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Open System, Open Learning – WordCamp Chicago 2010 View more presentations from Kyle Jones. I’m pretty darn proud of my former graduate assistant and TTW Contributor Kyle Jones. Take a look at his recent presentation at WordCamp Chicago. I’m also incredibly proud of him because he’s been accepted into the […]

Kyle Jones on WP as LMS: “Open System, Open Learning” ...


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Check-ins, badges, and becoming mayor have nothing to do with libraries and everything to do with the geolocation game foursquare…. well it did until some of the librarians here at Darien began hijacking our own venue (Darien Library).  We began checking in every time we came into work, closely monitoring […]

foursquare @ Darien Library



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Michael’s EDUCAUSE Learning Initiatives 2010 conference presentation where he discussed “The Hyperlinked Campus” leads nicely into a recent post I made detailing exactly how Michael and I put together his course sites from a technical standpoint. If you’re looking to break free from the constraints of your learning management systems […]

Gearing up for New LIS Class Sites


In Mick Jacobsen’s post, “An Unformed Thought,” in which he discussed the possibility of libraries acting as a hub for information technology needs such as website design and hosting, he hit on a core value of librarianship – community building.  As we strive to build library spaces that are usable […]

In Support and Extension of “An Unformed Thought” by Mick ...



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Beginning this Fall semester, Michael Stephens and myself (Kyle Jones) began piloting an open source learning management system (LMS) built on WordPress Multi User (WPMU) and BuddyPress.  This post explains our history with WPMU, the move to BuddyPress, and some of Michael’s initial thoughts on the pilot. By TTW Contributor Kyle Jones […]

Piloting BuddyPress as a LMS


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When I read recently that I had been one of 200 potential candidates for an academic library position I came to the sad realization that, yes, this economy was going to affect my job search tremendously.  As a recent graduate from Dominican University’s LIS program, I’ve been on the hunt […]

Library Job Searching in a Tough Economy



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No, it’s not the secret service of the Soviet Union – it is, however, the commercialized reference desk.  KGB, or the knowledge generation bureau as they sometimes call themselves, provides a two-way text reference service straight to mobile devices.  Anywhere.  Anytime. Which begs these questions: What about the reference desk?  […]

KGB Answers your Text Messages





I’m a big follower of library websites.  They are virtual representations of their physical presence and they also say a lot about a library’s innovation (or lack thereof).  All this summer I investigated different libraries to see what they were doing and how they were designing their online presences as […]

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