There is no way to say this other than to just come out and say it. Effective May 18th I will be the Digital Branch Manager of the Chattahoochee Valley Regional Library System.  This is a new position they have created for the purpose of planning, building and managing the Digital Branch, its going to […]

I’m in Minnesota this week teaching Reference in the Digital Age at multiple locations and Get Your Game On: Using Video Games as Outreach at one location. So far Minnesota is beautiful and everyone it super nice! I’ll be resuming your regularly scheduled and opinionated blog posts next week. 😉

Aubri Keleman, Teen Services & Web Coordinator, Whatcom County Library System Tao Gao, Live2Create Interactive Aubri – Rumba with Joomla What is a cms and why is it wicked cool?  The webmaster doesn’t have to do anything Pre-redesign collect stats review your brand collect photos – tell a story focus groups set explicit goals in […]

CM Tools: Drupal, Joomla, & Rumba John Blyberg Ryan Deschamps Ryan ModX How not to have to use drupal Cms in general Why joomla Why switch to ModX Good content mngmt system should facilitate division of labor, support overall development, ensure best practices and standards Halifax public library now in modx looked the same in […]

I promised some links to the people who were in my talk yesterday. Library Learning 2.0 or 29 Things Library Learning 2.1 Slides from my patron training classes are in my slideshare account

Social network profile management Greg Schwartz Michael Porter Sarah Houghton-Jan Amanda Clay Powers Greg Identity Digital identity mapping – online interactions make identity much more complicated Your next employer looking for your identity will do a google search You do not own your online identity Tip -own your username – if your name is unique […]

Best of the web Firefox – Greasemonkey – smart key words – can use set up address bar to seach any site on the web – customize google extension – better gmail2 – takes ads off of gmail google reader –    helvetireader book city jackets wikimedia commons flickr image search pictobrowser skitch – screenshots, then […]