Welcome and Opening Keynote for CiL2010 Information fluency and Imagining the internet Lee Rainie From the Pew Internet and the American Life Project Technology is a queer thing is brings you gifts with one hand and it stabs you in the back with the other – C.P. Snow Librarians are primarily the stake holders and … More Welcome and Opening Keynote for CiL2010
Yesterday was my 28th Birthday and in the processing of getting many wonderful wishes, something occurred to me. This is a perfect example of a concept that I have become completely fascinated with and researching relentlessly with a colleague, Transliteracy. If you don’t know what it is, I’ll let you know. Transliteracy is described as … More The Transliterate Birthday.
As of late more and more businesses, public entities, and local services in my area have jumped on the social media bandwagon. Sadly, they aren’t taking full advantage of what these services offer. The majority of them are using it as a megaphone to blast out information without offering it as a means of communication … More Put down the megaphone!
Registration is now open for Computers in Libraries 2010, in Arlington, VA. April 12-14. I am very excited to be presenting for the first time at this conference. My session will be A304 – Ebooks: Landscape & Implications at 2:45 PM – 3:30 PM. I will be presenting with Bobbi L. Newman, Digital Branch Manager, Chattahoochee Valley Libraries … More Registration now open for Computers in Libraries 2010
I work in the reference department of the main branch in the Chattahoochee Valley Libraries. Our system serves 230,000 residents in 4 counties with 9 libraries through a wide variety of services and programs. I started this morning off like ever other morning for me by check my gmail, google calendar, twitter account (strng_dichotomy), and Facebook. … More Library Day in the Life Tuesday – 01/26/10 #libday4
Today while checking the messages for the reference desk, I thought it was going to be like any other as I wrote down the requests left by patrons. Sadly, I was wrong. A patron that calls the desk often asked me to get the number for Magic Jack, the internet-based telephone service. This patron is visually impaired … More Information and services should be equal