Our work is usually very serious, and we tend to take ourselves seriously, but it is sometimes advantageous to take some risks and lighten the atmosphere, which will help keep us sane and relieve the tension. Some people may be very funny outside of work, but they are quite different in the work environment. Jennifer Koerber, [...]
The subject of Jeremy Kemp’s dissertation at San Jose State University was student adoption of avatars for learning. He found that students are willing to accept a virtual environment as a learning system, but avatars are more appealing to women in the middle of their careers. Benjamin Franklin was America’s first new media maker. 3D [...]
Topics included Creative Visualizations of Library Data, Free and Easy to Use Web 2.0 Resources, and Tips For Improving Web Page Design.
Ben and Melloney from the Craighead County Jonesboro Public Library in Arkansas showed how they have developed innovative and aggressive marketing programs
We are no longer simply consumers of information–we have become creators. Library users create information every day; how can we incorporate that into our services? Technology has changed the way we interact with each other and our environments. We need to expand our definition of literacy to incorporate these changes and support a read-write culture as [...]