Congratulations to Jenny Levine on her new job at the American Library Association!! What an incredible thing: Jenny quotes the job description: “Knowledge of 2.0 technologies and concepts. Ability to work in a complex organizational environment. Strong communication ability (written and verbal). Comfort with rapid prototyping….”
Who would have thought just 8 or so [...]
This little fact snuck it’s way this week onto Michael Casey’s About Page at Library Crunch:
He’s also the Division Director of Technology Services for the Gwinnett County Public Library.
WoooHoo! Congrats to Michael for moving up from Branch Manager to Division Director of Technology! I have been knocked out by the caliber [...]
Will Richardson posts about his ongoing reinvetion and points to some words by Stephen Downes, and as I feel the need to head Up North soon, his words resonate with me:
I’m trying to find that place, you know, where I can have a meaningful life, where I can be completely engaged and committed and [...]
A little late, but:
McMaster will have a new University Librarian on July 1. Jeffrey Trzeciak will join McMaster from Wayne State University where he is associate dean of the library system.
“This appointment is a coup for the University,” says provost, Ken Norrie. “Jeffrey not only brings a wealth of experience from an internationally respected research [...]
Congratulations to Sarah – ourLibrarian in Black – who just got a new job!
Will Richardson posted a few days about about reinventing himself — about quitting his job — and today I can announce the same thing.
I’m stunned …really…
This morning I was offered and accepted a full time tenure-track teaching position at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at Dominican University in River Forest, [...]
Next week I’ll be taking part in the Salzburg Global Institute program Libraries and Museums in an Era of Participatory Culture:
As key stewards of our culture and heritage, libraries and museums have traditionally enjoyed, and to a great extent still do enjoy, a unique role and special responsibility within societies around the world. But as economic [...]
Reprinted with permission from John’s blog: http://johnmiedema.ca/2011/07/24/tedxlibrariansto-slow-reading/
Say the words, “slow reading”, and you will have a reader’s attention. In a time of information overload, we all feel pressure to read more quickly. Three years ago I performed a Google search on slow reading. I found studies on dyslexia and eye disorders, advertising for speed [...]
I’m honored to be playing a role in this event. My talk is called “Transforming Library Science Education: Heretical Thoughts.”
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, [...]