Reinvention – Shifted Style!!! 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 […]

Reinvention & Seeking Balance

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 […]

Reinvention Again! Congratulations Jeff Trzeciak (Updated) 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 university, […]


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: Libraries and Museums in an Era of Participatory Culture – Salzburg Global Institute

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 […]

Slow Reading: TEDxLibrariansTO Presentation by John Miedema

Reprinted with permission from John’s blog:   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 […]

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.” 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, […]