Here are ten ides that could super-charge your libraries strength and increase your impact in areas that are critical to community and society. Please add your own ideas by commenting below or shouting it out via Twitter @KarenAPerry @KSlibassoc #LibrarySuperPower Download my presentation, Why Librarian Super Powers Could Save the World, from the Kansas … Continue reading Ten things you could do Now to Turbo-charge your Library Super Powers
Love the practicality of this post. There are so many ways to fill in the gaps for students who cannot afford a device, but programs that build on existing technology investments make sense! Of course, it involves letting go of some control...
As reported by @Nancy Scola of the @WashingtonPost, on Monday, the White House launched ‘U.S. Digital Service,’ with HealthCare.gov fixer at the helm. The new team will be located in the White House Office of Management and Budget. "Think of this as [a team of] management consultants that helps you understand your gaps," said Chief … Continue reading Libraries Need a New Digital Playbook!
I’m ready for Las Vegas and #ALAAC14. I have my sunscreen, business cards, Via coffee, snazzy purple pens, and too many sessions listed on my personal calendar. While I always look forward to ALA Annual, this year is especially exciting. Instead of hosting a big meeting for partners of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, … Continue reading Got a quick question? Get a quick answer!
This week I joined 100 organizations signing a letter to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Wheeler, Commissioner Clyburn, Commissioner O’Reilly, Commissioner Rosenworcel, and Commissioner Pai. The purpose of this filing is not to express what each of us separately believes is the best possible plan. Rather, it is to provide the FCC with a recommendation from a … Continue reading 100 Organizations Find Common Ground on E-rate Reform
There is more to ALA in Vegas than gambling and keynotes! Las Vegas is the headquarters for Zappos - the epicenter of the company culture revolution. Zappos' focus on culture and customer service truly set them apart and offer many lessons for libraries. Just check out their core values: Deliver WOW Through Service Embrace and … Continue reading Join us for: Happiness Delivered | June 27 Las Vegas
Clarion: a call to action. Digital is reshaping everything. It is hard to imagine education, government, health, arts and entertainment, scientific discovery, and especially economic opportunity without our modern information systems. While access to digital information creates new opportunities, it also creates new divides. Sometimes access to computers and the internet separate people from opportunity. More often, we are … Continue reading A Clarion Call for Action
What a wonderfully simple and powerful piece by Edna Sackson, describing ways to shift our thinking about learning and teaching. I think this is why I love the Connected Learning model. It's a lens to re-imagine learning and teaching rather than a specific tool or technique.