This blog and the majority of my online activities, including Twitter, are on temporary hiatus while I attend to family matters. We suffered an unexpected death in the family last week and I am in Iowa focusing personal matters. I don’t know how long the hiatus will be, maybe a week, maybe two, maybe more, but I wanted to let my readers know I haven’t … Continue reading On Hiatus, Family Comes First
I was curious to read what Godin had to say about libraries this time. Last time he wrote about them it was pretty clear he didn’t “get it” and many librarians responded with posts of their own (you’re not allowed to comment on Godin’s blog) Before I get too far into this I want to point out I also find it interesting that Godin brings up Kindle … Continue reading Seth Godin Misses the Point on Libraries, Again.
My personally selected top ten from the links I shared on Twitter 5.7.2011 through 5.13.2011. In no particular order: 1. Facebook admits hiring PR firm to smear Google /via @engadget This story broke this week and it wasn’t until after I’d tweeted it that I learned that the PR firm referenced one of my blog posts in their attempts to smear Google! Crazy and Weird. Especially since I’ve … Continue reading Top Ten 2.19: Leadership, Success, Facebook Shenanigans, The Shame of LA, and So Much More
I’ve shared some additional thoughts about the news of the forthcoming Kindle Lending Library, as Amazon likes to call, or as we librarians like to call it, Kindle owners will finally be able to use library ebooks, it in a post at Library Renewal. Library eBooks Coming Soon to Amazon Kindle! But At What Cost? Continue reading More Thoughts on the Kindle Lending Library at Library Renewal
Eli Pariser talks about filter bubbles in this terrific TED Talk. As human beings were prone to bubbles, we gravitate to people like us, people with the same views, the same socio-economic class, the same habits etc. All sorts of studies show that if you’re likely to have similar habits and life-styles as the people you associate with. The web has been applauded as a … Continue reading Beware Your Information Bubble
Yes its true. Facebook. Facebook is one of my favorite things and not just for checking up on what my out-of-town friends did last weekend. I use it for professional stuff a LOT! I follow a lot of professional organizations and websites on Facebook. I listed the top six of the library ones in my post 6 Facebook Pages Every Librarian Should Follow: American Library Association … Continue reading My Favorite Tools and Tips in Ten Installments: 4. Facebook
My personally selected top ten from the links I shared on Twitter 4.30.2011 through 5.6.2011. In no particular order: 1 TEDucation: 5 TED Talks Librarians Should Watch (and Why) Andy has put together a list of 5 must see TED talks. Ken Robinson – Schools Kill Creativity William Kamkwamba: How I Harnessed the Wind Malcolm Gladwell – What We Can Learn from Spaghetti Sauce Mark Bezos – … Continue reading Top Ten Links 2.18: TED Talks, Failure, ALA, Privacy, Personal Branding and Identity