October 24, 2014

DCWG: Showcase the Influence of Libraries with National Book of the Month

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The American Library Association’s Digital Content and Libraries Working Group (DCWG) has begun exploring an idea that could help publishers better understand the powerful impact that libraries can have for their authors and their bottom line.

PLA Gets Grant to Build Digital Literacy Resource for Libraries

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) awarded a $291,178 grant to the Public Library Association (PLA) to develop an online collection of digital literacy resources. The two year grant, which was given via the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program, will help PLA partner with the American Library Association (ALA)’s Office for Information […]

Top Tech Trends for Teens

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Educational consultant Linda W. Braun cites the hottest applications and how to use them to engage teens.

Meetups on the Roadshow

Josh, Lisa and I are excited to be taking part in this roadtrip but it’s going to be hard on us.  For example, we know we are going to be hungry after our long drives and dehydration is always a valid concern while on the road.  In order to keep going we’re going to need […]

Announcing The Great Library Roadshow: Seeking the Intersection of Innovation and Community

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I am very excited to announce a trip that’s been in the works for a few weeks now, which we’ve modestly dubbed The Great Library Roadshow. Along with Library Journal, this excellent experiment is being cosponsored by OCLC in celebration of WorldShare. The basics: two of my esteemed librarian colleagues and friends — Lisa Carlucci Thomas and Patrick “PC” Sweeney — and I will be traveling from Charlotte, NC, to Philadelphia, PA, blogging, vlogging, and tweeting our way to as many libraries as we can handle looking for innovative apps, platforms, and services.