Please consider taking a few minutes to answer this survey. This short survey is being conducted on behalf of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Global Libraries (GL) Initiative. The purpose of the survey is to help the Global Libraries Initiative identify opportunities to focus their current support of public libraries in ways that foster innovation and dramatically accelerate positive and lasting change in libraries … Continue reading Help the Gates Foundation’s Global Libraries Initiative Identify the Role of Public Libraries in Their Communities.
The time has come to expand the scope of conflict for ebook issues. What does that mean? It means that we, people who care about ebook issues, need to organize about ebook issues on a larger scale than just the issues surrounding libraries. The effort that has gone into ebook issues over the last few years has been impressive, unfortunately the results have not (I … Continue reading The Time Has Come to Expand the Scope of Conflict for eBooks
The team over at Libraries and Transliteracy recent came to the decision that it was time to end the project. When we launched the project the purpose was to bring attention to transliteracy in all types of libraries and we worked hard to include contributors from public, academic, and school libraries (and other types with less success) with a diverse background. Over the last couple of years … Continue reading The End of the Libraries and Transliteracy Blog
There has been much discussion over the failures and disappointments of iOS6 on the iPhone but this is one I haven’t come across before. The integration of Facebook contacts and iOS6. I updated to iOS6 a day or two after it came out and I turned on the Facebook integration option. I only recently switch to an iPhone from Android and Android has been syncing phone contact with Facebook contacts for … Continue reading The New Facebook & iOS6 Integration Crosses a Privacy Line
The ALA Digital Literacy Task Force (PDF) has released a preliminary copy of their report “Digital Literacy, Libraries, and Public Policy” for comments. The report provides a broad overview of digital literacy policy in public, academic and school libraries. The report is intended to serve as a launching point for recommendations from the Task Force to ALA and the library community in general. The public comment period is open from September … Continue reading Digital Literacy, Libraries, and Public Policy Draft Open for Comments
About a month ago, well actually June 30th according to the someecards website, I created these two librarian ecards. I noticed this morning they are making the rounds on Facebook again so I thought I’d post them here. Neither of the cards is accredited to me or links back to the original on someecards.com and that’s fine I didn’t make them for the power and … Continue reading On Remixing and Resharing Online – I Do This for the Money, Prestige, and Power. Said No Librarian Ever.
Presentation for PLAN Closing the Digital Skills Gap from Bobbi Newman Resources I limited my suggestions to just three of each as not to be overwhelming Websites Common Sense Media.org Media Smarts Tech Training for Libraries Blogs Van Meter Library Voice The Daring Librarian A Media Specialists Guide to the Web Twitter @ShannonMiller @gwynethjones @joycevalenza Facebook New Media Consortium American Association of School Librarians School … Continue reading Closing the Digital Skills Gap – PLAN