Sunday, December 11, 2011

100 Librarians shout out

I have been reading this on the bus on the way home from work. It is an inspiration and certainly made the journey go so much faster. This is a FREE ebook downloadable to many devices. It has over 100 essays on so many topics including Digital and Emerging Literacies, Reading, Learners, Collaboration, the physical and virtual library.the Future...I highlighted so many passages. The contributors come from all around the world including a few brilliant kiwi librarians. It is called a crowd-sourced collection - I had to look at wikipedia to find out that
Crowdsourcing is the act of sourcing tasks traditionally performed by specific individuals to a group of people or community (crowd) through an open call. Jeff Howe established that the concept of crowdsourcing depends essentially on the fact that because it is an open call to a group of people, it gathers those who are most fit to perform tasks, solve complex problems and contribute with the most relevant and fresh ideas.

This is an inspiration and I want to thank all the contributors and Buffy Hamilton and Kristin Fontichiaro for editing the collection.

To download for free Smashwords