Category Thinking Outloud

Why Libraries Should Look Beyond Library Card Ownership As A Measure of Support

Last week the Pew Internet and American Life Project released their latest report on the role of libraries in the digital age. I have loved being involved with this project and was excited for this latest report to go live. I was also nervous. Along with the typology of library users Pew was releasing data […]

In the End I Want to be Able to Say I Contributed More Than I Criticized

I don’t know if it’s the economy or the time of year but lately it seems like there is a lot of negativity going around, so last week when I saw this tweet from Jan Holmquist linking to this post, contributions, criticism and courage,  it really struck a chord with me. I am by no means a perfect […]

Remember Who You Are

It can be hard to remember who you are. I don’t mean your name or where you live, I mean who you are deep down inside. We are all so busy, with events rushing by and people whirling around us, its easy to lose track of yourself.  But it’s when you are distracted from who […]

Time Off for Reflection, Regrouping and Prioritizing

I am taking the next two weeks off. Your regularly scheduled blog posts will resume on January 4th 2010. Why? The short version – It’s the holidays, things are slow and it’s always good to take a break. The long version – I need time to regroup and realign my priorities.  Lately I’ve been scrambling […]

How Using The Internet Is Changing Our Brains

As with most things, the benefits from computers and technology is all about balance. From an article in The Independent – What the web is teaching our brains, a list of activities and the benefits each provides. Internet research: Boosts the ability to integrate and process information as well as enhancing decision-making skills. General browsing: […]


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