Archive for March, 2010

GSLIS Online Course: They’re Googling You: Online Identity for LIS Professionals

I’m so excited to be co-teaching this 4-week Simmons GSLIS Continuing Education Online Course in May 2010 with my dear friend & colleague, Jason Puckett. Register now at
They’re Googling You: Online Identity for LIS Professionals

Description: Should you separate your professional online identity from the personal, and if so, how?

Self-promotion and branding is becoming increasingly important as library professionals face dwindling traditional employment opportunities, due to layoffs, downsizing, budget cuts and library closing. On a more positive note, library staff wishing to contribute back to the profession may want to hone a professional identity that makes one marketable for teaching and training purposes, conference speaking or consulting. Developing a professional online identity for either purpose may be a challenging and rewarding endeavor.

Through setting up  a blog style website for personal/professional promotion, participants will:

  • Explore and evaluate online applications and social networking tools for professional development, self-promotion, and branding purposes;
  • Discuss identity and how you represent yourself professionally online;
  • Discover how to make yourself googleable; and
  • Address online privacy and safety concerns.

March 31, 2010 at 10:00 pm Leave a comment

Sawyer Free Library Games!

Cad Bane: Invasion Space Warp by Volcanic Aaron Platypus

Anakin Skywalker: Stone Attack Knight by Fiesty Stack Brick

Ashoka Tano: Ice Rampage Droid by Eerie Achilles Avocado

Ashoka Tano: Knight Burst Holocron by Dapper Achilles Avocado

Swampfire Fire Challenge by Zany Emily Eggplant

Beast Invasion Rocket by Volcanic Aaron Platypus

Charge Adventure Magno by Popular Salvator Funk

Captain Rex: Storm Sonic Anakin by Hyper April Hedgehog

March 30, 2010 at 2:40 pm Leave a comment

Games Designed by Manchester-by-the-Sea Teens

Thanks to the Manchester-by-the-Sea Public Library for having me facilitate a game design workshop using the Cartoon Network’s Game Creator software. Games designed and created by teens follow!

Gear Part 4 Gear by Immortal Beatrice Saber

Magdalorian Thunder Magna by Immortal Beatrice Saber

Search Hunter Chase by Immortal Beatrice Saber

Charge Republic Thunder by Loopy Buffy Rooster

Ahsoka Metal Rock by Loopy Buffy Rooster

Ultimate Alien Invasion by Reckless Jack Calypso

Clone Rampage Stronghold by Squishy Benton Hogwash

Charge Smash Crusade by Wise Zoe Zephyr

Part 2 Nitro Ahsoka by Witty Amy Witch

Ultra Target System by Witty Amy Witch

The Librarian’s Game! Streak Warp Teleport by Lanky Terry Cowboy

March 11, 2010 at 7:16 pm Leave a comment

OLA 1816: Get Your Game On! Gaming in the Library

Thanks to those of you who attended the session on Gaming  at the Ontario Library Association Superconference in Toronto on Saturday February 27, 2010! Slides, handouts and links from the session follow.

Gaming and Literacy


Handout: Gaming and Literacy Fact Sheet

Board Gaming



Model Programs




Collection Development



Reader’s Advisory


Reader’s Advisory

March 5, 2010 at 2:01 am Leave a comment

OLA #1318: Beasts in the Fair Garden

Thanks to those of you who attended the session on Teen Behavior strategies and preventative measures at the Ontario Library Association Superconference in Toronto on February 26, 2010! Slides, audio, handouts and links from the session follow.





March 5, 2010 at 1:52 am Leave a comment