but not quite. Over the past two days I've been "attending" Educon with varying degrees of success. The Elluminate rooms were interesting because the limitations of the technology really showed - if the mic wasn't positioned well, sound got muddied; if there weren't enough people in the backchannel, the experience was lessened; and if the… Continue reading It’s almost like being there…
(see what others said/did via their links on the official wiki) So, what is does a "day in the life" look like for the Head Librarian at Hackley School? Let's see... 4:30 - stumble downstairs to feed the cats 4:35-5:35 - clear RSS feed, check e-mail and twitter links while watching C-SPAN's Q&A from last… Continue reading Library Day in the Life
During the ISS meeting during AASL's All-Committee, the resolution on changing our title back to "school librarian" was read. The entire table cheered (although, as Kristin says, "It feels like a visit from Obviousman"). So why are Diane and others upset? I have no idea. Seriously, you'd think they didn't like the idea of reclaiming… Continue reading Missing the point?
If you want to see my presentation on how to "flip" your shelving, it's up on Slideshare. Wendy's presentation on how to"flip" your collection is also on Slideshare, as is Buffy's presentation "reflect, remix, reinterpret, reinvent: collection for today's teens"
I know I made a big deal about my presentation at YALSA's Midwinter institute, but honestly: the honor of being asked to present on a program that included Cory Doctorow and Stacy Aldrich, not to mention my partners in presenting, Wendy and Buffy, was a little overwhelming. And, as you know, I have decided views… Continue reading Me? Really?
Let's start with the things I love (the things I hate aren't exactly a secret) convention centers that get wifi right - I'm guessing that the reason BCEC has such good connectivity is that it was built so recently (2004) that the technology infrastructure was built in; older venues have had to retrofit, not terribly… Continue reading Things I love (and hate) about conferences
(and boy do I have a lot to say about that!) Still, it's on to the next: I've registered to virtually attend Educon 2010.
Linda Braun and I were talking about the upcoming YALSA Institute (at which I, Wendy Stephens and Buffy Hamilton will talk about "flipping" our libraries). Based on danah boyd's experience, I thought it might be a good idea if we were prepared for the backchannel (because you can never fret too much about these things,… Continue reading How will you contribute?
So, today I head off to Boston and ALA's Midwinter Conference 2010. Here's my schedule (mostly set in stone, but you never know): Friday 9 - 3:30: YALSA Institute (did I mention I'm presenting?) 5:30 - 7:30: Exhibits 8:00 - 10:00: YALSA Games, Gadgets & Gurus Saturday 9:00 - 10:00: Exhibits 10:00 - 12:00: YALSA… Continue reading Upcoming!
In which we mourn the loss of two words: gay and twitter. As I read Grossman's The Magicians, I paused for a moment over the following sentence: "Oh dear, oh dear!" Julia twittered "The duchess! We shall be quite late!" Right now, most of my students have at least heard of Twitter. Most aren't using… Continue reading Gaily Twittering