“Information is powerful, but it is how we use it that will define us”

I can’t stop thinking about this video since I saw it yesterday. Especially the quote I used for the title of this post. “Information is powerful, but it is how we use it that will define us” Look past the fact that it is from Google and look at the power of information. Take note that this includes the internet but also a physical bulletin … Continue reading “Information is powerful, but it is how we use it that will define us”

Top Ten Links Week 6

My personally selected top 10 from the links I shared on Twitter from 2/5/2010 thru 2/11/2010 follow the UK Transliteracy conference here – the UK conference on Transliteracy was on Tuesday, if you missed coverage has been archived on the site. Evolution of the Book – cool graph of the evolution of books The State of the Internet– another cool graphic from Stephen 20 Inspiring Women To Follow On … Continue reading Top Ten Links Week 6

How Using The Internet Is Changing Our Brains

As with most things, the benefits from computers and technology is all about balance. From an article in The Independent – What the web is teaching our brains, a list of activities and the benefits each provides. Internet research: Boosts the ability to integrate and process information as well as enhancing decision-making skills. General browsing: Encourages the use of continuous partial attention and multi-tasking, which … Continue reading How Using The Internet Is Changing Our Brains

Libraries and Transliteracy – the video version

I took my slideshow on transliteracy and turned it into a video.  I was curious about how easy it was to turn a slideshow into a video (its super easy!) so I thought I’d try it.  Most of my presentations aren’t meant to stand alone and so don’t really translate well to video. When I was putting the transliteracy one together I wanted it to … Continue reading Libraries and Transliteracy – the video version

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

Libraries and Transliteracy Slideshow

I haven’t been able to stop thinking about transliteracy and how important the concept is for libraries and librarians. I’ve created a slideshow I hope conveys the message and is easy to share. I have also added page with information on transliteracy. Libraries and Transliteracyhttp://static.slidesharecdn.com/swf/ssplayer2.swf?doc=transliteracy-091001081310-phpapp02&stripped_title=libraries-and-transliteracy View more presentations from Bobbi Newman. Continue reading Libraries and Transliteracy Slideshow

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?