Emerging Technologies – a forthcoming book!

Exciting news! This May, Michael Sauers and I have a book coming from Rowman & Littlefield. It’s based on our work talking about and training on emerging technologies in many fields, not just libraries. We had a lot of fun writing it, and even though it’s a textbook, we think you’ll enjoy reading it!

Emerging Technologies - Final CoverEmerging Technologies: a Primer for Librarians
Jennifer Koerber & Michael P. Sauers
Rowman & Littlefield, May 2015

Jim DelRosso of the Catherwood Library (Cornell U) gave it a review that sums up exactly what we were going for:

“Koerber and Sauers bring a vision of library technology that is engaging, refreshing, and above all, practical. Those in search of more fads to embrace or empty platitudes to quote will need to look elsewhere; this book is full of the kind of useful information and actionable advice that will not only get you excited to tackle new projects in your library, but also help those projects succeed.”

If you order before Dec 31, 2015 and use the discount code on the flyer below, you’ll save 25% on the cover price.

Emerging Technologies information & discount flyer

Site Updating in Process

Hi, there. If you’re visiting me for the first time, I’m in the middle of switching my site over to a new domain. Welcome to my new home – make yourself comfy, I’ll be here in a little while.

ETA: And, we’re good. All the old content is here, I’ve arranged the furniture and hung curtains, though I’m definitely going to change the paint and artwork soon. Thanks for reading, and there’ll be more new new to come.

Thank you for being a part of Learning for Life Online

Over the past year and a half, Learning for Life Online at the Boston Public Library has showcased dozens of different tools and ways of living, being, and working online.

However, Learning for Life Online will go on indefinite hiatus as of January 2013. Past entries will remain available as an archive and a resource.

Thank you all for following along and contributing to the program. Be safe, have fun, and enjoy Life Online!

Apologies for a month of silence

We’re sorry for a lack of posts this past month, LLO-ers. We’ve been reviewing the Learning for Life online program and will be making changes to the format in the new year.

During December, we’ll do a few last big resource roundup posts, then will give you a preview of what’s to come in 2013.

If Learning for Life Online has been helping you learn how to live life online, please leave a comment below and tell us how.

Thanks, and we’ll see you in December!

Internet Librarian 2012 – The Next Big Thing!

The last session of the Library Issues & Challenges track I moderated on Monday was The Next Big Thing, a chance for people to hear the big ideas and big plans of their peers. Yeah, we had Sarah Houghton (San Rafael Public Lib) and Ben Bizzle (Craighead Cty Jonesboro Public Lib) and David Hesse and Brian Pichman (Mokena Public Lib) giving their thoughts first, but then we opened it up to the audience.

And man, did they have ideas. Louise Alcorn of the Des Moines Public Library was our Madam of Awesome and took pages of notes as people told us what their Next Big Things were personally, professionally, organizationally, and what they thought was next for librarianship as a whole.

Here’s what they had to say:
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