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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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!
Via a heads up from Evan T. Struble at Ohionet: http://www.usatoday.com…-starbucks-wifi_N.htm Thirsty for more business during the worst slump in its history, Starbucks will try to lure more customers by offering two hours of free AT&T Wi-Fi a day. The Wi-Fi freebie will be available starting Tuesday to customers who purchase a minimum $5 reloadable … Continue reading Starbucks Free* WiFi
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!