Wasting Time is New Divide in Digital Era — A Response

NOTE: This post is a response to the ideas expressed in Matt Richtel’s New York Times piece, “Wasting Time is New Divide in Digital Era” and not necessarily a critique to the article itself. The article opens by describing the phenomena as an “unintended” “surprising” and “troubling” side effect of technology. I don’t know about you, […] → Continue Reading Wasting Time is New Divide in Digital Era — A Response

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

SOPA/PIPA: The Battle isn’t Over! It Just Shifted

I must admit, although I knew that the defeat of Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) & Protect IP Act (PIPA) didn’t mean things were over and that copyright holders would continue to push for laws that would get what SOPA/PIPA was intended to provide, the issue had become secondary to me. It began to fade […] → Continue Reading SOPA/PIPA: The Battle isn’t Over! It Just Shifted

My Journey to Access to Justice

On Wednesday March 21, 2012 I left the Access to Justice (ATJ) committee meeting excited about the future. Three events occurring over three (3) months spurred this. 1 – Teaching Practicum Reveal and Refreshes My teaching practicum (TP) in Dr. Ricardo Gomez’s (University of Washington) information policy course allowed me to design and facilitate 30% (3 of 10) of the class sessions. Being the […] → Continue Reading My Journey to Access to Justice

Prison Based Digital Literacy Education: The Social Innovation Dell is Looking For?

In mid-January a fellow PhD Student (Ivette Bayo) sent out an e-mail asking if anyone was planning to applying to the Dell Social Innovation Challenge (DSIC), a competition drawing 100’s of entries from across the globe. After doing some research, I found out that submissions are supposed to address the world’s most pressing problems and […] → Continue Reading Prison Based Digital Literacy Education: The Social Innovation Dell is Looking For?

So Now What?: Turning the Page – Week Six

Six weeks have passed and by now you should have a relatively well-formed (or close to it) advocacy work plan developed. The purpose of this, the final in the series of posts will be used to Review key concepts and ideas discussed over the past five (5) weeks Determine how to achieve your goal Increase […] → Continue Reading So Now What?: Turning the Page – Week Six

The Big “Ask”: Turning the Page – Week Five

If there is one thing that is hard to ask for, I’d have to say it’s money. A close second would probably be asking that individual you have a crush on out on a date. Week five (5) of PLA’s library advocacy seminar series dealt with the former, the art of asking for money. By the of […] → Continue Reading The Big “Ask”: Turning the Page – Week Five

Building Relationships: Turning the Page – Week Four

Week four (4) of PLA’s library advocacy plan development seminar dealt with relationships—how to establish, cultivate and maintain them. The module employed the analogy of a plant to help viewers fully understand what this process entails. This post will highlight and summarize the key takeaways. Why Relationships are Important In many ways relationships are the […] → Continue Reading Building Relationships: Turning the Page – Week Four

You As A Leader: Turning the Page – Week Three

Whether you want to acknowledge it or not, YOU are a leader. Sometimes you are called upon, other times, the need spontaneously arises. We are constantly involved in meaningful (e.g. advertising campaign, summer reading program) and mundane (e.g. shopping for groceries, doing the laundry) tasks that require us to apply techniques employed by leaders. As […] → Continue Reading You As A Leader: Turning the Page – Week Three

Telling Your Story: Turning the Page – Week Two

Week two of Turning the Page 2.0 looked at how data from the public perception’s  research can be used to help you “tell YOUR story”. The focus was on: Creating a compelling story about your library Practicing  speaking skills I was excited and looked forward to new things I would learn and be able to apply. This […] → Continue Reading Telling Your Story: Turning the Page – Week Two