Off to Treasure Mountain and AASL13

Two years ago, I was lucky enough to go to Minneapolis for the last instalments of the Treasure Mountation Research Retreat and the American Association of School Librarians conference.  To put that ...

Bloom, Makerspaces and the Learning Commons

I will admit that I feel very guilty when I play with the ideas of media labs, makerspaces, gaming and other “trendy” concepts in the school library.  I mean, come on, if they’re th...

Library UX

crossposted from Hypermarc The question of user experience in a library or any other service organization is not an important issue.  It is the essential issue.  It would not be a stretch to say tha...

Unifying Community Through Conversation

Cross-posted from Hypermarc Preamble I am about to relaunch our school library after what I hope will be a significantly transformative renovation.  The current space is a fairly traditional space do...

The Hyperlinked School Library – a Reflection

Cross-posted from Hypermarc As is the pattern with me (if you can describe anything I do as having a pattern), I’ve been blogging about aspects of the Hyperlinked Library for the past couple of ...

Spreadable Media – An Interaction – Part 6

Having just finished the chapter on transnationalism, I can’t help but think that the ideas in this chapter are really about interactions inside and outside one’s own local community.  Th...

Spreadable Media – An Interaction – Part 5

I am one of those that waxes reminiscent of the days of the corner book store and record store.  Those places that you could go to browse and talk to people about the authors and music that you love....

Spreadable Media – an Interaction Part 4

This post focuses on the teaching of information literacy, traditionally one of the key missions of the school library.  In a participatory culture, authorship and ownership become increasingly confu...

Spreadable Media – An Interaction – Part 3

Two thoughts this time out:  First, are creator’s assuming a consumer’s participation in a transmedia environment?   Second, how do the products of participatory culture fit into the res...