Providing Access through GIS Data at Avery Library

Technological advances can have a variety of effects on access to information. New technologies can change the breadth, depth, and sheer amount of information we can readily consume. They can also fundamentally change the way in which we organize and access that information. One example is the way in which the use geolocation coordinates (also knows as […]

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Stop Helping! How to Resist All of Your Librarian Urges and Strategically Moderate a Pain Point in Computer-Based Usability Testing

Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Jaci Paige Wilkinson. Librarians are consummate teachers, helpers, and cheerleaders.  We might glow at the reference desk when a patron walks away with that perfect article or a new search strategy.  Or we fist pump when a student e-mails us at 7pm on a Friday to ask for […]

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Call for Proposals, LITA @ ALA Annual 2017

2017 ALA Annual Conference Badge

Call for Proposals for the 2017 Annual Conference Programs and Preconferences! The LITA Program Planning Committee (PPC) is now accepting innovative and creative proposals for the 2017 Annual American Library Association Conference.  We’re looking for full or half day pre-conference ideas as well as 60- and 90-minute conference presentations. The focus should be on technology […]

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To LISTSERV or to Not LISTSERV

Beginning in August 2016, the Special Libraries Association (SLA) discontinued its traditional discussion-based listserv in favor of a new service: SLA Connect. If you click through to the post on Information Today, Inc. you can see the host of services and tools and enhancements moving to SLA Connect provides for SLA members. However, change is […]

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Digital Displays on a Budget: Hardware

Digital Displays on a Budget

  Introduction At the JPL Library we recently remodeled our collaborative workspace. This process allowed us to repurpose underutilized televisions into digital displays. Digital displays can be an effective way to communicate key events and information to our patrons. However, running displays has usually required either expensive hardware (installing new cables to tap into local […]

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Wearable Technology Resources

The world of wearable technology (WT) is fascinating, but a little overwhelming. Last month I attended the Digital Humanities Summer Institute where I completed a week-long course entitled “Palpability and Wearable Computing.” We engaged in movement exercises, experimented with sensors, learned about haptics, and critiqued consumer wearables including the Fitbit, Spire, Leaf, and Athos. I […]

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LITA Forum 2016 – Call for Library School Student Volunteers

2016 LITA Forum Ft Worth, Texas November 17-20, 2016 STUDENT REGISTRATION RATE AVAILABLE – 50% OFF REGISTRATION RATE — $180 The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association, is offering a discounted student registration rate for the 2016 LITA Forum. This offer is limited to graduate students enrolled in […]

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