Intergrating Libraries & Communities

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 – created by staff Reader’s Lists – patrons are creating these! … Continue reading Intergrating Libraries & Communities

Cranky? Boomers & Older Adults Are Greying the Internet

This was a really interesting session about the on-line communities for older adults and the services Libraries are providing to them. Most online 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 Seniornet Thirdage ReZoom Cranky Eldr I need to check these out and … Continue reading Cranky? Boomers & Older Adults Are Greying the Internet

Blending In: Librarians in the Networked Community

Chrystie R. Hill led off on this session with some great examples and facts about Librarians and Libraries in networked communities. “Big Ups” to Michael Porter who followed with a smart and funny presentation that woke me up before my 3rd cup of coffee, something that’s pretty hard to do. 🙂 He showed some example Library website and the great things they are doing. Some … Continue reading Blending In: Librarians in the Networked Community

What’s Happening in IL Space

This reception was at the Monterey Public Library on Sunday evening, there were a several speakers and a wine and cheese reception afterwards. I know, I know, how could I have forgotten to write about this yesterday? 🙂 The Library was open with a lot of natural light and some great book displays, the staff was friendly and helpful to all of the strangers convening … Continue reading What’s Happening in IL Space

Games, Gaming and Libraries

My Sunday morning pre-conference workshop was presented by Aaron Schmidt and Jenny Levine. Jenny presented first, reminding us the wide scoop that “gaming” covers – board games, computer games, online computer games such as scrabble, cell phone games, pda game etc. The stereotype that gamers are 13 year old boys sitting in their basements alone, is wrong. Sure there are 13 year old boys sitting … Continue reading Games, Gaming and Libraries

Training Adults: Getting and Keeping Attention

Sunday morning I attended a pre-conference workshop on training adults. I was a little disappointed in the content. It was aimed towards people who have never done any training and geared towards all day workshops. Since I work at a public library almost all of the training for both the staff and the public is an hour long maybe two. So a lot of the … Continue reading Training Adults: Getting and Keeping Attention