Cheers to my ALA friends

This weekend, thousands of librarians will descend upon the city of New Orleans for the American Library Association annual conference. It's a big deal in our profession, and for the first time in ages, I'm not there.    There's a number of reasons I decided not to go, but they all boil down to just... Continue Reading →

Uncommon Learning in the Information Commons

On Friday, August 12, I attended the Ohio Private Academic Libraries (OPAL) 2011 Annual Conference.  The theme was "Uncommon Learning in the Information Commons."  This was my second time I've been invited to the OPAL conference, and I had a great time.  I found the sessions useful, and I enjoy learning from others about how... Continue Reading →

OPAL 2.0 Conference presentation slides

Here's my slides for the presentation that I gave on Friday at the OPAL 2.0 Conference.   For the larger viewing, please visit the slide show on I truly had a great time, and I really appreciate the invitation to speak. Thanks again for having me.

CIL 2008: Virtual Reference Services

Virtual Reference:   Endless Possibilties University of Waterloo wanted to chat with minimal headaches only staff chat from 12-4 that's rather limited University of Western Ontario now does it about 12 hours a day Meebome has "non-life-threatening" issues it requires flash unfotunately, the univ of western ontario library machines does not have flash patron won't... Continue Reading →

CIL 2008: Mobile Search

Mobile Search Gary Price Megan Fox getting to the search box is still a challenge for many users Gary mentions that he used an iPhone the other day.   The older network on the iPhone (AT&T) was slower than the 3G on his Treo (Sprint). A very fast but good presentation.   Links available at... Continue Reading →

CIL 2008: Library Web Presence

Library Web Presence Emily Rimland Binky Lush Penn State Library Kristina DeVoe Derik Badman Temple University Libraries Penn State Research JumpStart page built around the idea of widgets designed for the novice user includes a few tools that users need the most and use the most provides instant help includes search box to the catalog... Continue Reading →

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