Monthly Archives: August 2011

Battery lantern being recharged at Darien Library, originally uploaded by louise.berry. What a wonderful thing! During Irene, when many were without power, Darien Library offers outlets and comfort. Beyond needing a charge during an emergency, it reminded me that sometimes the services a library provides might be a little different […]

Battery lantern being recharged at Darien Library

From  First Book: This Sunday is a very special day. It is the birthday of a friend of First Book and of mine, an inspired educator, blogger and children’s books advocate: John Schumacher, the man we all know as Mr. Schu. I knew of Mr. Schu long before we actually met. […]

Happy Birthday Mr. Schu!

“For the first time since kindergarten, I will have to learn how to go to class again.” That is what Freed-Hardeman University prospective student Katie Scott said when she was told about iKnow 2.0, the initiative created by the university to shift the paradigm of traditional instruction at FHU. Beginning […]

Freed-Hardeman University to Introduce Apple ipads, Inkling Digital Textbooks and ...

September 14, 2011 – CLIR PostDoc Fellows Session, “The Hyperlinked Library,” online. October 7, 2011 – Keynote, Southern Chapter of the Medical Library Association Conference, Augusta, Georgia. October 12, 2011 – White Pine Library Cooperative Annual Meeting, Saginaw, Michigan. October 19 – 23, 2011 – Panelist, Communication & Technologies, and Resource Specialist,  […]

Upcoming Presentations – Fall 2011

 I have heard reports of the demise of libraries and librarians since I first entered library school over thirteen years ago. I tend to not pay much attention to them, but in the last few months a couple articles followed by personal experiences have caused me a bit of concern. […]

When “Library” Is Not an Action but an Old Building ...

The programme is up for Internet Librarian International 2011 in London October 27 & 28: I’ll be presenting this on Friday: C201 – Teaching Others 10.30 – 11.15 Michael Stephens, San Jose State University & Tame the Web Expanding on his research on the effect of Learning 2.0 programmes in […]

See you at ILI 2011 – London

I’m updating and expanding my “Participatory Service & Emerging Technologies” class for my new position at SJSU SLIS. I’m carrying over one of my favorite assignments – the context book report. What would you add? ————————————————— Context Book: Students will read one book selected from a list provided, and write a 300 […]

Context Book Assignment for Participatory Service & Emerging Technologies – ...