Monthly Archives: August 2012


On a recent break from work at my library, I walked down to the local cafe to get my daily summer iced tea and lemonade.  On my walk back to the library, I noticed a couple looking at a large map of Portland, ME.  They looked like they were trying […]

Librarians Around The City (by TTW contributor Justin Hoenke)


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Today, my blood started to boil as I sat through a presentation on my campus. The speaker actually did a good job. He was detailing information about a nation-wide survey called CCSSE (the Community College Survey of Student Engagement, http://www.ccsse.org/) in which our campus has participated for many years. Engagement […]

My Frustration with CCSSE, Student Engagement and Libraries (by TTW ...




Fall 2012: September 27, 2012: Keynote, Wyoming Library Association, Casper, Wyoming. October 2, 2012: Keynote & session, Indiana Public Library Association Conference, Carmel, Indiana. October 3, 2012: Library 2.012 presentations: “23 Things” as Transformative Learning: Promoting Confidence, Curiosity and Communication via Library Staff Professional Development and “Our Common Purpose: Libraries and LIS Education in Flux,” […]

Upcoming Presentations: Fall 2012




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Our little library gets some local press: http://www.theticker.tc/story/build-your-own-neighborhood-library By Samantha Tengelitsch Spider Lake Little Free Library under construction Little Free Libraries – mini fridge-sized neighborhood book “houses” neighbors borrow books from and donate books to – are sprouting up around the nation. This summer, the Traverse Area District Library jumped in […]

Build Your Own Neighborhood Library



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Every year Pierce County Library System unveils a new Summer Reading Program. This year we’ve taken the teen program online (Teen Summer Challenge http://teensummerchallenge.org/) and challenged participants to explore their interests, their library, and their community through activities and masteries. Challengers can share their experiences, earn badges and achievements, interact with […]

Badges for Teens – A TTW Guest Post by Steve ...





After long hours of travel from Traverse City, I arrived late last night in Helsinki. I am looking forward to the networking events, caucus and my presentation. I will also be at the SJSU SLIS  exhibit booth (#A109) Sunday afternoon and Wednesday morning for those who would like to say […]

Greetings from IFLA!