Daily Archives: February 18, 2009


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I realized I hadn’t blogged this, but my article “The Pragmatic Biblioblogger: Examining the Motivations and Observations of Early Adopter Librarian Bloggers” is in Internet Reference Services Quarterly, Vol. 13, Issue 4, p311-345. It’s been a long time since November 2005 when 238 hearty bibliobloggers took my survey. The changes since then […]

The Pragmatic Biblioblogger is in IRSQ


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Do not miss: http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA6634712.html Ten Essentials for Any Library Site A favorite of mine: Feedback The web site is an excellent venue to solicit ideas, concerns, compliments, and complaints, but don’t merely provide users with a form. Dedicate a section on your site to posting user feedback along with the […]

More from Mathews: Ten Essentials for Any Library Site



Take a look at the pre-print articles he has in the queue: http://www.lib.jmu.edu/org/jwl/socialeyes.aspx I’m enjoying his original voice and insights – especially about the use of social tools by libraries. Take a look at the pre-prints. These pieces will surely be often-cited  as soon as they are published.

Brian Mathews’ Column in Journal of Web Librarianship





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http://www.tgdaily.com/html_tmp/content-view-41094-140.html The service has the potential to eclipse even Gmail, Google’s second best-known product after their google.com search engine. That said, it’s no wonder users have been ripe with anticipation for years – yes, that’s how long the rumors have persisted. Gdrive is basically online storage where Google servers have enough capacity […]

More about the Cloud: GDrive



http://thefischbowl.blogspot.com/2009/01/i-just-want-to-say-one-word-to-you.html So, if you’re an administrator, what are you doing to foster collaboration among your staff, and especially your teachers? And I’m talking more than just PLC’s, although that’s not a bad start. What are you really doing to fundamentally change the structure of your school(s) from one of isolation […]

Collaboration in the Classroom


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I teach trendspotting in my LIS701 and LIS768 courses. This post is very helpful for understanding the process: http://www.trendwatching.com/trends/top15questions/ How do I become a better trendwatcher? First of all, make sure you acquire a point of view about the world around you. The more trends you spot and track, and the more […]

Trendspotting Questions



If you have some time, don’t miss this engaging chat between two of my favorite innovators in the technology/education world. Their discussion centers around social networks, learning and the future of education. http://weblogg-ed.com/2009/a-talk-with-howard-rheingold/

Will Richardson Talks with Howard Rheingold


        http://beyond2point0.blogspot.com/ From February 23 to May 4, 2009, the Virginia Beach Public Library will offer Beyond 2.0 – Playful Teamwork, a life-long learning and team collaboration experience for library staff. The program is designed to: enhance business practices through the use of technology to improve internal […]

Beyond 2.0: Playful Teamwork