The Digital Divide Does Not Discriminate

This short video is from the March 9, 2010 FCC summit to discuss the need to include all Americans in the digital age.  It gives clear examples of the need for access and the skills to use the internet across a diverse segment of the population. People need universal access to broadband and the skills to use it, not as a privilege, but as a … Continue reading The Digital Divide Does Not Discriminate

ALA Conference Survival Tips #ala10

Last year was my first ALA and it is definitely nothing like other conferences.  This is a combination of tips I’ve shared before and new ones learned the hard way. I’ve also included a reading list with suggestions on networking and tips for introverts. Give people your name – wear your name badge up near your face rather than on a lanyard so it’s easy … Continue reading ALA Conference Survival Tips #ala10

What Twitter Lists Say About You

Ever since Twitter implemented lists I try to check out mine regularly.  Mostly I’m looking for bad or amusing ones, but so far if anyone has me on a list titled “idiots” or “b!tches” its private.  🙂 As of writing this I am on 373 lists, of which probably 90 – 95% say something related to libraries (I didn’t actually do the math). This aren’t surprising to me. And … Continue reading What Twitter Lists Say About You

Ebooks and Libraries: Like Peanut Butter & Chocolate or Oil & Water?

Last week I participated in an online Twitter conversation led by Charlotte Abbott at Follow the Reader.  When Charlotte asked me to be a guest in the discussion the topic was how to increase ebook adoption in libraries.  We knew the topic was going to be interesting when the conversation got intense on twitter before the discussion even got started, summed up here Will E-Books Really Destroy Libraries? … Continue reading Ebooks and Libraries: Like Peanut Butter & Chocolate or Oil & Water?

Introducing Transliteracy Georgia Public Library Service & Georgia Library Association

This morning I participated in an webinar for the Georgia Public Library Service, Introducing Transliteracy to Libraries. Introduction to Transliteracy for Librarieshttp://static.slidesharecdn.com/swf/ssplayer2.swf?doc=intrototransliteracygplsslideshare-100615074339-phpapp01&rel=0&stripped_title=introduction-to-transliteracy-for-libraries View more presentations from Bobbi Newman. You can find the transcripts on WhattheHashTag [Update] You can listen to the recording here. Promised links and resources: Libraries and Transliteracy Blog Defining Transliteracy Libraries and Transliteracy Slideshow Libraries and Transliteracy Facebook Page Transliteracy.com Informing Communities: … Continue reading Introducing Transliteracy Georgia Public Library Service & Georgia Library Association