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 [...]

What’s at Stake With Facebook is Not Privacy or Publicity But Informed Consent and Choice

If you're still thinking about Facebook and privacy (and if you're not you should be) these are some must read articles. Baym at Online Fandom has a recent post titled Why, despite myself, I am not leaving Facebook. Yet. It addresses some criticism of the criticisms of Facebook in her book including Twitter’s public, where’s the rage against Twitter? If you think it’s so evil, just leave. Facebook needs to make money. If you don’t want it shared, don’t share it. I've stayed on Facebook for the same reasons as Nancy has and she explains them much more articulately than Read more [...]

Top Ten Links Week 19

My personally selected top 10 from the links I shared on Twitter from 5/7/2010 thru 5/13/2010 1. kindness is one of the simplest things that make the biggest different How to Be Kinder: 11 Fine Tips If you only read one thing from this post read this one. We could use a little more kindness in the world and its far too underated. Don't just look at the list go read the whole article. Be grateful for what you got. Express it. Minimize judgments. Take it easy with the criticism. Try to understand the other side. Make positive observations about people. Remember the small and kind Read more [...]

Teens & Texting and Social Media in the Classroom

Check out two new posts over at Libraries and Transliteracy. The first Take the Plunge Integrate Social Media Into the Classroom highlights 4 tips for integrating social media into the classroom. The second Teens, Texting and Social Isolation by fellow contributor Tom Ipri looks at a recent report from the Pew Internet and American Life Project and a New York Times article about teens and texting. Creative Commons licensed photo used courtesy of My Silent Side Read more [...]

Start With Why – How Great Leaders Inspire Action

Great advice from a 18 minute video. Why? How? What? This little idea explains why some organizations and some leaders are able to inspire where others aren't. Let me define the terms really quickly. Every single person, every single organization on the planet knows what they do, 100 percent. Some know how they do it, whether you call it your differentiated value proposition or your proprietary process or your USP. But very, very few people or organizations know why they do what they do. And by "why" I don't mean "to make a profit." That's a result. It's always a result. By "why" I mean: what's Read more [...]

Top Ten Links Week 18

My personally selected top 10 from the links I shared on Twitter from 4/30/2010 thru  5/6/2010 1.very interesting! Social Media Withdrawal: What Happens When Kids Give Up Their Connections - fascinating! Definitely worth reading. Among the top findings Students use literal terms of addiction to characterize their dependence on media. Students hate going without media. In their world, going without media means going without their friends and family. Students show no significant loyalty to a news program, news personality or even news platform. Students have only a casual relationship Read more [...]