SXSW Edu Recap — Book picks!

  As always, my taste at #SXSWEdu run towards an eclectic mixture of topics – from library related to teaching to technology to policy to…..well, you get the idea! I love browsing the SXSWEdu bookstore for ideas since it’s an amazing curation of all the authors speaking at their conference!  Here’s a couple I picked up(and a few more that are on my future shopping list!)   The first title is Nonobvious: How to Predict Trends and Win the Future(Rohit Bhargava).   I love reading […]

The issue isn’t “books”

What makes a library a library?  This discussion has been rambling around the blogosphere and press for much of this year. To add to the ongoing discussion, yesterday’s New York Times debate  “Do School Libraries Need books?” examines the widely publicized decision that the Cushing Academy(MA)  made to remove all of their library books and create an entirely digital school library, and then invites four experts to weigh in on Cushing’s decision.  The “experts” weighing in all felt like it’s important to retain books in a library […]