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  • Open and Shut: Privacy and Data Literacy for Library Staff

    Since the early twentieth century, public libraries across the United States have defended the privacy rights of its patrons.

  • Social Media Information Blast

    Well over 400 people attended today’s WebJunction webinar on Social Media Use by Libraries, presented by Dr. Roberto Gallardo of Mississippi State University Extension Service.

  • Badging the Library: Part 2

    In our first post on badging the library, we talked about what badges were and why libraries might consider implementing badges. There are a lot of good uses for badges in the library world, and hopefully you saw some that fit in with your work. In t...

  • Badging the Library: Part 1

    This is the first post in a series talking about badges and what they mean for libraries. In this post, we'll focus on what badges are and why they might be important to libraries.

    What is a badge?

    Much like a scout badge, the badge...

  • Connecting: Interaction Design and User Experience

    The 18 minute "Connecting" documentary is an exploration of the future of Interaction Design and User Experience from some of the industry's thought leaders. As the role of software is catapulting forward, Interaction Design is seen to be n...

  • Making Change Happen Outside and In

    In a world of constant change, there are those who resist and those who are leaping forward to make things happen. Fortunately, the library field has a healthy contingent of “leapers”—library professionals who are full of ideas for how to renew and r...

  • There's a library in my Wikipedia!

    Wikipedian in Residence at OCLC Research, Max Klein, presents compelling ways for libraries and librarians to integrate with Wikipedia.

  • Wikipedian in Residence Stops By

    Wikipedia has been a lively subject of debate ever since it hit the public space, and as the tool has grown and adapted, the discussion has evolved from whether it should be used at all to how it can be used more effectively.