What Do You Think Libraries Will Look Like in 2015?

There are so many opinions and options for the f libraries out there. One idea from  Mal Booth, Sophie McDonald and Belinda Tiffen, breaks down the library of 2015 by 5 aspects: organizational culture, work conditions, service models, sustainability and people. via Information Literacy meets Library 2.0 Library of the Future - UTS on Prezi The thesis by Guy Adam Ailion, that this vidoeo is based on won the National Corobrik Architectural Thesis Award 2010, it is available for download. This video from JISC in the UK questions whether or not there will be librarians Read more [...]

The Future is Mobile: OCLC/LJ Online Symposium

The the recording is now available from the May 20th online Symposium The Future is Mobile sponsored by OCLC and Library Journal.   You can listen to it here or see the tweets on Twitter or What the Hashtag Speakers included: Sarah Allen, Director, Blazing Cloud, Inc. Jack Mason, Global Business Services, Strategic Programs & Social Media, Ibm Lindsay Notwell, Executive Director, 4g Strategy & Implementation, Verizon Wireless The Bullpen Of Library Represenatives Included Jason Casden, Digital Technologies Development Librarian, Ncsu Libraries Toby Greenwalt, Read more [...]

Top Ten Links Week 21

My personally selected top 10 from the links I shared on Twitter from 5/21/2010 thru 5/27/2010. Ok I'll confess right off the bat, I cheated, there are 12 links this week.  I just couldn't cut them down. A couple of these deserve their own blog post so shame on me for not giving them the attention they deserve. 1. How (and Why) to Stop Multitasking - great article from Peter Bregman with some clear reasons why you should stop multi-tasking A study showed that people distracted by incoming email and phone calls saw a 10-point fall in their IQs. What's the impact of a 10-point drop? The same Read more [...]

Top Ten Links Week 20 – Job Search Tips, The Future, The iPad, Speaking Tips and More

My personally selected top 10 from the links I shared on Twitter from 5/14/2010 thru 5/20/2010 1. NYTimes: Cellphones Now Used More for Data Than for Calls - Phones are becoming indispensible tools, so more than just phones. Even better the people interviewed for the article aren't teens or even in their 20s. 2. how ubiquitous computing & mobile devices will shape learning, working, socializing in 2020 via @dmlcentral Kids who have grown up stealing free views of recent movie releases online or regularly chatting with a friend in Bangalore or Atlanta will be working adults in a world Read more [...]

Please Welcome the Newest Contributor to the Libraries and Transliteracy Blog

The Libraries and Transilteracy blog recently added a fourth contributor, Brian Hulsey. Brian's first post was on the skills 21 century workers need and his most recent post The Future is in Your Hand, looks at mobile services in libraries. Brian blogs at Strange Dichotomy and you can find him on Twitter at strng_dichotomy. Brian currently holds a position in Electronic Resources at the Simon Schwob Memorial Library of Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia. He enthusiastically explores and learns new technologies in hopes to promote and excite others with a contagious dedication Read more [...]

Using Evernote to Track Online Reputation

I shared this tip with a friend yesterday and he suggested more people might like to be aware of it. Use Evernote* to clip online feedback about you.  If you are mentioned in a meaningful way in a tweet, blog post, article or whatever, clip it.  Create a new folder in Evernote just for this these clips, call it "reputation" or "feedback" or whatever.  When someone sends you an email, create a new note for it and store it with the pertinent information.  You have an easily searchable resource. If the warm fuzzy feeling that storing good things people say about you doesn't convince you Read more [...]