Christine Rooney-Browne, a PhD student based at the University of Strathclyde in Scotland, wrote back in March about her experience at The Mitchell Library in Glasgow “soaking up the atmosphere from the latest Aye Write Book Festival:” I had thought it might be a good idea to tweet about the events I attended but when I tried to access Twitter on The Mitchell Library’s public access computers I was informed that Twitter was considered to be an ‘unacceptable website’. Surely not, I thought, so I tried again, on a different computer. Same message again. Made me wonder about what else would be blocked. Attempted […]
social technographics ladder 2008, originally uploaded by groundswellbook. Working on a presentation for my time in Virginia Beach this week. This graph from Groundswell is wonderful!
The Ecology of Information: A Future in a Library Without Walls View more presentations from John Blyberg. Don’t miss John Blyberg’s LITACamp keynote. It really got me thinking! He asks some important questions – is our profession sustainable? – and posits that 21st Century Librarianship will be akin to the work of information architects. I think I need to check in with John about these thoughts. Great stuff!
http://www.yprlconnect.blogspot.com/ This is from last year, but I wanted tio add it to the CAVAL Research category for future reference – and ask TTW readers: has your library extended Learning 2.0 to the public? (or the Board, City Government, or other agency?)
http://ourstory.columbuslibrary.org/ I am thoroughly enjoying the online annual report from the Columbus Metropolitan Library. In just a few minutes, I became acquainted with staff members from all over the library (and board members!) sharing via video. Take a look. How could you replicate a site like this to tell your story? Little libraries could do this with a web camera or Flip Video and a WordPress blog. Bigger, better-equipped libraries could go gangbusters with snazzy design, etc. But what really matters is the human element: people telling the story of the library.
A big thank you to the folks a SVLS for bringing me in to speak with their members. I enjoyed both sessions and spending a couple of days in California was heaven. The slides are here: https://tametheweb.com/hyperlinkedlibrary/HyperlinkedSVLS.pdf
A student video project from Prof. Michael Wesch’s Digital Ethnography class.
I’m flying out today to speak at Silicon Valley Library System. If you’re attending the morning or afternoon session, please say hi!
Run don’t walk to check out this very important, very insightful report from Char Booth. I’ve been luck enough to share a few meals with Char and her take on the academic library student technology experience is well-grounded, innovative and, frankly, brilliant. http://infomational.wordpress.com/2009/04/30/done-and-done/ I’m lousy with anticipation, so I am extremely relieved to write that a giant piece of my workload/ brain energy has been officially lifted as of today. ACRL just released Informing Innovation: Tracking Student Interest in Emerging Library Technologies at Ohio University, a book-length research report I’ve been working on for quite some time. The report is a detailed case study […]
Great video from the good folks at Cape May Public Library: http://www.cmclibrary.org http://cmclibraryteens.blog Sent to TTW by Justin Hoenke – Thanks Justin!