I opted to create my reading list for this summer on Pinterest. I like being able to see the covers and I think I’m more likely to add in start and finish dates as comments. I didn’t do a very good job of editing my post last year to add that information. I also didn’t stick to my list, but that’s summer reading for you! … Continue reading Summer Reading List 2014 – What Are You Reading This Summer?
Good Boss, Bad Boss: How to Be the Best… and Learn from the Worst this should come as no surprise to anyone, I’ve mentioned Robert Sutton’s first book The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn’t several times on this blog, including in There is No Excuse for Bullies at Work (or Anywhere Else). As Sutton notes in the opening of Good … Continue reading March Reads
Thanks to the holidays and Mid Winter I am still working on titles I’ve mentioned before Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age by Clay Shirky and Why We Buy: The Science of Shopping–Updated and Revised for the Internet, the Global Consumer, and Beyond for Non-Fiction. Fiction In Fiction I finished off the Gemma Doyle trilogy with The Sweet Far Thing and moved onto World Without … Continue reading January 2011 – Here’s What I’m Reading, Plus a Few Old Favorites. What Are You Reading?
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
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
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
Libraries have focused on literacy, the ability to read, write and interact, for years. It is an important service to our patrons and our communities. People need to be literate in order to be involved in and contribute to society. Times are changing, technologies are evolving rapidly, it’s no longer enough to focus on the ability to read and write alone. If we only focus … Continue reading Libraries Need to Focus on Transliteracy