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Archive for March, 2010

Top Tech Trends at PLA

I was fortunate to participate in PLA’s very first Top Tech Trends panel last week. I had a marvelous time and enjoyed the heck out of my fellow panelists. Tradition dictates that I post my trend here, so here it is: Generally speaking, when we’re talking about trends, we’re not talking about the digital divide. […]

Guest Post: Building Local Economies, One Library at a Time

CT librarian extraordinaire Jaime Hammond is a local treasure. In addition to her work as a Reference and Serials Librarian at Naugatuck Valley Community College, she is the Membership Chair of the Connecticut Library Association and one of the Conference Committee co-chairs for this year’s CLA conference. Jaime is making libraries better and she’s improving […]

On stereotypes and the echo chamber

I believe I’ve found a marginally useful purpose for spam comments. While removing ads for various pharmaceuticals or warnings about the dangers of live blogging (no, really), I occasionally glance back over an old post or two. While this is often a little painful, I’ve found myself returning to this post about cultural self-awareness regularly […]


If you’ve ever met me in real life (or read a few of my tweets), you’ve likely heard about my dog. I like to work my dog into my presentations. And I like to tell goofy Cooper stories. But watching my dog is often an object lesson in behavior and adaptation. He’s not the brightest […]

Callooh! Callay! It’s Evergreen day!

Today was a big day in Connecticut! The Beacon Falls Public Library became the first public library in the state to go live with an open source ILS. The Douglas Library of Hebron will go live on Monday. I spent the day at Beacon Falls watching the staff there rock Evergreen and helping them get […]

Links for 3.1.2010

I have a new post at TechSource – an interview with Sarah Ludwig. Also at TechSource, an archive of a webinar I participated in a couple weeks ago. No One Knows What the F*** They’re Doing (via everyone)