Daily Archives: March 30, 2008

5 posts

PLA Presentation: Scary Things & Great Opportunities

Although brief, I had a great time at PLA. The folks I talked to were fired up about many of the sessions. I was also glad to see some old friends. I took a quick view of where we are in 2008 with the use of Web 2.0 in libraries. The cool thing I realized from listening to Jen and John was we were all really talking about people and planning, decisions and great opportunities. A lot of the discussion and questions focused on users and how the library offers access. I misquoted the ALA Code of Ethics in my […]

Marshall and Jen

Marshall and Jen Originally uploaded by jblyberg I presented with Jen Maney and John Blyberg at PLA. Slides will be up soon, but I also wanted to thank Marshall Shore, the man who said no to Dewey for introducing us. I was tickled that some students from my LIS768 class at St. Kate’s got to meet him – they are doing a group project on his work at Maricopa!

An Apology from a School Superintendent

Via Helene Blowers on Flickr: http://pages.cms.k12.nc.us/superintendent/blog/ I’d like to share an email I sent to all of our 18,000-plus employees this morning. Here it is: Dear CMS Employees: When you make a mistake, the best thing to do is just admit it. Folks, we blew it, and I apologize. While the decision to start random background checks for current employees was made with the best of intentions – to keep our students and staff safe – we dropped the ball, big time, in terms of communication and execution. So where do we go from here? If you haven’t filled out the […]

Pogue on Web 2.0 & Moderation

Nice piece from David Pogue at the NYT: http://pogue.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/03/27/are-you-taking-advantage-of-web-20/ Before my talk, though, an emcee warmed up the audience with an exercise. He pointed out the wireless laptops on every table in the ballroom, and explained that anything typed on them would appear on huge screens. Using this instant-feedback mechanism, he posed P.R.-related questions to the attendees and commented on the responses as they appeared on the big screens. One of them was: “Why isn’t your company (or client) taking advantage of Web 2.0?” The audience loved that one; within seconds, there were 132 responses on the screen in a […]