Using Web 2.0 Tools to Deliver Statewide Library Services

On Sept 24th, I’ll be participating in a forum at the 2009 COSLINE (Council of State Library Agencies in the Northeast) meeting. The theme for the conference is the role of technology on delivery of […]

Emerging Mobile Technologies for K-12 Classrooms – Chat session, Sep. 3, 11 AM

This looks like it will be an interesting discussion of mobile technologies in schools.  Join in the free chat session at the Education Week website.  No special software required. Because of their low cost and […]

OPALescence 2009: An Online Library Conference for Everyone

OPALescence 2009 August 13 & 14, 2009 This sounds like a great conference AND unconference. Terrific speakers, online, no travel, free and unconference sessions for participants to share and learn from each other. Thursday, August […]

Elementary School 2.0

Buffy Hamilton (The Unquiet Librarian) posted some great examples today of how elementary schools are using social media to communicate with faculty, parents & students. Read her post! I wanted to highlight two of her […]

Is there a Red Box DVD machine in your library’s future?

Princeton Public Library just installed a Red Box DVD machine outside their building. What a great idea. Janie Hermann posted this photo and note about the service to Facebook today: “We are a pilot site […]

Shout it Out for Your Library!

A successful campaign to retain funding! NYPL YouTube Shout it Out for Your Library Join Bette Midler, Jeff Daniels, Barbara Walters, Tim Gunn, Amy Tan and more…speak out for your library and help fight cuts […]

Technology Competencies: Can Your Staff Do This Stuff?

Need to update your tech skills?  Image via Wikipedia WebJunction has published a wonderful new document that details the basic skills that library staff should have – from management skills to tech skills to public […]

Your weeded books can do some good

Elisabeth Abarbanel wrote a great post about what they do with books they weed at her library. Many of them are donated to Better World Books. Read  her post for details. This could be a […]

Capital Region WiFi – Is your library on the map?

All Over Albany has a handy map of WiFi locations in the greater Capital Region. I see a few libraries on there. Is yours listed? If not, submit it! (via twitter: gailgolderman)

David Lee King: CDLC Emerging Tech Program – May 7

April 30th is the deadline to sign up for this great program: The Future is Not Out of Reach: Change, Emerging Trends, 2.0, and Libraries. The speaker is David Lee King, the Digital Branch & […]

And the Winners Are…

The New York Library Association is pleased to announce the winners of the National Library Week Snapshot Contest. Please feel free to contact Johanna at with any questions you may have.  Winners in each […]

flickr, National Library Week and New York libraries

flickr class at Nioga Library System, Lockport, NY New York libraries – get out your cameras and take a shot at fame!  The New York Library Association is having a fun photo contest.  Visit the […]