Tag Archives: Libraries

Who do you help first?

I presented this scenario to groups of librarians all over Minnesota in April You’re sitting at the reference desk and as someone approaches the desk the phone begins to ring and an instant messaging window pops open, who do you help first? I heard a lot of answers  it depends on how the person in […]

The Library is…

For National Library Week we asked patrons what the library is to them. These are some of the responses so far, they go all around the pillar. I also took individual pictures of them, go look at them, they’re awesome! You have to forgive me this is one of the last chances I’ll have to […]

Change is coming – a new job for me

There is no way to say this other than to just come out and say it. Effective May 18th I will be the Digital Branch Manager of the Chattahoochee Valley Regional Library System.  This is a new position they have created for the purpose of planning, building and managing the Digital Branch, its going to […]

Hello Minnesota!

I’m in Minnesota this week teaching Reference in the Digital Age at multiple locations and Get Your Game On: Using Video Games as Outreach at one location. So far Minnesota is beautiful and everyone it super nice! I’ll be resuming your regularly scheduled and opinionated blog posts next week. ;-)

Web 2.x Training

I promised some links to the people who were in my talk yesterday. Library Learning 2.0 or 29 Things Library Learning 2.1 Slides from my patron training classes are in my slideshare account

Flickr commons for libraries and museums

Flickr commons develop in 2007 – LoC approached Flickr about sharing photos, encouraging users tagging jan 16th 2008 launched Many nations now participating Can now only search the commons http://www.flickr.com/commons/ Brooklyn Museum – contributing to the commons caused flickr account to get flooded with comments, also posting photos that they “think” are something posting to […]

Website redesign pitfalls

we watched Eddie Izzard youtube lego star wars death star canteen while waiting, warning there are swear words in the video if that sort of thing offends you Redesign the pitfalls and perils and how to avoid them Good reason to redesign When nav is dysfunctional When your site doesn’t scale When your site is […]


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