New Book this Fall: Designing the Digital Experience

I actually wrote a book! I can’t believe it… but I’m pretty psyched about it! Here’s the info for the book:

Designing the Digital Experience: How to Use Experience Design Tools and Techniques to Build Websites Customers Love
ISBN 978-0-910965-83-5/$24.95/208 pp
CyberAge Books/Information Today Inc.
Publication: October 2008 (that’s coming up soon!)

So – it’s coming out this fall, and it’s all about designing digital experiences (long-time readers will recognize that topic – it’s a common one for me, both on my blog and in my presentations). I’ll be posting more about the book as it gets closer to the release date. But for now, here’s a wordle teaser (click through to the larger version in my flickr account if interested)… a tag cloud version of the introduction to the book!

Tag Cloud of the Introduction to my book

ALA2008: OCLC Symposium presentation is now online

OCLC SymposiumI was a panelist at the OCLC Symposium preconference event. It was a blast – there were some great speakers, too, including:

  • keynote speaker, Michael Schrage, author of Shared Minds—The New Technologies of Collaboration and columnist for CIO and MIT’s Technology Review
  • Susan Gibbons, Associate Dean, Public Services & Collection Development, University of Rochester (NY) River Campus Libraries
  • Mary Beth Sancomb-Moran, Librarian, University of Minnesota, Rochester
  • and me…

If you missed the presentations, never fear! You can view the video version! Go to this page and choose the Mashed Up Library event (currently only viewable using Internet Explorer).

ALA2008: Library 2.0 & Children’s Services session

Getting ready to speakLynn Hahn, Youth Services Librarian at Bethel Park Public Library and I presented Library 2.0 & Children’s Services at the American Library Association’s annual conference held in Anaheim, CA. We had fun!

Here’s a link to my presentation and Lynn’s presentation (who graciously allowed me to post it to my blog).

Enjoy!

Go Go Gadget!?! Technology, Trends, and Children’s Services at CLA2008

Walking around VancouverI presented Go Go Gadget!?! Technology, Trends, and Children’s Services at the Canadian Library Association’s annual conference (link goes to the pdf version of my slides).

What a blast! Vancouver is a fun city to explore, and the people who attended my session were great – lots of good questions and interaction.

Youth, kids, teens, and 2.0 stuff – amazing area to explore. Did you know there are elementary school classes that blog? They assign one child as the “reporter of the day” – that kid takes photos and blogs the entire day’s events for that class. What a cool way to learn writing, blogging, photography, and 2.0 technology!

Managers Pay Attention – a talk at MLA2008

managers pay attention!I’ve been a bit slow to post some recent presentations (and people have been asking me to post them), so… here’s the first one.

I gave a talk in May at the Massachusetts Library Association’s annual conference titled Managers Pay Attention! Why Social Networking and Web 2.0 is Important for your Library (link goes to the pdf version of my slides). It was a fun talk (and a newer one for me, which is always fun, too).