Should You Ask Permission to Live-Tweet an Conference Session?

I came across this great post from the American Historical Society – “The Dos and Don’ts of Live-Tweeting at an Academic Conference: An Update” which has some great suggestions (see below for the abridged version or click on through for full text – it worth reading the full text btw). But I have a question about the first Do – Ask permission. Before the panel … Continue reading Should You Ask Permission to Live-Tweet an Conference Session?

10 Reasons You Should Attend Internet Librarian 2011 #IL2011

It’s no secret that Internet Librarian is my favorite library conference. Let’s just skip over the location, sure is amazing, and if you’re trying to choose between 2 similar conference the fact that one takes place in Monterey should sway you. But when you’re looking to convince your boss that you need to go “there are sea lions! and an aquarium!” won’t cut it. 1. It’s just … Continue reading 10 Reasons You Should Attend Internet Librarian 2011 #IL2011

Beyond Books: News, Literacy, Democracy and America’s Libraries Work Session

This work session for librarians, journalist and citizens will take place starting April 6th, so mark your calendars.  There are some fellowships for attendance for grad students available and you can browse the list of registered attendees. I wish I were able to attend this but I’ll be following closely online through the blog and Twitter (hashtag #biblionews) and you can too!   From the website: Libraries … Continue reading Beyond Books: News, Literacy, Democracy and America’s Libraries Work Session

TechSoup Global Contributors Summit Notes

Last week I had the honor of attending the TechSoup Global Contributors Summit. When I received the invitation from Sarah at TechSoup for Libraries I knew I had to go for several reason including escaping the echo chamber and it was at the Microsoft campus in Silicon Valley. 🙂 Some background about TechSoup: TechSoup is a nonprofit with a clear focus: providing other nonprofits and libraries with technology … Continue reading TechSoup Global Contributors Summit Notes

Libraries in a Transliterate, Technology Fluent World #intlib10

Libraries in a Transliterate, Technology Fluent World http://static.slidesharecdn.com/swf/ssplayer2.swf?doc=transliteracyinternetlibrarianslideshare-101020065252-phpapp01&rel=0&stripped_title=libraries-in-a-transliterate-technology-fluent-world&userName=librarianbyday View more presentations from Bobbi Newman. Resources and Suggested Links: Teaching Media Literacy in the ESL Classroom Why Broadband Service in the U.S. Is So Awful, Scientific American, October 4th 2010 Transliteracy as a Blueberry Smoothie Don’t Touch That Dial! A history of media technology scares, from the printing press to Facebook Escaping the Echo Chamber – presentation … Continue reading Libraries in a Transliterate, Technology Fluent World #intlib10

Tips and Suggestions to Get the Most Out of Internet Librarian #intlib10

Internet Librarian begins on Saturday and where its your first conference or your 20th here there is something here for you.  Here are tips I’ve shared before and new ones learned the hard way. Below these 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 … Continue reading Tips and Suggestions to Get the Most Out of Internet Librarian #intlib10