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PaperBackSwap.com: for booklovers in tight times

It’s a long-tail flea market for booklovers and it might be especially welcome in these especially tight times. My daughter’s boyfriend Jim introduced me to PaperBackSwap.com this morning.  I began to think about how this particular 2.0 social networking tool might change the way I shop for books for me and for my library and [...]

PaperBackSwap.com: for booklovers in tight times

It’s a long-tail flea market for booklovers and it might be especially welcome in these especially tight times. My daughter’s boyfriend Jim introduced me to PaperBackSwap.com this morning.  I began to think about how this particular 2.0 social networking tool might change the way I shop for books for me and for my library and [...]

VoiceThread your Thanksgiving greetings

I thought it might be fun to hear each others’ real voices.  Please join me in exchanging Thanksgiving greetings through a little Thanksgiving VoiceThread.  What are you thankful for? This idea is courtesy of Craig Nansen, who began a Twitter Thanksgiving Voicethread.

VoiceThread your Thanksgiving greetings

I thought it might be fun to hear each others’ real voices.  Please join me in exchanging Thanksgiving greetings through a little Thanksgiving VoiceThread.  What are you thankful for? This idea is courtesy of Craig Nansen, who began a Twitter Thanksgiving Voicethread.

STOP the insanity (a video)

Ever tire of the process of group decision making?  Ever been been part of a simple creative project turned into a complicated mess by bureaucracy or well-intentioned committee work?  My buddy, Ken, shared this video with me on Friday.  It’s destined to be a YouTube classic.

STOP the insanity (a video)

Ever tire of the process of group decision making?  Ever been been part of a simple creative project turned into a complicated mess by bureaucracy or well-intentioned committee work?  My buddy, Ken, shared this video with me on Friday.  It’s destined to be a YouTube classic.

It really is amazing

Somehow I lost perspective this week before Thanksgiving.  (Sorry to be just a little personal.) With two funerals, it’s been a tough week.  That stuff was real. But sometimes I just lose perspective.  Last weekend, when my flight was forced to circle for an hour because tornados threatened the area around Philadelphia International, I arrived [...]

Sign me up, Mr. President!: The Transition Brief:

With a president-elect who gets the power of YouTube and social networking, with a campaign that demonstrated the power of effective communication and community-building in new landscapes, this is prime time for us to demonstrate the power of those tools for teaching and learning. Yesterday, the Partnership for 21st Century Skills released its Transition Brief: [...]

About collection: a couple of polls

(Image of wrap-up from Sara Kelly Johns) The SLJ Summit (see our Ning) focused us on issues of collection.  I’ve been trying to pull ideas together and make meaning of many fascinating conversations.  I thought I’d take the temperature of a larger audience with a couple of polls. I’ll keep you posted as results come [...]

Wordia: Getting more involved with your dictionary

As we continue to redefine reference and authority and what tools to use when, enter Wordia. I discovered Wordia yesterday through the remarkable Unquiet Library blog.  (Thanks, Buffy!)  Who and what is Wordia? Wordia has impressive Web pedigree and a bit of an English accent.  With partners HarperCollins, the National Literacy Trust, the UK’s Open [...]