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Posts by Teresa Koltzenburg

Gaming in the Library: SirsiDynix Institute March 13

Submitted by Teresa Koltzenburg on March 12, 2007 - 2:45pm
  • [G]aming has tremendous potential for libraries to reach out to new users, offer new services, and help complement efforts in community building, information literacy, and other areas.—

Stephen Abram Learn more about gaming and libraries from Jenny Levine, the mastermind behind the upcoming ALA TechSource Gaming, Learning, and Libraries Symposium.

On Tuesday, March 13, 2007, tune into Jenny talking about the possibilities for and successes of gaming—and the accompanying learning and outreach benefits gaming can bring to—libraries in her Web Seminar at the SirsiDynix Institute: Read More »

  • Gaming in the Library

  • March 13, 2007

  • 12 p.m. Eastern; Length: 1 hr

Gaming, Learning, and Libraries Symposium: Call for Presenters

Submitted by Teresa Koltzenburg on January 17, 2007 - 2:36pm

If you're interested in and/or implementing gaming and libraries and have a great idea for a session/presentation for the ALA TechSource Gaming, Learning, and Libraries Symposium (July 22–24, 2007, Chicago area), we're now accepting presentation (presenter and session) proposals.
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Expecting Change: American Libraries and the Next 100 Years

Submitted by Teresa Koltzenburg on January 7, 2007 - 10:51pm

Custom Zen: Enlightened Information Retrieval

Submitted by Teresa Koltzenburg on December 13, 2006 - 11:44am

Last week, you may have read about some new collaborative efforts (check out the District Dispatch's second podcast, intro music and all!) and Web 2.0 tech tools launched by some creative ALA staffers and the ALA Library. One of them is the Librarian's E-Library, "selected resources on Libraries and Librarianship from the American Library Association (ALA) Library and a growing list of volunteers."
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Save the Date! Gaming, Learning, and Libraries Symposium

Submitted by Teresa Koltzenburg on December 6, 2006 - 11:19am

ALA TechSource is proud to present the “Gaming, Learning, and Libraries Symposium,” July 22–24, 2007.

Developed by ALA TechSource and Jenny Levine, author of “Gaming and Libraries: Intersection of Services,” the September/October 2006 issue of Library Technology Reports and The Shifted Librarian blog.
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YALSA to Host Teen Gaming Discussion Group at Midwinter '07

Submitted by Teresa Koltzenburg on December 5, 2006 - 7:08pm

Kelly Czarnecki, on the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) blog, recently posted about a really cool event happening in Seattle next month. Gamers and those interested in gaming and libraries will definitely want to check out:
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  • YALSA's Teen Gaming Discussion Group

  • W Hotel Seattle, 1112 4th Ave., Studio 8

On L2 Trips, Muses, the NGC, Trust, and Paradigm Shifts: A Festschrift Fin

Submitted by Teresa Koltzenburg on October 21, 2006 - 3:29pm

This post is the culmination of the ALA TS blog one-year birthday festschrift, a month-long series of posts that could be perceived as a sort of eblogocentric celebration of this forum.
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Public Libraries: Essential for Today's Technology Needs

Submitted by Teresa Koltzenburg on October 1, 2006 - 9:57am

Download PDF of Public Libraries and the Internet 2006: Study Results Last week, Andy Bridges, from ALA's Washington Office, put together some summary information on the recently released Public Libraries and the Internet 2006: Results and Findings study.
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Wiki Wise: Destination Seattle

Submitted by Teresa Koltzenburg on September 27, 2006 - 9:26pm

Wiki aficionados (as well as wiki newbies) interested in contributing to ALA's Midwinter Meeting 2007 Wiki are invited (strongly encouraged!) to do so at http://wikis.ala.org/midwinter2007/index.php/Main_Page.
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Mashup Magnificents

Submitted by Teresa Koltzenburg on September 11, 2006 - 6:16pm

If you've ever visited the user-outreach Mecca that is the Ann Arbor District Library (AADL)—either physically or virtually—then it's likely no surprise to you that the winner of the Talis-sponsored "Mashing Up the Library" competition is none other than AADL's very own John Blyberg (also of blyberg.net). John's entry, the Go-Go-Google Gadget (more information about it on blyberg.net here), "shows how simply library information can be integrated into the personalized home page offered by Google," says Talis's technology evangelist Paul Miller.
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