Legislative Roundup for Georgia Libraries

Wondering how Georgia’s legislature affects our libraries? Tune in on Wednesday, July 15 at 2 pm for a webinar with state librarian Julie Walker. She’ll review the 2015 legislative session, ...

Can Librarians Crack the Code?

Two recent articles in American Libraries magazine – “Get Cracking on Code” (March/April 2015) and “Learning to Code” (May 2015) caught my attention and got me thinking about how learning ...

Don’t Go It Alone: The Role of Networking in Continuing Education

I am not a natural networker. When people say networking, I get this cold sweat that it means they want me to introduce myself to strangers and force them into ...

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Continuing Education Events – July 2015

Looking for free online learning events in July? We’ve rounded up a few that we think you’ll enjoy, and you can find a full list over on our calendar. Happy learning!   Legislative Roundup for Georgia Libraries Presented by the Georgia Public Library Service Wednesday, July 15 2 – 3 PM Register HERE! The Georgia […]

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Making it – New technologies & how libraries can use them

In the last few weeks, I’ve attended several conferences, presentations, workshops, some face to face, others virtually — you know, all of that stuff we do to keep up. Here are a few trends and products that I find interesting (and some of which my library will be supporting in their technology lab): Wearables – […]

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A short report from the SCUNC (pronounced “skunk”)

Last month, I attended the ASERL SCUNC, another in my (I hope) streak of small, nimble conferences. I stretched myself at this one — I am not the Scholarly Communications librarian at Georgia Tech (that’s my friend and fellow Lost in the Stacks producer Fred Rascoe) and so I was putting myself in conversation with […]

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Curl Up With a Good…Ebook!

Last month I wrote about e-readers and buying vs. checking out eBooks. While doing some related research, I gained a new appreciation for the vast amount of information available on eBooks and libraries. So this month I’m sharing some of what I discovered about eBooks, along with a few useful articles and blogs that might […]

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Let’s Talk About What’s FAIR

This week, I enjoyed leading a spirited discussion with a Georgia school district’s media personnel about the topic of copyright and fair use. I was interested to hear the questions these P-12 media specialists had regarding what can and cannot be done regarding copyright law — in other words, what is FAIR?   A few of the […]

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Consider the Lobster (well, the Audience): Targeting Your Collateral

I did not know what to write this month. And I’m sitting here, watching the clock tick by, and getting so much more frustrated. So I pulled out an old strategy: I went to a website that randomly pulls one of Brian Eno’s Oblique Strategies out of a deck to help get past a road […]

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3D Printers and Changing My Mind

I went to Philadelphia a couple weeks ago to speak at a library event about makerspaces, maker-culture, and co-working in academic libraries. My presentation was about the design studio we built in the GT Library using very little high-end technology. One of the things I say whenever I’m talking about this space is “I am […]

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E-books: Amazon vs. OverDrive

Last year I received my first e-book reader, a Kindle Fire, as a birthday gift. I had long promised myself that I would never own an e-reader. I have nothing against technological advancement and the so-called progress of our digital world, but I like my books—real books with coffee-stained pages and glossy covers.  However, I […]

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In Your Dreams

What do you do when your dreams come true? Since my last blog post, I have become an “accidental librarian”. For those not familiar with the term, an accidental librarian is someone without a Masters degree who is hired as a frontline librarian or Branch manager. Pamela MacKellar does an excellent job writing about this […]

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What Makes a Super Hero?

I am excited tonight, even though it is a rainy night in Georgia! I have the distinct opportunity this week to participate in the Media Specialist Task Force for the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC). The goal is to “Inform the work of developing and/or revising educator preparation standards for the Media Specialist field.” The […]

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