From Michael: Christoph Deeg of the Zukunftwerkstatt in Germany agreed to do a guest post for me outlining the origins and philosophies of this group. I spent an incredible day with the group in Berlin – and learned so much from them. I was honored to be asked to participate as a founding member last [...]
Web 3.0 from Kate Ray on Vimeo.
“Burst the bounds of any physical library.”
This is absolutely essential viewing for library folk AND library students!
A very striking example of what online education can be for some. I’m currently teaching a class this summer and am trying to do as much as I can to increase my visibility/presence. The good folks at SJSU University SLIS shared this video with me – I’m on their Technology Advisory Board.
One thing [...]
A brief post based on my notes for a short speech this week at Dominican GSLIS New Student Orientation and some reflection on the 55 students who graduated from our program last Saturday:
Ranganathan said “the Library is a growing organism.” That evolution continues and you all are starting your graduate library school [...]
Jeff Trzeciak writes about the recent Ithaka Report:
My biggest take away from the report is this quote
“if the library shapes its roles and activities based on what is currently most highly appreciated by faculty, it may lose a valuable opportunity to innovate and position itself as relevant in the future”
In order [...]
We have two more projects today. First up:
Social Networking Tools & Marketing
This group used the Geneva Public Library’s Web presence to frame their presentation about marketing. They created a Drupal site for the library: http://librarylasso.com/geneva/ Wowza!
Social Networking for School Libraries
This group created a Ning for librarians and teachers, presenting [...]
Joshua Kim writes:
The best preparation I received for blogging was teaching online. One of the most important elements for running a successful online course involves presence. The instructor must be “present” in the course discussion boards and blogs. Teaching online gave me tons of practice in writing rapid, hopefully thought provoking, discussion and [...]
Dr Michael Stephens delivered the Dr Laurel Anne Clyde Memorial Keynote Address at the ASLA XXI Biennial Conference, held in Perth, Western Australia, from 29 September to 2 October 2009.
Reprinted with permission from the Australian School Library Association Inc. (ASLA) Access 2010 24(1): 5.
The evolving Web is an open and social place. The [...]