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 attempts to smear Google! Crazy and Weird. Especially since I’ve … Continue reading Top Ten 2.19: Leadership, Success, Facebook Shenanigans, The Shame of LA, and So Much More

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 was a little surprised when I was contacted, asking for … 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.  I really love these classes and even better, patrons love … 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 try something and it fails they will try another way, … Continue reading Teach Me More! Fun & Gaming in Libraries

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, is wrong. Sure there are 13 year old boys sitting … Continue reading Games, Gaming and Libraries