What fun! A growing list of libraries, archives and museums are creating coloring pages for the #ColorOurCollections event running from Feb 1 to 5. Started by the New York Academy of Medicine and the Biodiversity […]

Pinterest Contest Idea from Peachpit

Peachpit Press, the folks that publish the great Visual Quickstart series (and more!), are running a nifty Pinterest board competition. Basically you create a board with the name they provided, repin their pin with the […]

Census 2010 – Be Counted

It’s Census 2010 time!  And it’s important that everyone respond by April 1. For every uncounted person, communities lose out on federal funding and services. It’s estimated that my region will lose about $1,600 annually […]

Books selected by your neighbors

What a fun idea from Half Hollow Hills Community Library. “We invite our patrons to display their favorite books, authors, music, or movies to share with their neighbors.” More info: Read Like Larry What your […]

“It’s My Story” – Seniors Memory Project

“It’s My Story” is a lovely project by the East Greenbush (NY) Community Library that celebrates the stories of seniors who live at a nearby retirement center. Stories and photos were combined to create online […]

Ushahidi – crowdsourcing information in a a crisis

Ushahidi is a fascinating and wonderful project for reporting crisis information. Welcome to Ushahidi, which means “testimony” in Swahili, where we are building a platform that crowdsources crisis information. Allowing anyone to submit crisis information […]

Ten Trends & Technologies for 2009

Michael Stephens has posted his annual look at what technology trends he thinks will impact libraries in 2009. This year, I’m focusing on some ideas and technologies that I believe will impact everyone. These things […]

Akoha’s Room to Read Community Challenge

Check out Akoha, a game based on the idea of ‘paying it forward’ – do something nice for someone else and ask them to do the same. Akoha uses cards with good deed missions printed […]

Travel info chatter and a twitter mashup

While looking at some travel sites earlier today, I ran across an interesting airport chatter service at flightstats.com Use this service to find out what’s happening now at your airport(s) and to share your observations […]