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

Archive for May, 2011

On Hiatus, Family Comes First

05.22.2011 · Posted in Life

This blog and the majority of my online activities, including Twitter, are on temporary hiatus while I attend to family matters. We suffered an unexpected death in the family last week and I am in Iowa focusing personal matters. I don’t know how long the hiatus will be, maybe a week, maybe two, maybe more, ...

Top Ten 2.19: Leadership, Success, Facebook Shenanigans, The Shame of LA, and So Much More

05.15.2011 · Posted in Links, Read This

My personally selected top ten from the links I shared on Twitter 5.7.2011 through 5.13.2011.  In no particular order: 1. Facebook admits hiring PR firm to smear Google /via @engadget This story broke this week and it wasn't until after I'd tweeted it that I learned that the PR firm referenced one of my blog posts in their ...

More Thoughts on the Kindle Lending Library at Library Renewal

05.13.2011 · Posted in Digital Services, eBooks

I've shared some additional thoughts about the news of the forthcoming Kindle Lending Library, as Amazon likes to call, or as we librarians like to call it, Kindle owners will finally be able to use library ebooks, it in a post at Library Renewal. Library eBooks Coming Soon to Amazon Kindle! But At What Cost? ...

Beware Your Information Bubble

05.11.2011 · Posted in Echo Chamber

Eli Pariser talks about filter bubbles in this terrific TED Talk. As human beings were prone to bubbles, we gravitate to people like us, people with the same views, the same socio-economic class, the same habits etc. All sorts of studies show that if you're likely to have similar habits and life-styles as the people ...