Virtual symposium

I did a Prezi for my symposium. It’s short, but I think it highlights the questions which I will be taking forward as I leave this class. I’ve backgrounded it with Springsteen. Seemed like a good frame: I started the course with Bruce, so many of his songs raise issues close to my heart, and … Continue reading »

Reflective Practice Post

Reflective practice post Dewey wrote that reflective practice in teaching is “active, persistent, and careful consideration of any belief or practice in light of the grounds that support it and the further consequences to which it leads” (Grant & Zeichner, 2011, p. 105). Look at where you are going and ask yourself if you are … Continue reading »

Director’s Brief PDF Link

I’m pretty excited about this director’s brief because it combines my interest in social justice with my interest in linked data, which for a long time I’ve been trying to pull together. I recently presented at the California Library Association about Linked Data, and had a generally pretty excited audience about this technology. I only … Continue reading »

Blog post five: infinite learning

Blog Post 5 Infinite Learning “Leave the library and go where the people are.” (Stephens, 2017, Built for people). I happened to be in a situation where I couldn’t listen to the lecture for this module (on an airplane), so I was going through the slide show. . . which made me think about learning … Continue reading »

Gardener or Train Conductor?

Are you a gardener or a train conductor? One of the authors we’ve been reading in this class that caught my attention was Brian Mathews with his “think like a start up” manifesto. I was doing some searching for his work on the web: for a while he had his own blog (ubiquitous librarian), then … Continue reading »

Blog post 4 for New Models

Blog post 4 for New Models Library in Burundi, retrieved from That libraries are transforming so much is simply amazing to watch. I’ve enjoyed this unit, but I’ve also been enjoying reading people’s blog posts about their own libraries (speed dating in the library—who knew). One thing that really caught my attention in this … Continue reading »

Reflection post 3: Hyperlinked Environments

Hyperlinked library environments blog post: How do we do difference? “Conformity imprisons liberty”, Kent John Chabotar (2012) As I read through many of the past readings, I had an uneasy feeling—yes, communities are all well and good, but I am also troubled by likeminded people gathering with other likeminded people to pull in other likeminded … Continue reading »

Reflection post 2: Participatory service reflection

Participatory Culture May I start this post with the same sentence of my last: Is it possible to challenge one of the foundational assumptions of information science: that libraries are for users? As I read through the readings for this module (and the previous), I was again stuck with this foundational assumption: to quote Schneider … Continue reading »

Book Review: Consent of the Networked

I’ve done a power point for my book review (see link below). Included in the power point is an explanation for why I picked this medium. I’ve asked lots of questions in the power point. . . would love to hear what people think. consentofthenetworked (Check out this defense of power point by WIRED magazine, … Continue reading »