The other day I was browsing through Library Journal’s “Movers and Shakers 2012” (Vol. 137 No. 5). Among the featured information professionals was Emerging Technologies Librarian Stephen X. Flynn who has created a site for job seekers:
Open Cover Letters
It’s an open repository of samples of cover letters for a variety of professions to [...]
Scan this code with your phone or visit http://rdc.libguides.com/goingmobile
Saturday my co-worker Anne Marie Watson and I are presenting at the Alberta Library Conference in Jasper, Alberta.
The topic of our discussion is affordable ways to integrate mobile technologies into library services, including text reference, QR codes, and mobile-friendly websites and apps.
In other [...]
Everything is a Remix is a four-part video series exploring the production and reproduction of culture. These videos were expertly produced by New York filmmaker Kirby Ferguson.
I’ve been waiting impatiently for months and months for the fourth and final edition of this series to come online and am very pleased to now be able [...]
“Social is just one part of what we do. We think of it as an information utility,” he said, describing Twitter as a personal news service as much as a social network. (Twitter is much more than social: co-founder Dorsey)
Twitter is a social networking site I am not ashamed to check routinely throughout the [...]
In light of the recent Wikipedia blackout, I just wanted to point out some resources that do a good job of addressing recent American anti-piracy legislation (that has thankfully been shelved after widespread protests this week).
How SOPA Affects Students, Educators, and Libraries Librarians Turn Wikipedia Blackout into Teachable Moment
On Thursday, April 14, I helped lead a workshop (turned webinar thanks to bad weather) at the Annual General Meeting- Spring 2011 of the Alberta Association of Academic Libraries (AAAL) in Calgary, Alberta.
Digital & Media Literacy @ RDC PRESENTERS: Kristine Plastow, Robyn Hall & Teneil Vuori, Red Deer College Library
The ability to interact [...]
AKA those funny looking square things cropping up all over the place …
I attended the Handheld Librarian Online Conference a few weeks ago. QR Codes were mentioned in pretty much every session. So … what are QR Codes and how are libraries using them?
QR (Quick Response) Codes are matrix barcodes that you [...]
I recently created an Open Resources LibGuide for RDC Library.
The guide features resources and information on Open Access (OA) journal literature, copyright-friendly media (Open Culture), Open Education teaching resources, and Open Source Software.
Creating an “open” guide can increase patron’s awareness of:
- Resources freely available on the Internet regardless of their membership status [...]
CNN recently published an article that caught my eye entitled Humans vs. automated search: Why people power is cool again.
It talks about how search engine results are becoming more and more irrelevant and spammy. I could not agree more.
When I teach students how to evaluate websites I no longer have them look at [...]