Ten Trends & Technologies for 2009 by Michael Stephens Download a PDF of the post here. Welcome to the 2009 version of TTW’s annual look at the trends and technologies that I believe will impact what we do in libraries and information centers. This post ties in with several presentations I will be giving this … Continue reading Ten Trends & Technologies for 2009
Fascinating article in SLJ from David Loertscher: http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/article/CA6610496.html Last year, when I thought of revising my book Taxonomies of the School Library Media Program (Hi Willow, 2000), I realized that I had pushed the traditional model of school libraries about as far as it could go. We don’t need a revision. We need a reinvention. Experts say … Continue reading School Libraries Need a Revolution
I gave two presentations last week for the Southwest Florida Library Network. The slides for “Taming Technolust in a Hyperlinked World” are here. The best part of the time was getting to spend time with Lee LeBlanc, who is a little over a month in his new job at SWFLN: Continuing Education/Emerging Technologies Coordinator. Lee has … Continue reading Thanks SWFLN!
A lot of folks have been looking back at 2006. I realized today what a year it’s been: more library and librarian blogs, RSS gains even more ground, Wikis rule the school (and ALA), IM is embedded directly in pages where our users may find themselves, YouTube offers a way to share a “Ray of … Continue reading What a Year! 2006 in Posts, Presentations, Permutations, and … PARTICIPATION! (Updated)
Thanks to everyone who commented on the Reinvention post, sent e-mails and posted flickr pictures tagged just so! — it really touched me. I appreciate your thoughtfulness! I have 2.5 more days at work at SJCPL and then I’m off to the next chapter.