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The Phoenix Rising

Yep. Changed my blog to something less 2000’s ish. New activity forthcoming. There is a post about technology, race and gender steeping in my brain.  Soon it will be ready for public consumption.

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3rd Annual Keeping Sane at ALA “2012 Mouse Ears Edition”

For 2010 Annual In DC and 2011 Annual in New Orleans I posted some stuff about keeping sane at a really big conference.  This year’s annual will be the fourth time zone I have presented in this year.  I have … Continue reading

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What have I been up to?

Glad you asked. Since my last post to this blog at #ALA11, which was incredible by the way. I have: * Been appointed to the Board of the ALA Learning Round Table.  I may take a stab at running for … Continue reading

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ALA Staying Sane: New Orleans 2011 Edition

Now is as good time as any to dust off my personal blog and put something out there in preparation for the ALA/CIL/insert awesome conference here stuff as an example of how I keep my cool and connected self together. … Continue reading

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Common Sense (Librarianship) Is Always In Fashion

Common Sense these days in library land and the More Perfect Union is not too common.   Institutions that rise the intellectual tide for all  (Libraries, Unions, Arts) are under assault from without and within.   A certain book publisher (rhymes with … Continue reading

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ALA 2010: My Simple Plan for Keeping Close to Sane

The 2010 American Libraries Association conference is coming up next week and I have a plan to keep myself somewhat sane at this “canbeoverwhelming” conference. I plan to do  one (or two) things each day and one day of no … Continue reading

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Impressions of Day Two and Three of CIL2010

My Computers in Libraries experience tends to blur after the first full day of the conference, but here are some of my impressions from those last two days of the conference.  My conference tweets from CIL can be found at … Continue reading

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Impressions of CIL 2010 Day One

As an attendee of this year’s Computers In Libraries conference, I am duty bound to attend some sessions and report out to my library system on what I have learned. As seems to be the Computers In Libraries conference norm, … Continue reading

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I have been selected as the 2010 Citizens for Maryland Libraries McCarn Award Winner

I have been chosen to receive the 2010 Davis McCarn Technology Award award annually by the Citizens for Maryland Libraries at the 2010 Maryland Library Association conference later this month. The award description reads: Presented annually by the CML President … Continue reading

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Today at 2pm T is for Training 42 — LIVE

We will be taping our 42nd episode of  T is for Training and you should join us if you have the time. Probable subjects for the show: Keynote speeches: Giving and getting – What makes a good-great keynote speech? What … Continue reading

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Well, Look at who is the newest Library Journal Mover and Shaker: Me!

Thanks to a nomination by two of my ALA Learning fellow writers, Lori Reed and Peter Bromberg, I have been selected by Library Journal as a 2010 Mover and Shaker. A sincere thanks to everyone who has helped to make … Continue reading

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Rocking T is for Training Session today!

Take a look at T is for Training 40: I Reject Your Reality. Was a rocking show today.  Thanks to all who participated.

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Updated — The Android Brick (mine)

I will be as brief as I can.   This morning my HTC Hero bricked up on me again. I now want a new phone.  Today. The story today: I went to Best Buy to see if they could work this … Continue reading

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Impressions of an Android Phone (mine)

Today is the one month anniversary of my purchase of the HTC Hero Android phone. So what do I think? I’ll make this easy for you:   I like it a bunch and love the possibilities of the platform.  ( I … Continue reading

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(not so) New posts (on ALA Learning) and a challenge

I have two posts up on the revamped ALA Learning blog: The first answers some questions about yours truly using questions produced by the T is for Training Google Group Crowd. Here is the challenge: If you want to answer … Continue reading

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CIL 2010: Speaking Engagement

I will be speaking at the fab CIL (Computers In Libraries) 2010 conference in DC/Virginia next year. The conference runs from Sunday April 12th’s preconferences to the Post Conferences on April 16th I will be part of the Tuesday Track … Continue reading

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Library 101 on T is for Training #31

Michael Porter, Lori Reed, Laura Botts, Jason Fleming and I had a great conversation today about Library 101 and the future of libraries. Check it out here on the T is for Training website.

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Newly Posted at ALA Learning– Promote Yourself: Get The Word Out About Staff Development!

I have just published my first article on the  brand new ALA LearnRT blog ALA Learning.   The article is entitled Promote Yourself: Get The Word Out About Staff Development! It talks about how to promote yourself and your trainings. Enjoy!

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An announcement from the ALA Learning Round Table (And I play small role)

ALA Learning Round Table Chooses New Name, Retains Mission by Lori Reed The name may be changing, but the mission of the “Learning Round Table of ALA” remains the same. The American Library Association’s round table dedicated to quality continuing … Continue reading

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Spotted: An almost bald guy on Adventures In Library Instruction Podcast

I had the pleasure of being the guest on Episode Number 5 of the podcast Adventures In Library Instruction: Flying Kangaroo Powerpoint with Maurice Coleman. Thanks to the hosts Anna, Rachel and Jason for a fantastic time.  Hope to join … Continue reading

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