Are you interested in improving privacy in libraries all across the country? If so, we need your help! The recently-released ALA Library Privacy Guidelines are a great collection of the standards and practices that libraries should be putting into place to protect users’ digital information. A small group of us is now working on creating checklists […]
I’m not able to be there at the session, but I’m sharing my top trends below. Please add your own thoughts in the comments section. Discussions often bring out the best in all of us! The Art of Web Presence Maintenance With libraries extending their web presences out beyond the borders of their own websites […]
I had a lovely time presenting virtually, despite the sound issues on all ends. It still was a rather successful demonstration of virtual participation, and I think that was wonderful. Big thanks to Maurice York for organizing this for myself and Karen. I have 5 Trends Iâ€™d like to throw out there. I was able […]
I have posted my Top Tech Trends on LibrarianInBlack.net. Feel free to comment either here or there (though actually reading the trends first is preferred).
Just when I needed it (e.g. the ALA convention) I found I had lost my credentials for the LITA Blog, so I’ve been posting summaries of meetings on a personal blog, the Disruptive Library Technology Jester. Michelle has reset my password (thanks, Michelle!), but rather than reposting entire entries here I’ll just include a summary […]
I won’t be at ALA, but I’ll note three trends I see in full force: Returning Power Over Content to Those with the Knowledge Eric Lease Morgan touched on this in his second trend about blogs and wiki websites becoming the norm rather than the exception. My twist is this: people who have the knowledge […]
I am unable to attend ALA Midwinter again this year, but here are my top technology trends. Someone can read them in a big booming voice so it will sound impressive 😉 IM reference goes mainstream After reading the existing studies showing that co-browsing is of limited value in many chat reference situations and thinking […]
Levyâ€™s basic idea is that we spend a lot of time using technology to find, gather, and consume information, but we have lost sight of the need to slow down and process the informationâ€”a time to contemplate the world (the Greek ratio vs. intellectus).
John Law (ProQuest Information & Learning) and Karen Schneider (LII) spoke about the wonderful world of RSS to a full room on the last day of the conference.
Rick Weingarten and Carrie Lowe from the ALA Washington Office presented on library and IT issues in the current political climate.