It’s a question many of us with an MLS,  and those without, struggle with.  Just take a look at the Library Day in the Life blog entries.  You’ll see a wide, and I mean WIDE, range of variety in how we spend our days, weeks and years and our education levels. Matt Hamilton wrote a […]

Yesterday’s  23 Thing Summit was great and intense (audio, slides, chat and Twitter!)  There were almost 300 attendees (I think). WebJunction and MaintainIT staff did a great job wrangling the presenters and the attendees.  Thank you Brenda, Michael, Jennifer and everyone else! If you couldn’t make it, you can find the slides, audio and chat […]

Times are tight, and likely to get tighter, if you’re looking to save money talk with your IT department. They may have some helpful solutions. Take a look at the University of Missouri’s IT department suggestions – Technology for Tight Budges. Many of these can be used by libraries and other businesses looking to save […]

I found this video on Beth’s Blog and she links to Logic + Emotion which recommends some steps Trader Joes should take in response.  The video is mostly complimentary but points out some negatives too.  What if this video was about a library? What if it was about your library? How would you respond it? […]

If you have ever thought that your library should start a Learning 2.0 program, but don’t know where to begin here’s your chance! On Tuesday, March 3rd you’ll have 2 hours to listen to representatives from 23 Things on a Stick and Baker’s Dozen, Michael Sauers, and me share best practices and lessons learned about […]

I read Indexed every day, I think Jessica is brilliant, she can say so much with a graph on an index card.  I share a lot of them through Twitter.  This one I had to share on the blog too.

If you’ve been presenting for a while you know that Twitter has changed the audience. Presenting pre-Twitter – you saw a sea of faces looking at you Presenting during the age of Twiter – you see a sea of heads looking at laptops or smart phones It can be disconcerting if you’re not used to […]