“There are two kinds of people in the world: those who divide the world into two kinds of people, and those who don’t” – Robert Benchley
When I walk in to a library I can usually tell what type it is fairly quickly. I don’t mean public, special, academic, school, etc. but a library for [...]
A poster displayed outside the DML.
I have written previously about Digital Media Labs and their ilk. I have also been a small part of helping a number of libraries starting media labs of one sort or another.
An aspect of DMLs that often gets lost in the shuffle of all the shiny hardware [...]
I have been a part of this initiative as an instructor for the first two iterations and can not recommend it highly enough! Check it out if you live in one of the states involved.
ILEAD USA Applications Available-”National Day of Application” November 1 The State Library continues its preparations to host ILEAD USA (Innovative [...]
Computer Labs are the ugly ducklings of libraries, very rarely get discussed, very few presentations on best practices, disgruntles reference librarians everywhere “I did not go to library school to help somebody play with Facebook”, and all that jazz. I have never understood that opinion but I am not here to try and change anybody’s [...]
Perhaps I have been living under a rock but I just stumbled across the Idea Box from Oak Park Public Library, IL. Very interesting.
TTW Contributor: Mick Jacobsen
This is a guest post I asked Lian, a volunteer in the Skokie Library Digital Media Lab, to write. What is life like for DML volunteers and workers is a common question from people interested in DMLs, I hope Lian’s post will help explain what her volunteering looks like. – Mick Jacobsen
With four tricked [...]
We librarians are in a war for survival but we keep getting caught up in battles. The battle with Overdrive, the battle with Harper Collins, Penguin, other publishers, the battle with database providers, the battle with Apple, Facebook, and everybody else trying to limit choices/privacy, etc. and we are losing them and losing them [...]
From the Skokie Public Library http://www.flickr.com/photos/skokiepl/5553081244/
If you can be in charge/start your/be part of a Digital Media Lab (DML) I highly recommend it… for you.
Now, I think all the community building, etc. aspects of a DML are awesome and one of the futures of libraries – see a Library Journal article I [...]
I wanted to point to this great post about ILEAD U from Alicia Hammond, the Corporate and Small Business Liaison Librarian at the Schaumburg Township Library, IL.
I have been given an incredible opportunity as a librarian. Earlier this year, I was accepted in the ILEAD U (Illinois Libraries Explore, Apply and Discover: The 21st [...]
A few of my coworkers (Ruth, Erika, and Matt) had some fun this April Fool’s Day. Check out the entire run of images here.
You know, there’s something to be said to working with people who come up with fun ideas. Furthermore, there is many things to be said about working under leadership that allows/encourages [...]