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Throughout this morning’s keynote several reading suggestions came out.
— Ruth Kneale (@desertlibrarian) October 29, 2014
Emily J. Hurst (@hurstej) did a great job of tweeting out the reading recommendations.
Here are those Tweets:
— Emily J. Hurst (@hurstej) October 29, 2014
Twitter was (a little ironically) very active this morning during Josh Hanagarne’s keynote: “Is Technology Changing Our Brains?”
“For nearly 20 years I had read between 200 and 300 pages a day. There was nothing I’d choose over reading. Nothing. In 2008 I enrolled in a distance program to earn my MLS degree. I spent more time online that year than probably in all my other years combined. When I finished my degree, I found that my reading—pleasure reading—felt more difficult. I couldn’t focus. It felt like more work. As I began to read books like Nicholas Carr’s The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains—I realized that it WAS more work than it used to be.” – -Josh Hanagarne, discussing how our brains have changed with the Internet
Some of the Tweets
— Carrie Lynne Cook (@CarrieLynneBook) October 29, 2014
Twitter was very active this morning during Nina Simon’s keynote address. Nina is Executive Director of the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History.
From the Program:
Hear this engaging story about an organization with no money which in 2 years transformed into a community-driven gathering place. Recent risk-taking activities included kids with sledgehammers, pocket museums in bathrooms, fun with flamethrowers, collaboration with homeless people, and a redefinition of its mission as primarily about community development. Grab many insights and ideas for sparking huge increases in attendance, community relevance, and financial success, as well as an incredible amount of visitor co-created magic!
— Rebecca Tomerlin (@techlibber) October 28, 2014
— Inna (@librarinna) October 28, 2014
— deirdre (@deirdre_lyon) October 28, 2014
— Brenda Boyer (@bsboyer) October 28, 2014
— Liz Steyer (@LizSteyer) October 28, 2014
— Jolene Kemos (@JoleneCK) October 28, 2014
Internet Librarian spans multiple facilities, each has it’s own wireless network.
- Keynote and Track A – Marriott
- Tracks B & E – Conference Center
- Tracks C & D – Portola
Determine which location you are in, and then follow the appropriate instructions:
Tuesday, October 28 from 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
On the 25th anniversary of the Web, Pew has released new research on the Internet of Things: “Many experts say the rise of embedded and wearable computing will bring the next revolution in digital technology. They say the upsides are enhanced health, convenience, productivity, safety, and more useful information for people/organizations. The downsides: challenges to personal privacy, over-hyped expectations, and boggling tech complexity. Our popular speaker Rainie shares the latest research from Pew about libraries and puts it into context with the expanding Internet of Things!