Monthly Archives: June 2010

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Web Advisory Committee Report to ALA Council

Batch 3, originally uploaded by wertheim. I finished my two year stint as chair of the ALA Web Advisory Committee this week. After our meeting, my last duty was to present a brief report to Council on our activities. I want to publicly thank all the members of WAC and the INCREDIBLE ALA ITTS staff for working with me these past two years. I learned so much about the divisions, ALA protocols and the HUGE amount of work that goes on to give ALA web presence. Thanks all! (Thanks to Dr. Andrew Wertheimer for the spiffy pic too!)

Press Release: Dominican University appoints Ken Haycock as Follett Chair

River Forest, IL – Dominican University’s Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) has appointed Dr. Ken Haycock as the Follett Chair in Library and Information Science. Haycock is the recipient of the American Library Association’s 2010 Beta Phi Mu Award, presented annually for distinguished service to education in librarianship, as well as the association’s Herbert and Virginia White Award for promoting the profession of librarianship. A prolific writer and editor, he currently serves as regional editor for Library Management and series editor for Neal-Schuman’s The MBA for the MLIS Bookshelf. Haycock has held senior positions in both his […]

Kyle Jones on WP as LMS: “Open System, Open Learning” WordCamp Chicago

Open System, Open Learning – WordCamp Chicago 2010 View more presentations from Kyle Jones. I’m pretty darn proud of my former graduate assistant and TTW Contributor Kyle Jones. Take a look at his recent presentation at WordCamp Chicago. I’m also incredibly proud of him because he’s been accepted into the doctoral program at the University of Wisconsin Madison to study LIS and instructional technology. He’s got a great TA position and everything!! With Kyle’s library background from Elmhurst and Dominican, his  excellent coding skills and a focus on instructional design in his coursework, he’s going to be an incredible professor! […]

The iPad (through the eyes of a teen)

(a brief interview between Portland Public Teen Library @justinlibrarian and Portland teen @davidchuphoto) What are you using it for? I’m usually sitting in bed and using it as a computer instead of a laptop.  I would go back to a laptop if I got a MacBook. What are your favorite apps? Twitter, ABC Player, Doodle Jump, Tap Tap Revenge 3, Safari What would you like to see the library do with Ipads? Libraries should lend them out as ebook readers or portable computers and people could read them in the teen lounge.  People could be more relaxed with the iPad in […]

Embrace Your Tribe – A Discussion & Interview with Seth Godin

Note from Michael: This article & interview was originally published last year in Digitale Biblioteek. Seth Godin has been writing and speaking about marketing, the new landscape of the Web paired with emerging social media and the increasing power of consumer “word of mouth.” His books include The Big Red Fez: How to make Any Web Site Better, Permission Marketing, The Purple Cow, Small is the New Big, The Dip and most recently Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us. I’ve been drawn to his ideas and insights for a long time, while working in public libraries to teaching library […]