Blog Profile / David Lee King

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Archived Since:March 4, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Social Media Update for 2018

Pew Research Center just came out with their new social media report, Social Media Use in 2018. There are some interesting changes from the last few years. What has changed? The percent of U.S. adults using social media sites has changed a bit – it now looks like this: 73% Youtube 68% Facebook 35% Instagram […]

How to Stay on Top of Emerging Technology Trends for Libraries

My new Library Technology Report is out! It’s titled How to Stay on Top of Emerging Technology Trends for Libraries. It focuses on how to monitor emerging technology trends and how to incorporate those trends into your library when it makes sense. Here’s the description: Technology has changed the face of libraries and is continuing […]

My Slides from #VALA2018

Last week, I was in Melbourne, Australia at VALA 2018 – an awesome library conference. I was one of the keynote speakers, and participated in a panel discussion as well. Great time! Here are my slides. Michelle McLean attended, and blogged my talk (thanks!). So either just click through my slides to get a feel for […]

Making a Video is Easy!

I was in a video-making mood last week, and created a couple of short videos. This one was really the second one … but I think I’ll share it first. This is something I’ve said before. Video is extremely easy to make and share in today’s Youtube and smartphone driven world. Point a camera at […]

Why NOT Speak?

Awhile ago, I wrote a post titled Why Speak? (go check out the post if you haven’t seen it). In my post, I gave some reasons why you should think about public speaking, if you’ve never done it. Ned Potter (read his blog – awesome content!) commented, and asked “what about reasons NOT to speak?” […]

Convincing Staff to Learn a New Thing

Last year, I attended a presentation focused on convincing staff to use a new tool the library had purchased. The presentation offered up different ideas on how to do that. The presenter (and, I assume, the library) didn’t seem to want to make learning the new tool mandatory, and were concerned that they might have […]

How NOT to Handle a Service Interruption

A couple days ago AT&T had a regional internet outage. I found out about it when I got home from work – my family said “hey dad, the wifi is acting up.” So I did all the normal stuff – checked the router, rebooted it a couple of times, etc. That didn’t work, so I […]

Practice your Presentations!

After attending a recent conference, I realized something – not everyone practices their presentations beforehand! There are definitely some benefits to practicing giving your presentation, especially if you are a new speaker and are going out in front of people for the first time. Here are some things you might want to practice and/or finesse […]

Why Speak?

I do a lot of public speaking – at library conferences and for my library in our community. I like it and think it’s sorta fun. If you don’t like public speaking, or if you have just never really done it – why learn to speak in public? Here are some reasons for public speaking: […]

My presentations at Internet Librarian 2017

Here’s what I talked about at Internet Librarian 2017. You can find slides to many of the talks here.   Innovative Ways to Connect with your Community from David King Library Death Match – my Apps vs Websites Argument from David King The apps talk isn’t something I necessarily believe in – this was part […]

Internet Librarian 2017, Day 3

And what I heard on Day 3 of Internet Librarian 2017. There’s one pore post coming up – links to my presentations. Hope you have enjoyed this brief little glimmer into what happens at Internet Librarian! I moderated a track focused on innovation and learning. Lisa Carlucci Thomas (@lisacarlucci) was up first, talking about Creating […]

Internet Librarian 2017, Day 2

Here are some highlights from Day 2 at Internet Librarian 2017. Amy Affelt (@aainfopro on Twitter) spoke about Internet Search Tips & Tricks Her tips mainly revolved around making your activity on the web a bit more private. Some of her tips included: Using from the Electronic Frontier Foundation to see how well your […]

Internet Librarian 2017: Day 1

I love attending and talking at Internet Librarian – I always learn new stuff and meet new people (new to me, anyway!). Good times. Here are some highlights from a couple of talks from day 1. Keynote presentation – we heard from a digital artist named Eric Chan. He shared his story with us – what […]

NDP at Three

On Tuesday, I participated in the IMLS NDP (National Digital Platform) at Three meeting. It was a good day of learning more about NDP and IMLS, and all the amazing projects that IMLS funds. For starters: here’s the report ( they sent out ahead of time. It gives a great overview of NDP projects. The […]

Mobile Apps Make Life Easier

I’ve apparently had my passport for 10 years! I know this because I have an international trip coming up in February, and my passport was going to expire a week or so before that trip. Go figure. Time to renew! Ten years ago, getting a passport photo was a bit of a hassle. I didn’t […]

Instagram: Effective Use for Libraries – a webinar

Yesterday, I gave a webinar on using Instagram for libraries. Here are my slides. Hopefully you can get an idea of what I said by looking through them. Enjoy!

Ugly Beliefs, Free Speech, and Libraries

Ok – for starters, just to be clear: bigotry and racism is always ugly, and is always repugnant and wrong. Violent acts because of those beliefs? Horrible, and illegal. I’ll also say this – pretty much every library has ugly, repugnant, and wrong content in our library collections. For example, my library has Mein Kampf (it’s […]

Smartphone Microphone Comparison

I recently purchased a RØDE VideoMic Me – a small shotgun microphone that plugs directly into a mobile device. I wanted to compare it to some other microphones … So here’s a video I made, comparing some mics! In this video, I compare three microphones for smartphones: the iPhone’s internal microphone RØDE SmartLav+ RØDE VideoMic Me […]

My Fitbit After 4 Months

I’ve had a Fitbit (the Fitbit Flex 2) for about 4 months. What do I think about it so far? It works great for the primary reason I wanted one: it vibrates when I get a phone call or a text message. I don’t always hear my phone, especially in a noisy room (you can […]

Book Review for Vlog Like a Boss

I recently read the book Vlog Like a Boss: How to Kill It Online with Video Blogging by Amy Schmittauer. You can find out more about Amy at her website and at her YouTube channel. And yes – it’s a book about making video … so I HAD to do a video book review, right? Vlog […]

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