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Quiet in Libraries

Feel free to disagree with me – I know many of you will – but I miss the days that libraries were quiet places I spent the entire day in the library yesterday because I kept getting interrupted by running children and talking adults and the various combinations in between. A patron asked the librarian if they could have a quiet room for a meeting so as not to disturb  [ Read More ]

The T is for Training Challenge

You may have noticed that the T is for Training group has been posting 27 things about themselves. Well somehow I missed that email (as I am a member of the group – but get way way way too many emails in general). Here are my answers – better late than never 1) Your One Sentence Bio I am a librarian, open source evangelist, blogger, writer, teacher, dog lover and  [ Read More ]

Explain the Silence to Me

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how very passive many librarians are and I need an explanation. Passive and I have never met When I have something to say – I say it. When I pay for something I don’t get I do something about it. This is why it’s so confusing to me that librarians just sit back and take what they’re given and say ‘that’s just how  [ Read More ]

What I Learned in Europe

As many of you know I just returned from a trip to Europe. My first stop was in Bergen, Norway to meet some librarian friends and give a talk about open source at a conference. What I learned was that Bergen isn’t always freezing and that heavy coat I lugged around 2 airports was not necessary What I learned is that the friends we make online can be so very  [ Read More ]

I’m still here

Wow, how did 10 days go by since my last post? Anyway, I’m still here. It’s not that life has taken me away from my blog, it’s that writing my book and all of my presentations has taken me away from blogging. So a quick update. I’m doing great. The new job is great, the book is coming along, the Library Mashups book is selling great and the book signing  [ Read More ]

My new career

On Thursday I started work with ByWater Solutions as the Director of Open Source Education. In my role I’m going to be working with the open source library world doing a little bit of everything. As mentioned a month ago I will be working with both ByWater Solutions and BibLibre on Koha. I’ll retain my role as documentation manager and hopefully will find a way to improve the accessibility of  [ Read More ]

Moving Up and Remaining Open

Many of you have already seen this announcement via other media, but I wanted to share here anyway Yesterday I sent the following email to the Koha Mailing List: Hello everyone, I wanted to write to you all before news started spreading and let you know that I have taken a position with ByWater Solutions and BibLibre that will start on October 1st. These two amazing companies have come together  [ Read More ]

Library Mashups Book

If you missed my many other announcements, I just wanted to let you know that Library Mashups: Exploring New Ways to Deliver Library Data has arrived on my doorstep and is probably heading out to those of you who pre-ordered a copy soon!! If you write a review, let me know so I can read it and link to it

My Online Persona

Helene just pointed me to Personas from MIT Media Lab Personas is a component of the Metropath(ologies) exhibit, currently on display at the MIT Museum by the Sociable Media Group from the MIT Media Lab. It uses sophisticated natural language processing and the Internet to create a data portrait of one’s aggregated online identity. In short, Personas shows you how the Internet sees you. It was kind of fun watching  [ Read More ]

Genealogy in the ALA Store

My obsessing over genealogy research has paid off. ALA has published a bookmark and a poster with my tips for genealogy research online. Now I have to figure out where to hand out the copies I got of these two guides I have way more than I’ll ever need.

ATO2014: Open Source

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ATO2014: The first F

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ATO2014: Unmanagemen

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ATO2014: Social medi

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ATO2014: Easing into

Scott Nesbitt was up next with his talk titled: Easing ...