janholmquist

Sep 28

Engaging Adventures with Gamification – A TTW Guest Post by Jan Holmquist & Mette Rygaard Nielsen | Tame The Web -

This is more about the library gamification project I have been mentioning for quite a long time… It is great to finally have it live and getting feedback from the community.

Stop being busy. If the game is designed to be unwinnable the best thing you can do is stop trying. -

librarianbyday:

This column will change your life: stop being busy

There’s only one viable time management approach left (and even that’s only really an option for the better-off). Step one: identify what seem to be, right now, the most meaningful ways to spend your life. Step two: schedule time for those…

Thinking a lot about this these days…

Sep 25

An Open Letter to Joe Murphy (@libraryfuture) -

johnxlibris:

To Joe Murphy:

I do not support your lawsuit against Lisa Rabey and nina de jesus. As a librarian and educator, I value open dialogue and believe the proper response to accusations of harassment is understanding and engagement. Instead, you have chosen to use legal action to silence future…

Cosigned: Jan Holmquist, Librarian

Sep 14

Practicing a seldom used librarian skill: Posting a cat picture! #kitten

Practicing a seldom used librarian skill: Posting a cat picture! #kitten

Aug 30

The ludicrous luxury of purpose. Do you buy it? -

Introducing library services brick by brick -

Libraries are magnificent and LEGO is fun – What is not like?

Aug 05

Morton Public Library hides 'golden tickets' as part of 90th anniversary celebration -

This inspires me for my librarys 100 year birthday this October:
libraryjournal
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Each ticket is good for a prize, either a library tote bag, cup of coffee or hot cocoa or bottle of water.

The scavenger hunt is part of a year-long celebration of the library’s 90th anniversary.

“We’re trying to come up with creative ways to commemorate the anniversary without having a lot of money to spend,” said John Howard, the library’s technology coordinator and head of the 90th anniversary committee made up of six staff members.

A fun and inexpensive way to celebrate your library.

Jul 22

So if a pub is a after work drinking venue - I guess the Library is an after work thinking venue #libraries

So if a pub is a after work drinking venue - I guess the Library is an after work thinking venue #libraries

Jul 21

When I lived in #dublin it was near #sandymount beach. This became one of my favorite places in the world. Today I was back for the first time in 15 years bringing my kids with me. This was a very powerful experience and a moment of calm #zen… I will be back! Here Alma and Konrad at “the bottom of the sea” - The tide is amazing.

When I lived in #dublin it was near #sandymount beach. This became one of my favorite places in the world. Today I was back for the first time in 15 years bringing my kids with me. This was a very powerful experience and a moment of calm #zen… I will be back! Here Alma and Konrad at “the bottom of the sea” - The tide is amazing.

Jul 20

… Said no one ever! #dublin #tofu

… Said no one ever! #dublin #tofu