Monthly Archives: April 2008

106 posts

Test Drive: ASUS Eee PC 701 Video at SLJ Site

There’s always some great content at the School Library Journal Web site. This video by Jeffrey Hastings, exploring the ASUS Eee PC 701 4G sub-notebook, is an extension of his published review. It expands visually on the review in a fun and informative manner. The possibilities for using video in this manner excite me: school and other librarians get even more information for decision making than just the printed review, the link can be shared (and blogged) easily, and the video format (music, shots, script) is a perfect prototype for doing your own reviews. 


StoryTubes is here! From New York to California, kids in Grades 1-6 are talking up their favorite books. You can too! Along with your parent or guardian, follow these simple steps: Make a 2-minute video about your favorite book; Upload the video to YouTube; and Come to this StoryTubes website and send in the link to your uploaded YouTube video using the online Contest Entry Form. Beginning April 1, your video becomes part of a national contest! Voting mania will then begin and happen each week in May! At the end of each week, one lucky contestant will win $500 in books. […]

See you at CIL – Innovation & Change

I’ll be at CIL just less than 24 hours but I am looking forward to participating in the Innovation and Change Track, moderated by Helene Blowers. Please say Hi! Track E – Innovation & Change President’s Quarters (3rd Floor) Purposeful change and innovation are core to keeping current with the changing world. This series of sessions focuses on strategies and insights for dealing with innovation and change in your organization.    Moderator: Helene Blowers, Director, Digital Strategy, Columbus Metropolitan Library Coffee Break — A Chance to Visit the Exhibits 9:45 AM – 10:30 AM Session E201 – Innovation Starts with “I” […]

Some Tech Trends Links of Note

Can you tell I’m catching up post-Australia? 30 Mobile Trends:   Stephen Abram offers 30 thoughts on mobile phones. This would make for a perfect discussion piece at your next staff meeting. Before you reprint that “No Cell Phone” sign for the door to your library, take a look. Social Media will Change your Business:  First, a few numbers. There are some 9 million blogs out there, with 40,000 new ones popping up each day. Some discuss poetry, others constitutional law. And, yes, many are plain silly. “Mommy tells me it may rain today. Oh Yucky Dee Doo,” […]

John Berry on Having a Voice

Dominican GSLIS hosted a presentation a few weeks ago by Library Journal’s John Berry, as part of our Emerging Library Leaders series. John spoke about having a voice and participating in the profession. I thoroughly enjoyed his talk, even though it was one day after getting back from Australia. I captured a couple of his points through my jet lag: On becoming a well-rounded practitioner: Your professional development time will be more important than the time spent on your job. On writing/blogging: Don’t be afraid of controversy. On Blogging and putting yourself out there: For every error you make, you […]