I wish the presentations were already posted online as there were tools and tips I was too late to get via my phone but here it is: What I Did At WILU2023. Rather than one Very Long Post or one-per-session, I thought it'd be easier if I wrote up my notes and linked to those… Continue reading #WILU2023 takeaways
Category: Techno Geekiness
The digital natives are lost
My parents moved to the the town I mostly grew up in in 1969. The next ten years I got driven from place to place and since getting my driver's license I've been both driven and driven others. Because it's been 50 years, several once familiar places have gone out of business or moved, but… Continue reading The digital natives are lost
I’m old (but you already know that)
Last year I saw and bookmarked this tweet: https://twitter.com/i/status/1594528156064821248 As I've moved from residence to residence, my workspace has changed from a desk... to a desk that could hold a desktop computer... to now, when I actually need very little space for my actual work stuff but am thinking about/designing for my notecards, pens and… Continue reading I’m old (but you already know that)
Wow, it's been a while since I did one of these. As we move into the Winter Break season, here are some links to enjoy/bookmark/get inspiration from. Books, Reading, etc. The Cybils are always a good RA tool, and now they have playlists! What could be better to share with students? Yes, this is a… Continue reading Minor Musings
I feel so old
https://twitter.com/adrisheares/status/1557885461154111490?s=11&t=C3_I1GsVaBsvx3wFpJLvYQ Wow. When I started research, my "search engine" was the card catalog, and sometimes (for deep searching) the <i>Reader's Guide</i>. Remember those? Good times. This isn't an attempt to paraphrase Sondheim, but I've been through CompuServe, AOL, AskJeeves, AltaVista, Infoseek (via Netscape Navigator)... and I'm still here. I currently use Duck Duck Go, but… Continue reading I feel so old
From the archives: Things I hope we keep
As we move to a post-pandemic kind of "normal", there are things we adopted that I hope we keep. For example: Not every class has to be in-person. And not every class has to actually happen. If students are working on a project, maybe they can check in with the teacher if they need/want to… Continue reading From the archives: Things I hope we keep
Time for an update!
As I've been looking through the archives for what works and what doesn't work as a post, I came across this post from 2010. Wow have things changed! Essential tools/websites then and now: Gmail (staying in touch)Bank of America (for online banking)TDBank (for online banking)Facebook (seeing what my friends are up to)Google Reader (as Doug… Continue reading Time for an update!
What happened to Spring Break?
I’m sure I’m not alone i’m wanting another week off. Living in Boston and seeing snow Monday morning?? It was, as a colleague said, adding insult to injury. On the other hand, I did create a presentation for the MSLA Conference: The best part was the opportunity to really look at the guides we’ve created… Continue reading What happened to Spring Break?
Rising from the ashes (part six)
I've spent the better part of the past week ordering books and checking in new books. In between that, and since the fire, I've been thinking about the way forward (or, as Chris says, not standing still).In the midst of all this came the whole Cult of 2.0 controversy. Annoyed Librarian said, among many other… Continue reading Rising from the ashes (part six)
Racing towards Research Season
While teachers have been reworking their classes, adjusting things for hybrid learning and multiple time zones, we've been working on getting our (digital and print) collection ready and preparing to work with students virtually on their upcoming research projects. We know that many of the teachers who do the February project are concerned because they… Continue reading Racing towards Research Season