News: Jen Waller, Miami Ohio Librarian, and Google Glass

Visions of the future: http://www.miamistudent.net/news/google-glass-gives-miami-visions-of-future-1.3073029#.UlHDnBZQGIk Waller was one of 8,000 “glassholes” selected to be among the first to play with the new gadget, with the winning tweet: “MT @glennplatt: #ifihadglass my students and I would show that learning is everywhere. We’d help lead our university redefine higher ed.” An innovation grant from the Miami University libraryfunded … Continue reading News: Jen Waller, Miami Ohio Librarian, and Google Glass

TTW Mailbox: More from Ohio

Patty Fonesca writes: Take a look at what Ohio’s public libraries are doing to garner support since we are facing up to 50% funding cuts: Save Ohio Libraries on Facebook already has over 1,800 members One library did this to draw attention to the issue: http://www.toledolibrary.org/ One library has a countdown clock: http://new-carlisle.lib.oh.us/ Ohio Library … Continue reading TTW Mailbox: More from Ohio

TTW Mailbox: Using Google Co-op in Ohio

Joel Husenits, Managing Editor at the Ohio Public Library Information Network (OPLIN), writes: The Ohio Public Library Information Network (OPLIN) is using Google Co-op to power a search engine that searches all 251 Ohio public library websites. You can check it out at www.oplin.org/fal (we folded it into our existing “Find an Ohio Library” site). … Continue reading TTW Mailbox: Using Google Co-op in Ohio

Notes & Quotes from the Ohio Library Council Management and Administration Conference

(Getting caught up on some posts here folks) A couple of weeks ago I spent some time in Columbus, Ohio for the Ohio Library Council Management and Administration Conference. My Opening General Session was “The User-Centric Library: What OCLC’s User Perceptions Report Means for Public Libraries,” where we mined some of the OCLC data and … Continue reading Notes & Quotes from the Ohio Library Council Management and Administration Conference

“Narrated by a Student” Ohio University Libraries

http://www.library.ohiou.edu/newsblog/?p=152 Via Eric in my LIS701 Class: The library now has a new way for students to learn about the library. You can now borrow our iPod to take an audio tour around Alden. Simply stop by the Learning Commons Desk on the second floor of Alden to check out our iPod. The tour of … Continue reading “Narrated by a Student” Ohio University Libraries

Project Info Lit: Grads Challenged by All They Need to Learn After College

Note from Michael. I was honored to serve on this project’s advisory board. I wrote about it in “Office Hours” here: http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2015/10/opinion/michael-stephens/the-livelong-day-office-hours/ Most of today’s college students who think they only need to land a good job once they graduate are blindsided by all they don’t know about life skills and surviving in the workplace … Continue reading Project Info Lit: Grads Challenged by All They Need to Learn After College

From TTW: Happy Holidays & Thanks to All!

  Holiday Greetings to all and the very best to everyone for 2016! We’ll see you in January! Thanks so much to TTW readers, our excellent contributors, guest authors and all the folks I met in my travels this year! Shout out to these conferences and libraries for being so welcoming: Ontario Library Association, Toronto, … Continue reading From TTW: Happy Holidays & Thanks to All!

Upcoming Presentations Fall 2015

September 18, 2015, Staff Development Day, Prince William Public Library System, Virginia. October 7 & 8, 2015: ” Learning Everywhere: The Transformative Power of Hyperlinked Libraries” & “Emerging Trends and Emerging Tech: Exploring the Hyperlinked Library,” Ohio Library Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio. October 20, 2015: “Full Stacks, Introverts, & Zero-Sum Librarians: Notes from Office Hours,” Library 2.015 Conference, Online. October 24, … Continue reading Upcoming Presentations Fall 2015