Category Archives: Links

Chapter 2 of Expect More Audio Book

0 Comment

Chapter 2: The Argument for Better Libraries: Expect Impact is now being podcast by Circulating Ideas and NerdAbsurd for free. Can’t wait to see how it ends? You can buy the whole audio book via Amazon, Audible, and iTunes.

New Website

0 Comment

So while you’re waiting for iOS8 to install – or whatever normal people do – take a look at my new home on the web. It’s prettier. No real new content, just a new look and feel. All the old links should still work. Let me know what you think.

Kindle Unlimited

0 Comment

I wrote the following post for the iSchool’s Information Space Blog. Thought folks here might find it useful. Can I tell you why I’m so excited about Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited service? Because, aside from all my publications with academic presses and journals, I am an independent publisher. My book, Expect More, was published as a physical copy and…

Read More

EveryLibrary Rapid Response Fund

0 Comment

I love this idea. I have been a big fan of EveryLibrary since it started. They are doing good work for a good cause (libraries) and they are doing it in a smart way. Their latest effort, Rapid Response Fund, will allow them to help libraries at the 11th hour: “Our Rapid Response Fund is…

Read More

Exploring Digital Libraries

0 Comment

I was delighted to find a copy of Karen Calhoun’s Exploring Digital Libraries: Foundations, Practice, Prospects in my mail. While many may know of my more recent work around new librarianship, I spent a good amount of my time as a starting scholar in the world of digital libraries. One thing that always bothered me…

Read More

EveryLibrary.org Libraries Get Their Own PAC

0 Comment

Nope, that’s not PAC as in “Publicly Accessible Catalog.” That’s PAC as in “Political Action Committee,” and it is about time. I was very excited to hear about EveryLibrary. A PAC that it is dedicated to: …support these [local library funding] campaigns through non-partisan, pro-library voter education and get out the vote work. “We want…

Read More

Beyond the Bullet Points: IFLA Code of Ethics

0 Comment

IFLA just released “IFLA Code of Ethics for Librarians and other Information Workers” (you can read it here http://www.ifla.org/files/faife/publications/IFLA%20Code%20of%20Ethics%20-%20Long_0.pdf) and to call is disappointing is putting it mildly. There are few documents that so clearly represent a collection centric worldview. That is, libraries are collections, and librarians jobs are about maintaining (and circulating) that collection.…

Read More

SU for School Librairans

0 Comment

Here is a short video on the importance of school librarians Ruth Small, Barbara Stripling (vote Barb for ALA President), and I put together to support the lobby for school librarian in down state NY.

Twitter Digest for 2012-02-22

0 Comment

Twitter Digest for 2012-02-15: Twitter Digest for 2012-02-14: Twitter Digest for 2012-02-13: Twitter Digest for … http://t.co/S0UdGJMG -> RT @librarianwilk: Elsevier has a right to charge what it can get away with. It doesn’t have a right to lie and defraud us. http://t.co/ … -> RT @FakeLibStats: Dewey Decimal System was meant to be a…

Read More

Twitter Digest for 2012-02-15

0 Comment

Twitter Digest for 2012-02-14: Twitter Digest for 2012-02-13: Twitter Digest for 2012-02-12: Twitter Digest for … http://t.co/mF2DMq2n -> @jzamostny @askusnow @michaelkpate great job. And very frightening. in reply to jzamostny -> Twitter Digests: I have not been that active blogging these days, but I have been busy on Twitter. So I’m having… http://t.co/ETazHVFI -> @jzamostny…

Read More

Twitter Digests

0 Comment

I have not been that active blogging these days, but I have been busy on Twitter. So I’m having my Twitter digest publish to my blog (perhaps you have noticed). I’m working on the format and frequency (was daily, not trying a weekly Twitter Digest) so bear with me.

Twitter Digest for 2012-02-14

0 Comment

Twitter Digest for 2012-02-13: Twitter Digest for 2012-02-12: Twitter Digest for 2012-02-11: RT @jill_hw: 10 thi… http://t.co/t8NQ1b5P 01:51:18, 2012-02-14 My distracting work environment “Ellen’s Dance Dare Featuring Otto The Orange: http://t.co/rC4QOOcU via @youtube” 10:19:17, 2012-02-14 cool http://t.co/XS0j6MXp 11:09:40, 2012-02-14 I ???? the #iSchoolSU because it knows it can’t just study or teach the world –…

Read More

Twitter Digest for 2012-02-13

0 Comment

Twitter Digest for 2012-02-12: Twitter Digest for 2012-02-11: RT @jill_hw: 10 things you have to know to be comp… http://t.co/EvTTJ6vR 00:56:35, 2012-02-13 RT @spkowalski: Service in lib matters! Remndr here. http://t.co/jGJirHV7 07:09:58, 2012-02-13 RT @spkowalski: @iSchoolSU I LOVE the iSchool for SUPPORT, PRTNERSHIP, and INSPIRATION! #iSchoolLove 10:45:29, 2012-02-13 @spkowalski @ischoolsu the iSchool loves Sue!! in…

Read More

Twitter Digest for 2012-02-12

0 Comment

Twitter Digest for 2012-02-11: RT @jill_hw: 10 things you have to know to be computer literate http://t.co/buV… http://t.co/eUwKVRRk 01:34:32, 2012-02-12 RT @ppival: Library forced to shut down intelligent computer that ‘learns’ after it starts giving borrowers saucy X-rated backchat http … 20:24:00, 2012-02-12 @MargoGustina this will probably take more than 140 characters. Are you on…

Read More

Twitter Digest for 2012-02-11

0 Comment

RT @jill_hw: 10 things you have to know to be computer literate http://t.co/buVUIRcG 11:52:09, 2012-02-11 Twitter Digest for 2012-02-10: @MargoGustina in Pearltrees or in general? The short answer is an easy way to mak… http://t.co/9su8BRlw 20:29:28, 2012-02-11

Twitter Digest for 2012-02-10

0 Comment

@MargoGustina in Pearltrees or in general? The short answer is an easy way to make URL addressable "conversational chunks." in reply to MargoGustina 07:17:46, 2012-02-10 “How to Talk to Your Patrons About Penguin & Other Publishers Not Loaning eBooks to Libraries http://t.co/z72zFGBD” time to make our own. 07:19:37, 2012-02-10 RT @iSchoolSU: Expanding Sci-tech librarianship beyond…

Read More

What Keeps Me Awake at Night

0 Comment

I had a great conversation with Roy Tennant about “what keeps me awake at night.” He is doing this as a series of podcasts, and he has just posted our talk. I also love that he sped it up to make it faster to hear (and it doesn’t sound odd…I normally talk that fast anyway).…

Read More

The End of Big Ideas?

0 Comment

Neal Gabler has a great opinion piece in the New York Times on living in a post-idea world: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/14/opinion/sunday/the-elusive-big-idea.html?pagewanted=all Aside from some seemingly obligatory swipes at social media, there is a lot to think about there. Has society become so immersed in information we have lost our desire/ability to think deep thoughts? In an area…

Read More

“School Libraries: What Next?” Ebook Project

0 Comment

This looks like a great project. In light of full disclosure I have been asked to right the forward. We are delighted to accept submissions for a collection of crowd sourced short essays on the future of school libraries from multiple perspectives, to be published in e-book format to coincide with Treasure Mountain and AASL…

Read More