23 Things Summit Wrap Up #23smt

Yesterday's  23 Thing Summit was great and intense (audio, slides, chat and Twitter!)  There were almost 300 attendees (I think). WebJunction and MaintainIT staff did a great job wrangling the presenters and the attendees.  Thank you Brenda, Michael, Jennifer and everyone else! If you couldn't make it, you can find the slides, audio and chat transcripts here and David took some notes. There was even a Twitter hash tag  #23smt, which popped up on Twitter trends about 40 minutes in. Read more [...]

Technology for Tight Budgets

Times are tight, and likely to get tighter, if you're looking to save money talk with your IT department. They may have some helpful solutions. Take a look at the University of Missouri's IT department suggestions - Technology for Tight Budges. Many of these can be used by libraries and other businesses looking to save funds. Investigate the Technologies Available to Stretch Your Budget MeetingPlace Audio/Web Conferencing SharePoint Online Collaboration Tools IT Training — In the Classroom and Online Captivate e-Learning Authoring Tools Voice over IP (VoIP) Go Green, IT! Power Down Read more [...]

If I made a commercial for Trader Joes

I found this video on Beth's Blog and she links to Logic + Emotion which recommends some steps Trader Joes should take in response.  The video is mostly complimentary but points out some negatives too.  What if this video was about a library? What if it was about your library? How would you respond it? I like this idea, I'd like to turn a patrons loose on the library with a flip to flim what they do and don't like.  It would be much more powerful than a questionaire, instead of forcing them to recall what they do and don't like, walking around recording would bring up a lot of issues Read more [...]

23 Things Online Summit

If you have ever thought that your library should start a Learning 2.0 program, but don't know where to begin here's your chance! On Tuesday, March 3rd you'll have 2 hours to listen to representatives from 23 Things on a Stick and Baker's Dozen, Michael Sauers, and me share best practices and lessons learned about our respective programs and then ask questions about implementing your own 23 Things style program! If you are involved with library training, if you are thinking about implementing a 23 things style program, or if you have already implemented a 23 things style program and want to share Read more [...]

Presenting during the Age of Twitter

If you've been presenting for a while you know that Twitter has changed the audience. Presenting pre-Twitter - you saw a sea of faces looking at you Presenting during the age of Twiter - you see a sea of heads looking at laptops or smart phones It can be disconcerting if you're not used to it.  Pistachio has a great article on How to Present While People are Twittering covering topics such as Benefits of the back channel to the audience- As a presenter, the idea of presenting while people are talking about you is disconcerting. But to balance that, there are huge benefits to the individual Read more [...]

Facebook TOS follow up

In case you missed it Facebook reverted to its previous terms of service. But that shouldn't stop you or me from thinking about what happened and what it means. Some recommended reading Facebook Battle Ends in Major Victory for Users, But the War Continues a good look at what happened 10 Privacy Settings Every Facebook User Should Know just what it says, using Facebook? Go learn these What Libraries Can Learn from Facebook Peter Bromberg looks at the privacy issue from a libraries and librarian point-of-view. He makes some great points and  I agree with him Matters of Policy Steve Lawson Read more [...]

The Facebook Brouhaha – yeah you’re mad, but did you leave?

What I saw happen yesterday - a LOT of people blogging, twittering and linking to articles about Facebook's change to their Terms of Service. ( If you don't know about it see links at the bottom. I'm not writing about that, 50 bagillion other people already have.) What I didn't see happening - a mass exodus of friends from Facebook. I hear some people are removing content, but they aren't leaving (I'm sure someone will leave a comment pointing out people who have left) I even asked on Twitter this morning - did you delete your account? As of writing this no one has answered yes. What this Read more [...]