Daily Archives: January 28, 2010

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Survey: NY State Educators & Librarians

http://blog.findingdulcinea.com/2010/01/new-york-state-educators-we-want-you.html If you are a teacher, librarian or school administrator at a New York public, private or independent middle school or high school, WE WANT YOU!  We are conducting a survey of middle school and high school students’ online research habits and we’d love for you to participate. The online surveys are short, painless (we don’t ask sensitive questions), easy to understand and anonymous. They should take about 10 minutes to complete. Please note: Students will not be asked to provide their names, e-mail addresses or any other identifying information. Our analysis of survey data will be used to create […]

Seth Godin’s Linchpin: Thoughts from the Blogosphere (Updated)

I received my copy of Linchpin, the new book by Seth Godin a few weeks ago and have only got to read a bit. What I’ve read, however, is speaking to me the way all of his books do. Until I have finished the book and pondered some more, take a look at these posts, etc. I’ll be suggesteing this as yet another choice for context books in LIS768. Church of the Customer Blog: http://www.churchofcustomer.com/2010/01/5-questions-with-linchpin-author-seth-godin.html Q: What is a linchpin, and why is it important to become one? A linchpin is the part you can’t live without, the thing that […]

First Thoughts on the iPad from 2 Michaels and a Phil

I think a lot of us monitored the chatter or tuned into a faltering U-Stream yesterday to hear Apple’s announcement of the iPad. ( I think I was a bit more fond of iSlate or just “Slate” myself) But now the fact-finding, opinion sharing and general “what will it mean for consumers?” begins – as will all of the “what will it mean for libraries” conjecture. Phil Bradley, across the pond, weighed in this morning: http://philbradley.typepad.com/phil_bradleys_weblog/2010/01/first-thoughts-on-the-ipad.html I’m really keen on the idea of using it as an e-Book reader. It’s the first item that I’ve looked at which actually makes […]