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Well since I had already worked this one up in Delicious it made sense to pearl it here! Feb 29

Tame The Web | Libraries, Technology and People by Michael Stephens References and Notes [1] Helene Blowers, “10 Tips about 23 Things,” School Library Journal 54, no. 10 (2008): 53-57. [2] Stephen’s Lighthouse, “The 23 Things – Learning 2.0,” accessed June 5, 2013, [3] Hui-Lan Titangos and Gail Mason, “Learning Library 2.0: 23 Things @scpl,” Library Management 30 ½, (2009): 44–56. [4] Roger Hiemstra, Lifelong Learning: The Professional education series (Lincoln, NB: Professional Educators Publications, 1976). [5] “23 Things for Professional Development,” January 3, 2013,“Looking at 2.0: ‘A user’s guide to online technologies’,” accessed June 5, 2013,

Tame The Web | Libraries, Technology and People by Michael Stephens

New Librarians Symposium (or NLS6) | librararianville I recently attended the New Librarians Symposium, thanks to my workplace who funded the whole trip. Here is the blog post I had to write about my experience for my workplace blog: I was lucky enough to attend the New Librarians Symposium from the 9th – 11th of February. Yes, it ran on a Saturday afternoon and all day Sunday, but it didn’t matter, it was great! New Librarians Symposium (or NLS6) | librararianville
Bethan's information professional blog Bethan's information professional blog I spotted this advert for ‘eCloud experts’, and rather uncharitably thought ‘ha! I’d like to see them explain exactly what they do – without using the word ‘cloud’!’ This isn’t really a fair ‘Taboo!’
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Best iPad Apps for Blogging Best iPad Apps for Blogging If you have an iPad tablet device, then you might already be using it to blog with the iPad app for your blogging application, such as the WordPress mobile app. However, there are many iPad apps that can make blogging easier, faster, and better. Following are 10 of the best iPad apps for blogging that you should try.

20+ Essential Tools and Applications For Bloggers

20+ Essential Tools and Applications For Bloggers Blogging can be quite a process. First you may have to do some research, then put your thoughts together, and of course add any necessary screenshots and images. Let’s not forget the optimization part (SEO, keywords, etc) and sharing your content on the Web so that others will read it and hopefully share it. With all of these steps involved, blogging can be quite time-consuming and many bloggers get burnt out rather quickly doing these things on a daily basis.
Discovery services have the power to revolutionize library systems. With discovery services, you can find and retrieve information in ways never before possible. But if you’re a librarian interested in Discovery, what do you need to know to make a decision? Blogs | American Libraries Live Blogs | American Libraries Live
Phil Bradley's weblog Predicting things is a game for mugs and gamblers; doing it in a written format is really within the domain of the entirely insane or overly confident. However, it's also a lot of fun, so I thought I would point out a variety of things that I suspect will happen in the upcoming 12 months in lots of different areas. Feel free to use the comments option to berate me on my stupidity or praise me for me thoughtfulness! In no particular order: 1.

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Swiss Army Librarian :: Brian Herzog Swiss Army Librarian :: Brian Herzog Reference Question of the Week – 3/30/14 April 5th, 2014 Brian Herzog A question this week reminded me of another one of my library pet peeves - which is, when a patron asks for something very specific and slightly esoteric, and you're able to put the exact thing they asked for in their hands, and then they look at you and say, "no, that's not what I'm looking for." A girl who was in the fifth grade, her mom, and her little brother came up to the desk.
I’ve been reflecting a lot lately on the notion of privilege, thanks in no small part to a confronting cultural competence session conducted by my organisation. The session, run by both an Aboriginal and a Caucasian woman, focused on many provocative moments, but one of the most valuable messages I took away was the Peggy McIntosh notion of “the invisible knapsack of white privilege” I’ve been unpacking this idea (no pun intended – seriously. Yes, I know I wrote it, but it’s there now, and it seems an awful lot of work to go back and change it) and thinking about how pervasive it is in other areas too. imagination>knowledge — thinking is more interesting than knowing, but less interesting than looking (Goethe) imagination>knowledge — thinking is more interesting than knowing, but less interesting than looking (Goethe)
I have just looked at my blog for the first time in a month - I'm thrilled and gratified that I have so many warm comments from colleagues - surely the blogger's delight - in the glow of good feelings, I resolve to leave more comments on others' blogs myself! Oh, and I think blogger has mucked up my email address (in reply to one of the commentors), so if you want to reach me please email to It's not so much lack of time (although that is a factor) but rather the nature of my new job, that prevents me from blogging a lot at the moment. Suddenly finding myself in charge of a quite large library system (going from serving a population of 30,000 to 103,000; staffing numbers tripled), has been a wonderful learning time and thankfully I'm feeling more energized than tired. REAL PUBLIC LIBRARIAN
Internet Librarian 2013 – Holistic UX: Applying Lessons From the Web Everywhere Aaron Schmidt Websites are an important touch point for your users, but they are just one of many touchpoints of the overall user experience with the library. Most library tasks require interaction with multiple touchpoints.

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The September 6 Science has an article entitled "Boxed In," which has this summary: You'd think physicists would be delighted. In cosmology, satellite observations of the universe repeatedly confirm scientists' picture of its composition and history. 025.431: The Dewey blog
Wanting to find out what other librarians are saying about Library 2.0? Or perhaps you can’t remember who talked about “Fighting the Stereotypes!” a few weeks ago. Welcome to the search engine for librarians! LISZEN: Library Blog Search Engine « Library Zen
Awesome – every library with a makerspace should get a copy! “Leo the Maker Prince is a twee tale about a Brooklyn-based engineer-in-training named Diana, and Leo, a 3-D printer robot that transforms her drawings into functional objects. It’s a heartwarming story, equal parts The Little Prince and Bre Pettis, and it’s squarely aimed at the bedtime rotation of children with maker parents.

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