Posted by lpearle on 21 December 2009
All year (it seems) I’ve been collecting blog posts and tweets and in an effort to declutter my inboxes, I’m going to just post links them with perhaps a couple of words of “why I saved this”. Feel free to add commentary and links of your own:
- Doug Johnson’s series of posts on budgeting. He’s only done three so far, but the Internet v. Books and Budgeting for Lean Times are going to be read and reread as I prepare AY2011’s budget! (I’ll also be evaluating the school’s ROI)
- From across the pond, The Librain’s take on Flipping This Library is serious food for thought.
- YALSA’s series of posts entitled Dollars and Sense. As a member of YALSA (I’m on the Strategic Plan Committee and I’m presenting at the ALAMW YALSA Institute), keeping on top of what my public library colleagues are facing is important. I’d also argue vice-versa, as school budgets (see Doug’s posts!) get cut. Can you say partnership?
- Gwyneth Jones’ list of Twitter applications you Must Have/Use. Some of my faves? Twitterfeed and TwitterDigest.
- I read Buffy’s Carrots post just after having had a conversation with a colleague. She was so excited about some of the ideas I had for bringing technology into her class… but “I don’t have time to revamp the project right now”… but “I don’t know when I can play with this to see if it could work”. Time to think about carrots that will make that comment a thing of the past. (my suggestion? let’s play now and plan for next year) Imagine how something like The Alice Project could change students’ experience of learning.
- Two guides worth a second (and third and fourth) look: Using Web 2.0 in Libraries and Improving Libraries for Learners. (via iLibrarian)
- End of the Year/Decade Lists: 10 Ways Social Media Will Change in 2010, Scholastic’s 10 Big Ideas in Education, 5 K-12 Technology Trends in 2010,
- Share this to your department chairs (I did, back in July when it first came out): Not Enough Time in the Library and How College Students Look for Information. (E-Tech does a good roundup of the implications)
- What’s a Library? Linda Braun, Beth Friese, LizB, StephenB, Peter Godwin
- Yes, change hurts but it is not an option. Thinking about the implications of “web 2.0” on our profession is also not an option.
- Collection Development issues: what do we buy? what format? In this day of limited budgets, knowing our readers’ preferences is critical.
- I’ve been railing against the terms “Web 2.0” and “21st Century Skills” for a while. It’s nice to know I’m not the only one. Not sure that Information and Digital Literacies is any better, but it’s a start.
- Britannica Forum did a wonderful series on multitasking (on the other hand, Bob’s High School Curriculum seems a bit too Dead White Male for current trends)
- Digital Literacy – what are we doing about it? E-tech’s summary of her presentation at Blended Librarian Online Learning Community is a must read. On the other hand, it may be a myth.
- I loved Scot McLeod’s presentation at NECC earlier this year, and now it’s online for those that weren’t there.