@Wood is Gary Atwood - Reference Librarian, tech enthusiast, and relatively nice guy.
I try not to be the center of attention at public events for a whole bunch of different reasons, but I was humbled to hear all of the kind words that people said at my going away party. My friend, Thomas Sweeney, shot this video, which gives a little sense of how it went.
Quick interview with Roger K. Summit. I loved DIALOG even though I wasn’t an expert searching at it. I never could understand why all those library students I helped at Simmons moaned and groaned when I helped them with their assignments. DIALOG is awesome!
I just read this quote in a column written by Mary Ellen Bates. As she points out, most people only hear the first bit about information wanting to be free. The second part usually gets cut off. This has been something that’s irked me for a long time because we all know how valuable high quality information is. It’s nice to now know that Stewart Brand understood that as well. I guess I should have read it for myself a long time ago instead of relying on Mary Ellen to point it out for me!
Bates, Mary Ellen. 2012. “Does Information (Still) Want to Be Free?.” Online 36, no. 4: 64. Academic Search Premier, EBSCOhost (accessed August 29, 2012).
Excellent talk from Gar Reynolds about learning environments.
This is an excellent overview of the dynamic that takes places between a lot of presenters and their audience. It’s a little over the top, but all the elements have happened at some point or another.