Monthly Archives: July 2010

Yes You Do Have The Time to Learn That New Fangled Internet, Just Put Down The Remote

This post has been rolling around in my head for a while and after reading Stephen Abram’s response to  Emily Lloyd’s strip about 23 Things I’m putting fingers to keyboard to get it out. My reaction to Emily’s post is different from Stephen’s. What I see is how important it is to keep learning.  23 […]

Old Spice, New Spice and Libraries

Check out this awesome library parody of the Old Spice Commercials from The Harold B. Lee Library Multimedia Unit. I’m seriously impressed with the idea behind and the implementation of this video. And this video from Old Spice in response to my friend Andy Woodworth and others on Twitter.

Round 5 of Library Day in the Life!

July 26th 2010 will start Round 5 of Library Day in the Life Project. What is the Library Day in the Life Project? well it started with this post suggesting that we blog what we do all day at work.  Libraries are changing so rapidly and we all know no ones is reading books, despite what the […]

Publishing is the New Literacy

In a recent piece at Clay Shirky talks about the changes brought about by the internet and relates them to historical  events. To make a historical analogy with the last major increase in the written word, you could earn a living in 1500 simply by knowing how to read and write. The spread of those […]

Librarian by Day Now Available on Kindle

You can now subscribe to this blog, Librarian by Day, via the Kindle store on Amazon. I’ve also set up the Libraries and Transliteracy blog. There is a 14 day free trial if you’d like to try it out. Librarian by Day Libraries and Transliteracy

How to Create a Secure Password

When I talk about transliteracy I often use this stat It would take a hacker 5.15 minutes to hack your 6 character all lower case password.  Add in numbers, symbols and capital letters and it goes up to 8.51 days from a Lifehacker article, How I’d Hack Your Weak Passwords, as an example of import skills […]


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