The White Plains Public Library is doing some amazing things with their teens (claymation, LEGO catapults, and more) with Teen Librarian Erik Carlson at the helm. Recently, they finished up a minute long PSA about distracted driving. I’ll turn it over to Erik for more:
This idea came from a film maker last year. He [...]
One of my projects for the fall semester my library will be organizing a special, active-learning opportunity for students, staff, and faculty that is part of our One Book, One College program on Max Brook’s World War Z.
The library with the support of Honors and Student Activities will be organizing a campus-wide game that [...]
I had the pleasure of being a guest on the Bibliotech Podcast. We talked about social media in libraries, library website design, libraries as loosely coupled systems and other topics.
Social Media in Libraries (here’s a link to the show notes: Bibliotech 26 show notes)
Troy A. Swanson is Department Chair and [...]
When I left the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at Dominican University and entered the profession, the faculty members did not leave me with answers. They left me with a question, which has driven my career. That question was simply, will libraries exist in the future? At the time, the web was fairly [...]
I was honored to be a guest on Steve Thomas’ Circulating Ideas podcast. Steve and I discussed social media and innovation in libraries.
Circulating Ideas: The Librarian Interview Podcast, Episode Twenty-Three: Troy Swanson.
As I mention at the beginning of the podcast, I owe much to Michael Stephens and the Tame the Web community. I [...]
A poster displayed outside the DML.
I have written previously about Digital Media Labs and their ilk. I have also been a small part of helping a number of libraries starting media labs of one sort or another.
An aspect of DMLs that often gets lost in the shuffle of all the shiny hardware [...]
Call for Chapters: Not Just Where to Click: Teaching Students How to Think About Information
Heather Jagman, Coordinator of Library Instruction, DePaul University, firstname.lastname@example.org Troy Swanson, Department Chair of Library Services, Moraine Valley Community College, email@example.com
Publisher: Association of College and Research Libraries
The editors are seeking chapters written by librarians or faculty members focusing [...]
Me, at the very beginning of my time in Library school.
I decided to be a librarian in late 2006 at the urging of my mother in law Jill. She had been a librarian for many years and spoke of her work very passionately. With a simple poke and a simple “you know, you’d be [...]
Today marks ten years that Tame the Web has been up and running as a library focused blog.
After learning about blogs and blogging in 2002, I was inspired to begin blogging in April 2003. TTW officially began April 1, 2003, with a post about a recent presentation I gave at Computers in Libraries [...]
Image by Jim Ference: The Valley Independent
(from TribLive, Pittsburgh, PA: http://goo.gl/Tu7GM)
Monessen residents soon will be able to borrow library books – at the laundromat.
Jill Godlewski, children’s director at the Monessen Public Library, is planning to place several portable libraries scattered around town. Godlewski hopes to situate the wooden dispensaries once the [...]