The team over at Libraries and Transliteracy recent came to the decision that it was time to end the project. When we launched the project the purpose was to bring attention to transliteracy in all types of libraries and we worked hard to include contributors from public, academic, and school libraries (and other types with less success) with a diverse background. Over the last couple of years we have seen conversation and heated debates around the concept. We have seen transliteracy included in job titles and job descriptions, there have been whole conferences devoted to the subject for public, Read more [...]
There has been much discussion over the failures and disappointments of iOS6 on the iPhone but this is one I haven't come across before. The integration of Facebook contacts and iOS6. I updated to iOS6 a day or two after it came out and I turned on the Facebook integration option. I only recently switch to an iPhone from Android and Android has been syncing phone contact with Facebook contacts for some time now so this was no big deal for me. After double checking some privacy setting I pretty much forgot all about the upgrade until tonight. I plugged the phone into the computer to Read more [...]
The ALA Digital Literacy Task Force (PDF) has released a preliminary copy of their report "Digital Literacy, Libraries, and Public Policy” for comments. The report provides a broad overview of digital literacy policy in public, academic and school libraries. The report is intended to serve as a launching point for recommendations from the Task Force to ALA and the library community in general. The public comment period is open from September 18, 2012 – October 19, 2012. Commenters are asked to focus their feedback on substantive issues and the task force specifically asks representatives Read more [...]
On Remixing and Resharing Online – I Do This for the Money, Prestige, and Power. Said No Librarian Ever.
About a month ago, well actually June 30th according to the someecards website, I created these two librarian ecards. I noticed this morning they are making the rounds on Facebook again so I thought I'd post them here. Neither of the cards is accredited to me or links back to the original on someecards.com and that's fine I didn't make them for the power and prestige, I made them for fun. :-) But seeing them make the rounds again prompted me to write about something I have been talking about in person for a while now so I thought I'd share them. :-) Now for the real stuff! I've been Read more [...]
Presentation for PLAN Closing the Digital Skills Gap from Bobbi Newman Resources I limited my suggestions to just three of each as not to be overwhelming Websites Common Sense Media.org Media Smarts Tech Training for Libraries Blogs Van Meter Library Voice The Daring Librarian A Media Specialists Guide to the Web Twitter @ShannonMiller @gwynethjones @joycevalenza Facebook New Media Consortium American Association of School Librarians School Library Journal Miscellaneous 23 things School Librarians and the Common Core Standards: Resources/ Carterette_Series_Webinars References ALA Read more [...]