Category Archives: Library 2.0/Web 2.0

QR Code on Car



8.31.2010 [15], originally uploaded by Cara Jo Miller.

Cara Jo Miller writes:

QR code on the back of my car that links to a page on my site that tells you the random fact of the day. It also captures all the information about your phone’s screen size, browser type and OS so that I can use it for building better mobile sites.

A stream of digital consciousness

My research co-investigator Warren Cheetham shares a link to this photo by Paul Hagon and writes:

“Another photo (also by Paul Hagon) from that same conference presentation by Mal, has a line that I try to always keep in mind when planning and thinking about digital library services – “Don’t try to replicate analogue processes”"

Thanks GSLIS Office!



Thanks GSLIS Office!, originally uploaded by mstephens7.

Just a public shout out to the wonderful folks who keep our GSLIS Office running so smoothly – they sent me this lovely, colorful plant as I convalesce at home. Thanks all!

International Librarianship



Michael & Warren, originally uploaded by mstephens7.

My co-investigator fro the CAVAL Visiting Scholar Project, Warren Cheetham, shared this quote with me. It resonates with me as I reflect on working with librarians around the world.

“If you get engaged in international library work, your personal life will be transformed every time you encounter and embrace a foreign culture; your personal boundaries will be expanded. International collaboration is needed if we want to make this world a more livable place.”

Jesus Lau, President, Mexican Library Association

We just submitted a draft of an article based on the academic library data from our surveys and focus groups last year. I look forward to more contributions as we move forward.

Brian and Michael



Brian and Michael, originally uploaded by pelicanwind.

I was in Texas last Thursday and Friday. One highlight was driving up to Denton to meet up with my PhD advisor, mentor and friend Dr. Brian O’Connor. We had a nice chat about teaching, LIS education and technology while enjoying a stroll around Denton’s courthouse. It was 8 billion degrees though! :-)

Crave Libraries



Crave Libraries, originally uploaded by mstephens7.

Another cool initiative I became aware of at Annual is the Crave Libraries project. Skokie PL’s Toby Greenwalt appeared to give me these two buttons. What a wonderful promotion and way of thinking!

Find out more here: http://www.cravelibraries.com/

But know that the project is just starting. Toby writes:

I’m also going to be drumming up interest in Crave Libraries, a new semi-secret project I’m brewing up with Daniel Nguyen. (A debt of gratitude is also owed to Jason Kucsma, who coined the phrase and has graciously allowed us to run with it. Jason, look me up at ALA, as I owe you a cup of coffee at the very least.) We’re playing a few things close to the vest for the moment, but if you can track me down at the conference I might give you some buttons like the two above.

I’ll be standing by, Crave Libraries folks – I’m intrigued!