Monthly Archives: May 2012

In Library Journal this past month, I explored the concept of “learning everywhere.”  Here’s a snip: This semester, I’m teaching a new class based on Mezirow’s concepts of transformative learning, the work of Char Booth in the arena of user instruction, and the Learning 2.0 model…. We’re working with consultant Polly-Alida […]

Transformative Learning 2.0 – And Some Thank Yous

The Pritzker Fellowship from Chicago Public Media is designed to cultivate a “new generation” of journalists. The fellows are nominated by community organizations, cannot have a degree in journalism, must not be in an academic program, and must be interested in community reporting. This would be perfect for a librarian. In fact, […]

Do You Know A Librarian Who Could be a Pritzker ...

The Portland Regional Chamber held its annual business expo on Wednesday, and booths included the usual: credit unions, hotels, sign shops, telecom companies, the Portland Public Library. Attendance was light in the early afternoon, but began to pick up as …. — “Wait!” I know you’re all saying, astonished: “The […]

Exchanging business cards for library cards at the Portland Business ...

This morning I presented at the IU Libraries staff institute day. It was very cool to visit the IU Campus in Bloomington after being away for so long. The talk was in the Whittenberger Auditorium, the same location where Union Board Films showed movies in the 80s. I served with […]

Thanks IU Libraries

Internet Reference Services Quarterly ( is now accepting manuscripts for the 2012/13 volume year. Internet Reference Services Quarterly is a refereed journal that presents research and practical information about reference librarianship in the digital age. The journal offers studies and articles on technology and innovations related to the delivery of […]

Call for Papers: Internet Reference Services Quarterly