For the academic librarians re: the new ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education - https://jfe.qualtrics.com/form... (I'm still reading the text of this as well as the new Framework, so am not going to make any statement yet as to agreement or not).
For all the ALA attendees, I give you the average temps for June 26-30 in Vegas, from http://www.wunderground.com/history... (the marked out days are earlier that I was just being lazy about cropping). It's going to be hot and whiny.
Has anyone here ever purchased a WiFi (or MiFi) hotspot? We're toying with the idea of getting a table at our local farmer's market a few times this Summer. If possible we want WiFi so that we can show iPads and other devices we have at the library.
My idea to launch a new website on the same day as the new ILS? Worst. Idea. Ever. We go live next Monday, and everyone is focused on ILS. So, have at it kids, and tell me what patrons are going to yell at me about. There's still stuff to be added and updated, but I'll see what you all find. http://lpl.lishost.org
While I tend to agree that ALA shouldn't hold conferences in states that don't support LGBT rights (altho' I'd hate to lose NOLA), the first case--Orlando in 2016--gets this response: "Really? You're honestly going to go back to Orlando? Gluttons for punishment? What's next, Miami/Miami Beach again?"
Is there a (humane) way to create/collect quantified self data? I'm thinking of putting together a super beginner workshop on new info visualization and/or mapping tools. Audience is the general public with no experience. Would it be fun or creepy for people to somehow gather and play with their own data, about themselves?
Has anyone written about how well-intentioned organizations who started using wikis several years ago, are now stuck with information bogs from which it's hard to retrieve anything? Pretty sure we did it wrong.
Student worker brought me in some white willow bark powder, which he thinks will help my RA in a tincture or tea. He said, "I'm just bringing you the whole bag, because I thought it would look weird to drop off a little baggie of white powder at work." #nosnortinginthelibrary#notusingstudentworkersasdrugmule
I probably shouldn't have done it, and I may regret it, but I couldn't resist commenting on David Lee King's post and a librarian's "sorta illegal" comment about torrents. And the wisdom of teaching a child that if a law's easy to break, it's worthless. http://www.davidleeking.com/2013...
Will anyone be attending LITA next week? If interested, I'll be presenting on accessibility of library media and technology services during concurrent session 1. Regardless, would love to see folks in Louisville!