Information Today book takes top honors!

Educational Technology for the Global Village: Worldwide Innovation and Best Practices I am delighted to announce that our new book from editors Les Lloyd and Gabriel I. Barreneche, Educational Technology for the Global Village: Worldwide Innovation and Best Practices, is the winner in the “Education/Academic” category in the 2014 USA Best Book Awards.

This is a big thrill for me, both because the book and its editors and contributors are richly deserving of recognition (and, frankly, a wider readership than we’ve been able to deliver so far) and because over a 15-year period I’ve had the pleasure of working with Les on 3 books about educational technology (including one in 1999 and another in 2005) and have always appreciated his clear, insightful, and passionate approach to the subject.

(Not to mention that Les is a terrific human being who never makes his editor miserable!)

Please join me in sending congrats out to Les and Gabriel, and if you haven’t read this inspiring and informative book I hope you’ll put it on your list!

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Nicole Engard Rocks the Mashup

You’ve got to hand it to Nicole Engard: when it comes to library mashups, she’s the Boss.

More Library Mashups

Advance copies of More Library Mashups: Exploring New Ways to Deliver Library Dataa book Nicole edited, have just become available and tonight the peripatetic library tech guru is in Monterey, CA, signing the book for Internet Librarian attendees as harbor seals bark their approval along the Old Fisherman’s Wharf. Damn, that’s the place to be on this glorious late October evening … what am I doin’ in Joisey with dese guys?

MLM is Nicole’s 3rd book for Information Today, Inc. and she just keeps getting better all the time. So here’s to more great library mashups and congrats to the editor and her 24 amazing contributors!

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The NEXT Digital Scholar has arrived

NEXTdigitalscholarfrontcoverThe Next Digital Scholar is a timely tome focused on issues around the Common Core State Standards–particularly in the areas of practices and standards in digital research, reading, and writing–edited by James P. Purdy and Randall McClure.

This latest title in the ASIST Monograph Series published by ITI is a followup to McClure and Purdy’s The New Digital Scholar (2013), which as I reported in May was the recipient of a coveted Silver IPPY Award and has received considerable critical acclaim.

If you’d like to explore the new book, we’ve posted its Table of Contents (includes contributor bylines), Introduction, and brief biographies of editors Purdy and McClure.

Print copies are available now and digital editions will be available soon on ITI’s ebookstore. If you’re interested in the CCSS you won’t want to miss this one.

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The New Digital Scholar is an Award Winner!

I’m excited to share the news that our book The New Digital Scholar: Exploring and Enriching the Research and Writing Practices of NextGen Students  has earned the Silver Independent Publishers Award (IPPY) in its category, Education (Comment/Theory).

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20 Years of Work on Marketing Library Services [MLS]

Congratulations to Kathy Dempsey, for 20 years at the helm of Marketing Library Services newsletter. Kathy has a passion for all things marketing, and has dedicated her career to helping libraries stay funded and open.

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