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Promoting Play Through Online Discovery: Lego Building

11.02.2007 · Posted in Internet Librarian

Meredith Farkas led off this two part session with great information about her Five Weeks to a Social Library program. This was the first, free, grass roots, completely online program designed to teach Librarians about social software. It was almost completely done with open source, free software tools such as Drupal, Mediawiki and BlipTV. Her ...

Teach Me More! Fun & Gaming in Libraries

11.01.2007 · Posted in Conferences, Internet Librarian

Chad Boeninger presented about Adapting Library Services to the Needs of Gamers the first half of this session. I found this really interesting, even though I am a gamer I'd never really thought about the differences between gamers and non-gamers. For example: game encourage decision making, interaction, and imerision. Gamers learn by doing, if they ...

Cranky? Boomers & Older Adults Are Greying the Internet

10.30.2007 · Posted in Internet Librarian, Older Adults

This was a really interesting session about the on-line communities for older adults and the services Libraries are providing to them. Most on-line communities are aimed at upper middle class women and it looks like they are missing their target audience they don't seem to have an idea of who they are trying to reach ...