Abram on Library 2.0 and the Cluetrain

Rock On! Read Stephen Abram’s The Shop Window: Compelling and Dynamic Library Portals: There has been much discussion lately about the emergence of the next generation Web, colloquially referred to as Web 2.0. This is the emerging interactive Web, where two-way conversations are the norm, indeed the expectation. People demand these forms of advanced interaction … Continue reading Abram on Library 2.0 and the Cluetrain

Cluetrain & Public Service

From the Rambling Librarian: http://ramblinglibrarian.blogspot.com/2004/09/differentiating-public-service.html We should go out there and engage potential users in the forums, chatrooms etc. As I wrote in my other blog:”… the presence that librarians project can no longer be the “Thou knoweth more than you-eth” attitude. To connect with our average information-customer, we need to show them that we’re … Continue reading Cluetrain & Public Service

Net Smart: How to Thrive Online by Howard Rheingold – A TTW Guest Post by Bob Lucore

Context Book Assignment: Net Smart: How to Thrive Online Critics of modern social media and our emerging hyperlinked culture are abundant. So are cheerleaders and utopians, who praise the potential of new media and our always-on, always-connected, society. Critics warn us that Google might be “making us stupid,” as Nicholas Carr put it. They wonder, … Continue reading Net Smart: How to Thrive Online by Howard Rheingold – A TTW Guest Post by Bob Lucore

#hyperlibMOOC: Please Suggest More Books for the Reading List!

Greetings! The Hyperlinked Library MOOC is coming together. Kyle Jones and his team of SJSU SLIS students are building an incredible site for the MOOC and for our SLIS classes. I wanted to put out a call – as i have done before – for additions to the “Context Book” assignment. We’ll use this in … Continue reading #hyperlibMOOC: Please Suggest More Books for the Reading List!

Context Books for The Hyperlinked Library

Hi all – it’s that time again. Each semester, I have my students read a current book and apply the topics covered to our work with emerging technologies and my model of “the Hyperlinked Library.” What would you add? Context Book: Students will read one book selected from a list provided, and write a 300 word reflection … Continue reading Context Books for The Hyperlinked Library

Context Book Assignment for Participatory Service & Emerging Technologies – What would you add?

I’m updating and expanding my “Participatory Service & Emerging Technologies” class for my new position at SJSU SLIS. I’m carrying over one of my favorite assignments – the context book report. What would you add? ————————————————— Context Book: Students will read one book selected from a list provided, and write a 300 word reflection or create a … Continue reading Context Book Assignment for Participatory Service & Emerging Technologies – What would you add?

The Hyperlinked Library: A TTW White Paper

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. Weinberger’s (1999) chapter “The Hyperlinked … Continue reading The Hyperlinked Library: A TTW White Paper

Updating LIS768 List of Context Books for Student Reports

This morning I’m updating one of my favorite assignments for LIS768 Participatory Service and Emerging Technologies. Two years ago, I asked for further suggestions to share with my class. Today. I’ll do the same: what would you add? Please share in the comments below. I’ll be including the post URL in the course site. Original … Continue reading Updating LIS768 List of Context Books for Student Reports

Open Conversation: Being Human

From Michael – This is a reprint of a column originally published last year in Digitale Biblioteek. It was very nice to finally meet Jan in person at UGUL10. Jan: Hi Michael, I’ve read your long and rich Ten ways to encourage the tribe blogpost from the 17th of May. I think every librarian should … Continue reading Open Conversation: Being Human