My personally selected top 10 from the links I shared on Twitter from 4/16/2010 thru 4/22/2010 1. NYTimes: Out of the Loop in Silicon Valley – Sexism is still alive in Silicon Valley and pretty much everywhere else including libraries. 2. NYTimes: Web Coupons aKnow Lots About You, and They Tell – love coupons? Me too, but make sure you know what information you’re giving … Continue reading Top Ten Links Week 16
Voting ends Wednesday December 18th. Yes even you library people. You’ll find some great new blogs to read and trust me there are names in there you’ll recognize! The Edublog Award Categories…. Best individual blog Best individual tweeter Best group blog Best new blog Best class blog Best student blog Best resource sharing blog Most influential blog post Most influential tweet / series of tweets / tweet … Continue reading Voting is Open for the 2009 Edublog Awards – Go Vote!
My Nominations for The 2009 Edublog Awards are: Best individual tweeter – Marianne Lenox and her blog Best new blog – Emergent by Design by Venessa Miemis Best resource sharing blog – Librarian in Black Best librarian / library blog – The Unquiet Librarian by Buffy Hamilton Deadlines for nominations is Tuesday 8 December! Then the voting begins, ending Wednesday 16 December! Award Ceremony: Friday 18. So make your nominations … Continue reading My Nominations for the 2009 Edublog Awards
If you’re thinking about transliteracy you almost have to be thinking about the digital divide. What does it mean? Is it real? How will we close the gap? This New York Times piece Will the Digital Divide Close by Itself? From the Google’s Breakthrough Learning in a Digital Age provides a look at and arguments about the digital divide from two different perspectives. From Jim Steyer, … Continue reading Commentary On the Digital Divide from the Chief Executives of Netflix & CommonSenseMedia
The Knight Foundation has released a new report Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy. A good deal of the content either is or could be applies to libraries. The entire report is 148 pages, you can also download a 2 page summary that includes recommendations like these 2: Increase support for public service media aimed at meeting community information needs. Read more … 6: Integrate digital and … Continue reading Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy Warns of “Second Class Citizens” in the Digital Age