Buffy Hamilton’s Libraries and Enchantment

Buffy Hamilton, the Unquiet Librarian, delivered a great keynote on Thursday, July 14 at the NEKLS School Librarian’s workshop on Libraries and Enchantment.  Heather blogged about her presentation, which you can get the ‘gist’ of from Buffy’s post ISTE 2001 Talk: Libraries and Enchantment.  She stayed in our lovely state on Friday and drove through the beautiful Flint Hills to attend Library Camp Kansas with us all in Manhattan – so we had representation from Missouri, Nebraska and Georgia!  I hope that she enjoyed her time with us and I was grateful she stepped up and shared scoop.it with everyone during the lightning round.

I’m pleased to share the slides and footage (thank you, Neil!)  of an intensely personal talk close to my heart that I gave at ISTE 2011 a few weeks ago as part of a panel discussion, “SIGMS Forum: A Dawning Era for School Librarians.”   I’m grateful to Doug Johnson and Lisa Perez for inviting me to participate in this session and for the opportunity to share some thoughts I’ve been dwelling for some time that finally crystallized in this talk.  I’ll be sharing a post soon featuring a Mindomo map I’m developing  to weave together program goals for 2011-12 and tying it to our efforts to increase enchantment for new points of innovation and transformation for our library program and learning community at Creekview High School.


Library camp Kansas

In Manhattan today for the third Library Camp Kansas Unconference. Josh and Erin and Brenda usually MC, but none of them could make it this year and Dan Ireton and I have tried to fill their shoes. The lightning rounds were good, we had a great discussion on eBooks and the 3M pilot and Heidi organized some very entertaining Battledecks. Eric is a hoot. We are using our FLiP camera from the toy box to record it…stay tuned, I’m sure we will get that posted! Liz/Heather won. Woot.

Up now, Social media tools with Donna from K-State. Hootsuite, to schedule posts and keep track of your mentions by keyword and/or location. KSU has a twitter plan with theme ideas and emphasis staff.lib.k-state.edu/docs/index.php/twitter brainstorm ideas for the year! FB page insights/demographics was found to be for alumni while twitter is campus in general. Involved plugin to manage FB life. Flickr, YouTube, FB, twitter and blog. How do we integrate or do we use tools differently for different purposes. How can we promote? Feature on site, on paper, multiple accounts for ages/audiences? Do you get feedback? Yes! Maintenance requests, especially. Spam? Yes, until they had a conversation with other departments, but still get some from authors self-promoting. Future–location-based sites like foursquare (so, who wants to be Mayor?) gowalla, svavenger, but no prizes! Other ideas are to add static HTML to your FB account, see REI’s. Can also pick a different default landing tab. Guidelines and best practices on ksu wiki. What about video? Needs a special staff person…it’s about personality.

Last, eContent again.