Category Archives: Technology

Hour of Code

Today, I helped facilitate a session of An Hour of Code at a local elementary school in Ascension Parish. Czarina Walker, founder and CEO of InfinitEDGE Software, asked me to help facilitate this session for all the fifth grade classes … Continue reading

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Ray Bradbury and Mass Media

I recently attended a panel discussion about the themes of censorship, mass media and the classic novel Fahrenheit 451. This panel was part of the Mix Tape Lecture Series, which brings together speakers to talk about hot topics to coincide … Continue reading

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Go Down to Sound City

As a huge music geek, I was ecstatic when Dave Grohl unveiled his documentary Sound City last month. I am a long-time Foo Fighters fan so I heard about through one of their e-mail blasts. After viewing the trailer about … Continue reading

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Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore: Book Review

Do book lovers and technology enthusiasts have anything in common? Some may think they don’t but this book may just bring them together. A young, unemployed techie finds himself working in a rather unusual bookstore. This store carries rare encoded books that … Continue reading

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First Annual Google Fest at TTC!

 The Google Data Center in Berkeley County organized the first annual Google Fest which brought together educators, small business owners and nonprofits to Trident Technical College. Even though I work for a government agency, I work with a lot of nonprofit … Continue reading

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New Facebook Timeline for Libraries: What We Need to Know

It would not be Facebook if they did not change their layout and rules. It seems that just when you get the hang of the rules, they change. This is the nature of the beast I suppose.  I know many … Continue reading

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Is it Really Ours?: Ownership and digital content

Ownership in the digital age is fleeting. Libraries are in quite a conundrum when it comes to digital content. We want to be able to provide access to digital content like downloadable ebooks and audiobooks, but do not have the infrastructure to … Continue reading

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Suffering from Information Overload

It’s that time of year when everyone starts making resolutions for the new year. Of course, you end up dropping them by this time anyway. I always seem to have the problem of information overload. It’s one of the hazards of what I do … Continue reading

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The 21st Century Reference Librarian

I can’t count how many times I have been told that “reference is dead.” I suppose in a sense this statement has a kernel of truth. I think that the services that a reference librarian provides is changing very rapidly. … Continue reading

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Barcampchs 3

Time for a Monday redux of a busy day at my second Barcamp unconference. This year, I decided to be ambitious and pitch a session on eBook at the public library. Working in the reference department, I deal with eBook … Continue reading

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