Five Lessons Extracted from the Rwandan Genocide

While attending #ALA2014 I had the privilege of attending an Alexander Street Press breakfast that was featuring Paul Rusesabagina. For those of you who do not know, one of the notable things Paul has done is, hiding and protecting 1,268 Hutu and Tutsi refugees during the 1994 Rwandan Genocide. During his talk he shared a […] → Continue Reading Five Lessons Extracted from the Rwandan Genocide

Should Ex-Cons Have an Opportunity to Work in Libraries Too?

Would you ever hire an ex-con/felon (formerly incarcerated person)—to work in a public library? That was the question posed on a prison library listserv a few weeks ago. The exact question was, I have received a question from a prison librarian in Ohio regarding the hiring of ex-felons by a public library. These individuals have […] → Continue Reading Should Ex-Cons Have an Opportunity to Work in Libraries Too?

NPower Celebrates TechTacular Things

Last night (Thursday, May 17, 2012), NPower Northwest brought together a community of individuals (clients, supporters and friends) interested in the use of technology to create an positive impact. Institutions represented at the event included Accenture, AT&T, Avanade, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Cognizant, Community Builder, Dell, Deloitte, IBM, KForce, Liquid Planner, Microsoft, Oracle, PointB, Presidio, SAP, Slalom, Sprint, Univar, […] → Continue Reading NPower Celebrates TechTacular Things

Policy Research: A Three-Step Approach to Success

Ever wondered how policies get selected and implemented? Me too! It was with this and other questions that I attended a presentation by Elizabeth K. Drake a Senior Research Associate with the Washington State Institute for Public Policy (WSIPP). Drake started by presenting a three-step model used to help policy makers on what works and […] → Continue Reading Policy Research: A Three-Step Approach to Success

Asking Questions that Matter

On the evening of Monday, May 1, 2012 I received an email saying: “Thanks for giving up a part of your day tomorrow to help the Voices from the Rwanda Tribunal team refine our workshop methods before we leave for Rwanda in a couple of weeks.” I thought to myself, “I did agree to participate […] → Continue Reading Asking Questions that Matter

Reaction to “Bringing San Quentin to Social Media”

Two weeks ago, I received a link to Alexis Madrigal’s  article titled “Bringing San Quentin to Social Media” from one of my colleagues with a note that read, “Read this yesterday on the train. Would love to hear your thoughts at some point!” Rather than limit the discussion to the two of us, I thought I would engage a […] → Continue Reading Reaction to “Bringing San Quentin to Social Media”