Monthly Archives: July 2011


How cool is this recent ad for  the position of Program Officer, Digital Media & Learning at the MacArthur Foundation?: (bolding is mine) Knowledge, Skills, and Experience: The Program Officer role requires graduate training and experience as a researcher or designer, with a strong grasp of research and theoretical literature […]

Office Hours Extra: Digital Media & Learning Job at MacArthur




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Note: This is an updated version of the "green sheet" I just submitted for review - it is a DRAFT until approved. Course Description Course Overview “The new tools provide powerful options for working with data, text, sound, and images. …. There is, predictably, an increasing departure in information handling […]

SJSU SLIS: Seminar: Participatory Service & Emerging Technologies (Updated)


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“The time is now,” I keep telling myself. Let me tell you why. It’s been almost five years since I fell into being a teen librarian. I was working toward my MLS at Clarion University when I was approached to do some summer teen programming at the Clarion Free Library […]

This is a Call



3rd International Symposium on Information Management in a Changing World, September 19-21, 2012, Ankara, Turkey Symposium web site: by2012.bilgiyonetimi.net E-Science and Information Management  Scope The “3rd International Symposium on Information Management in a Changing World” (or IMCW2012), organized by the Department of Information Management of Hacettepe University, will take place […]

Call for Papers: 3rd International Symposium on Information Management in ...


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I’m honored to have written a combined Office Hours column with User Experience author Aaron Schmidt in the new issue of Library Journal: http://www.libraryjournal.com/lj/ljinprint/currentissue/891081-403/putting_the_ux_in_education.html.csp UX thinking doesn’t have to be limited to specific courses, however. Core parts of the LIS curriculum can and should change as we review and update […]

Office Hours Meets UX in Library Journal



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Course Overview “The new tools provide powerful options for working with data, text, sound, and images. …. There is, predictably, an increasing departure in information handling from the simple pattern of read, think, then write. Computers are used for so much more than the traditional notion of “computing.’” –Michael Buckland, […]

Participatory Service & Emerging Technologies – Draft Course Greensheet for ...




This is the second and final installment of my interview with Vanessa Morris. Part 1 was posted on Wednesday, July 13th and is available  HERE. – TTW Contributor Ben Lainhart —- BL: I know that you have both a professional and personal interest in virtual worlds and and social media. […]

TTW Interview Series: Vanessa Morris, Part II


When Michael asked me to be a Contributor here on Tame the Web I knew that one of the things I wanted to do was start an interview series with different people in the profession that I find interesting, instructive or challenging. My goal with this series is provide interviews […]

TTW Interview Series: Vanessa Morris, Part 1