Libraries: Good For the Waistline

This is a half thought out mash-up of two things that crossed my path this week. The first was the article in the Wall Street Journal “The Web-Deprived Study at McDonald’s“. Which covers what many of us already know – the digital divide is real, 33 million American’s do not have broadband service at home. Cheap smartphones and tablets have put Web-ready technology into more … Continue reading Libraries: Good For the Waistline

The Danger of Using Creative Commons Flickr Photos in Presentations

Like many librarians I often turn to Creative Commons licensed photos on Flickr for use in my presentations and blog posts.  Flickr makes it incredibly easy to search for photos with a Creative Commons license. Unfortunately it also makes it ridiculously easy for users to change the license on all their photos at any time with the click of a button.  There is no way … Continue reading The Danger of Using Creative Commons Flickr Photos in Presentations

So Long, Farewell, Good-bye – The End of the Library Day in the Life Project #libday

After careful consideration I am calling an end to the Library Day in the Life Project. When I look back at my original post, which was written on whim, I said If I post about this and get others to do it too, it will allow librarians to share amongst ourselves (our positions are changing so rapidly) and also  to let the public know what we do. So the purpose was … Continue reading So Long, Farewell, Good-bye – The End of the Library Day in the Life Project #libday

How to Get Invited to Speak – Work, Pay Up, Represent

Yesterday two blog posts were making the rounds came to my attention. The first I saw was by Andromeda Yelton, which is a response to Julie. Andromeda offers some great advice on how to get the attention of people looking for speakers in response to Julie’s heartfelt post about wanting to speak. Both are worthwhile – go read them, I’ll wait. I started a response on Julie’s … Continue reading How to Get Invited to Speak – Work, Pay Up, Represent