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Library Mashups in Buffalo NY

There are still spots in my upcoming workshop on Mashups for Libraries at WNYLC in Buffalo, NY. If you’re interested in joining us don’t miss your chance to register. Information can be found on the official WNYLC site, but here are some specifics: Date: Tuesday, November 16, 2010 Starts: 9:00:00 AM Ends: 12:00:00 PM Location: WNYLRC Training Center 4455 Genesee St., PO Box 400, Buffalo, NY I hope to see  [ Read More ]

Learn All About Open Source

Next week I’ll be teaching two webinars for METRO. They will focus on an intro to open source software (including ways to combat the FUD) and a toolbox of 30+ applications you can use in your library today to provide better services to your patrons without any hidden fees. If you plan to be at your desk around these times maybe you’d like to join us! Practical Open Source Software  [ Read More ]

Blogging Scholarship Available

If you’re a student blogger you might be interested in applying for this $10,000 scholarship from Scholarship Requirements: Your blog must contain unique and interesting information about you and/or things you are passionate about. No spam bloggers please!!! U.S. citizen or permanent resident; Currently attending full-time in post-secondary education in the United States; and If you win, you must be willing to allow us to list your name and  [ Read More ]

Social Media Decision Making Webinar

Found this on one of the mailing lists and thought it would be of interest to most of you: If you are wondering if social media can be useful for your library, join us for this free technology webinar. Register online to join us Tuesday, September 21, 11 a.m. Pacific time (Noon Mountain / 1pm Central / 2 pm Eastern). Kami Griffiths TechSoup will interview Laura Quinn, Executive Director of  [ Read More ]

Teaching Open Source

Awesome!! I just discovered that there is a site devoted to those who teach open source. was set up in March 2009 to serve as a neutral collaboration point for everyone involved in Teaching Open Source, where we can: Work out Open Source educational models, support and funding schemes, community relationships, and other issues. Advocate for the changes that are necessary to further the goal of teaching Open Source.  [ Read More ]

Facebook Reading List

As many of you know I give a class on Facebook for librarians – teaching them how to create profiles and pages and explaining the difference between the two. For that class, I have a short reading list I give attendees that I want to share with you all and ask for recommendations for additions/changes. IT Professional says “No” & Phil Bradley Responds 10 Privacy Settings Every Facebook User Should  [ Read More ]

Why can’t it all be this easy?

Okay – it’s time to use my mother as the focus of a post again. First, some background. My mother is taking a paralegal course online. Once she got the hang of the online tools used in the class she was very excited and was learning all kinds of new things. Her newest course however hasn’t been as exciting for her. She is constantly calling me to pick my law  [ Read More ]

Koha Training/Tutorials

I love being part of an open source community!! The amazing staff at NEKLS have done it again! They have already contributed to the Koha community with their amazing NExpress website, but now they have added training videos into the mix!! Make sure you check out their videos and their other training materials and subscribe to their site! Also, everyone who knows Koha knows Owen and his amazing design work  [ Read More ]

‡ Video Tutorials

I have uploaded some video tutorials that I put together for ‡ to YouTube – check them out and learn how to catalog with ‡ I’m going to try and embed the entire playlist here – so feel free to browse through the videos:

Facebook Guide Updated

I am starting my spring series of classes and so I updated my Facebook Guide to match the new Facebook look and feel and to add a few pointers (like privacy settings). Check it out and share with anyone.

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