Yearly Archives: 2012

190 posts

E-Book vs. Paper Book. “The big book fight.”

Sean Robinson writes: This is a little video I made that pokes fun at the conflict between e-books and paper books. It’s not really real, if you love books you don’t care what format they come in. This was made to lower the anxiety that we all feel about the changes that are occurring within libraries. “Music: Kevin MacLeod” and is used under creative common licensing. You can find his site at Thanks for watching

Congrats to Luis Herrera, LJ’s 2012 Librarian of the Year “I have a great team. My mentors all said, ‘Surround yourself with good people,’ and I did,” says Herrera. Such humility and kindness is key to Herrera’s success in San Francisco and to winning this award. In short, he got voters to extend SFPL support for 15 years. He employed his participatory management style to create a rare alliance between management and union. He invoked an ability to build strong and effective partnerships with other city departments, while his unusual brand of courage let staff teams make major management and organizational changes and decisions. Herrera is LJ’s 2012 Librarian of […]

Web 2.0 & Libraries Parts 1 & 2 Available Free on Hyperlinked Library Site

I am happy to announce the full text of both of my ALA Library Technology Reports are available now at the new TTW companion site The Hyperlinked Library. The rest of the site is currently under construction, but for now you’ll find: Web 2.0 & Libraries: Best Practices for Social Software (2006) – Web 2.0 & Libraries: Trends & Technologies (2007) – Special thanks to my SJSU SLIS grad assistant Patrick Siebold who worked very hard the past few weeks inputting the content. I know the examples from ’06 and ’07 may seem out of date and quaint in some […]

Please Help TWIL

Folks – Please follow these links and read about the grass roots effort to help our colleagues and friends at “This Week in Libraries.” This Week In Libraries has done so much for developing libraries worldwide. The show shares the stories of library innovations and best practices from all over the world. Now it’s our chance to help out. Our favorite hosts Erik and Jaap need our help. We want to do some crowd-funding for them. We are committed to raising enough money to keep TWIL on the air for its third season in 2012. Our goal is […]

Office Hours Extra: The Salzburg Curriculum

The mission of librarians and museum professionals is to foster conversations that improve society through knowledge exchange & social action Lifelong learning in & out of formal educational settings These topics are equally applicable to librarians and museum professionals These topics must be contextualized The following values permeate these topics: Openness & transparency Self reflection Collaboration Service Empathy & Respect Continuous Learning/Striving for Excellence (which requires lifelong learning) Creativity and imagination The Salzburg Global Seminar convenes numerous meetings throughout the year focused on creating solutions  for issues on an international level. In October, I was honored to participate in the […]

Upcoming Presentations – Spring 2012

January 26, 2012 – Tech Trends 2012, Education Institute & Ontario Library Association, online – for OLA 2012 registrants. February 1, 2012 – Keynote, Information Environments for a Hyperlinked World, Handheld Librarian Conference, online. February 20, 2012 – Staff Development Day, Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library, Evansville, Indiana. February 24, 2012 – Faculty Technology Workshop, Dominican University of California, San Rafael, California. March 15 & 16, 2012 – Hyperlinked Libraries: Emerging Tech & Emerging Trends, SJSU SLIS Exhibition Space, Public Library Association, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. April 13, 2012 – Keynote, ILF District 6 Conference, Lawrenceburg, Indiana. Summer 2012; June  4-8 2012 – Keynote, 11th Southern African […]

Good Twitter practice for libraries

I got these two direct messages via Twitter recently from two libraries who were acknowledging that I started following them.  They followed me back and then sent these messages. To me, these simple DM’s really warmed my heart and reinforced the idea that customer service is one of the most important things that we can focus on in libraries today.  It also acts as a great way to open up the conversation with our patrons. This is something I highly recommend that libraries practice when using Twitter.  It really can make our patrons feel welcome. -Post by Justin Hoenke,Tame the […]

DRAFT Syllabus for Transformative Learning

Transformative Learning and Technology Literacies (Thanks to Char Booth & Polly-Alida Farrington for invaluable assistance with this course) Course Description All information professionals will most probably be called upon to create or present some form of instruction in the scope of their jobs. Within information environments, this class explores models such as Mezirow’s concept of transformative learning, the USER model, and the Learning 2.0/23 Things program as well as developing concepts such as Jenkins’ transmedia navigation. Coursework answers these questions: How can we promote transformative learning via technology? How can we design instructional experiences that have high value for library learners? […]

SJSU Strategic Plan

This morning I’m reading over the 2017 San Jose State University Strategic Plan Vision 2017 document: Here’s a snippet:   GUIDING PRINCIPLES A Strong and Unique Sense of Place – SJSU has a strong and unique sense of place, both physical and virtual, with modern learning spaces, gathering places and technology infrastructure.  We create a welcoming, vibrant, and safe environment that fosters a sense of belonging and Spartan pride. Unbounded Learning – SJSU is an innovative, engaged learning community committed to preparing students with adaptive skills and knowledge for a global 21st century.  Unbounded learning is facilitated by highly regarded faculty […]