This is Tasha … she is 23 years old! One of my homework supervisors. I wanted to help people solve problems. I didn’t care about books (well, I did and I do, but this was far from my motivation to go to library school). I already knew I was good with problems, and sharing that […]
This is what I see on the way to lunch on a nice day. You can’t see it here, but the Golden Gate Bridge in all its orangey goodness is just behind those trees on the right. I think I may need to choose a different theme. This theme feels a bit … crampy.
The challenges related to technology which were identified in Michael’s white paper “The Hyperlinked Library” felt very familiar. Having worked with technology for a very long time I’ve sometimes felt these myself and have helped others overcome these challenges. Techno-hesitation is particularly vexatious. It’s not just libraries which face this problem; for many of us […]
My main problem with the Library 2.0 likeness is that it seems to be inspired by the dot-com experience. For many people the dot-com time was awesome, but for me it represented lots of poorly-managed change, unsustainable services and a general “set up to fail” flavor. The first chapter of Library 2.0 outlines the difficult […]
I’ve decided to read Henry Jenkins’ Convergence Culture and then report on this work in my context book report. A few reasons for this choice: During the 1980s and early 1990’s I worked at MIT. Occasionally I would receive a misdirected email message for him (our email addresses were different by just one character) and […]
I am Henry Mensch, a second-year part-time LIS student at the Syracuse University iSchool. My studies are nearly complete–I expect to complete my degree (as well as a Certificate in Digital Libraries) in late December. While I’ve lived in San Francisco for more than twenty years, I was born and raised in the Bronx and […]