There Are No Magic Beans You Have To Do The Work

It never fails at a conference or a webinar or on twitter or a blog post someone always says – but I don’t have time for that, IT will never let us do that, administration will never let us do that. Never mind what “that” is. There is always a reason. An excuse. Yes an excuse. I don’t understand these people. I’m not sure what … Continue reading There Are No Magic Beans You Have To Do The Work

Yes You Do Have The Time to Learn That New Fangled Internet, Just Put Down The Remote

This post has been rolling around in my head for a while and after reading Stephen Abram’s response to  Emily Lloyd’s strip about 23 Things I’m putting fingers to keyboard to get it out. My reaction to Emily’s post is different from Stephen’s. What I see is how important it is to keep learning.  23 Things was, and still is, great. But let’s not forget … Continue reading Yes You Do Have The Time to Learn That New Fangled Internet, Just Put Down The Remote

Library 101: More Than Just a Pretty Face

The newest video from David Lee King & Michael Porter debuted at Internet Librarian to a room full of people and a live remote audience thanks to streaming by the Shanachies. Library 101 is more than just a video, it’s a project with a website that includes essays from libraryland leaders about what Library 101 means to them.  It also has a great source page … Continue reading Library 101: More Than Just a Pretty Face

Eternal September: Be Ready to Repeat Yourself. Again.

Last week I read this post on Seth Godin’s blog and loved it. I tweeted it hoping other people would pick it up. After reading Stephen Abrams post – What is Cloud Computing where he states I’ve given a few talks lately and I was surprised to get a few questions about “what is cloud computing?” I guess I really do live in the bubble. … Continue reading Eternal September: Be Ready to Repeat Yourself. Again.

What programming should a library science student learn?

I recieved this email from one of the students in the Collection Development class I taught at Mizzou and thought in addition to giving my answer I’d open it up for the hive mind. I had read somewhere, it might have been on your blog in fact, that it might be a good idea for library school graduates to learn some web design languages. I … Continue reading What programming should a library science student learn?