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Converting ideas into action.

“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education alone will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.” -Ray Kroc I love this quote. I …

It is easier to kill than to create

We probably all feel that we spent too much time in meetings, especially the death march meeting that trundles onward to its inevitable demise. Meetings for me are an abattoir for the mind. They are where good ideas make their final stand before they are euthanized by collective groupthink. I think that any group of …

Ebooks come from E-publishers: Part 1

I am really interested in the future of e-books and what publishers and authors are thinking. I found this wonderful series of videos by Tim O’Reilly. He talks about where he thinks the publishing industry is going. Tim is the guy the created the term Web 2.0. [youtube tRo8xpZpjD0]

ACPL is a 5 star library!!!!

Indiana State Library News Release For Immediate Release Ten Indiana Libraries Receive “America’s Star Library” Designation INDIANAPOLIS (October 5, 2010) – Ten Indiana public libraries were ranked among the top 3.5% nationwide earning them “America’s Star Library” status by Library Journal.  Three of these ten, Allen County Public Library, Bell Memorial Public Library, and Spencer …

Conversation with John Blyberg

[youtube qTGNLldC6r0] John and I have been friends since the first library camp up in Ann Arbor.  Kay and I captured this video a couple of years ago at the Internet Librarian Conference and then it just sat around in a drawer in my office. I found it and thought “Oh my god how did …