The Road Ahead

By Michael Casey & Michael Stephens We’ve been writing this column for more than two years, and though it’s been a wonderful experience, it’s time to move on to other projects and topics. We appreciate the feedback we’ve received on the LJ site, via emails, and in person—including all of those wonderful “please keep this […]

Ten Ways to Encourage the Tribe*

  Download the Virginia Beach Version of the Slides here. The good folks at Virginia Beach Public Libraries asked me back this year to talk about building community with social tools.  This was perfect timing because I had just read Peter Block’s Community: The Structure of Belonging and I’ve been working on an article and interview […]

Taming Technolust: Planning in a Hyperlinked World

I am particularly enjoying this slide this morning. Here are the slides as PDF from the original keynote file. Links for the presentation today: Technoplans Vs Technolust at Library Journal 2004 Taming Technolust article at RUSQ: http://www.rusq.org/2008/08/18/taming-technolust/ Links: ACRL Changing Roles “Let Go of Control” Cell Phone Sign: http://www.flickr.com/photos/travelinlibrarian/1924719853 Brian Herzog’s Signs: http://www.flickr.com/photos/herzogbr/2437165908 The Cluetrain Manifesto: http://www.cluetrain.com Emerging Technology […]

LIS768 Context Book Reports

The first wave of Context Book Reports are coming in via the LIS768ers up in Minnesota. I have policy of not pointing to individual student work during the semester, but if you are curious about what students thought of various books take a look: http://classes.tametheweb.com/768news/2008/09/13/roster-of-lis768-csc-blogs/ Thanks to the authors who replied to student emails for […]

Students aren’t so web-savvy…

Nicole writes: This is an interesting interview: Eszter Hargittai, an assistant professor in Northwestern University’s sociology department, has discovered that students aren’t nearly as Web-savvy as they, or their elders, assume. Ms. Hargittai studies the technological fluency of college freshmen. She found that they lack a basic understanding of such terms as BCC (blind copy on […]

Flickr Images in “The Hyperlinked Library 2008″

I wanted to give as much credit as possible to the incredible folks who share their photos on Flickr and offer use vi the Creative Commons. All of these images are used in the new version of The Hyperlinked Library. Intro: The Library of the Past: http://www.flickr.com/photos/stuckincustoms/533005659/ Web 2.0 Logos: http://flickr.com/photos/stabilo-boss/93136022/ The Hive: http://www.flickr.com/photos/max_westby/4045923 Continuous […]

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 […]

New World of Librarianship

Sharpen these skills for Librarian 2.0 One of the principles I would add to the Library 2.0 meme is that “the Library is human” because it makes the library a social and emotionally engaging center for learning and experience. Librarian 2.0, then, is the “strategy guide” for helping users find information, gather knowledge and create […]