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 :-)

Don’t Miss these Interviews with Char Booth

Char Booth, author of the ultra-hot  Informing Innovation: Tracking Student Interest in Emerging Library Technologies at Ohio University, recently published by ACRL, was just interviewed by Dan Freeman at ALA TechSource and Ellie Collier at In the Library with a Lead Pipe. Both pieces yield insights into her background and thinking. Char Booth will be … Continue reading Don’t Miss these Interviews with Char Booth

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!

Congrats Helene Blowers!

http://www.ala.org/ala/lita/newandnoteworthy/hitechwinner08.cfm Helene Blowers has been named the winner of the 2008 LITA/Library Hi Tech award for Outstanding Communication in Library and Information Technology.  Emerald and the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association, sponsor the award. The award recognizes outstanding achievement in communicating to educate practitioners within the library … Continue reading Congrats Helene Blowers!

Links in “The Hyperlinked Library 2008″

Citations & Links Noted in the Hyperlinked Library Presentations Introduction Singapore Flickr: http://flickr.com/photos/snapsg Singapore Flickr 2: http://www.aarontanlive.com/2008/06/singapores-national-library-on-flickr.html These Things are Opportunities: Google’s Share: http://blog.searchenginewatch.com/blog/080715-152041 Laying the Foundation “Social Machines” – Continuous Computing: http://www.technologyreview.com/Infotech/14664/?a=f What is Web 2.0?: http://tinyurl.com/743r5 Generators: http://www.customsigngenerator.com/ 2.0 Memes: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dionh/83654635/’ Library 2.0: http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA6365200.html OCLC Perceptions: http://www.oclc.org/reports/2005perceptions.htm OCLC Sharing: http://www.oclc.org/reports/sharing/default.htm Pew report on Wikipedia: http://pewresearch.org/pubs/460/wikipedia Starbucks … Continue reading Links in “The Hyperlinked Library 2008″