Monthly Archives: March 2012

Empathy and Teaching

This post is in response to Michael Wesch’s posting about empathy and teaching, in his blog post titled Why Good Classes Fail. More empathy in teaching and learning, yes!  Empathy has always been on my radar, perhaps because I’m a … Continue reading

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More from NFAIS conference

E-books and new ways of presenting content digitally (that go far beyond just digitizing the way we presented information in the print world) were the theme of several presenters for the Monday sessions of the NFAIS conference. Speakers and discussions … Continue reading

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NFAIS Conference – John Wilbanks Keynote

During the last week of February, I attended the 54th annual convention of NFAIS – the National Federation of Advanced Information Services.  This was my second NFAIS event, both events very high quality.  NFAIS seems to be primarily academic publishers … Continue reading

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Receivership, or Irrelevance, or Radicalization – J. Neal

From the 2012 NFAIS conference in Philadelphia. This session’s description: What do librarians consider to be the “new normal?” What technologies have had the most impact on their organization and how have they responded? What new staff skills are required, … Continue reading

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Pew – Internet & American Life

Lee Rainie, Director of Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project, gave some facts  to help describe how different our world has become in the last decade. Big revolutions include: 61% of Americans now have broadband at home.  Broadband … Continue reading

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