I had the honor of helping unveil the German-American Gaming League while I was in Hamburg last month for the Bibliothekartag Library Conference. If you’re interested in the league, please visit this link for more information (please note: the page is in German, so have Google Translate handy!)
What is the German-American gaming league?
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At the request of the students, our class embarked on a geography themed expedition this year to study the beauty and mystery of this huge country. All the students in our class are new to the US. After researching they have became experts on one of [...]
The Portland Regional Chamber held its annual business expo on Wednesday, and booths included the usual: credit unions, hotels, sign shops, telecom companies, the Portland Public Library.
Attendance was light in the early afternoon, but began to pick up as …. — “Wait!” I know you’re all saying, astonished: “The Portland Public Library???!!”
What a great partnership. I’ve been playing Kid Icarus: Uprising on my 3DS for the past few weeks and have been enjoying the experience quite a bit. The 3DS is a neat little system and from what I see here in this video it makes the Louvre experience even cooler.
-Post by Justin Hoenke,Tame [...]
The Young Writers and Leaders film is part of a Telling Room program, Sonya Tomlinson, David Meiklejohn, and 15 Portland, Maine area teens (all of whom use my teen library everyday!). Simply stated, the film tells the stories of the teens and their involvement in the Telling Room program and their lives in Portland, ME.
The backstory: I’ve been working with a fellow Portland Mainer named Kirsten Cappy who runs the book consulting company Curious City to come up with a program to promote the new book Reunited by Hilary Weisman Graham (out June 2012).
We had the idea to send the book out on the road, much like the characters in the story. We asked [...]
Shirky, of course, advocates that we embrace “as much chaos as we can stand.” In this scenario, staff is encouraged to try out a new thing without regard to the way “it’s always been done.” This is messy, scary, and probably unwanted in most institutions.
Ideas above are from: Cognitive Surplus by Clay Shirky [...]
(for the first post in this series, please click here)
Once I had the idea for lending out iPods with pre-selected apps to teens, I had to do some investigating and thinking about how these devices would be used.
I would describe the iPods as “locked down”. By that, I mean that the borrower [...]
We can talk all day about whether or not it’s a good idea to lend out devices to patrons, but in the end action is better than any kind of talk. After listening to both sides of the lending devices story for a few weeks, I decided to say the heck with it [...]