Like many librarians this week, my thoughts have been dominated by the recent Harper Collins decision to change the way they distribute their eBooks to libraries. I am unhappy about this decision. There have been many blog posts and tweets about this and as much as I’d like to add my voice to the mix […]Read More Yet another #hcod blog post
A few weeks ago I was asked by my boss to prepare a short presentation on change and libraries for the library’s staff development days in December. It’s been a great reason to read and really think about what I think libraries may be like in the not-too-distant-future. At first I was a bit overwhelmed by all […]Read More Why I’m Optimistic
I’ve gotten all of my new toys! I received the iPad, Nook and Sony Reader today. I must say that I’m pretty giddy! It’s kinda like Christmas in October. My plans for a “Technology Petting Zoo” are taking shape. All I need to do now is get to know the devices better and schedule a […]Read More My new toys are here!
I’ve been thinking about and discussing my eBook idea with just about anyone who would listen over the past few weeks. I believe it’s a good idea but I don’t think we will be seeing it anytime soon. There is good news though! I was able to speak with two different people at Amazon. Two weeks […]Read More eBook Idea Update
Imagine you were looking to buy an eBook in Amazon (or B&N or Borders whatever), found the book you were looking for and had two choices at checkout. You could: a) Buy the book or b) check the book out with your library card for a week or so. Which would you choose? I recently […]Read More eBook Idea
When anyone can buy an eBook reader and load it with all of the classics for 50$? I watched the LITA Top Tech Trends panel at ALA 2010 and this question, among many others, piqued my interest. This one caught my attention because I think it is something that will really affect us in the […]Read More What’s the plan?
Isn’t this interesting? I think I want one. Iguess I’ll have to save up…and get a pilot’s license. I wonder how far you can go. Does it run on regular unleaded? Can you take it to Jiffy Lube? More info here.Read More Flying Car
As part of a video editing workshop some of us attended, our Bookmobile staff created this masterpiece. Enjoy.Read More Star Bookmobile
In two weeks I’ll have a new job and a new title. Emerging Technologies Librarian. Sweet huh? What does my new title mean? I’m not exactly sure and that ‘s the best part. While I have a good idea of what I’ll be doing there is a good bit that I get to make up […]Read More Now for something completely different*
Lately I’ve been involved in explaining social media to people in county administration. Its been a very rewarding experience and I’ve learned a lot about my county, the people who run it and myself. One realization about my self that I’ve come to is the need to upgrade my computer skills. I am no slouch […]Read More Upgrade