AL Live: Revamping Your Space – Creating a Modern Media Center

This blog post describes the ALA webinar “Revamping Your Space – Creating a Modern Media Center”. This session was presented by Angela Webb from School Outfitters and Doug Mader, Principal of Sycamore High School and Chad Lewis, Sycamore’s Director of Business Operations from the Sycamore Community (Ohio) School District. The discussion focused on the transformation … More AL Live: Revamping Your Space – Creating a Modern Media Center

AIIM Webinar: Data Privacy – Learn What It Takes to Protect Your Information

This blog posting describes a webinar entitled “Data Privacy – Learn What It Takes to Protect Your Information” offered by AIIM. The speakers included Greg Reid, CEO of InFuture LLC and Rich Lauwers, InfoGov SME, Hewlett Packard Enterprise. The statements made by the presenters are summarized below. Rich Lauwers began by describing data privacy as … More AIIM Webinar: Data Privacy – Learn What It Takes to Protect Your Information

AL Live Webinar – Working with Friends Groups

This blog posting describes the ALA webinar “Working with Friends Groups: The Good, the Great, and the Unfriendly” This webinar was presented by Sally Gardner Reed, Executive Director of United for Libraries. Friends of the Library have been important to libraries since the beginning of the Carnegie Library movement, but “Friends of the Library” groups … More AL Live Webinar – Working with Friends Groups

ALA Annual Tech Wrap-up

Panel: Marshall Breeding, Tabatha Farney, and Mirela Roncevic This webinar was meant to serve as a supplement to the ALA Annual Conference which took place in Chicago in June. The session provided participants with an overview of technologies for the library sector. Ebooks and Econtent: Trends and Possibilities ALA Wrap-Up – Mirela Roncevic Ebooks need … More ALA Annual Tech Wrap-up

The Art of Not Providing Advice

I have recently joined the American Library Association (ALA) External Review Panel (ERP) pool and completed my first ERP training session during the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago earlier this month. The External Review Panel is a group of LIS professionals from academic and practitioner backgrounds who are responsible for helping ALA accredited university programs … More The Art of Not Providing Advice

Cheryl Stenström and Maria Otero-Boisvert on Influence in Funding Decisions

In my posting “Yes! – Influence, Persuasion and Libraries” I mentioned the doctoral work of two of my colleagues from the SJSU-QUT Gateway PhD program: Cheryl Stenström and Maria Otero-Boisvert. This post will provide an introduction to their research findings which are relevant to librarians any anyone else who has to influence senior decision makers … More Cheryl Stenström and Maria Otero-Boisvert on Influence in Funding Decisions