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Open Source Workshop in NJ

If you’re in the area and want to learn about open source, you might want to attend this event at the Cherry Hill Public Library hosted by the South Jersey Regional Library Cooperative: August 13: Tech Talk: All Grown Up: Open Source for Libraries: “Open Source” – a term you may have heard thrown about at conferences and on mailing lists – but what does it mean? This session will  [ Read More ]

Fall Talks

Can you believe that I’m already scheduled for some of my fall talks? Well, I wanted to share a few of these with you since you can register already: The 2.0 Office: More Than Just Wikis & BlogsWyoming Library Association Conference, Casper, WY, October 2, 2008 Open Source for Libraries: All Grown UpWyoming Library Association Conference, Casper, WY, October 2, 2008 Open Source for Libraries: All Grown UpPennsylvania Library Association  [ Read More ]

Keeping Current

Two great presentations from Sarah: Methods for Staying Current (PDF) Tools for Staying Current (PDF)

Blackboard comes to Facebook

This doesn’t make me like Blackboard anymore, but it’s worth mentioning that you can now access Blackboard via Facebook with a new app. Let’s face it. You would live on Facebook if you could. Imagine a world where you could manage your entire life from Facebook – it’s not that far off! Right now, though, one thing missing is your academic life. You have to access a different system to  [ Read More ]

Last night I got to hear Stephen Abram talk about the future of SLA & librarianship. First (and most important) I have uploaded my pictures to Flickr. Stephen started with a mini rant (a good rant) about the fact that there is no proof that the book is at risk. Reading stats are going up and book sales are going up. That said, do we hear that librarians are at  [ Read More ]

Eleonora Dubicki and Jacqui DaCosta talked to us about how to keep students engaged while teaching about libraries. That said, I went because I wanted to learn teaching techniques that can be used in any instruction – and I did!! Active Learning We started with the rules for library bingo. This is the first way to keep students engaged. Basically, we listen which the instructor speaks everytime one of the  [ Read More ]

Students aren’t so web-savvy

This is an interesting interview: Eszter Hargittai, an assistant professor in Northwestern University’s sociology department, has discovered that students aren’t nearly as Web-savvy as they, or their elders, assume. Ms. Hargittai studies the technological fluency of college freshmen. She found that they lack a basic understanding of such terms as BCC (blind copy on e-mail), podcasting, and phishing. This spring she will start a national poster-and-video contest to promote Web-related  [ Read More ]

Free Koha Webinars

I found this on the VALE Users’ / NJ ACRL / NJLA CUS Conference Blog: You and your staff are invited to attend a free WALDO/LibLime webinar featuring the Koha Integrated Library Software. As you heard at the Next Generation Academic Library System Symposium sponsored by IMLS, VALEnj and The College of New Jersey, WALDO is partnering with LibLime for its new ILS and is excited about the progress that  [ Read More ]

The MLS Debate

I didn’t respond to Rachel Singer Gordon’s post about what makes a librarian – mostly because I’ve made it pretty clear what my opinion is in the past – but I just have to laugh at this comment and Rachel’s response: Librarianship is a profession akin to medicine or law. You don’t see people without law degrees calling themselves lawyers; you don’t see people without MDs calling themselves doctors; people  [ Read More ]

Using our brains?

Phil Bradley points to an interesting article entitled: Lecturer Bans Students From Using Google And Wikipedia. In the article a professor states that she doesn’t allow students to use Google or Wikipedia because she wants them to use their brains – but at the same time she provides a reading list and wants students to cite those resources – ummm – I have to agree with Phil on this: I’m  [ Read More ]

Bookmarks for Augus

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Bookmarks for Augus

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