Set the World on Fire – Innovating Libraries

This is am much delayed posting of a keynote I delivered at the Colorado Association of Libraries conference in Keystone last October. The theme of the conference was Ready, Set, Go! Innovating Colorado Libraries. Set the World on Fire, keynote, Colorado Association of Libraries from Bobbi Newman References Rogers, E. M. (2003).  Diffusion of Innovations, New York: Free Press. Continue reading Set the World on Fire – Innovating Libraries

How to Get Invited to Speak – Work, Pay Up, Represent

Yesterday two blog posts were making the rounds came to my attention. The first I saw was by Andromeda Yelton, which is a response to Julie. Andromeda offers some great advice on how to get the attention of people looking for speakers in response to Julie’s heartfelt post about wanting to speak. Both are worthwhile – go read them, I’ll wait. I started a response on Julie’s … Continue reading How to Get Invited to Speak – Work, Pay Up, Represent

Closing the Digital Skills Gap – PLAN

Presentation for PLAN Closing the Digital Skills Gap from Bobbi Newman Resources I limited my suggestions to just three of each as not to be overwhelming Websites Common Sense Media.org Media Smarts Tech Training for Libraries  Blogs Van Meter Library Voice The Daring Librarian A Media Specialists Guide to the Web Twitter @ShannonMiller @gwynethjones @joycevalenza  Facebook New Media Consortium American Association of School Librarians School … Continue reading Closing the Digital Skills Gap – PLAN

20 Things to Do After You Accept that Speaking Gig

A couple of years ago I wrote Nine Questions to Ask Before You Accept That Speaking Gig – (go read it, it’s full of great information!) this is a much overdue follow up. Preparation 1. Start working on your presentation now! Even if it is six months out, at least start taking notes! 2. Know yourself and your presentation style. Some people use a slide … Continue reading 20 Things to Do After You Accept that Speaking Gig

Libraries Bridging the Digital Divide – Presentation

A while back I delivered the opening Keynote for the Michigan State Library’s Beginners Workshop.  The conference is focused on library staff who do not have a formal library degree and is an introduction to many issues. The topic of my presentation was the role of libraries in bridging the digital divide – I talked about the digital divide and digital literacy and the role … Continue reading Libraries Bridging the Digital Divide – Presentation

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

Why Transliteracy? An Introduction for Librarians – a Tech Talk with Michael Sauers

I had the honor of being Michael Sauers guest on his NCompass Live Tech Talk series.  I did a brief overview of transliteracy and its importance to libraries.  The session was recorded and will be up after some editing, in the meantime here are my slides and some links. Why Transliteracy? An Introduction for Librarianshttp://static.slidesharecdn.com/swf/ssplayer2.swf?doc=whytransliteracyslideshow-100727180017-phpapp02&rel=0&stripped_title=why-transliteracy-an-introduction-for-librariansView more presentations from Bobbi Newman. Relevant Links: Transliteracy as a Blueberry Smoothie Escaping … Continue reading Why Transliteracy? An Introduction for Librarians – a Tech Talk with Michael Sauers