Congratulations to the YA Summer Reading Group who read 59,000 pages -plus- this summer and more than met their challenge. In celebration SWL librarians dressed as requested by the YA Readers! We are going to Rock and Roll all night!
How the Google generation thinks differently
Nice article from the Times, that features quotes from UK Web Focus Brian Kelly:
Brian Kelly has been championing the digital revolution since setting up one of the first educational websites at the University of Leeds in 1993. He’s now a national adviser to higher education, based at the [...]
Adrian Mixson, Library Director at Hall County Library System weighs in on an article about recent library trends in Governing via the library’s e-link newsletter:
I subscribe to Governing magazine electronically and usually read it shortly after the monthly is released. If you are not familiar with the magazine, it is probably [...]
Give a listen here:
Your Teen Area as Their Third Space: Creating a Place Cool Enough to Call Their Own
Michele Gorman, Teen Services Coordinator for the Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County (NC)?
Teen 2.0: Using New Technologies to Tap Into Teens
Jen Maney, Manager of Virtual Library, Pima County Public Library, Tucson (AZ)?
An Online [...]
Another great opportunity for “at your desk” learning:
Learn more about creating and maintaining great teen physical and online spaces, and receive guidance in creating programs and events that keep teens coming back to the library again and again.
Tuesday, June 10th, 2 PM EDT.
Polaris Library [...]
MS: Comments on my blog ranged from the forward-thinking, right-up-Ranganathan’s alley and the “Anonymous” who said, “Of course that crap should be banned” to the thoughtful critique and commentary of Ian McKinney from cutting-edge Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, IN. He reminds us the problem was specific kids, not technology. Indeed, I worry the [...]
Their own Web 2.0 Awareness Survey
Awarness of Facebook, YouTube, Flickr, Blogs, Podcasts, Social tagging, Wikipedia, Other Wikis, RSS
RSS had not heard of 92%, 0% had ever used Social Bookmarking 68% had not heard of Other Wikis 45% had not heard of Podcasts 51% had heard of but had [...]
Did you know ALA was publishing the “Core Competencies of Librarianship?” Brian Kenney writes:
Although the guidelines were presented at a public meeting, I don’t think this document is widely available, but you could try searching ala.org. The document is predictably conservative—in the sense of preserving what exists—and covers what you’d imagine: the foundation [...]