Embracing Services to Teens 2011: Revisiting Mishawaka’s Ban on Social Networking

A new anonymous comment went up on this post from 2008 about my hometown library’s ban of social media access because of issues with teens: http://tametheweb.com/2008/03/18/no-myspace-facebook-at-mishawaka-library/ No email address or URL was shared, so I thought I’d share the comment here so the person might get some useful feedback – including ideas to welcome everyone … Continue reading Embracing Services to Teens 2011: Revisiting Mishawaka’s Ban on Social Networking

News from Mishawaka Library on Facebook Ban

I was working last week on various writing projects and updating presentations when it struck me I should check in and see if my hometown library Mishawaka Penn Harris Public Library had relaxed the ban on Facebook and MySpace that I wrote about on TTW and that Michael and I covered in the our LJ … Continue reading News from Mishawaka Library on Facebook Ban

Jessamyn West on Social Networking & Mishawaka

http://www.librarian.net/stax/2266/why-should-libraries-be-socially-networking/ The reason I think it’s important to show good examples and best paractices is because we’re still dealing with libraries like Mishawaka Library which thinks that blocking social software sites in their library because they can’t manage unruly teens is some sort of solution to a problem. I’m not saying there aren’t problems surrounding public computer … Continue reading Jessamyn West on Social Networking & Mishawaka

Anonymous (The Almighty Mishawaka Bans Social Software 12″ Mix)

I have posts coming for each of the excellent group projects in my LIS768 class. But please take a listen to this remixed take on Anonymous’ comments about Mishawaka Library Banning Social Software. http://yourlibrary.podOmatic.com/entry/2008-04-06T10_40_08-07_00 Just one example of the creativity my class demonstrated. Read more about it here: http://wrmarsolek.wordpress.com/2008/04/06/garageband-superstar/

An SJCPL Librarian Responds to Mishawaka’s Ban

An SJCPL Librarian comments on the Mishawaka Ban: I work in the reference department at SJCPL and yes – we’re getting the overflow from Mishawaka now that MySpace and Facebook have been restricted. Our computers are basically full with a queue all of the time. I’ll share some thoughts… First, we have a limit of … Continue reading An SJCPL Librarian Responds to Mishawaka’s Ban

No MySpace, Facebook at Mishawaka Library

Via the South Bend Tribune and a bunch of folks who emailed me: You can no longer use MySpace, Facebook or other “social networking sites” at Mishawaka-Penn-Harris Public Library. Fights, lewd language and cars being blocked in the parking lot by teenagers are among the problems Director Dave Eisen said have plagued the downtown library … Continue reading No MySpace, Facebook at Mishawaka Library

WiFi Spots in South Bend/Mishawaka Indiana area

All St. Joseph County Public Library Locations Panera Bread -North Main Street, Mishawaka (FREE) Borders, 4230 Grape Road Mishawaka, IN 46545 (T-Mobile account required) Holiday Inn Express, 6701 North Main Street, Mishawaka (FREE) Burger King, Downtown South Bend at Main and LaSalle (FREE) Carlton Lodge, 420 West Univesity Drive, Mishawaka (FREE) South Bend Marriott, 123 … Continue reading WiFi Spots in South Bend/Mishawaka Indiana area