Library as Classroom: Civic Engagement and Participatory Learning

Presented as part of the Library 2.016 Worldwide Virtual Conference, Library as Classroom.

Photography, the Library, and Copyright

 On the latest episode of TWiP’s Street Focus, photographer Valerie Jardin interviews The Copyright Guys (photographer Jack Reznicki and trial lawyer Ed Greenberg). Shortly after the twenty-minute mark they begin a very interesting conversation on photography in public libraries. Worth listening to if you’re interested in such issues.

Desktop Backgrounds – Manhattan

Taken from the Top of the Rock (GE Building at Rockefeller Plaza) in spring 2012. Photos CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Looking South


Looking North

The New Cluetrain from Triangulation

Doc Searls and David Weinberger are authors of “The Cluetrain Manifesto,” which aims to examine the impact of the Internet on both consumers and organizations, and have updated the manifesto with “New Clues.”

See the New Clues here.

Crafting the Successful Maker Program – Computers in Libraries 2015

I hope you’ll join me for our discussion at the next Computers in Libraries conference where I’ll be speaking with my friend and co-worker, Christopher K. Baker, on the positive and negative experiences we’ve had hosting our 3D design and printing events:

A successful and viable Maker program is more involved than simply buying a 3D printer. This session explores the issues that exist behind the scenes, such as staff training, partnership formation, deciding between a “camp” and a “space”, and the many other issues that must be tackled when your library considers moving into the area of STEM outreach through Maker-style initiatives. It also shares how the program engages the community and has an impact with many of its constituents!

Crafting the Successful Maker Program
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Track D-202 – 11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m