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What’s Your Story? QR Codes and NYPL

I bet you are asking yourself

WHAT IS THAT? I sure was when I first saw “that thing” in I LIVE IN THE FUTURE & HERE’S HOW IT WORKS (Crown Business 2010) by Nick Bilton.  My eyes glazed right over it, until I saw it again while prepping for my panel discussion at NYPL.

Tonight at 6:30 we’ll be discussing “that thing” and other important items, I will be sharing in a bit. Do know, I will have this event covered if you can’t make it. I have also insisted that my children attend.  I want them to be in the loop as to why I spend my days, pleading with them about diversifying their reading selections.  So my son will be the note taker, while my daughter handles the video camera.

Anyway, while I was preparing for the questions that will be discussed, I stumbled upon some interesting tidbits/information I wanted to pass along to you.

First, Donald Leu, director of the New Literacies Research Lab at the University of Connecticut. He was a guest speaker Friday afternoon in Chicago at School Library Journal’s Leadership Summit 2010: The Future of Reading. His full article is featured on the homepage of SLJ, as are other tremedous stories on the SLJ Leadership Summit.   “One thing we do know” says Leu referring to his audience. “is that you as library media specialists in your school districts are going to determine the future our students achieve.”

Next, I was curious about these new QR codes I’ve been bumping into while reading, and never realized there were QR code Generators, which was featured on The Savvy Technologist’s blog (aptly named).  In the post, Tim Wilson provides suggestions as to how these codes can be used in schools. If you’re shaking your head, I was too, so read his full post to catch up this latest tech trend.

By the way, that ‘thing’ up there is the QR code for Bowllan’s Blog.  :)

(Be aware: I am having trouble with the new name for my blog, so please be patient with my working titles. Please help with suggestions if you have ideas.)


  1. Chelsey Philpo says:

    Great panel at the NYPL last night!

    • I agree, Chelsey! It was wonderful to have the variety of voices, from respective fields, ALL for the same cause. I had conferences today and wasn’t able to post my feedback…coming soon. :) Thanks, as always, for your support.


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