Library 2.X: What Now?

A "Models for Change" retreat for librarians from Brigham Young University,

Utah State University, and the University of Utah

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This blog was used for the original Utah research library retreat: "Planning for Research Success in the 21st Century: A Retreat for Librarians from Utah." It will continue to be used for the follow-up retreat: "Library 2.X: What Now?" Please use it to exchange ideas before, during, and after the retreat. If you would like permission to post to the blog, contact Steven Harris.

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Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Program Notes

You can find notes and documentation for the retreat at:


You can send any other documentation you have to Steven.Harris@usu.edu. Photos...PowerPoint...Word documents...anything. Keep 'em coming!

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Send in your notes!

Calling all dedicated scribes! If you were the designated note-taker for your break out group, we need your help! We would love to post your notes to our retreat web site. Please email them to Steve Harris at Steven.Harris@usu.edu. We will be posting notes, presentations, and other materials in the next few days.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

We're Under Way!


Flora Shrode and Deleyne Wentz compare notes after a delicious lunch!

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Betty & Flora reporting in

Here in the beautiful Holiday Inn in downtown Salt Lake City we thought we'd let you know that we had a delightful dinner with our speakers. We thought we'd let you know that we can all look forward to a thought-provoking and entertaining retreat tomorrow.

Friday, June 09, 2006

E-Learning Failures

John Walters suggests these articles for a different view of e-learning...

Doty, Paul. "Fish, Fire, and Fallacies: Approaches to Information Technology and Higher Education." portal: Libraries and the Academy Vol. 2, No. 4 (2002), pp. 647-652.
http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/portal_libraries_and_the_academy/v002/2.4doty.pdf

Zemsky, Robert, and Massy, William F. Thwarted Innovation: What Happened to E-learning and Why. Pennsylvania: Learning Alliance for Higher Education, 2004.
http://www.thelearningalliance.info/Docs/Jun2004/ThwartedInnovation.pdf

Friday, June 02, 2006

How Do I Post To This Blog?

This blog is hosted by Blogger. Anyone can post comments to messages that appear in the blog--no sign up is necessary to make comments. In order to post your own original messages, however, you will need to follow these steps:
  1. You need to have either a Blogger account or Gmail in order to get an account for this blog.
  2. Once you have one of those two accounts, send email to Steven.Harris@usu.edu and ask to be invited to be a member of the "Retreat" blog.
  3. You will receive an invitation to join the blog via email. Follow the instructions in that email.
  4. Go to Blogger and log in.
  5. If you have more than one Blogger blog, select this one (Library 2.X ...), .
  6. Begin posting messages.
We are hoping to send out invitations to join the blog to all retreat attendees.

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