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Monthly Archives: April 2012
Here’s the video from the Harvard debate (to understand why I am arguing that libraries are obsolete see this post and this post) More information about the Harvard series available here.
For Immediate Release Mon, 04/23/2012 – 10:04 Contact: Amy R McGuigan Conference Services (cs) CHICAGO — Innovation, thought leaders and technology are keys to transformation, and the 2012 ALA Annual Conference delivers on all those fronts. Energizing, transformative conversations, programs, … Continue reading
CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has added Kristin Fontichiaro and R. David Lankes to the roster of facilitators for AASL’s 2012 Fall Forum, “Transliteracy and the School Library Program.” Fontichiaro and Lankes will join media studies … Continue reading
As promised, here is the argument and my own rebuttal from the Harvard event. Special thanks to Meg Backus, Jill Hurst-Wahl and all the great librarians who helped me put this together. I am putting this up in a sort … Continue reading
A few weeks back Lane Wilkinson put together a nice thoughtful piece on the Little Free Libraries. While he and I don’t see eye to eye on everything he always makes me think and I have great respect for his … Continue reading
You may have seen the announcement that I’m part of a debate at Harvard on the proposition that libraries are obsolete. The twist is (at least it was for me) is that I’m arguing for the proposition – that is … Continue reading
“World Domination Through Librarianship” Kansas Library Association Annual Conference, Wichita, KS. Abstract: In an era of battling walled content gardens, disruptive change, social media-enabled revolutions, and truthiness there has never been a greater need for librarians. Sorting through mountains of … Continue reading