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In case you missed Connected Librarian Day & Library 2.014

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If you missed Connected Librarian Day on Tuesday, or the super-fabulous fourth annual Library 2.014 Worldwide Virtual Conference on Wednesday and Thursday . . . or if you were there and want to relive it or catch up with any sessions you missed . . . . . . it’s archived in all its glory [...]

Connected Librarian Day! (Updated!)

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I am thrilled to be keynoting at Library 2.014 this year (October 8-9).  I’ll be talking about the importance of building social capital in our profession. I am doubly thrilled to be organizing our second Connected Librarian Day, as a pre-conference on Tuesday, October 7th.  (Please help spread the word by sharing our flyer!) Sponsored [...]

So you think you know your phone

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Confession: I love my iPhone and I thought I knew how to use it, until I attended Michelle Luhtala’s latest edWeb webinar. I couldn’t make the session live, but I am actually kinda glad I watched it first in archived form.  The recording allowed me to pause and take a good look at the features [...]

Microsoft demoes Skype Translator

Imagine in the very near future, technology allowing  humans to bridge geographic and language boundaries to connect mind to mind and heart to heart in ways never before possible.  Gurdeep Pall This blew my mind.  Please watch this video and consider the possibilities. Earlier this week, at the the Re/Code Conference, Gurdeep Pall, Microsoft Vice President of Skype and [...]

TLNews Night: On student voice

Last night I attended the Special Spring Break Edition of TL News Night featuring some of the amazing men of libraryland: Andy Plemmons, Shannon Thompson Stacy Ford and Dhaivyd Hilgendorf.  Sherry Gick and Nikki Robertson moderated. The conversation focused on student voice. And it was pretty darn special, with practical, engaging, inexpensive and sticky learning [...]

Book a free room for the Learning Revolution

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The generous Steve Hargadon has done it again. A strong supporter of libraryland, a few years back Steve gave us the space we regularly exploit for our popular TLCafe Webinars. A strong supporter of education in general, Steve’s Learning Revolution project recognizes that the Web has reshaped where, when and with whom we learn.  And [...]

Tackling the questions in 2014

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I love Jennifer LaGarde’s idea of beginning the year with questions, rather than resolutions. Jennifer recently asked 11 Questions (About Libraries) That Need Answers.  And Doug Johnson added a few of his own in a Blue Skunk Blog post. (See below.) The lovely part about this whole social media thing is that we can attack [...]

TL News Night launches!

If you don’t like how the media depicts educators, realize this: We are the media now. Tell the story the world needs to hear.  Quote from Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher Last night was the premiere of  TL News Night!  And wow! (Take a look at the Twitter /Google+ comments and comments and reviews.) The live news [...]

Next TL Café: Sue Waters on the Care and Feeding of Your Blog

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  Interested in blogging?  The Edublogger herself, Sue Waters, will join the TLCafé on Monday, March 4th  at 8:00 PM ET, for a free Webinar.  (That’s 9am Perth time!) To join us on Monday, click on this participant link. Discussion details: We’ve all been there, either we’ve started a blog and neglected it – feeling some [...]