Reading List – Patron Privacy in Libraries in the Digital Age #nisoprivacy

UPDATE: rather than continually updating this blog post I created a site for curation of content.   I was asked to share my reading list for the NISO committee to develop a Consensus Framework to Support Patron Privacy in Digital Library and Information Systems. As with all reading lists, this one is always evolving. I would love suggestions if there is something you think is missing. … Continue reading Reading List – Patron Privacy in Libraries in the Digital Age #nisoprivacy

Escape the Silo – Iowa ACRL keynote

This morning I got to deliver the keynote at Iowa Association of Research and College Libraries. I got to talk about silos and echo chambers and change some of my favorite topics! Escape The Silo: Why and How to Escape Your Professional Silo – ILA/ACRL keynote from Bobbi Newman References and Recommended Reading Bundred, S. (2006). Solutions to silos: joining up knowledge. Public Money and Management, 26(2), … Continue reading Escape the Silo – Iowa ACRL keynote

New Tumblr Blog – Librarian by Day Notebook

For a while now I have been struggling with an issue – how and where should I post stories, news, and information relevant to libraries and the issues that are important to me (digital literacy, digital divide, technology policy, etc)? I am trying to focus more on conversation and less on link sharing on my Twitter account. I have done a good job of cutting … Continue reading New Tumblr Blog – Librarian by Day Notebook

Bridging the Digital Divide – NTLP Conference

Presented at the North Texas Library Partner’s 5th Annual Conference on Library Technology Bridging the Digital Divide: It’s more than teaching computer skills to seniors from Bobbi Newman References There are on the last three slides but here you go! ALA supports FCC proposal to fund digital literacy training through public libraries. (2012, April 3).District Dispatch. Retrieved from http://www.districtdispatch.org/2012/04/ala-supports-fcc-proposal-to-fund-digital-literacy-training-through-public-libraries/ Aspen Institute to Advance Recommendations of the Knight … Continue reading Bridging the Digital Divide – NTLP Conference

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (and the Interesting) of Libraries and eBooks – Pew’s Latest Report

This morning at 12:01 am Pew released their new report on the role of libraries in the digital age – title Libraries, patrons and ebooks. You can read the full report here and I encourage you to do so, there is a great deal of good data there. I’ve pulled out some data that I think falls under the good, the bad, the ugly and … Continue reading The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (and the Interesting) of Libraries and eBooks – Pew’s Latest Report

Don’t Write Off ALA’s Work on Digital Literacy and the FCC Before Reading This

About two weeks ago there was an article in the New York Times titled Wasting Time Is New Divide in Digital Era which caused an outcry among librarians, and there has been a whirlwind of online activity. Much of what is in that article was no surprise to me thanks to my interest in digital literacy, my service on the Digital Literacy Task Force and the fact that … Continue reading Don’t Write Off ALA’s Work on Digital Literacy and the FCC Before Reading This