Tag Archives: Libraries

What’s a Girl Like You Doing in a Place Like This? Or How I Came to Work in Libraries

My library roots, or how I got into libraries for The Library Routes Project. I’ve worked in libraries for years I volunteered in the library during Junior High, mostly to get out of study hall but also for the books. When I turned 16 my first “real” job was as a clerk at the local […]

My Nominations for the 2009 Edublog Awards

My Nominations for The 2009 Edublog Awards are: Best individual tweeter – Marianne Lenox and her blog Best new blog – Emergent by Design by Venessa Miemis Best resource sharing blog – Librarian in Black Best librarian / library blog – The Unquiet Librarian by Buffy Hamilton Deadlines for nominations is Tuesday 8 December!  Then the voting begins, […]

How Did You Get Into Libraries? Share Your Story With The Library Routes Project

Have you seen The Library Routes Project? The idea is to share (blog or on the wiki) your library career path. Both the library roots – how you got into the profession in the first place, and what made you decide to do so – and your library routes – the career path which has taken […]

Commentary On the Digital Divide from the Chief Executives of Netflix & CommonSenseMedia

If you’re thinking about transliteracy you almost have to be thinking about the digital divide. What does it mean? Is it real? How will we close the gap? This New York Times piece Will the Digital Divide Close by Itself? From the Google’s Breakthrough Learning in a Digital Age provides a look at and arguments […]

Internet Librarian Wrap Up

As always conferences are amazing, stimulating, intense and tiring, but worth every second of it. I was able to talk with so many amazing people, and yet there were so many others I wanted to connect with and didn’t manage to. *More reflection at the end, but for those who want the nitty gritty…. Pulled from notes […]

Sneaking the Social Web into Your Library: Tips Tricks & Just Plain Sneaky Tactics

One of my presentations from Notes from the 2009 Internet Librarian Conference with Erin Downey Howerton Sneaking the Social Web into Your Libraryhttp://static.slidesharecdn.com/swf/ssplayer2.swf?doc=ilsneakingsocialwegslideshare-091031094146-phpapp02&stripped_title=sneaking-the-social-web-into-your-library View more presentations from Bobbi Newman. Erin’s slides and blog post I mentioned during the Q&A that you can do all sorts of things with RSS. An audience member asked me if […]

Dreaming, Designing, & Using Mobile Library Platforms

Notes from the 2009 Internet Librarian Conference Tom Ipri Jason Griffey R. Toby Greenwalt Jason A. Clark Matt Benzing Michael P Sauers Christa Burns Mike & Christa – phone or lab top questions Tom – mobile sights are not desktop-light Let’s not make crappy mobile sights out of our crappy websites. Should you have a […]


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