OLIS Presentation: Social Media for Small and Mid-Sized Libraries, Hands On -
This is a brief handout that accompanied my presentation on November 1, 2011.
New NELIG Blog post: ITIG DigiCamp discussion of Citation Tools
Roy Tennant has an excellent post on Library Journal called “What I Want LIS Students to Know.” http://blog.libraryjournal.com/tennantdigitallibraries/2010/11/30/what-i-want-lis-students-to-know/
Rather than re-invent the wheel, I’m planning on sharing this with my LSC 504 students this summer, along with the original post, and this one:
Ten Things You Won’t Find On Your LIS Class Syllabus from Jill Hurst-Wahl
From ResourceShelf: Yahoo Adds New Search Features -
Just as Google goes all wishy-washy on whether it’ll honor the quotation marks used for phrase searching (see http://web.resourceshelf.com/go/resourceblog/59401), Yahoo! adds more functionality.
Great resource for visuals of data: Worldmapper -
The folks behind this site, which presents a variety of fascinating data about the world by adjusting the size and color of countries based on the numbers, also have a book, The atlas of the real world : mapping the way we live. One of my favorite reference sources, maybe tied with The Statistical Abstract of the United States?
Excerpt from Siva Vaidhyanathan's upcoming book The Googlization of Everything (And Why We Should Worry) -
The first chapter provides a fascinating overview of Google’s rise, and how it has affected the search and information worlds. Very much looking forward to the release of this one!
From Library Journal: Tools at Work: Facebook’s March on Privacy -
Includes a lot of useful information, including reasons to re-evaluate Facebook use.
NELIG Blog post: Xtranormal and Instruction
Post on the NELIG blog: Summer: Quiet but busy for many of us!
"Redefining Instruction for the Future" @ Brandeis -
Talk by Sarah Walkowiak on library and research instruction changes at Brandeis.