Daily Archives: September 2, 2008

14 posts

Assistance with Mac Digital Media Lab?

Bjorn Jones wrote me an email and I thought it would be best to share it withh TTW readers in case someone can help him out. I’m Bjorn.  I just started my first job as a public librarian for the city of Salinas, California. My first day on the job I was assigned the task of launching a new Mac digital arts lab.  Our new Mac computers are loaded with software for creating digital media.  My library’s goal is to connect the community with the media creation tools now available on our new Mac computers. This is a HUGE undertaking that would be a […]

Palin & Book Banning

Jessamyn writes: I try to keep “who to vote for” politics pretty well off of this blog and prefer to discuss politics in general and better and worse strategies for promoting libraries in whatever political climate we happen to be in. People acutely interested in high level politics in the US who also work in libraries may be interested in this Time magazine article about Sarah Palin. I was very interested in this paragraph. [Former Wasilla mayor] Stein says that as mayor, Palin continued to inject religious beliefs into her policy at times. “She asked the library how she could go […]

Videos from Cape May Gaming

Justin Hoenke, Teen Librarian, Cape May County Library writes: Michael, Thanks for the post about our Games on Tour event…I’ve got a follow up for you…Videos!What I really love about these videos are the wide range of ages playing these games…a three year old against a 60 year old?  Sure, why not… And even better…it’s all taking place at the library. http://www.youtube.com/user/cmclibrary http://cmclibraryteens.blogspot.com/

Baker’s Dozen: Learning 2.0 in Arizona

  Jen Maney, Virtual Library Manager, at the Pima County Public Library wrote to say that her Emerging Tech team has kicked off a statewide Learning 2.0 program today called Baker’s Dozen: Learning 2.0 Arizona. They are using a wiki for the program – http://bakersdozenarizona.wetpaint.com/ Any library staff member in Arizona (any kind of library, including library school students!) can participate.   

Productivity workstations as far as the eye can see

Productivity workstations as far as the eye can see, originally uploaded by julieshen. julieshen writes: This is the Cal Poly Pomona University Library’s brand new productivity center. It’s located next to the Reference Desk (now called the Research Help Desk), which shares space with staff providing technical help, and part of our new learning commons. It’s not open for use yet, but once it’s ready the productivity workstations will have the normal Microsoft Office software suite along with a lot of other software, including GIS and SPSS. It’s part of theexpansion we’ve been going through for the past 2 years: www.csupomona.edu/~library/TheNextChapter/

Being Wired or Tired by Sarah Houghton-Jan

There’s an excellent new article from Sarah Houghton-Jan at Ariadne: http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue56/houghton-jan/ All of it is golden, but here are some bits that resonated with me: Make an Inventory of Your Devices Not only do we need to consider the data, and the mechanism for their input, but the devices we use to access that data. I have a choice about accessing my work email; I can use any of three different computers or my smart phone. I have a choice about what device I use to talk to my parents; do I use my home phone or my smart phone? […]