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Unsucking Online Education, Part One

Full Disclosure:I am currently working on an Emerging Leaders' project that will propose a scheme for cheap or free online education to be offered by LITA or ALA and I am in the group that built Five Weeks to a Social Library. I have a vested interest in this topic.This post is part of a small...

Steal this Idea: Learning 2.0 at PLCMC

A librarian colleague e-mailed me yesterday and asked about the libraries I'd visited this summer: "Which ones really had some cool things happen? Which ones were innovating?" Truth be told, there were many to choose from, like: Princeton Public Library in New Jersey (Leslie Burger's incredible library);Darien Library, where you'll find innovation and some incredible blogging (including a blog...

The Library 2.0 Cafeteria

A month ago, I attended a fabuwonderful day-long training session on new technologies taught by Michael Porter (who in the biblioblogosphere and other virtual worlds goes by "LibraryMan"). I hadn't attended hands-on training in a month of Sundays, and truth told, with a full plate at My Place Of Work (aka MPOW), I felt deep in a silo of my own creation. There are many Web sites where I can read...

You're Missing It!

But that's okay, because it will be repeated tomorrow. (Whew!)So what, exactly, are you missing today, you ask? The Alliance Library System Online Innovation Institute Library 2.0 Extravaganza!Going on all day today, with the entire institute—which features sessions about: blogs and libraries; libraries' IM utilization; how libraries and librarians can leverage social software and popular online...

Beyond the Prototype

We have jumped into that laboratory experience together and are learning together. Ten project teams are formulating collaborative projects as a means of learning. As I look at those project statements and at the posts that share the ongoing thinking process, I believe that this work will have lasting value to us—individually and collectively—beyond the life of this particular prototype process...

CIL in DC: Day One

Wednesday—The first day of the Computers in Libraries Conference in Washington, DC. It's the 21st annual, but my first. I was up at 3:00 a.m. to catch my six-a.m.-red-eye flight from Kansas City. After I stumbled out of bed and dressed, I called Max to go for a walk, and he indeed got up off the sofa, but he had a quizzical look on his face as we headed out into the frosty night.After the walk...