Daily Archives: May 29, 2008

12 posts

John Berry & Sarah Dribin on Experience

http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA6556146.html With the help of Dominican GSLIS student Sarah Dribin, I blogged John Berry’s talk at Dom this spring. He, in turn, picked up on the post for an LJ column on experience: I think it was Dribin who asked me after the talk what I thought about “experience” as a qualification for a library job. My response to the question “resonated” with her. “Experience is possibly the most overrated asset that an individual can possess,” I had said. My own students complain bitterly when they find “experience” that they haven’t yet been able to gain listed as a preferred […]

Arlington Heights Takes Learning 2.0 to the People

Arlington Heights Memorial Library rolls out “A Baker’s Dozen” – a 13 part, 13 month learning program for library users. It’s nice to see Helene Blowers ultra-successful model adapted for patrons. I’ll be watching this one closely. You may have seen the phrase “social networking,” along with mention of sites such as MySpace and FaceBook. Do you watch or even upload videos to YouTube? Do you read blogs and subscribe to RSS feeds? Maybe you’ve added some photos to Flickr. All of the aforementioned sites are part of the Web 2.0 craze. Please join AHML for the next year and 1 month for a Baker’s Dozen; each month this series will highlight a Web 2.0 topic and tool as well as feature a brief […]