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
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. 😉
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!
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?
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
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
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