Note from Michael: We had an issue with TTW for the past few days that Blake fixed for me last night. Apologies for being behind! Here’s a shout out to all the folks who attended The Library Network Tech Forum on Friday in Bloomfield, MI. I was honored to present the keynote, especially to folks in my adopted home state of Michigan! As promised some links to follow up: Download the slides. Abstract: The Heart of Librarianship: Attentive, Positive & Purposeful Change The heart of librarianship is learning and supporting our users’ curiosity through every means possible. It’s a cyclical process […]
A big thank you and shout out to the good folks at Poplar Creek Public Library District. I had a blast speaking at their Staff Development Day yesterday. Download my slides. The featured image is a little riff we did on storytelling with emoji. Can you tell what epic story it might be? Selected References Creative Classroom Model Model Programme for Public Libraries Selected “Office Hours” Columns cited: Talk About Compassion Dream. Explore. Experiment. Hygge State of Mind Speak of the Devil Color Me Curious Library as Classroom Live Long Day Library Emoji Also of Interest: The Heart of Librarianship – New […]
Greetings all! In just under two hours we convene the Library 2.016: Library as Classroom online conference. Registrants can join the sessions live or watch recordings after. I am thrilled with the keynotes and speakers we have lined up.
Thanks to all the folks at RILA and the conference attendees. I have had a great time! Download my conference keynote slides. Image Providence Public Library: http://portals.provlib.org/2016/05/05/portals-candles-now-available-limited-edition/
Thanks to all the good folks at the Fort Bend County Libraries in Texas. I had a wonderful morning talking and sharing ideas. We even had a super brief power outage during the talk. The featured image is one of the tables during my talk – staff members we’re coloring! Download the slides Selected “Office Hours” Columns cited: Talk About Compassion Hygge State of Mind Speak of the Devil
Greetings! First a shout out to the incredible group of students who worked with me to revamp Tame the Web this semester. You will see their work here visually with a new theme and structurally via improved categories, tags and site structure. It’s been a great semester. Thanks also to all the good library folk that emailed and sent pics of their canine companions in response to my column “Talk About Compassion” in Library Journal. The boys are doing well. 🙂 I have two more presentations this month and I hope to say hi to Tame the Web readers in Texas […]
A shout out to all the good folks who came to my talk the last day of the Public Library Association Conference 2016 & all the librarians who stopped me to ask “How is Dozer?” Denver was such a welcoming city – and I so enjoyed talking with public librarians from all over. Download the slides (large download). Office Hours columns cited: A Genius Idea In the Moment Library as Classroom Holding Us Back Infinite Learning Learning to Learn Mobile at the Library Reflective Practice Always Doesn’t Live Here Anymore Agents of Change Stacking the Deck Power of Quiet Color […]
Call For Speakers We’re looking for innovative info pros! Information Today invites you to submit your ideas for this year’s Internet Librarian International (ILI) – the library innovation conference. Each year, ILI attracts hundreds of library and information professionals from around the world to exchange ideas, knowledge and experience. We’re seeking fresh new case studies, great stories, personal experiences and lessons learned from the ideas, strategies and practical implementations you’ve put in place to make a difference to your organisation, clients and communities. As always, we welcome contributions from all types of libraries and info pros – public, academic, government, national or […]
Greetings all! I am excited too be speaking at PLA 2016 in Denver this April. Here are the details on my interactive talk: The Hyperlinked Classroom: Extraordinary Learning Experiences in Public Libraries April 9, 2016 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM Room: Mile High Ballroom 3-4 CC The hyperlinked library is welcoming, participatory, and incorporates user input. It is a playful model emphasizing collections and spaces that evolve via user and staff participation in a transformational anytime, anywhere service dynamic. What does the future look like going forward as we encourage learning everywhere as a means for transformative change for ourselves […]
We had a little server issue at TTW this week, so I am late posting my thanks to the good folks from the Montana Library Association and Montana libraries who hosted me as their keynote for the annual “Offline” conference in Lewistown. MT. What fun! Keynote slides Tech/Trends Session slides Image: Old Moccasin, MT School.