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Low Flying and Low Hanging MIGs

Submitted by Tom Peters on September 19, 2007 - 10:36am

Six months ago, if I had been playing a linguistic parlor game and had encountered the word MIG, my first and only thought would have been about Soviet/Russian military jets.  But now, thanks to the emergence of social networks, virtual worlds, and John Chrastka at ALA, I have been re-educated, Comrades.

MIG military jetNow my first thought whenever I hear or see the word MIG is of Member Initiative Groups.  The American Library Association has a wonderful process whereby any group of members interested in a professional topic can apply to the Committee on Organization (COO) to form a MIG.  Got ants in your pants?  See a need?  Form a MIG! Read More »

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You Have 6 Invites! (and other things about social networking)

Submitted by Michelle Boule on September 17, 2007 - 8:06am

I should begin this post with the disclaimer that I am not a member of either of the most popular social networking sites, MySpace or Facebook. Depending upon your definition of "social networking," I am a member of Ning, Pownce,, Flickr, Twitter, LibraryThing, Dopplr, and probably a few others I have missed or that I have forgotten about. I use all of them with varying degrees of frequency.
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Enterprise Open Source

Submitted by Karen G. Schneider on August 29, 2007 - 5:44pm

I wrote my longest TechSource post of last summer while sitting in a very warm home office in Palo Alto, sweating in my skivvies. Now in late summer 2007 I find myself in a day-job where the A/C is so efficient I drape a my “office blanky” around my shoulders in the afternoon (I'm essentially a snake, so I'm cold wherever I go in the well-refrigerated South). Things change, don't they? Read More »

Audio of Liz Lawley's Closing Keynote from GLLS2007

Submitted by Jenny Levine on August 24, 2007 - 10:27am

By Liz Lawley
Presented July 24, 2007
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Audio from GLLS2007: Gaming in the Library: From Collections to Services and Beyond

Submitted by Jenny Levine on August 24, 2007 - 9:44am

By Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe
Presented July 23, 2007

Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe talks about gaming at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Library Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe stepped in at the last minute to give this presentation about the multitude of gaming services the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Libraries are offering and planning. More info....

Listen to an MP3 audio file of this session (37MB, 40:52)
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Audio from GLLS2007: You See an Interactive Fiction Game in Front of You...

Submitted by Jenny Levine on August 24, 2007 - 9:00am

By Chris Harris
Presented July 23, 2007

Chris Harris talks about interactive fiction online "This session would be a perfect fit for anyone who wants to bring gaming to school libraries or forge a game-based partnership with a school. Interactive fiction, also know as text-based adventure gaming, combines the mental stimulation of gaming, the challenge of game creation, and English Language Arts standards. Using the free tools shared at this session, your gaming group will be ready to begin creating a new world with a primary focus on content instead of a complicated graphical engine." More info.... Read More »

Audio from GLLS2007: Teen Panel

Submitted by Jenny Levine on August 24, 2007 - 8:12am

Moderated by Stephen Abram
July 23, 2007

Monday evening at the Symposium, we were lucky enough to enjoy the company of 11 teens who answered questions posed by Stephen Abram.

Evening teen panel moderated by Stephen Abram

Listen to an MP3 audio file of this session (87MB, 1:34:38)

tags: glls2007, gaming in libraries

Audio from GLLS2007: Games Students Play: A New Approach to Online Information Literacy Instruction

Submitted by Jenny Levine on August 23, 2007 - 9:07am

By Amy Harris, Scott Rice
Presented July 24, 2007
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Audio from GLLS2007: Library as Laboratory: Supporting Culture

Submitted by Jenny Levine on August 23, 2007 - 8:56am

By Matt Gullett, Kelly Czarnecki, Craig Davis
Presented July 23, 2007
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