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 […]

I love Evernote, I’ve even written about it before, but I’ll be the first to admit I’m not using it to it’s full potential. I primarily use Evernote to take clips notes from my browser. By highlighting a section of a blog post or article online I can “clip” it and save it into Evernote. […]

Actually there are two surveys – one for those working in libraries and one for patrons. If you work in a library and work with ebooks please take a few minutes to take the first survey. Please share the second survey with your patrons. The surveys will be live April 16 through May 18. The […]

UPDATE 5/1/2012 We have reached the goal! Thank you so much to everyone who donated! I will be at ALA 2012 thanks to your support and generosity! Making the decision to write this post was hard for me, after all I love NPR but pledge drive time drives me a little crazy especially after I’ve donated […]

I recently had the honor to be invited to talk with Kayhan B., Erin Anderson, and Doug Mirams hosts of the Bibliotech podcast. We talked about all sorts of things including but not limited to: ebooks, transiteracy, the echo chamber, change, the future of libraries, and This is What a Librarian Looks Like. Links to articles […]

Before you get too excited about the 21% who have read an ebook in the last year compared it with the 22% who reported not reading a book at all. That compares with 22% who told us they had not read a book in the previous 12 months or didn’t answer a book-reading question in […]

The OITP Digital Literacy Task Force released it’s official definition of digital literacy this week on the District Dispatch blog. The short definition is accompanied by a six page primer (not yet available) that provides more in-depth information. Digital literacy is the ability to use information and communication technologies to find, evaluate, create, and communicate information requiring both cognitive […]