Earlier this month I was asked to put together a timeline of the technology my library has introduced since 1995. We want to get a clearer picture of all the things library staff have had to learn, absorb and incorporate in their daily work lives. I’ve been able to put a basic timeline together that […]Read More It’s staggering how much we’ve learned.
I’ve finished writing up my notes from this year’s LITA National Forum (October 5-8). I don’t think they do justice to the amazingly smart people who presented. I’ve tried to include links to the speaker’s slides and any relevant links they mentioned. I’ve also grouped all of the available online slides and keynote presentations into one place so they should be […]Read More Notes from 2012 LITA National Forum
I just read this post on GigaOm about a yet-to-be-released app for the iPad called Mindmeld. It’s a conferencing (Skype like?) app that listens to your conversation and provides relevant information about the things you’re talking about. While you are talking! Without you having to do anything?! I won’t pretend I understand how it works but it […]Read More This app could be very, very cool.
was a Death Star! Many thanks to the awesome Melanie at Collegiate for letting us use their MakerBot. It was an experience my kids will be talking about for a while. If’ you’d like to print and/or improve our Death Star, it can be found here.Read More The first thing my kids made with a MakerBot…
Chris Tonjes (IT Director/CIO) and William McClendon (Enterprise Architect) of the District of Columbia Public Library were the presenters of this session. They have a good team that have been doing some very innovative things. They even blog about some of the stuff they do and other interesting information at the DCPL Labs Amino site. I’ve been […]Read More Alternative Discovery Options: DCPL mobileapps
Steven Cohen is the senior librarian at Law Library Management but I am more familiar with him through the site he runs called Library Stuff. I’ve been subscribing to his RSS feed for a few years and find it very helpful in helping me keep current in library trends. I was really torn between attending this session […]Read More What’s Hot in RSS
Rebecca Jones of Dysart Jones was the speaker for this session. I enjoyed another session by her on Tuesday and was looking forward to this one. She didn’t disappoint. I’m always happy when a presenter shares his/her slides online. It makes things so much easier. I can concentrate on my notes and not worry about trying to […]Read More Persuasion, Influence, and Innovative Ideas
Joe Murphy – Yale This session was about the need for librarians to develop a deeper knowledge of mobile technologies. I enjoyed Murphy’s take on the issue and I agree with home on just about everything he discussed. I only wish he had more time to explain things better. A forty five minute session is […]Read More Mobile Literacy: Competencies for Mobile Tech
Ken Haycock director of the School of Library and Information Science at San José State University was the speaker for Wednesday’s keynote. He is very knowledgeable and has had a long and productive career. There is a lot I can learn from him. I really enjoyed his presentation and am glad that it is posted […]Read More Wednesday Keynote
I really enjoyed this evening session. I did not take notes because I was having fun just listening. So I’ll link to some other people who did take notes. The presenters were: Stephen Abram, VP, Strategic Partnerships and Markets, Gale Cengage Learning & Past President, SLA Marshall Breeding, Director for Innovative Technologies and Research, Vanderbilt […]Read More Dead and Innovative Technology