Tag Archives: public libraries

Why Amazon’s Lending Library is Not a Threat to Public Libraries

I had no idea that Amazon’s announcement would signal the end of the world, or at least the end of public libraries, or as my friend & colleague Andy puts it, the library apocalypse or I would have included this in yesterday’s post. First let’s talk numbers about the Amazon Lending Library* Prime costs $79 a year, that’s […]

Amazon Announces Kindle Lending Library for Prime Members

If you have been paying attention you knew it was coming. The Kindle Lending Library from Amazon. If you own a Kindle, yes you have to have a device not an app, and a Prime Membership you can now borrow books from Amazon. More Info Kindles start at $79 Prime Membership is $79 a year. […]

Public Library eBooks on the Amazon Kindle – We Got Screwed

Don’t get me wrong, as a consumer I was celebrating as much as the next guy (or gal) last week about library ebooks (from OverDrive) FINALLY being available on the ever popular Amazon Kindle. I love my Kindle, I’ve written about it. The few textbooks and pdfs I’ve put on it make me love it […]

Top Ten Links Week 19

My personally selected top 10 from the links I shared on Twitter from 5/7/2010 thru 5/13/2010 1. kindness is one of the simplest things that make the biggest different How to Be Kinder: 11 Fine Tips If you only read one thing from this post read this one. We could use a little more kindness […]

FCC’s Broadband Action Agenda Fails to Address Training and Education

I’ve been following the FCC’s National Broadband Plans since they were sent to Congress.  I’ve been excited about the possibility of the Digital Literacy Corps.  However when reviewing the Broadband Action Agenda I feel a little uneasy.  I see no reference to training or instruction.  While I agree on the importance of access to broadband […]

New Project – Libraries and Transliteracy Blog

I am excited to announce the kick-off of a new project, the Libraries and Transliteracies blog!  The blog is a group effort from me, Buffy Hamilton and Tom Ipri.  Due to the amount of interest in transliteracy and the role libraries play, we have created one place to share information and resources.  The blog will contain information, resources and  links to […]

Stress Management in the Library Workplace

Yesterday I attended a MaintainIT webinar – Using MaintainIT Resources for Technology Training, where they shared some useful information and links.  One of the sites was Infopeople, a nonprofit that archives their presentations and handouts and makes them available under a Creative Commons license! As I was exploring I came across materials for a previous […]


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