One of my favorite fellow librarians referenced something I wrote on Twitter the other day. Please take a second and read Meredith Farkas’ The ballad of the sad instruction librarian. Here is my response: tl:dr students not getting the best learning experience possible is the only problem worth our attention.
This post is a summary of a presentation given at the 2015 ILAGO Summit in Hood River, Oregon. DP.LA and Europeana.eu have become my go-to tools for primary source materials. Metadata harvesters (this is the fancy name for the kind of tool that dp.la and europeana.eu are) are amazingly useful, fun to explore, and rely […]
tl;dr Library Instruction West is a Marvelous Conference. My brain is still buzzing and feels pleasantly tingly from all of the good thoughts, emotions, and interactions I had at the Library Instruction West 2014 conference. I walked away energized by the people I met and by the content they shared. Portland State University was a fantastic […]
Raspberry Pi This post was originally published on the ACRL TechConnect Blog at: http://acrl.ala.org/techconnect/?p=2962. Raspberry Pi, a $35 fully-functional desktop computer about the size of a credit card, is currently enjoying a high level of buzz, popularity, and media exposure. Librarians are, of course, also getting in on the action. I have been working […]
This was originally posted at ACRL TechConnect on January 09, 2013. Cool or Useful? A guide to incorporating hobby projects into library work Sometimes I have trouble creating a clear line between geeky hobby projects I do on my own time and professional tasks for MPOW (my place of work.) This time, the geeky-thing-I-think-is-cool is […]