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  1. Endless Possibilities: An ALA TechSource Conversation with Cliff Landis

    By Michael Stephens | Ah, summer break. It’s nice to have some time to breathe and energize. My eyes fall on the stack of fiction and just-for-fun reading awaiting me these next few weeks. I must confess, however, that my thoughts also return to teaching ...

    Anonymous - 04/13/2017 - 18:06 - Professional Tools

  2. Document Creation software

    By Jason Griffey | I'd like to talk about a style of software that everyone in libraries is definitely familiar with--the massive interconnected hunk of software that does everything. In libraries, that could be the ILS, but what I'm going to ta ...

    Anonymous - 04/13/2017 - 18:06 - Professional Tools

  3. Register for GLLS2008!

    By Jenny Levine | Registration for the 2008 ALA TechSource Gaming, Learning, and Libraries Symposium is now open! Last year we sold out at 300, and this year we expect the 350 spots to go quickly, so we encourage you to sign up early. ...

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  4. Call for Presenters for GLLS2008!

    By Jenny Levine | We're in full swing for planning the second annual ALA TechSource Gaming, Learning, and Libraries Symposium, which will take place on November 2-4, 2008, in Oak Brook, IL (a western suburb of Chicago). There's some preliminary ...

    Anonymous - 04/13/2017 - 18:06 - Professional Tools

  5. Today the Users, Tomorrow the Objects

    By Tom Peters | About forty years ago Sunsweet Pitted Prunes ran a famously funny TV ad, written by Stan Freberg.  It featured a stuffy British character actor complaining about the fact that prunes contained pits and were wrinkled.  Once you have a prune ...

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  6. Student-Centered Digital Learning at Loyola's Information Commons

    By Michael Stephens | Last week, I had the pleasure of visiting and speaking at the new Loyola University Information Commons on the campus of Loyola University just north of Chicago. It was a blustery, rainy cold day along the lake, but the space and the ...

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  7. "Get over it"- and Experiment: Notes from a 2.0 Presentation at PLA

    By Michael Stephens | I was very lucky to share a podium with Jen Maney, Pima County Public Library, and John Blyberg, Darien Library, on Friday morning at the 2008 Public library Association conference in Minneapolis, MN. I wrote two pages of hurriedly s ...

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  8. Teaching a Dog New Tricks

    By Michelle Boule | When you are training a dog, you do not start with something complicated. You begin with something small and easy: sit. From sit, you move on to tricks that build on that one skill, like shake and lie down. You never start with lie dow ...

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  9. Robin Williams Joins the TechSource Blog Team

    By Tom Peters | Posted on 03/26/2008 at 02:56:43 PM by Tom Peters [Robin Williams is the newest member of the ALA TechSource Blog Team.  Welcome, Robin!  Recently she and I met and chatted on ALA Island in Second Life, the 3-dimensional virtual world.  Th ...

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  10. Hello TechSource

    By Jason Griffey | As the new guy on the TechSource blog, I'm obliged to introduce myself to the readership, in order to try and give everyone some idea of what to expect over the next year from me. Since I don't really know what ideas will floa ...

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