I love the idea of an ebook reader, but I have problems with Amazon’s Kindle, foremost being price and inability to load my own content on without sending it through Amazon. I’ve been playing with the Sony Reader the last week or so but I don’t love it either. Since I want to love ebook readers I’m on the look out for anything that might … Continue reading New ebook reader to watch – the Cooler
This video, The Future of the Library, has been making the rounds on library blogs and after watching it I visit the blog Everywhere is Here. Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about the digital divide and the bubble I spend most of my time in so I was much more interested in this video. It is about the Digital Doorway and the UNICEF Bee, … Continue reading The UNICEF Bee and the Digital Doorway
My library has a leadership program and we were asked to recommend books, journals articles blogs blogposts podcasts whatever with an annotation preferably, on any topic relevant to leadership, management, customers service or other topic we think would be helpful to participants. I went through my favorites of the last couple of years and came up with these: Predictably Irrational, The Hidden Forces That Shape … Continue reading What Reading (Listening) Do You Recommend for a Leadership Program?
Monday OCLC kicked off their Geek the Library campaign with Iowa (my home state!) and Georgia (my current state!). What is Geek the Library? Its a community-based public awareness campaign. The idea is to increase public awareness of libraries and the important role they play and the funding we so desperately need. People can share what they are passionate about using geek as a verb … Continue reading Geek the Library
Jessamyn West shared this yesterday “A team from Google interviewed dozens of people in Times Square the other day, asking a simple question: What’s a browser? This was in an effort to understand and improve the customer experience of Google’s own browser, called Chrome. Turns out that over 90% of the people interviewed could not describe what a Web browser is.” Watch the video I … Continue reading Does the average Joe really need to know what a browser is?
Anyone who’s reading this blog directly rather than in their rss reader may have noticed a new box appear on the upper right hand side – Subscribe via Email I’m happy to have finally gotten around to offer this option. Teaching patrons and training staff has taught me that there are still a great many people who don’t use an rss reader for whatever reason. … Continue reading Subscribe to this blog by email
Carie Lewis has a great guide to monitoring your brand using iGoogle, it’s easy, free and most of us already have a Google account, plus it pulls all the information into one place. She includes 5 different categories: Brand – mentions of your name, including acronyms, misspellings, etc Current – issues that people are talking about that involve you right now Detractors – people you … Continue reading Monitor your brand