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                                    I am thoroughly enjoying this issue of  Library Technology Reports by Kyle M. L. Jones and Polly Alida-Farrington. Read the first chapter here to get a taste of the useful, practical and engaging work. Kenley […]

Don’t Miss: Using WordPress as a Library Content Management System


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Part 1:  Defining “Social Reading” “Social reading,” as a concept, is actually quite simple:  people want to share what they have read with other people and receive feedback about their thoughts and ideas.  Technology is the great enabler for social reading, and the natural place for this activity to cultivate. […]

What is “Social Reading” and why should Libraries care? – ...



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Transliteracy: 21st century literacy   It is clear that technology is creating a large change in the ways we communicate and get information within our culture.  This great change affects not only individuals, but also the institutions that make information available, such as libraries and universities.  For a very long […]

Exploring Transliteracy: A TTW Guest Post by Jessica Thomson




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For new librarians entering the field of academic librarianship, there is an expectation to continue and evolve the Participatory Service methodology. Luckily, it is not a forced expectation, but rather one of excitement and, dare I say, glee. The ability of academic libraries to effectively reach and engage students in […]

A Burgeoning Librarian’s Perspective : A TTW Guest Post by ...


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Kyle Jones shares some reflection on his first semester at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the Library and Information Studies (LIS) doctoral program: http://thecorkboard.org/a-reflection-on-the-fall-semester/ With good timing, a friend recently contacted me about his own interests in pursuing a PhD in library and information studies.  Knowing that I had just […]

Thoughts on the Fall Semester by an LIS PhD Student



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Please see: http://www.libraryjournal.com/lj/home/887460-264/steven_maccall_winner_of_ljs.html.csp “He transforms what could be a cold and impersonal experience into one that is filled with enthusiasm, humor, and intellectual rigor, possibly even transcending an on-campus experience.” That description of Steven L. MacCall’s online teaching comes from the student nomination that earned him the 2010LJ Teaching Award, sponsored by […]

Congrats to Dr. Steven MacCall, Winner of LJ’s 2010 Teaching ...


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http://www.oppl.org/about/jobs.htm The Oak Park Public Library has an exciting full time opportunity for an experienced librarian to provide visionary leadership of our virtual services efforts. The Virtual Services Manager will manage the design and implementation of the library’s website and ensure that all online services and resources are integrated and […]

OPPL Virtual Services Manager



People used to need the help of library and IT staff to do things like find articles, edit videos, create databases, install a VOIP phone system, etc. This is changing. People are increasingly sophisticated users of digital media and computers. Third-party software applications and web-based services (read: not made or […]

Look Like your People – A TTW Guest Post by ...


From Michael: Christoph Deeg of the Zukunftwerkstatt in Germany agreed to do a guest post for me outlining the origins and philosophies of this group. I spent an incredible day with the group in Berlin – and learned so much from them.  I was honored to be asked to participate […]

On the Zukunftwerkstatt Kultur und Wissensvermittlung – Future Workshop in ...