Internet Librarian

I'm looking forward to attending the Internet Librarian Conference in Monterey Oct. 16-20. I'll be filling in for my buddy Matt at an eBook session.
More info.


Guest Gig: DU Library Advocacy Class

Want to wear your commitment to library advocacy?
See http://www.cafepress.com/sk/libraryadvocacy/
A few links I want to share for the class I'm guest teaching at the University of Denver's School of Library and Info Science:

If you haven't checked out ALA's advocacy work, and Geek the Library do, but (definitely!) see also:
The Big Lessons:
  1. No single super hero is going to save the day. Assemble a league of super heroes to share the work. Build your tribe of library lovers and advocates.
  2. Reminding people is the essence of campaign organizing.
  3. Tools, not rules.
  4. Library use does not equal library support.
  5. Ignore the naysayer. Put your energy into working with folks who support libraries, and the people you can convince to support libraries.
  6. Reframe the message to get results.
  7. Start with story.
  8. Library advocacy projects are a wonderful opportunity to gain experience in a host of areas, including project management, leadership, political organizing, teamwork, technology, and communication.
  9. Have a good time and be kind to all-- including yourself.
For other presentations I've given on library advocacy see "Conference Presentations" in the right sidebar of this blog.



Let's Talk

A few of my ideas & strategies to activate & sustain community conversation about the importance of libraries (this was a presentation I made at work).

My slidedeck:


eFrontier: eBooks, Colorado Libraries & the Current Landscape

Welcome, my friend, to the eFrontier.

The landscape of eBooks, digital content and library access is ever-shifting. As Joe Sanchez (a 2011 LJ Mover and Shaker and eFrontier's chair) would say, "Welcome to the wild, wild west."

eFrontier is one attempt to help gain some bearings and a strong foothold for libraries in these shifty times. Our aim is to help Colorado library staff keep up with -and get ahead of- issues involving eBooks and Resources in libraries. We also want to foster collaboration statewide and beyond, while helping to avoid duplication of effort in Colorado. Along these lines, we've set up an info-sharing blog at eFrontierColoradoLibraries.blogspot.com
Come join the conversation.