Yearly Archives: 2014



Headshot of Dr. Troy A. Swanson
Writer Jay Stringer wrote a piece on Panels.net about how comic books helped him deal with his dyslexia and increased his reading skills (see Dyslexia and Comics by Jay Stringer 10|24|14). He notes, “We all combine information in different ways, and at different speeds. Some can add story and plot […]

Dyslexia, Sorting, Organizing, and the Availability Heuristic by TTW Contributor ...







I was pleased to chat with Ryan on a recent flight. We had a great talk about library programming and learning opportunities. Check his stuff out! http://www.saratogian.com/20141008/comedian-motivational-speaker-offers-practical-advice-about-personal-finance Saratoga Springs Public Library kicked off its Financial Literacy Program with comedian and motivational speaker Colin Ryan Wednesday night.  Ryan’s show, called “A […]

Colin Ryan at Saratoga Springs Library



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The book at the top of my “Books I Wish I had Written List” is R. David Lankes’ book the Atlas of New Librarianship (written for librarians).  Second on that list may well be his derivative book, Expect More (written for non-librarians). In these works, Lankes challenges us (librarians, community members, administrators, […]

Teacher, Librarian, Tinker, Spy: Expect More by TTW Contributor Troy ...


LIBR 200-12 Information Communities Spring 2015 Dr. Michael Stephens Office Hours: Virtual office hours by appointment (BB IM, etc)   Course Description Examines information users and the social, cultural, economic, technological, and political forces that shape their information access and use. The different resources and services that information professionals provide […]

LIBR 200-12 Information Communities