Privacy, Worst Practices

Facebook does it again! I see this when I check my page today. Connect with your friends on your favorite websites. Sounds great. Sounds suspicious. So like a good little librarian I click on the link at the bottom Learn More with "Understand Your Privacy" in small type beneath it. Which takes me to a ...

Employers You Don’t Have a Facebook Problem You Have an Employee Problem

04.21.2010 · Posted in Facebook

I hear questions like these a lot at conferences - How do I stop my employees from wasting time on Facebook? or What do I do with an employee who is spending too much time on Facebook? My responds is always the same - You don't have a Facebook problem you have an employee problem.  What ...

Dear Facebook Friends Its Not You, Its Me

04.20.2010 · Posted in Facebook

I've been flirting with the idea of cutting Facebook back to a more personal space for a while now.   Yesterday there was an incident that prompted me to remove a select group of people.  I decided that it was a good time to make the change to a more personal space. If I removed you please ...

Computers in Libraries Wrap Up in Tweets #cil2010

04.18.2010 · Posted in Computers in Libraries 2010

As always conferneces are amazing and intense and I'm left with huge amounts to process when I get home. Here is what I'm thinking about (in bold) & the tweets that inspired it. Team Work - RT @jlborgerding: Three things needed in order for the team approach to work - Flexibility (Key!), Creativity, Innovation #cil2010 Leading from ...