This week has been a bizarre, if not ironic, clash of work and personal life. I love social networking sites, Facebook, Myspace, Flickr etc. In fact I teach my coworkers and patrons at the Library about them. I present to other Librarians about them and why they should do them. I spent a lot of […]

On a personal note… I have a Myspace account and a Facebook account, but I’m never sure if they’re really worth the time I put into them. Until now. I found one of my college professors, from my Bachelors degree, you know waaaay back in the day. :) Here is the message I got from […]

Wow I still don’t have all of my notes typed but, but I wanted to get moving so I’ll do those later. The great thing about this conference (other than the amazing people and Monterey) is all ideas I get to bring back. I have so many things I want to implement where to start, […]

Meredith Farkas led off this two part session with great information about her Five Weeks to a Social Library program. This was the first, free, grass roots, completely online program designed to teach Librarians about social software. It was almost completely done with open source, free software tools such as Drupal, Mediawiki and BlipTV. Her […]

Chad Boeninger presented about Adapting Library Services to the Needs of Gamers the first half of this session. I found this really interesting, even though I am a gamer I’d never really thought about the differences between gamers and non-gamers. For example: game encourage decision making, interaction, and imerision. Gamers learn by doing, if they […]

This was a great presentation that started out with a look at Hennepin’s wonderful Bookspace, hop over and take a look at it, it’s impressive. Just some of the things that really stand out pictures of patrons reading blog enews sign ups main page index Featured lists – created by librarians What We’re Reading – […]

This was a really interesting session about the on-line communities for older adults and the services Libraries are providing to them. Most on-line communities are aimed at upper middle class women and it looks like they are missing their target audience they don’t seem to have an idea of who they are trying to reach […]

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