Looking Forward – How Will You Use Your Gifts In the Coming Year?

I’m not usually one for resolutions, but 2010 has been a long year and I am looking forward to the New Year with unusual anticipation, and this is so timely for me. As we look forward to 2011 it is important for some reflection, so ask yourself as librarians, teachers, leaders, individuals: How will you use your gifts? What choices will you make? Will inertia … Continue reading Looking Forward – How Will You Use Your Gifts In the Coming Year?

The Best of the Best: The 20 Most Important, Thought Provoking, Helpful Posts I Wrote in 2010

That’s a pretty bold title if I do say so myself šŸ™‚ Ā I know there are 7 days left but with the holidays I feel ok publishing this list now. I didn’t base these on stats or comments but rather what I feel was the most import. Sometimes I put my heart and soul into something and it gets so littleĀ attentionĀ I want to cry, and … Continue reading The Best of the Best: The 20 Most Important, Thought Provoking, Helpful Posts I Wrote in 2010

Why We Buy: Applying the Science of Shopping to Libraries

Why We Buy: The Science Of Shopping is on my reading list this month but it deserves its own post. Ā It has inspired a great deal of thinking about what we measure, why and how we use it to declare ourselves successful (or not). PleaseĀ note there is a newer version of this title,Ā Updated and Revised for the Internet, the Global Consumer, and Beyond, but I … Continue reading Why We Buy: Applying the Science of Shopping to Libraries

Read This! What I’m Reading in December 2010

Since last months What Iā€™m Reading post went so well I thought I’d write one for December. Books: Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age by Clay Shirky. I’ve been a fan of Shirky since reading his first book, Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations, when it came out. Ā I watch or listen to any of his speeches I can … Continue reading Read This! What I’m Reading in December 2010

The Donate Button Versus Google Ads- Your Tips Are Appreciated

I’ve toyed with the idea of ads on the blog for a while now.But I’ve been hesitant for a couple of reasons including I know some people have a strong opinion about them or block them with browser ad-ons. Ā I also have some concerns over lack of control and theĀ appearance that I am endorsing theĀ advertisedĀ item or service when I am not.Ā When I considered other options … Continue reading The Donate Button Versus Google Ads- Your Tips Are Appreciated

Latest Facebook Privacy Violation ā€“ It is Now Broadcasting Conversations by Publishing The Content of Recent Activity

There was a time when one of your Facebook account or privacy settings allowed you to disable your “recent activity” from appearing in the newsfeed or on your wall. That went away sometime in the latest year (with profileĀ updateĀ 10102029309808098, I think). Facebook completely removed the option to hide your recent activity and instead what you now saw was something like “Bobbi Newman wrote on John … Continue reading Latest Facebook Privacy Violation ā€“ It is Now Broadcasting Conversations by Publishing The Content of Recent Activity

The Four Most Valuable Lessons I Learned in 2010

InspiredĀ by Justin Hoenke’s great post I decided to make my own list of libraryland/professional things I learned in 2010. 1. Not everyone is going to like you This was probably the most important and the hardest lesson I learned. I was having a conversation with a friend in April when he said these words to me, and I’ll admit at first I was pissed. Easy … Continue reading The Four Most Valuable Lessons I Learned in 2010