Spaces + Places on Storify

Check out the Twitter stream from today’s Spaces + Places Unconference via this Storify. You can find the participant created schedule listed below. Check back here later for additional blog posts reflecting on… Continue reading

Diagrams vs. Info Visualization

I was poking around on Brain Pickings today, when I ran across a really interesting post entitled “100 Diagrams that Changed the World.” I immediately wanted to share this cool find, but as I was… Continue reading

Through the Terminal…

This semester I’m taking a class outside of the Library Science box. It’s called Information Visualization, which sounds fun and friendly, but which I am quickly learning is code for “data mining and… Continue reading

EasyBib & Social Researching (Repost from InfoSpace)

EasyBib & Social Researching I Repost from InfoSpace Last week I wrote a post for the iSchool’s blog, Information Space, about the popular citation generator, EasyBib.com. Interestingly, one of the founders of the… Continue reading

Learning from “Caine’s Arcade”

Aside from being one of the most heartwarmingly adorable videos I’ve seen in a long time, “Caine’s Arcade” can teach us librarians a thing or two. I admit that I didn’t specifically think about… Continue reading

Relentless Innovation

Today was the 3rd Annual Staff Development Day at the Fayetteville Free Library, where staff gathered to share their thoughts around a central theme. This year’s topic was “What’s the Big (or small)… Continue reading

MOOCS and the Socratic Method

Last week in class I did a rapid response report with a group of LIS students to answer the question, “what is a MOOC”? I case you haven’t heard of them, MOOC stands… Continue reading

Knowledge is Power

During the course of his discussion of the importance of knowledge facilitation in librarianship, David Lankes makes an interesting statement: “to be ‘literate in’ means to be able to use something to gain… Continue reading

“New” Librarianship?

When I first heard the term “New Librarianship,” I was understandably  skeptical. How could a profession as old as the Library of Alexandria credibly be considered “new”? (And no, it’s not just about… Continue reading