Daily Archives: December 6, 2005

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EduBlog Awards – Vote for your favorite Librarian’s blog!

Amongst all the incredible nominees for edu-blogging is a category of LIBRARIANS! The nomineess are: (drum roll) 1. Caveat Lector Dorothea Salo 2. Infomancy Christopher Harris 3. Joyce Valenza’s NeverEnding Search Joyce Valenza 4. Librarian.net Jessamyn West 5. Open Stacks Greg Schwartz 6. The Shifted Librarian Jenny Levine I’m pleased to say I know 4 of these folks personally! Here’s the link to vote: http://www.pollmonkey.com/p.asp?U=1783125569 Please vote!

Blogger’s Alley

Crystal from Kansas City Public Library just asked “Where do I find the list of bloggers in the back row?” Here goes: Aaron: Walking Paper Chad: Hidden Peanuts Chris: Clam Chowder Jenny: The Shifted Librarian Kelly: Library web Diva Michael TTW AND: The Technorati Tag: http://technorati.com/tag/GaminginLibraries2005


In the grand tradition of Abram-isms: “We need to stop thinking we are Information Priests and Priestesses…” “If you wrap something up in the mantle of training, you’re going to turn them off..give them short cuts instead…” “Nobody ever died of bad cataloging…” “We need to get over the fact that libraries are not the first place people go for information and never have been…we need to be something else.” On change in Libraries: “We need to appeal to different learning styles…” “IM is the way people are communicating today..we need to use it.” “Bring Digital Natives into your planning […]

On Gaming, Libraries, Librarians & the Future

I’m sitting in Blogger’s Alley, listening to George Needham from OCLC talk about gamers and libraries. But inside I’m marvelling at what is actually happening in this room, in Chicago, in December of 2005. This is a moment of watershed proportion. I truly believe that. These are the conversations that need to be happening – now. These are the services and technologies that need to find their way into our meeting rooms, online presence and into our catalogs. Can you imagine the future ILS that includes components of gaming environments? Can you imagine library signage and services developed for all […]

Library 2.0 is not about Technology

The definition of Library 2.0 is still shaking out across the Blogosphere. Jessamyn posts “Library 2.0: How do you share?” The whole 2.0 thing in general seems to be about using the hive mind and the affordances of technology to synthesize newer, better and more useful systems that then become available for everyone. And Michael Casey posts Library 2.0 is not about Technology For me, Library 2.0 is not about technology. Library 2.0 seeks to harvest good ideas from outside and use them to deliver improved and new services, often times in an effort to reach a new target population. […]