Category Archives: News

Library Planet

Hey all – As we move toward the end of class, some of you may be thinking about exploring global issues in hyperlinked libraries. Don’t miss this new site LIBRARY PLANET from Christian Lauersen of Roskilde Libraries and Marie Engberg Eiriksson of Gladsaxe Libraries, Denmark. Library Planet is like a crowdsourced Lonely Planet for libraries of […]

The Library is Not Closed

Greetings all – So much is happening fo fast these days with COVID-19. Many libraries have closed their physical buildings but their virtual offerings remain. Library folk have stepped up to keep the human face of the library visible – online story times, video chats for reference, phone services with library phones transferred to remote […]

Checking In – Grading & The Future

Greetings all – I am working on grading your planning assignments. I must confess that everything this past week has seemed to take three times as long as usual. I will be super honest: I have felt overwhelmed at times. We are all dealing with varying levels of chaos and change due to the coronavirus. […]

PLA Coverage in Nashville Scene

Hello all – Stacie Ledden shared this article on Facebook. A reporter in Nashville attended the Public Library Association meeting last week and shared some key takeaways about public libraries. I told Stacie I would share this with you all! Conventional Wisdom: Public Library Association 2020 Conference  

Wholehearted Libraries

I’m working with the folks at Library 2.0 and our school on this online conference next Tuesday: It might be of interest if you have time. If anyone can attend a session or two, feel free to incorporate your takeaways into future blogging. 🙂 We should bring our hearts to work, and qualities such […]

Local Artist Sticker Machine

Salt Lake City Public Library director Peter Bromberg shares: Just another way Salt Lake City Public Library supports local artists and creates surprising and delightful experiences 🙂 (and yes, that’s a ginormous Connect Four in the background.) For more info see This is a timely example of outreach and community enrichment.

Blogging Kudos!

Hey all – I finished up reading everyone’s blog posts. I am thrilled with the ideas you explored and the cohesion. THANK YOU! I am so enjoying all of your work, ideas and the creative turns you are taking. The depth of coverage on some of the module resources relating to inclusivity and diversity in […]

Column & Interview

Hi all – This is just for interest because many of you have been writing about Dokk1. Last June, I attended Next Library in Aarhus. I wrote a column about a session I co-presented and was interviewed by a Danish publication: Library Journal – Office Hours | With a Little Twist Carlson then shared her […]


Hello all. I am sad to say I picked up a flu bug this week that hit me hard yesterday. I am thinking I will be okay to do our chat tomorrow but I wanted to tell you all to take care of yourselves right now. If I can’t make the chat, I will post […]