Monthly Archives: November 2010

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Darien Library: The Great Good Place

Darien Library: The Great Good Place from Darien Library on Vimeo. I was honored to sit for an interview for this documentary about the Darien Library. Please take some time and take a look. John Blyberg wrote this at Stephen’s Lighthouse: The film was shot and produced by a volunteer–Manny Perez–who spent many hundreds of hours on this project and who became one of the staff, for all intents and purposes, over the course of the year or so of production.

ILEAD U Team Lincoln Lawgs: Building Blocks for Illinois Law Students

Who are the Lincoln Lawgers? Team Lincoln Lawgs – Maribel Nash from Chicago-Kent College of Law, Jamie Sommer & Jessica de Perio Wittman from John Marshall Law School, Patricia Scott from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, and Valerie Krasnoff from Northwestern University School of Law, along with supermentor Pat Boze  — began the ILEAD U process by forming a team to collaborate to create an online legal research community specifically for Illinois law students.  In sad news, we learned in July that Valerie had accepted a new position at Northwestern outside of the library and that she would no […]

Introducing ILEAD U

Over the next couple months I will proudly be presenting the ILEAD U (hear I lead you) Class of 2010. ILEAD U (Illinois Libraries Explore, Apply, and Discover… not sure what the U stands for) is an ongoing program developed by the super-cool Illinois State Library funded by a grant from the Laura Bush Foundation.  Its main stated goal is “To help library staff develop leadership skills necessary to address local community needs (e.g., job creation, education) through innovative applications of participatory technology tools”  Or “create awesome librarians” (my version).  This took place over 3 3 days sessions in lovely […]

Morton Grove Public Library, IL, in Top Ten for Playaway Contest!

Leah White, a good friend of TTW, writes: As many of you know, I recently took a position at the Morton Grove Public Library as the Readers Services Librarian. The first major project I planned was our participation in the Playaway Picture This Contest. Playaways are a relatively new style of audiobook and as a promotion, they are awarding $10,000 to the library who created the best display. I coordinated with every department in the library, borrowed some mannequins from Turin Bicycle in Evanston, IL and got to work on creating the best display we could possibly get together. Its […]

OPPL Virtual Services Manager The Oak Park Public Library has an exciting full time opportunity for an experienced librarian to provide visionary leadership of our virtual services efforts. The Virtual Services Manager will manage the design and implementation of the library’s website and ensure that all online services and resources are integrated and designed for the ease of use and convenience of the public. The Manager will identify and implement emerging technologies to enhance the delivery of services. In the coming year the Virtual Services Manager will lead the Library’s efforts to launch a new website in Drupal. On an ongoing basis, the […]