Thinking about the future has been very common for me in 2011. I’ve asked myself time and time again, “what is my place in libraries?” but I haven’t come to a final answer. I’ve had this feeling that I can’t be a teen librarian forever, but since it is the only position [...]
Gaming Roadshow Panel Discussion (from http://goo.gl/gQgFB) at the Mannheim Library
Christoph Deeg has been doing an amazing job touring libraries in Europe with the Zukunftswerkstatt Gaming Roadshow opening up discussion about gaming and libraries. This past week, the Roadshow made a stop at the Mannheim Library and held their program and panel discussion on gaming. [...]
Have you ever given your all for a teen program, only to feel less than spectacular about the end result? We’ve all been there. Maybe we don’t attract the attendance numbers we hoped for or that our well thought out plan didn’t go exactly as we expected it to go. It’s got me thinking about [...]
Teen Librarianship has a unique place within libraries. It’s not quite a new idea for libraries to provide dedicated services to teens, yet it doesn’t still have the same kind of rich history we have with other populations. This gives teen librarianship a unique place within libraries today; it allows the librarians that serve [...]
What a great video. I especially like all the community leaders that came aboard for the video share their words about how important the library is to the fabric of the community.
Thanks to Aaron Schmidt for originally sharing this video…
-Post by Justin Hoenke,Tame the Web Contributor
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Double Jump is Michigan’s only local game show. Each episode host Dan Hartley explores gaming as a legitimate and mainstream form of art and entertainment. We’ll explore the various facets of the medium itself with experts and designers, as well as games’ impact on Michigan industries. Independent and local developers also have a voice [...]
THE BACKSTORY I wanted the teens using my library to do something creative this summer. I’ve recently grown weary of having programs for the sake of programs, so with this mindset I reached out to the amazing Sonya Tomlinson aka Sontiago to help unlock the amazing creativity of the teens here in Portland. Sonya’s an [...]
Originally uploaded by The Shifted Librarian (thanks Jenny!)
8BitLibrary: The Collected Writings of Justin Hoenke: December 2009-July 2011
It has been a fun almost 2 years. We’ve danced, we’ve went out and got tattoos, and most of all we’ve talked about video games a lot. But sometimes things just need to come to [...]