Beware Your Information Bubble

Eli Pariser talks about filter bubbles in this terrific TED Talk. As human beings were prone to bubbles, we gravitate to people like us, people with the same views, the same socio-economic class, the same habits etc. All sorts of studies show that if you’re likely to have similar habits and life-styles as the people you associate with. The web has been applauded as a … Continue reading Beware Your Information Bubble

Challenge! Escape from the Echo Chamber

Its been more than a year since Ned Potter got me thinking about the echo chamber in libraryland and more importantly the need to escape it.  I’ll admit that while I’ve thought about it and wrote about I haven’t made any extreme efforts. Oh sure I have had some successes (some through no effort on my part like the Library Day in the Life Project … Continue reading Challenge! Escape from the Echo Chamber

The Time is Now

Inspired by the Shift Happens deck Ned Potter has created this awesome slideshow. One of Ned’s goals/causes is to escape the echo chamber of libraryland so this is aimed at non-librarians. Well done Ned. The time for Libraries is NOW http://static.slidesharecdn.com/swf/ssplayer2.swf?doc=librarynow-110311041940-phpapp01&stripped_title=the-time-for-libraries-is-now&userName=thewikiman View more presentations from Ned Potter Continue reading The Time is Now

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

Library Day in the Life Project In The Guardian #libday6 #echolib

I was thrilled to discover the Library Day in the Life Project was mentioned in a recent article in The Guardian for a couple of reason. First it awesome to see it mentioned in The Guardian! Second, Emma Cragg and Katie Birkwood have written a great article highlighting what it takes to be a librarian today. Beyond books: What It Takes to be a 21st century Librarian: From Connecting … Continue reading Library Day in the Life Project In The Guardian #libday6 #echolib

What is Library Day in the Life and You Should Participate #libday6

The Fabulous Librarian (and fashionista, seriously. she has awesome fashion sense) Daenel over at Living Outside the Stacks created this video explaining the project and why she’ll be participating next week. Check it out! Not only is the video a great intro to the project Daenel has a lot of followers (both on her blog and on Twitter) who are not librarians, so the project … Continue reading What is Library Day in the Life and You Should Participate #libday6