More Thoughts on the Kindle Lending Library at Library Renewal

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

My First Post at Library Renewal – ALA EQUACC Interim Report

Recently I was invited to be a contributing editor at Library Renewal* and I was delighted to accept (because I need more projects!) ūüôā ¬†Seriously I think what is happening right now with access to electronic content is very important. Tonight I published my first post, simply the Interim Report released by¬†The Presidential Task Force on Equitable Access to Electronic Content (EQUACC). Of special note: … Continue reading My First Post at Library Renewal – ALA EQUACC Interim Report

Calling All ALA Members! It’s Time to Vote #alavote

It’s that time of year again, time to vote for your elected representatives! Did you know only 20% of members voted in last years elections? Come on! We’re an outspoken bunch! We have opinions about everything! Its time to put pen to paper (or finger to mouse) and vote (ALA members will¬†receive¬†an email with instructions)! First the self promotion – After careful considering I am … Continue reading Calling All ALA Members! It’s Time to Vote #alavote

Top Ten Links Week 11

My personally selected top 10 from the links I shared on¬†Twitter from 3/12/2010 thru 3/18/2010 1. Media Skills Integrated into Core Standards #transliteracy – A¬†draft of K-12 standards put forth by the¬†National Governor‚Äôs Association, as part of theCommon Core State Standards Initiative (CCSSI), integrates media skills as a key design consideration of these standards. 2. love this picture of the social media bandwagon –¬†from @jimmy1712‘s … Continue reading Top Ten Links Week 11

Libraries and Transliteracy – the video version

I took my slideshow on transliteracy and turned it into a video.¬† I was curious about how easy it was to turn a slideshow into a video (its super easy!) so I thought I’d try it.¬† Most of my presentations aren’t meant to stand alone and so don’t really translate well to video. When I was putting the transliteracy one together I wanted it to … Continue reading Libraries and Transliteracy – the video version

Libraries and Transliteracy Slideshow

I haven’t been able to stop thinking about transliteracy and how important the concept is for libraries and librarians. I’ve created a slideshow I hope conveys the message and is easy to share. I have also added page with information on transliteracy. Libraries and Transliteracyhttp://static.slidesharecdn.com/swf/ssplayer2.swf?doc=transliteracy-091001081310-phpapp02&stripped_title=libraries-and-transliteracy View more presentations from Bobbi Newman. Continue reading Libraries and Transliteracy Slideshow

Building the Digital Branch for the 21st Century

On September 15th over 400 people attended a WebJunction webinar on Building a Digital Branch led by¬† David Lee King. Yes I realize this post is way over due, but the information isn’t outdated, yet. ūüôā If you missed it you have multiple options for accessing the information: Visit the WebJunction page for all the information and links. View it¬† in Wimba Classroom(combined archive of … Continue reading Building the Digital Branch for the 21st Century