Categories The Hyperlinked Library


On encouraging the heart…. This is important as we move into a more emotionally rich, experience-based world. Our networks enable us to extend the heart across cyberspace. User-centered planning, engaging and exciting creativity-focused spaces, and opportunities to follow one’s curiosity wherever it may lead are all part of the heart […]

On encouraging the heart…

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Johnson County Library contracted the services of Mindmixer for their strategic plan in March of 2013 and by April 9, 2013; the www.jocolibraryconversation.com site was live and active with input from members of the community.  The goal was to expand the number of Johnson County citizens the library would be […]

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Johnson County PL MindMixer: Engaging the Community for our Strategic Plan – A TTW Guest Post by Kasey Riley


A Brief Synopsis The book, Hanging Out, Messing Around, and Geeking Out: Kids Living and Learning with New Media, is based on the findings of a large-scale collective of ethnographic studies conducted by y over 20 researchers at MIT from the Digital Youth Project on youth and their social/friendship-driven and interest-driven […]

Hanging Out, Messing Around, Geeking Out: A TTW Guest Post by Maria Papanastassiou

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Stephens, M. (2008). Taming technolust: Ten steps for planning in a 2.0 world. Reference and User Services Quarterly, 47, 4, 314-317. Note: This article was originally published in RUSQ and on the RUSQ Blog. Permission has been granted to share it here as well. I’ll be using it for a […]

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Taming Technolust: Ten Steps for Planning in a 2.0 World (Full Text) 4


I am happy to announce the full text of both of my ALA Library Technology Reports are available now at the new TTW companion site The Hyperlinked Library. The rest of the site is currently under construction, but for now you’ll find: Web 2.0 & Libraries: Best Practices for Social […]

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Web 2.0 & Libraries Parts 1 & 2 Available Free on Hyperlinked Library Site 1


Download the paper here: The Hyperlinked Library (PDF)  Libraries continue to evolve. As the world has changed with emerging mechanisms for global communication and collaboration, so have some innovative, cutting edge libraries. My model for the Hyperlinked Library is born out of the ongoing evolution of libraries and library services. […]

The Hyperlinked Library: A TTW White Paper 2

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For new librarians entering the field of academic librarianship, there is an expectation to continue and evolve the Participatory Service methodology. Luckily, it is not a forced expectation, but rather one of excitement and, dare I say, glee. The ability of academic libraries to effectively reach and engage students in […]

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A Burgeoning Librarian’s Perspective : A TTW Guest Post by Terri Rieck 3