Renowned author and media studies scholar Henry Jenkins set the tone for a weekend of dedicated learning at the opening of the 2012 Fall Forum of ALA’s American Association of School Librarians (AASL), held October 12–13. Jenkins characterized school librarians as central figures in the movement to reshape education.
This post was written by Bob Wolven, cochair of the ALA Digital Content and Libraries Working Group. and associate university librarian for bibliographic services and collection development for Columbia University.
This morning, I had to make a call to the Amazon Kindle Business and Education team to get our Kindles added to our new Whispercast account. While on the phone, the representative did say that Whispercast could be used to deliver content through a school library.
Yesterday, Amazon announced a new service designed to help schools and businesses deploy Kindles for wider use. Dubbed Whispercast (after the similiarly named Kindle network called Whispernet) the service provides support for deployment of management profiles, distribution of content, and management of devices. But will it work for libraries?
Although Days 3 and 4 (Saturday and Sunday) of New York Comic-Con are designed for fans (Saturday normally features some star panels and screenings, and Sunday is the day for kids and families), I found interesting and engaging professional panels this weekend.
Librarian hat off; fan hat on! The Friday of NYCC is the first official day of the “con,” which means a lot more people and a lot more panels. Today I indulged in more of the fan aspect of NYCC, but one presentation—a history of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund—caught the librarian eye.