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 […]
Project Tiara A couple of weeks back, the amazing Val Forrestal started Project Tiara. Go ahead and read her post first, I’ll wait. It’s important.
Called Out Today, the BCALA (Black Caucus of the American Library Association) protested the ALA’s decision not to move our annual conference from the already scheduled and booked venue in Orlando to a place where laws don’t protect white people who shoot black people for no greater reason than they are afraid of them. I’m […]
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 […]
Originally posted in ACRL TechConnect 2012/11/25. Tablet Revolution: Healthy Skepticism Tablets and mobile computing have been the subject of a lot of Internet hype. A quick search for “tablet revolution” will confirm this, but if we’re appropriately skeptical about the hype cycle, we’ll want to test the impact of tablets on our library ourselves. We […]