Thursday, August 30, 2012

Sept. 18 at 7 pm: "Love What You Do"


Food Network Chef Warren Brown,host of Sugar Rush, visits Butler this fall. He'll be signing his third book, CakeLove in the Morning: Recipes for Muffins, Scones, Pancakes, Waffles, Biscuits, Frittatas, and Other Breakfast Treats.

Put the date on your calendar! For more info and a video, click here for the Butler Blog post.

Monday, August 20, 2012

The Movie is Coming and It's Based On...


The movie is coming and it's based on a book.

See this great roundup of new movie titles coming and read the book that we have in the library collection. Sometimes the movie is better... most times the book is.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

60 Apps...

in 60 minutes.

Today I received the invitation to the Oklahoma ACRL Fall Conference in Tulsa November 2nd. The keynote speaker is "Joe Murphy, librarian, author and technology trend spotter extraordinaire." So, checking out his website at http://joemurphylibraryfuture.com/ -- lo and behold, 60 Apps in 60 Minutes. He presented this to Special Libraries Association in June 2011, but since his technology savvy is way ahead of mine, I knew it would be worth a look, even a year+ later.

Yes, I have a few of them for my iPhone. But I didn't know Google search had a voice component. Or that it will let me search using pictures from my phone camera (Google Goggles). Oh, and GoodReader has a PDF reflow, so I can finally read PDF on my iPhone... and take notes. Neato. This has been so worth looking at already.

Whew. Now I see the update from July this year: 60 Apps in 60 Minutes, Redux: The Next 60 Apps You Need to Know.


I think I'm going to need to go to Tulsa this year.

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Librarians -- the Original Search Engines

This came out a year ago, but bears repeating:

Also troubling to the researchers was their finding that students don't typically ask librarians for help, even when they know the resource is available. Asher says librarians are "absent from most students' academic worldview." They don't realize that 30 minutes with the librarian could open up a whole range of scholarly research material and databases that aren't available through a quick Google search.

From Just Google It: How Search Engines Stunt College Students' Research Skills, August 30, 2011.