Little Free Library in Scotia, NY

Another Little Free Library has opened in my area, this one is in Scotia, New York and was lovingly built by Liz & Jim Bailey. After 2 neighborhood children become the first visitors, Liz said: […]

Do you collaborate? Please, share!

Päivi Jokitalo, a Finnish library colleague and friend, is  seeking  contributions for a book that will be titled something along the lines of “Powerpoint-free Zone”. Her description from her blog post: I am interested in e.g. […]

New York State Summer Reading

Summer reading programs are well underway at this point. For me, that  means most of the work that I do for the NYS 2013 summer reading site is done. This year I took advantage of […]

LITA Code Year Python Workshop at ALA

The LITA Code Year Interest Group is offering a pre-conference on learning to code with Python  at ALA later this week. Though I won’t be able to be there, I’m happy to have the chance to […]

Are you voting for Courtney?

I’m voting for Courtney Young for ALA President. Learn More Want to put this badge on your blog or website? Here’s the code to copy and paste.  <div><img src=”” alt=”courtney” /> I’m voting for Courtney […]

Workshop Idea: Libraries as Learning Spaces – Maybe?

I’m working on some new workshops and the idea of public libraries as learning spaces is a topic that keeps running through my head. Obviously public libraries have always been learning spaces, so that in […]

Jetpack Carousel

Just a quick test of the updated Carousel slide show feature in Jetpack.  Click on any thumbnail to go to the Carousel powered slide show.  Carousel turns any standard WordPress photo gallery into a full […]

Heading to Helsinki?

A number of friends and colleagues are among the many lucky library folks heading to Helsinki this week for the IFLA World Library and Information Congress. I wish I could be among them. I’ve had […]

Finland Library Visits : the Cyc4Lib folks

It’s hard to believe it’s been 2 months since I was in Finland and I still haven’t written anything about all the wonderful library folks who generously took the time to meet with me. I […]

Helsinki Airport Book Swap

One design idea: via Inka I’m spending some time in Helsinki this week & next. And thanks to Bobbi Newman’s Library Day in the Life project and twitter, I’ve connected with a number of […]

Online Newsstand Project Shutdown

If you thought that the Online Newsstand project was a great idea, then you’ll be dismayed to hear that it’s been shut down. EBSCO cites conflicts in contracts with publishers.  Hopefully the shutdown will be […]