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Celebrate National Library Week (in Second Life)

The folks at ALA recently shared a rough draft of the schedule of National Library Week events in Second Life.  It looks like a lot of fun for those of us who are already in world and a good opportunity for those of us new to SL to bump around and explore ALA Island.  (To [...]

Celebrate National Library Week (in Second Life)

The folks at ALA recently shared a rough draft of the schedule of National Library Week events in Second Life.  It looks like a lot of fun for those of us who are already in world and a good opportunity for those of us new to SL to bump around and explore ALA Island.  (To [...]

Sharing a video advocacy strategy

You’ve likely been following the happy story of the Spokane moms and their successful grassroots movement to secure school libraries for the learners in their state. The Fund Our Future Washington campaign has now spread to Oregon.  It is clear that action matters, especially when it is initiated by our most important stakeholders. Our Pennsylvania [...]

Sharing a video advocacy strategy

You’ve likely been following the happy story of the Spokane moms and their successful grassroots movement to secure school libraries for the learners in their state. The Fund Our Future Washington campaign has now spread to Oregon.  It is clear that action matters, especially when it is initiated by our most important stakeholders. Our Pennsylvania [...]

Books keep on morphin’ into the future: A new Alice

My colleague from London, Alan Mills, wrote this week to share a new type of narrative experience with me. InanimateAlice is a serialized, interactive, Web-based story following young protagonist Alice from age 8 to age 20, as she moves with her family around the world.  The first three episodes of this edgy mystery take her [...]

Books keep on morphin’ into the future: A new Alice

My colleague from London, Alan Mills, wrote this week to share a new type of narrative experience with me. InanimateAlice is a serialized, interactive, Web-based story following young protagonist Alice from age 8 to age 20, as she moves with her family around the world.  The first three episodes of this edgy mystery take her [...]

New tool for timelining

Earlier this week I was asked to test drive the beta version of a new web-based timelining tool.  I’m already impressed. Mnemograph allows users to author, collaborate on, and share timeline documents.  Timelines can be private or public. They may be embedded on blogs and wikis and other sites. After registration, Mnemograph suggests you give [...]

New tool for timelining

Earlier this week I was asked to test drive the beta version of a new web-based timelining tool.  I’m already impressed. Mnemograph allows users to author, collaborate on, and share timeline documents.  Timelines can be private or public. They may be embedded on blogs and wikis and other sites. After registration, Mnemograph suggests you give [...]

What not to teach (about searching)

A recent post on the LM_NET listserv questioned whether or not we should be teaching Boolean operators.  The librarian noted that their use did not improve results.  She wondered what do we teach kids about searching these days? That led me to thinking about all those lessons we learned back in library school that may [...]

What not to teach (about searching)

A recent post on the LM_NET listserv questioned whether or not we should be teaching Boolean operators.  The librarian noted that their use did not improve results.  She wondered what do we teach kids about searching these days? That led me to thinking about all those lessons we learned back in library school that may [...]