I am delighted to endorse my friend and colleague Courtney Young for ALA president. I have had the honor to serve on Council with Courtney and observe her tireless work in support of all libraries and library staff. I have watched her demonstrate leadership not just in an official capacity through such efforts as service […]

I came across this great post from the American Historical Society – “The Dos and Don’ts of Live-Tweeting at an Academic Conference: An Update” which has some great suggestions (see below for the abridged version or click on through for full text – it worth reading the full text btw). But I have a question […]

Let me state here, for the record, I have no objection to reducing the number of councilors at-large or the number of division and chapter councilors if evidence can be provided as to how those reductions would benefit council or the membership. Some background info: I am an ALA Councilor at Large. Sean Reinhart is the California […]

Erin and I announced Looks Like Library Science open for submission a little over a year ago on February 13th. This project has been so much fun! Thank you to everyone who submitted a photo! If you haven’t submitted a photo – you still can – see instructions at the end. I’ve learned that Tumblr is great […]

This is a half thought out mash-up of two things that crossed my path this week. The first was the article in the Wall Street Journal “The Web-Deprived Study at McDonald’s“. Which covers what many of us already know – the digital divide is real, 33 million American’s do not have broadband service at home. […]

Like many librarians I often turn to Creative Commons licensed photos on Flickr for use in my presentations and blog posts.  Flickr makes it incredibly easy to search for photos with a Creative Commons license. Unfortunately it also makes it ridiculously easy for users to change the license on all their photos at any time […]

After careful consideration I am calling an end to the Library Day in the Life Project. When I look back at my original post, which was written on whim, I said If I post about this and get others to do it too, it will allow librarians to share amongst ourselves (our positions are changing so rapidly) and also  to […]