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 […]

I should have written this post six months ago when it happened, but better late than never eh? Thanks to the recent Wired article about the hacking of  Mat Honan’s Amazon, Apple, Google and Twitter accounts I’ve noticed people saying they are turning on Google’s two step verification process. The purpose of this post is […]

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 […]

Doing more with less is a bad joke on people who have made a living making something from nothing. Two years ago George Needham was a speaker at my library’s staff day. I’m not sure these were his exact words, but it is pretty close and you get the idea. It stuck with me. Libraries and […]

I’m gearing up to announce Library Day in the Life Round 9 and I have run into a couple of issues. While I was struggling with them a larger issue occurs to me – should there even be a libday9? So I’m bringing it to the masses. Here are my questions for you 1. Should […]

Now start acting like it. I spent much of the last two weeks dealing with the issue of libraries and digital literacy. There were a great many meetings and conversations and discussions. Too many to blog and some off the record. I also spent most of the last week at the Annual ALA conference in Anaheim […]

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 […]