Top Ten 2.19: Leadership, Success, Facebook Shenanigans, The Shame of LA, and So Much More

My personally selected top ten from the links I shared on Twitter 5.7.2011 through 5.13.2011.  In no particular order: 1. Facebook admits hiring PR firm to smear Google /via @engadget This story broke this week and it wasn't until after I'd tweeted it that I learned that the PR firm referenced one of my blog posts in their … Continue reading Top Ten 2.19: Leadership, Success, Facebook Shenanigans, The Shame of LA, and So Much More

Hello Minnesota!

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. 😉

Akoha Starter packs – I have 19 decks to give away!

Less than two weeks ago I blogged about an exciting new idea - Akoha.  I was enthusiastic about the idea, in fact I love it. I love the idea of doing good and passing it forward, call me optimistic, call me naive, but I think this idea has merit.  So I blogged about it, I … Continue reading Akoha Starter packs – I have 19 decks to give away!

Are other libraries teaching patrons about blogging?

I'm taking a break from the video game (PS2) I'm playing, to write this, because even though I tell myself the hard parts teach me patient and perseverance, they really make my head want to explore.  🙂  Last night I finally taught the rescheduled Introduction to Blogging class I was supposed to teach in May.  … Continue reading Are other libraries teaching patrons about blogging?

Teach Me More! Fun & Gaming in Libraries

Chad Boeninger presented about Adapting Library Services to the Needs of Gamers the first half of this session. I found this really interesting, even though I am a gamer I'd never really thought about the differences between gamers and non-gamers. For example: game encourage decision making, interaction, and imerision. Gamers learn by doing, if they … Continue reading Teach Me More! Fun & Gaming in Libraries

What’s Happening in IL Space

This reception was at the Monterey Public Library on Sunday evening, there were a several speakers and a wine and cheese reception afterwards. I know, I know, how could I have forgotten to write about this yesterday? 🙂 The Library was open with a lot of natural light and some great book displays, the staff … Continue reading What’s Happening in IL Space

Games, Gaming and Libraries

My Sunday morning pre-conference workshop was presented by Aaron Schmidt and Jenny Levine. Jenny presented first, reminding us the wide scoop that "gaming" covers - board games, computer games, online computer games such as scrabble, cell phone games, pda game etc. The stereotype that gamers are 13 year old boys sitting in their basements alone, … Continue reading Games, Gaming and Libraries