Upcoming Presentations Fall 2013

September 26, 2013: “Learning Everywhere: Ten Mobile Things to Explore & Use” Presentation & Immersive Laboratory workshop, NORWELD, Bowling Green, Ohio. September 30, 2013: “Of MOOCs & Mayhem,” Roles for Libraries — MOOCs, eLearning & Gamification, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. October 10, 2013: “Learning Everywhere,” Presentation for staff, Washington University Libraries, St. Louis, MO. October 11, 2013: … Continue reading Upcoming Presentations Fall 2013

Upcoming Presentations Spring 2013

Spring 2012: January 16, 2013: Technologies & Trends Series: Learning Everywhere. Southeastern NY Library Resources Council program (online). January 22, 2013: WISE Pedagogy Pre-conference Workshop, Association for Library and Information Science Education Conference, Seattle, Washington. January 25, 2013: Distance Education SIG Beautiful Connections: Questions in Distance Education. With Kyle Jones, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Association for Library and Information Science Education … Continue reading Upcoming Presentations Spring 2013

ILEAD USA (by TTW contributor Mick Jacobsen)

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 … Continue reading ILEAD USA (by TTW contributor Mick Jacobsen)

Zombie Prom – A TTW Guest Post by Ellie Davis

Zombie Prom and Face-melting metal at your local library! Enjoy Prom like you’ve never experienced it before. Bring a can of food and join us in your Zombie worst or survivor best for an epic night at the Sweetwater County Library. All donations will go to our local Food Bank. The evening will begin with … Continue reading Zombie Prom – A TTW Guest Post by Ellie Davis

Adapting to the Times

Very nice article about Jeff Trzeciak in the McMaster University newspaper that highlights his student-centered focus for the university libraries. The initiatives identified align well with current trends in academic libraries: http://issuu.com/thesil/docs/mar15_master In close collaboration with students and the mcmaster Students Union (msu), he has worked to maintain the focus on the student experience with … Continue reading Adapting to the Times

The Future of the Academic Library: A Symposium

I’m honored to be playing a role in this event. My talk is called “Transforming Library Science Education: Heretical Thoughts.” http://www.libraryjournal.com/lj/articlereview/889511-457/the_future_of_the_academic.html.csp May 16–17, 2011 McMaster University Burlington – Ron Joyce Center Burlington, Ontario Universities today are facing unprecedented pressures fueled in part by technological advances, transformations in scholarly communications, evolving student expectations, increased calls for accountability, … Continue reading The Future of the Academic Library: A Symposium

Extreme Library Twitter Makeover :-)

Good stuff: http://followalibrary.blogspot.com/2010/09/give-your-library-twitter-makeover-for.html Erin Logsdon (@taxonomylady) wrote a blogpost with some great tips how to give your library a twitter makeover for follow a library day. Having a complete profile (Location, Web, Bio) is important for two reasons. One, the text in these fields in keyword searchable, so it will help people find you if … Continue reading Extreme Library Twitter Makeover :-)

Informing Innovation: Tracking Student Interest in Emerging Library Technologies

Run don’t walk to check out this very important, very insightful report from Char Booth. I’ve been luck enough to share a few meals with Char and her take on the academic library student technology experience is well-grounded, innovative and, frankly, brilliant. http://infomational.wordpress.com/2009/04/30/done-and-done/ I’m lousy with anticipation, so I am extremely relieved to write that … Continue reading Informing Innovation: Tracking Student Interest in Emerging Library Technologies

Reinvention: Alane Wilson Style!

Via It’s All Good: Wednesday, June 25, 2008—The British Columbia Library Association (BCLA) announces the appointment of Alane Wilson as Executive Director of the BCLA, effective June 30th, 2008. Alane Wilson was most recently Senior Library Market Consultant with OCLC in Dublin, Ohio. During her time with OCLC, Alane Wilson monitored and analyzed trends and … Continue reading Reinvention: Alane Wilson Style!