Monthly Archives: February 2013

10 posts

Making Service-Learning Happen: ActOut Now! by TTW Contributor Troy Swanson

 Higher education has been abuzz about the potential behind service-learning opportunities for many years. The logistics behind service-learning can often be a significant obstacle. Connecting volunteer and social justice efforts to the classroom and also accommodating students’ busy lives can difficult to say the least. Our library has supported a significant service learning project on our campus, ActOut Now!: Education Through Action. This is a project organized by one of our writing faculty and his students. Our library offers the space for them to hold a volunteer fair where local nonprofit groups, students, and activists come together to discuss issues and build […]

Anythink’s Approach to Connected Learning at TechFest 2013 – A TTW Guest Post by Matthew Hamilton

Note from Michael: I caught mention of this event on Facebook from Stacie Ledden. I’ve been watching what Anythink has been doing for some time and the R-Squared conference only made me more interested in what’s happening at this most forward-thinking, innovative library. Stacie put me in touch with Matthew, who graciously agreed to write this guest post. Give a read and take a look at the photos Matthew provided for a glimpse at what is possible when you move from being an “experience library to a participatory library.” I’ll be sharing this post with students in my Hyperlinked Library […]

Heading to Tennessee! TTW Congratulates Justin Hoenke on New Position at Chattanooga PL

I have been so impressed with Justin Hoenke’s work over the past few years and his outstanding contributions to Tame the Web. His work has risen above and I am so excited he is making this move! In Justin’s work as Teen Librarian, he has delivered excellent, user-focused service, innovative programming, and opportunities for learning and growth for his constituents. I am sure will thrive at such an innovative library as Chattanooga and the opportunities for innovation and outreach will only grow exponentially!  Justin has been the driving force behind his library directly engaging with the teen community in Portland. […]

#FreeDaleAskey & Please Consider Signing the Petition

From the Chronicle of Higher Education: Librarians Rally Behind Blogger Sued by Publisher Over Critical Comments Support for Mr. Askey isn’t limited to Canada. On Twitter, academics around the world are tweeting about the case using the hashtag #FreeDaleAskey, and Martha J. Reineke, a professor of religion at the University of Northern Iowa, created an online petition seeking an end to the lawsuit. It has drawn nearly 1,900 signatures since Friday from Britain, Canada, and the United States. “Signing is going well 24 hours a day, thanks to persons in Europe who sign while the North Americans sleep,” Ms. Reineke said. […]

LJ: Press Sues Librarian Over Negative Evaluation

AMAZING. Something about this seems so wrong. Dale Askey wrote a guest post for TTW after I met him at the Future of Academic Libraries Symposium. Take a look at this LJ piece for the details and follow the links: In 2010, Dale Askey was a tenured associate professor at Kansas State University (K-State) when he made a blog post about Edwin Mellen Press. Since removed from the blog, but available via the Internet Archive, the post called Mellen a “dubious publisher,” saying that the press occasionally publishes a worthy title and is not technically a vanity publisher, but that “much of what […]

You are not alone in a hyperlinked world – A TTW Guest Post by Joyce Monsees

“I am “, I said To no one there. And no one… heard…at all… not Even the chair. “I am”, I cried. “I am”, said I. And I am lost and I can’t Even say why. Leavin’ me lonely still   (Neil Diamond, 1999)   It use to be that being physically isolated meant being alone. But now, internet access allows us to be connected to the world. As information professionals, we can create thriving communities that are face to face, site to site, app to app. I am a teacher without barriers and a humanitarian aid volunteer without borders. […]

Internet Librarian International 2013 – Call for Speakers

Internet Librarian International 2013 – Call for Speakers Internet Librarian International is the innovation and technology conference for information professionals. The conference attracts hundreds of library and information professionals from around the world and focuses on the exchange of ideas and experience. Our focus this year: Smart Solutions to Real Challenges Internet Librarian International 2013 will take place at Olympia in London on 15 and 16 October (with pre-event workshops scheduled for 14 October). We invite participation from a wide range of professionals from all over the world to share success stories and lessons learned. How are you developing and delivering transformative […]

Park It!

Park It!, a photo by Oak Park Public Library on Flickr. Monica Harris at Oak Park PL writes: “Its snowy and cold here in Chicago, so we’ve added a pop up park to our Idea Box space at the Oak Park Public Library this month – complete with solar powered fountain, park benches, and chirping bird songs. Take a look at the space.” Click through to see more photos!

Learning Everywhere: OSLA/OLA Presentation Slides & More

Thanks to everyone who attended my talk today! Thanks to OSLA  for inviting me to speak as part of their track at the OLA Superconference. OSLA Together for Learning Site: Slides: for slides please Contact Michael Learning Everywhere article published in ASLA’a Access: