Yearly Archives: 2010


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My newest “Office Hours” column is up at Library Journal: Not all students are ready to take this on. Some can only operate within the constraints of their own limited assumptions of what library work is. To conclude last semester, my LIS701 class walked a local labyrinth, as Pink describes, […]

Office Hours: Heretical Thoughts




I’m very pleased to be moderating this exciting afternoon in San Diego. The topic is very important and will surely offer some thought-provoking conversation. OCLC Symposium: Transformational Literacy: Life Stages and Libraries 1:30 – 4:30 pm Pacific Time In-person: Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel, Indigo Ballroom A/B Live stream: www.oclc.org/livefeed/ Every […]

See You at the OCLC Symposium: Transformational Literacy


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Brian Kelly writes: Dave has demonstrated his impact within the wider community in two areas.  Dave has been active in supporting the Mashed Libraries series of one day events  whoch have aimed to to “bring together interested people and doing interesting stuff with libraries and technology“. The original idea was conceived […]

Congratulations Dave Pattern, IWR Information Professional of the Year



Portland Public Teen Library: 2010 Year In Review on Prezi I’ve been thinking a lot about transparency this year.  It might have to do with  the term becoming a buzz word of some sorts, or maybe because the ongoing discussion concerning Wikileaks in news media.  A huge part of me, […]

Portland Public Teen Library: 2010 Year In Review