Category Archives: Information Science

That All May Read: What IS a print disability? An answer + resources

Libraries are commonly understood to be the repositories of the human experience, storehouses which take that human experience and, from it, create opportunities for library consumers to “learn, grow, and know”. But what if someone you know has a print … Continue reading

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Book suggestions from TechRepublic — 7 Leadership titles to read in 2015

I enjoy opening my Daily Digests from Tech Republic — there’s always something that’s useful or interesting to read, even though I’m not a programmer or high-level IT guru, I just like working with technology and learning about what’s out … Continue reading

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Coursera – high-quality online CE courses…and they’re FREE!

While serving on the Washington Library Association’s Marketing & Communication Committee, my task — because the subject is something I’m very passionate about — was writing articles in the WLA’s eConnections newsletter about continuing education opportunities for library staff and for library customers. I informed readers about very library-staff-specific resources … Continue reading

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What is Connected Learning?

What is Connected Learning | Connected Learning. I was fortunate enough to attend a CAYAS training (CAYAS is WA state’s youth services special interest group) on “Connected Training on Nov 1st. Although Connected Learning is applicable to all ages, the … Continue reading

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October = Teen Read Month

I love that YALSA devotes an entire month to Teen Reading – it offers a great opportunity for going to schools and discussing book titles as well as some great homework help services offered by libraries (like Brainfuse’s daily one-on-one … Continue reading

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Youth-run Design and Research at the Free Library of Philadelphia, Summer 2012 | YOUmedia

Two great ideas: ask teens what resources are available in their community and have them help map them (so you know what’s out there) have teens help decide library space and programming. Who better to know what their interests are? … Continue reading

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New Interactive eBooks w/Crowdsourcing – readers can add permanent content to authors’ works…plus impending launch of the Digital Public Library

New Cloud-Based Social Reading Platform for Web and Mobile From Sumbola And example of what’s not just around the corner, but here now: readers crowdsourcing content to enhance an author’s work… “Readers can opt-in to share their page notes and … Continue reading

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