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the problem with digitally divided government

[another edited post from a mailing list discussing digitally divided citizens. Some people were reflecting that their elected officials don’t remember being offline. In Vermont we have a different issue] In Vermont where, at least where I live, ?our elected … Continue reading ?

there are multiple digital divides, still

(cross-posted from an email list I am on) > I’d be very interested in helping to support (or start) a research project > that more critically investigates the state of the digital divide in > communities and see how that … Continue reading ?

self serve support, what I learned about using numbers in facebook’s hashtags

I support Open Library. We don’t offer a lot of support but we do offer some. If you don’t understand a thing, a person will help you with it. Nowadays most “free” products only offer self-serve help pages or forums … Continue readi...

Advocacy topics: stats + stories + good design + good tools

I’m wrapping up my Tools for Library Advocacy class this week. I’ll probably be writing down some of what I’ve learned trying to teach a CMS-evading online class–what worked and what doesn’t–but I had a small outline to share. The … Continue reading ?

TILT – today in librarian tabs v. 3

Before I forget, I’ve actually started a Tiny Letter, also called TILT though it’s a bit more essay-ish than these posts. Subscribe if you like this sort of thing in your inbox. Infrequent messages, well-designed and lovingly delivered. Been thinking … Continue reading ?

praxis and passports – Two very different talks in one long day

Now that I’ve stopped being webinar-resistant (I thank lots of meditation and more free time), I’ve been enjoying getting to give a lot of different types of presentations. Thanks to the oddness of scheduling, I did two very different talks … Continue reading ?

TILT: today in librarian tabs v. 2

I liked this so much I figured I’d do it again. Some of these are links emailed to me that I never did get around to writing a full post about. Every wanted something like Rotten Tomatoes that aggregated a … Continue reading ?

If I ran the zoo/world/library

I had a great time at the Hooksett (NH) Library talking with the Merri-Hill-Rock Coop about library stuff on Wednesday. Cab Vinton from the Plaistow Library asked me what I’d like to do. I decided to break out of my … Continue readi...

TILT – today in librarian tabs

I need to close some tabs on my browser so they are here. 1. Are you someone from a “diverse” group who gets frequently asked for your opinions about how to help organizations “get diverse” enough so it seems like … Continue reading...

What about those 15%?

I’ve been refining my library talks lately. The one I’ve given a few times over the past year has to do with the 15% of Americans who still don’t use the internet (no phone, no home internet, no work internet, … Continue reading ?

What I did during National Library Week

I have a bunch of little jobs and I think a lot of people don’t really know what it is that I do. My main jobs are doing Drop-In Time in my small town in Central Vermont, helping people borrow … Continue reading ?

National Library Week – thoughts on cybersecurity

[this is a transcript of an email I sent to someone doing cybersecurity+libraries research] There are two ways in which libraries could be doing a lot better in the realm of cybersecurity. And I should note, I work for rural … Continue reading ?

learning git to share more free stuff

I made a thing. It started out with me just reading Twitter. A friend built a thing and tweeted about it. Here’s a thing I made during an in-class demo today. https://t.co/e4EEfyp5vg — Dan Phiffer (@dphiffer) March 29, 2016 The … Continue reading ?

coming late to the webinar game

So in the past month I’ve done something I swear I would never do. And I did it twice. I’m taking about webinars. I swore them off in 2008-ish when I did one that was an end-to-end hassle of software, … Continue reading ?

Leaving the library, going to #beyondcomments

OK many of us know that online comments suck, but why do they suck and how can we make them not suck? I went to a conference to explore that topic. One of the better pieces of advice I’ve heard … Continue reading ?

my world of work and money 2016 edition

I did a similar post about this on my personal blog in 2010. For someone who says “I am a librarian” I think it’s useful sometimes to discuss how and when I get paid and by whom. I know people … Continue reading ?

What I wanted to be when I grew up

There was an interesting thread on ALA Think Tank where people talked about what they wanted to be when they grew up. I never wanted to be a librarian, though I liked the librarians that I knew. I wanted to … Continue reading ?

My Values Workshop for LLAMA’s Career Institute at ALA in Boston

I went to ALA for the first time in several years last week. I don’t think I’ve been to ALA since the Think Tank has been in existence. It was a great setup. Conference was in Boston. I was giving … Continue reading ?

Todo: promote #1lib1ref project on Wikipedia

I am excited about the #1lib1ref project on Wikipedia. The goal is to get every librarian in the world (or a reasonable subsection) to add a citation to a Wikipedia article, just one. This helps make Wikipedia better in the … Continue reading ?

2015 reading list and commentary

I started 91 books this year and finished 89. I’m now fully in the swing of reading at least 30 minutes before bed which has been great. Last year I had a lot of random low-level health issues which complicated … Continue reading ?

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