Daily Archives: October 20, 2008

5 posts

Catching Up with “Bridging Worlds”

While I was in London, many of my esteemed colleagues were in Singapore for the Bridging Worlds conference. Kathryn Greenhill posted her take aways: http://librariansmatter.com/blog/2008/10/20/what-i-took-home-from-bridging-worlds/ We need to share – our data and our co-operative efforts. Standards – data storage, web application, metadata – are vitally important to our work. We need to know what applies in our area and work to ensure they are developed sensibly and used well. 3. The GLAM sector – Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums – is converging. Libraries play an essential role in preserving, collating and providing access to these collections. 4. We can […]

“Totally heart this..”

Totally heart this, originally uploaded by hblowers. …writes Helene Blowers: http://www.librarybytes.com/2008/10/quite-honestly.html Mosiac created @ Big Huge Labs from photos of University City Regional Library’s Family Portrait Day (photographer Ian Nguyen, PLCMC) I know, I’ve mentioned this before on LB, but it’s so good I have to highlight it again!

Living in the Conversation

Jetlagged here but back from an incredible time in London for Internet Librarian International. While the fun in Monterey continues, I’m in Illinois prepping for the next few things and excited about this post from Hey Jude: http://heyjude.wordpress.com/2008/10/18/were-living-in-a-conversation/ After using Twitter for IDEA2008 and ILI2008, these thoughts for conference microblogging, etc are spot on: How do you feel about the undirected use of laptops during conference presentations? It is essential to have the freedom to search links, explore ideas and interact with concepts being presented at a conference. I choose my options as to when to listen and stare at […]

Reinvention: Jill Hurst Wahl

Congrats to Jill on her new position as a Professor of Practice at Syracuse: http://hurstassociates.blogspot.com/2008/10/ch-ch-changes-or-changes-in-attitude.html While I have been influencing my “community” through writing, speaking and project work, I have decided to do something that allows me to influence the next generation of information professionals even more. In January, I’ll be joining the School of Information Studies(iSchool) at Syracuse University (SU). Some of you may know that I have been associated with SU since 2001. This year, I decided that teaching full-time would move me towards my goal of influencing the industry more, and SU decided that adding me to their faculty would […]