Monthly Archives: November 2010









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In the Library with a Lead Pipe is one of my favorite blogs. The writing is peer-reviewed, balanced and well-reasoned. The most recent post by Emily Ford is evidence of this: http://www.inthelibrarywiththeleadpipe.org/2010/x/ Emily explores the nature of undisclosed publications: Hiding our identities allows us to break accepted social practice and […]

X – On Anonymity & Librarianship



Synergy: The Illinois Library Leadership Initiative 2010 is the statewide library community’s proactive movement to recruit and nurture future Illinois library leaders. Objectives include self-assessment; discovering and developing personal values; identifying the local, state and global environment; fostering and expanding skills and tools for personal, professiona and positional leadership; creating […]

Synergy 2010 Vision Video


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The bold emphasis is mine: A World Music Walk in the multilingual, multitalented and multitechnological Kista Kista is like no other place – share a multi-special experience with us, where the mobile technology opens doors to the world music! What? Join us on a fascinating journey where the world’s musical […]

Kista Idea Lab Mobile Music Walk



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My new column is up at Library Journal online: http://bit.ly/bD8ZOS This exercise helped me clarify my philosophy of LIS education. Some of my goals include: To prepare LIS students for a decidedly digital future in libraries. With titles like Digital Strategy Librarian, User Experience Librarian, or Strategy Guide, jobs being […]

Office Hours: Goals of an LIS Educator


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Please see: http://www.libraryjournal.com/lj/home/887460-264/steven_maccall_winner_of_ljs.html.csp “He transforms what could be a cold and impersonal experience into one that is filled with enthusiasm, humor, and intellectual rigor, possibly even transcending an on-campus experience.” That description of Steven L. MacCall’s online teaching comes from the student nomination that earned him the 2010LJ Teaching Award, sponsored by […]

Congrats to Dr. Steven MacCall, Winner of LJ’s 2010 Teaching ...