Keynote, Libraries as a Bridge: The Role of Libraries in Closing the Digital Skills Gap

I had the honor of delivering the keynote at the Lexington County Public Library this week. 10/18/2014 update: I was very impressed with the administration and staff at the library. There were so many great things about this trip but I want to point out two. First, each branch provided a passive programming idea that was on display throughout staff day, you can see the … Continue reading Keynote, Libraries as a Bridge: The Role of Libraries in Closing the Digital Skills Gap

How to Check Out (and Return!) Library eBooks from OverDrive on Your Amazon Kindle

Or any Kindle application including the Cloud Reader. Having gone through this process myself I can say it is almost like magic, especially compared to the pain and suffering that is Adobe Digital Editions. Enjoy! How to find library ebooks for your Kindle at the High Planes Library District* This slideshow from the Wake County Public Libraries shows how to return a book early if … Continue reading How to Check Out (and Return!) Library eBooks from OverDrive on Your Amazon Kindle

The Only Thing This Video Proves is 3 Year Olds Can Be Coached

There is a video making the rounds in libraryland of a very cute 3 year old named Abby talking about what she wants from her library. If you haven’t seen it, I’ve embedded it below. I saw it when it first started making the rounds and thought cute, but clearly that child has been coached and so dismissed it. She isn’t telling us what she … Continue reading The Only Thing This Video Proves is 3 Year Olds Can Be Coached

New Project – Libraries and Transliteracy Blog

I am excited to announce the kick-off of a new project, the Libraries and Transliteracies blog!  The blog is a group effort from me, Buffy Hamilton and Tom Ipri.  Due to the amount of interest in transliteracy and the role libraries play, we have created one place to share information and resources.  The blog will contain information, resources and  links to other new literacies related content from all three authors. I … Continue reading New Project – Libraries and Transliteracy Blog

Thinking Outloud About The Echo Chamber

Last week while I was traveling Net Potter brought to my attention a discussion happening on Twitter about the echo chamber (#echolib). This is an incredibly important topic to be thinking about and discussion to have. I’ve been thinking heavily about the ideas of the Echo Chamber and the Bubble lately (well, longer actually). Let’s talk about the Echo Chamber first – Let’s face it most of … Continue reading Thinking Outloud About The Echo Chamber

Top Ten Links – Week 2

My hand selected best links I shared on Twitter from 1/8/2010 through 1/14/2010 in no particular oder: Just call me Tenzing Norbook, I guess. Toby Greenwalt’s response to Seth Godin’s post about libraries and the discussion that takes place in the comments. 2010: The Only Year of the E-Reader great article from Fast Company on why, despite the awesomeness of many of the new ereaders, they wont … Continue reading Top Ten Links – Week 2