it’s better than Word

My new favorite work toy is Canva. Let me show you why.     I made all of those with Canva, to seed into the College Libraries’ Facebook page, or to post in the building. Each one took me moments to do. Upload image, drag, drop. Search for an icon,…

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What if we redefined making in libraries?

In my last post about What Ifs, I asked “What If we adopted the maker movement as part of campus movement towards creativity and innovation?” That question has come up in two different venues for me this week, one driven by an administrative opportunity and a second originating with a…

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Considering the librarian tech skills gap

There’s more to be said about my LibraryBox anecdote from my NLS6 keynote, and it’s chasing around my head and I want to get it out before I lose it, so envision your blogger sitting on her couch with a mug of green tea and a laptop, stealing from her…

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just calling to see if you got my email…

Cold calls from vendors are bad enough. Cold calls from vendors that are a second call to ask if I saw the email she sent me are worse. And even more so when it’s a cold call from a vendor asking if I saw the email she sent me, when…

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How to do technology for library conference speakers

A lesson learned from my spring of jaunting about to talk at conferences, which I truly hope someone reads and listens to. If you are involved in speaker outreach for a conference, I beg of you: Inform the speakers of how the setup will work. In the past 12 months,…

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