Categories Librarians, Libraries & the Profession


The LIS blogosphere is what brought me into librarianship. I was travelling in Tasmania more than a decade ago when I happened upon Jessamyn West’s librarian.net (still going strong!), and started the discovery process for my own career in libraries. I began spending part of my daily hour at the public terminals […]

The tumblarians – a TTW guest post by Tamarack Hockin

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In my hyperlinked library class we’ve been learning about the library as classroom and the benefits of the flipped classroom.  The flipped classroom lends itself to the newer concept of teaching and learning, the active, community centered, collaborative, group learning in which both students and instructors can be learners or […]

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Library as classroom: What’s the big flippin’ deal? — A TTW Guest Post by Jolene Nechiporenko


Mark your calendar now for an exciting opportunity to attend a very special event in which you will “explore cutting edge trends” in “evolving libraries.” Opening keynote speaker, Michael Stephens will speak about how libraries can play a vital role in how “emerging technologies” can change the way we “live […]

Michigan: Technologies and Trends Workshop

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Congrats to Justin Hoenke, TTW Contributor, on his invitation to keynote LIANZA 2015! Iam so excited he’ll be talking about  his ideas for humanistic, user-centered  library services with the good folks of NZ. Justin writes: I’m happy to announce today that I will be attending the LIANZA 2015 Conference in Wellington, New Zealand […]

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Our readings for New Horizons, New Models examined what forwarding thinking libraries are currently doing and envisioning as important future concepts. Of course, excessive future orientation can push some upstart librarians into technolust and, as Schmidt points out, make them forget about the people who are central to the library’s […]

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New Horizons: Libraries, Space, and People — A TTW Guest Post by Jonathan Pacheco Bell


You gotta see me change See me change, Yeah I’m leavin’ town On a midnight train, Gotta see me change Change, change, change, Change, change, change Change, change, change, Change, change, change Woa, change, change, change ~ “The Changeling” by The Doors (Rocking out to The Doors while reading this […]

Libraries, change, and the future — A TTW Guest Post by Jonathan Pacheco Bell

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