Transliteracy is 3D

Since posting the Libraries and Transliteracy slideshow I’ve been asked many times to define transliteracy. Its a slippery term, people often confuse it with digital literacy or technology literacy. Sometimes I’m not sure I even have a good grasp on the concept. So a colleague and I sat out to hash out the details, here is what we came up with. Transliteracy is 3D http://static.slidesharecdn.com/swf/ssplayer2.swf?doc=transliteracyis3dshorter-100203210210-phpapp02&rel=0&stripped_title=transliteracyis3-d-shorterContinue reading Transliteracy is 3D

Andy Woodworth’s 5 Universal Truths That All Librarians Can Agree Upon

Andy has put together a list of 5 Universal Truths That All Librarians Can Agree Upon Right Now. Perception of information is changing Literacy is changing Libraries are now part of greater information chorus Communication is our friend The underlying philosophies of the library have not changed I like the focus on the positive and of course I want to know – do you agree? Continue reading Andy Woodworth’s 5 Universal Truths That All Librarians Can Agree Upon

If Your Patrons Continually Use Your Catalog the Wrong Way the Problem Isn’t Them, It’s You

I was reading through an article (Found via What I Learned Today) on The Chronicle of Higher Education website about improving library catalog search functionality, when this comment caught my eye. The problem is people are trying to use the catalog the wrong way. Instead of a keyword search like on the internet and online databases, the catalog offers something unique– direct access to exactly what … Continue reading If Your Patrons Continually Use Your Catalog the Wrong Way the Problem Isn’t Them, It’s You

Library 101: More Than Just a Pretty Face

The newest video from David Lee King & Michael Porter debuted at Internet Librarian to a room full of people and a live remote audience thanks to streaming by the Shanachies. Library 101 is more than just a video, it’s a project with a website that includes essays from libraryland leaders about what Library 101 means to them.  It also has a great source page … Continue reading Library 101: More Than Just a Pretty Face

Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy Warns of “Second Class Citizens” in the Digital Age

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

5 Easy Steps to Stay Safe (and Private!) on Facebook from ReadWriteWeb

Sarah Perez at ReadWriteWeb has put together 5 easy steps to help you stay safe on Facebook. Make Friend Lists Who Can See What on Your Profile Who Can See Your Address and Phone Number Change Who Can Find You on Facebook via Search Stop Sharing Personal Info with Unknown Applications Number 5 refers to an earlier post What Facebook Quizzes Know about You, I … Continue reading 5 Easy Steps to Stay Safe (and Private!) on Facebook from ReadWriteWeb

The UNICEF Bee and the Digital Doorway

This video, The Future of the Library, has been making the rounds on library blogs and after watching it I visit the blog Everywhere is Here.  Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about the digital divide and the bubble I spend most of my time in so I was much more interested in this video.  It is about the Digital Doorway and the UNICEF Bee, … Continue reading The UNICEF Bee and the Digital Doorway