For a while now I have been struggling with an issue – how and where should I post stories, news, and information relevant to libraries and the issues that are important to me (digital literacy, digital divide, technology policy, etc)? I am trying to focus more on conversation and less on link sharing on my […]

Today is the 2 year anniversary of the launch of This is What a Librarian Looks Like! Submissions have slowed down after the last year but we still added over 500 new photos! That’s right! There are 1,294 photos from 36 different countries! We have have over 70,000 followers on Tumbrl!  What I’ve learned: Tumblr is […]

On January 30, 2014 I delivered the Ontario College and University Library Association Spotlight speaker address at Ontario Library Association Superconference, Toronto Canada. As usual my slides are not intended to stand alone but I am posting them at the request of attendees and to provide easy to access to my references/recommended reading list. Enjoy! […]

http://www.flickr.com/photos/lassec/4309161412/player/ Unfortunately I won’t be in Philly but I’ve updated my suggestions for those who are going. First, I don’t check a bag when I travel, I haven’t for years, so many of my suggestions are based on maximizing the space I do have. I usually still manage to bring several pairs of shoes though […]

This morning Pew Internet & American Life released the latest report on libraries in the digital age. “How Americans Value Public Libraries in Their Communities” reports on the value of libraries services to their community. The vast majority of Americans ages 16 and older say that public libraries play an important role in their communities: 95% […]

Slides from a webinar I did at the end of October for the South Central Library System, Wisconsin. A Bridge Across the Divide: The Role of Libraries in the Digital Skills Gap A Bridge Across the Divide: The Role of Libraries in the Digital Skills Gap from Bobbi Newman

As many of you know I returned to my home state of Iowa a couple of years ago. I love my home state, there are a lot of great things happening here, and I try to support as many as I can. I grew about less than half an hour from Danville, so I’m happy […]

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