I Wrote a Chapter for The Readers’ Advisory Handbook!

I’m excited to announce that The Readers’ Advisory Handbook is now out! Over a year ago my friend, and awesome librarian, Kaite Mediatore Stover asked if I would be interested in writing a chapter for her readers’ advisory book.  She wanted me to address the online aspects of RA.  I’m more of a blogger than an article or book writer but Kaite convinced me it was … Continue reading I Wrote a Chapter for The Readers’ Advisory Handbook!

Top Ten Links Week 6

My personally selected top 10 from the links I shared on Twitter from 2/5/2010 thru 2/11/2010 follow the UK Transliteracy conference here – the UK conference on Transliteracy was on Tuesday, if you missed coverage has been archived on the site. Evolution of the Book – cool graph of the evolution of books The State of the Internet– another cool graphic from Stephen 20 Inspiring Women To Follow On … Continue reading Top Ten Links Week 6

Vooks = Books + Online Video = Tranliteracy

A vook blends the text of a book with video into one story.  I’m fascinated by this new this new multimedia approach to books.  I have no idea if it will be successful, I can’t really see the appeal for fiction, but for something like a fitness or other how-to books I can see having a video as an advantage for demonstration.  Think of all … Continue reading Vooks = Books + Online Video = Tranliteracy

The Nook from Barnes & Noble – I Want One, Here’s Why

I’m more excited about the Nook than I have been about any other ebook reader. This might be the one that finally gets me to buy one. Why? 8 Reasons You Can Finally Love Ebook Readers (Thanks to Nook) from Gizmodo It’s cost-effective even with Wi-Fi, native PDF support, an SD slot and that crazy second screen makes it seem out of the Kindle’s league. … Continue reading The Nook from Barnes & Noble – I Want One, Here’s Why

The future of the book – Possible or Probable

This is an interesting videos from Editis, a French publisher on the future of the book. Its a bit long, but worth a watch. Now I don’t speak any French but here is what I *think* I saw happening scanning barcodes of book at a traditional bookstore to purchase them on the ebook reader touchscreen interactive color write on the books with a stylus multimedia … Continue reading The future of the book – Possible or Probable

What Reading (Listening) Do You Recommend for a Leadership Program?

My library has a leadership program and we were asked to recommend books, journals articles blogs blogposts podcasts whatever with an annotation preferably, on any topic relevant to leadership, management, customers service or other topic we think would be helpful to participants.  I went through my favorites of the last couple of years and came up with these: Predictably Irrational, The Hidden Forces That Shape … Continue reading What Reading (Listening) Do You Recommend for a Leadership Program?