I just finished reading a great article in EDUCAUSE Review titled Open Source: Narrowing the Divides between Education, Business, and Community. Jim Whitehurst has a great explanation for why we should be teaching our students on and about open source software (so great, I wish I had come up with it first ) We live in an increasingly global community. Gone are the days when working for a company in [ Read More ]
Archive for the ‘Learning’ Category
This sounds interesting: Join the TLT Group to learn how to better use the Google Custom Search Engine. January 9, 2pm-3pm EST Using Google Custom Search Engine: Turning an Information Fire Hose into a Precision Instrument (TLT) For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.tltgroup.org/calendar.htm
Don’t miss the January webinars from the MaintainIT crew: Effectively Collaborating with Other Libraries and Partners: A MaintainIT Book Club Discussion When: 01/06/2009 11:00am – 12:00pm Pacific (Noon Mountain/1 PM Central/2 PM Eastern) Registration link: Effectively Collaborating Duration: One hour Every month, MaintainIT hosts an online book club discussion. We select a chapter from one of the free Cookbooks, invite people to read it, and then meet to discuss. January’s [ Read More ]
The Informed Librarian sounds like the kind of service that I’ll love and hate. Why hate? Because I won’t be able to find free access to all of the new articles it points me to Check it out for yourself: The Informed Librarian is a monthly compilation of the most recent tables of contents from over 312 titles – valuable domestic and foreign library and information-related journals, e-journals, magazines, e-magazines, [ Read More ]
Make sure you mark your calendars, invite your colleagues, and share info about this event with all of your library friends: Date: Mon, Nov 24, 2008 Time: 2:00 PM EST Duration: 1 hour Host(s): Brenda Hough Why are some libraries making the decision to use free and open-source software? Popular reasons include: it’s free! It’s customizable. You are vendor-independent. Security and reliability are also cited as benefits by users. Is [ Read More ]
From Library Journal: Let Mikael Jacobsen take you on a guided tour through the creation of customized and embeddable maps using Google’s My Maps. Be sure to read this month’s InfoTech feature (Google Maps: You Are Here) to see some innovative map uses at Franklin Park Public Library and elsewhere, and then check out the screencast below!
Still in school? Got a blog? Well this might be the way to get an awesome scholarship: Do you maintain a weblog and attend college? Would you like $10,000 to help pay for books, tuition, or other living costs? If so, read on. We’re giving away $10,000 this year to a college student who blogs. The Blogging Scholarship is awarded annually. Check it out!!
I mentioned Geni – and my addiction – here a little while ago. Since signing up I’ve found that having a bunch of family members all doing things differently is not necessarily ideal So I wrote up a short tutorial for my family – and posted it here for you all to see and share with others. Technorati Tags: geni, genealogy
Yesterday I found 2 of my cousins on Facebook, only to find that they had no idea how they got on Facebook in the first place I started looking for tutorials that started with the very basics, but didn’t find anything up to my standards so I started my own Facebook 101 guide. Now that the rough draft is done, I’m thinking of ways to organize it better and what [ Read More ]
This is an interesting response to a question posed by Stephen Baker from Business Week. @diabolicalpnthr responded (in 2 tweets): “It kills productivity to have to explain social media and new technologies to the older generation in an office. It’s hard to get an older… coworker to try new things, so you end up a)explaining all the time or b)doing it for them.” Yikes!! As someone who is out there [ Read More ]