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Make Health Fest Coming August 16!

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We Make Health Fest
Saturday, Aug 16th, 2014
University of Michigan
Palmer Commons, Great Lakes Rooms

Short Description
“A collaborative event for a local and virtual community interested in health, technology, and participatory design. Join us for a full day of health themed design and maker activities!”

Longer Description
Many types of events are being triggered by the creativity of the Maker Movement — maker faires, mini-maker faires, maker camps, maker festivals, maker fests and makerfests, make-a-thons and createathons (also spelled makeathon or makethon), open make events, maker madness events, maker shows — and they come in all sizes, flavors, and themes. What does that mean? Think of it as a mash-up of science fair PLUS Hands On Museum or Exploratorium PLUS do it yourself! It’s all about learning and creating and problemsolving through a combination of Show+Tell+Do! Here at the University of Michigan, many people on campus are partnering on taking the “maker culture” energy and applying it through a lens focused on health to promote participatory and collaborative strategies in healthcare. Come, have fun, learn, make stuff, but more than that, meet other interesting and creative people who are interested in using what they have, know, and can do to Make Health!

Learn More!

Make Health: http://makehealth.us/
Twitter: @MakeHealthUM
Google Plus: Make Health UM

A project of HealthDesignBy.Us
Twitter: @HealthByUs
Blog: Introducing @HealthByUs

We Make Health


First posted at THL Blog: http://thlibrary.wordpress.com/2014/06/25/make-health-fest-coming-august-16/

Health Fair Meet Maker Faire! Part 3: Our Announcement!!

You saw Part One, in which the idea was born, and Part Two, in which the concept was tested and proven. So what actually happened? We’re doing it. We’re really DOING IT! By “it” I mean a health-themed maker faire/fest at the University of Michigan. REALLY!

WHAT:

We Make Health
We Make Health: http://makehealth.us

Emily Puckett Rogers had given us a heads-up about requirements for working with the official Maker Faire folk, which I had not realized was an actual brand name. So we don’t yet know if this is going to be a Mini-Maker Faire or a Maker Fest or what, but it is definitely happening!

Please note that the We Make Health event is a project of Health Design By Us, a participatory behavior change project funded as part of the UM Provost’s Third Century Initiative. It’s a completely awesome and wonderful collaboration, and you’ll be hearing more about it if you read this blog regularly.

WHEN:

Saturday, August 16, 2014

We are still settling on what happens when during the day. We are brainstorming roughly 10am to 6pm, but that may change.

WHERE:

Google Map for Palmer Commons
Palmer Commons: https://www.google.com/maps/place/100+Washtenaw+Ave/@42.2807486,-83.7335814,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x883cae4266554837:0x732dcfa6f8fb7dbe

WHO:

Joyce Lee, Doctor as DesignerPF Anderson, Self Portrait as ShadowMatt Kenyon, Artist

Us! We!

Well, Joyce Lee, Matt Kenyon, and I are taking point on planning the project (with the capable assistance of Emily Hirschfeld). Joyce is from the UM Medical School and Mott Children’s Hospital, Matt is with the School of Art and Design, and I, of course, am part of the University Libraries, Taubman Health Sciences Library. However, we have an email list for folk interested in the event which currently has over 90 people signed up. Many of them have contributed ideas, suggested contacts, volunteered to do booths or presentations, and so forth. We are reaching out to many community maker communities, and have received endorsements from several of them. You’ll hear more about our partners as the event moves closer.

CONTACTS:

1) Sign up at the We Make Health web site to receive information and updates from the Health Design By Us project.

2) If you are part of the University of Michigan, you can sign up through M-Community for the MakeHealthUM email list.

3) If you want to contact the event coordinators, our Make Health Team, you can reach us at: MAKEHEALTH at-sign UMICH dot EDU.

4) Twitter! The event itself is on twitter, as is Health Design By Us.

Make Health: @MakeHealthUM
Health Design By Us: @HealthByUs

If you want to chat with Joyce or me individually, we are also pretty easily reached through Twitter:

Joyce: @joyclee
Patricia: @pfanderson

5) Please feel free to comment on this post! We will have a blog for the actual event, but that’s still being set up. More soon!

WHAT’S NEXT:

What’s coming next is more blogposts and more news! We will highlight some of the technologies and people that will be highlighted at our event, the partners we’re working with, and exciting spinoff projects to help the energy last beyond the actual event. We’ll tell you more about some of the other folk working on health maker events, and other maker communities around the University and the Ann Arbor community.

Maker Faires and More!

Ann Arbor Mini Maker Faire 2013

Last weekend, I attended the Ann Arbor Mini-Maker Faire, and it was AWESOME! What is a Mini-Maker Faire? A small Maker Faire. What is a Maker Faire? OK, brief aside.

I found this on LinkedIn in the Horizon2020 group (locked):

“The aim of this discussion is to bring together scientists, researchers, engineers, innovators, entrepreneurs, companies, organizations, business leaders, consultants, policy makers, new grads, students, and others from all fields of study (applied sciences, formal sciences, natural sciences, earth sciences, life sciences, interdisciplinary sciences, social sciences/humanities) … ”

Maker Faires are kind of similar to this, EXCEPT you have to add in parents, teachers, schools, kids, community leaders, artists, crafters, and more. They provide an opportunity to share information about things you like to make, with a special focus on opening doors to people, and especially to young folk before they learn the idea that math and science are supposed to be boring. Which we know is absolutely not true, so let’s get the idea out early!

In the words of the original Maker Faire folk:
“Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement.” OR “Part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new, Maker Faire is an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors. All of these “makers” come to Maker Faire to show what they have made and to share what they have learned.” OR “Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. It’s a venue for makers to show examples of their work and interact with others about it. Many makers say they have no other place to share what they do. DIY (Do-It-Yourself) is often invisible in our communities, taking place in shops, garages and on kitchen tables. It’s typically out of the spotlight of traditional art or science or craft events. Maker Faire makes visible these projects and ideas that we don’t encounter every day.”

Maker Faire: http://makerfaire.com/
History: http://makerfaire.com/makerfairehistory/

I’ve been hearing about Maker Faire Detroit coming up through many of my groups. A couple months ago, I was lucky enough to attend a meeting of GO-Tech (where I also finally got a tour of Maker Works

GO-Tech Meeting at Maker Works

… and met the famed plasma cutter dinosaur).

GO-Tech Meeting at Maker Works

That was where and when I learned that Henry Ford Museum supports the Maker Faires and even have a couple people designated as liaisons to the maker communities. Kind of like our own liaison librarians, they go to various maker meetings, talk about their services, provide education / reference / support / information / outreach, and try to become engaged with the community. Why? Well, because it is part of the Henry Ford Museum’s mission to support environments that foster the development of future Henry Ford kinds of people.

Ford, Tech Shop partner to nurture future Henry Fords: http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/design-architecture/ford-tech-shop-partner-to-nurture-future-henry-fords/6149

Good stuff! (By the way, there is a GO-Tech meeting tonight at 7pm at Maker Works, in case you are interested.) (And a microcontrollers build night on Thursday at All Hands Active.)

So who was there at the Ann Arbor Mini-Maker Faire?

Book binders & paper crafters & paper makers
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Wood workers & architects
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Robot games & creative game controllers
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Wood carvers & bone carvers
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The public library & other librarians
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Legos & Baubles
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Bees & Plants
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Lights & Lock picking
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Crafts & Minecraft Chess
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Loads of 3D Printing
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Art Clothes & Recycled Clothes
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Wood sculptures made with many pieces of wood, and with a single piece of wood (laser cut and folded)
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And PEOPLE! Interested in citizen science, motorcycles, circuit boards, soldering,

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Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): Health Data Palooza, Doctors 2.0, & More (Week of June 1, 2013)

This was one of those weeks (and there are many) where the challenge is how to keep this post from going on until the middle of next week!

I was tracking the Health Data Palooza (blogged here earlier in the week), so I HAVE to talk about that. It was followed by the Health Privacy Summit and the MedCity program on Patient Engagement through Innovation. Doctors 2.0 was going on immediately after in Paris, while these others were DC-based. Then I was coincidentally asked a reference question about AED information on Twitter just as AED/CPR Awareness Week was rolling out (which is going to have to be a separate post). So this is a big week, with so much to share. Think of this as four posts in one.

Highlights from #HDPalooza

Beyond the core topics of health data and open data, there was a lot of conversation around apps, how to design a better challenge, crowdsourcing, and blending government and hospital health data with data from the self-tracking or quantified self movements.

Highlights from the Health Privacy Summit

Highlights from MedCity ENGAGE

Highlights from Doctors 2.0


First posted at THL Blog: http://thlibrary.wordpress.com/2013/06/07/hashtags-of-the-week-hotw-health-data-palooza-doctors-2-0-more-week-of-june-1-2013/

Cheap and Easy Ways to Make Comics or Cartoons for Digital Storytelling

Another one of last week’s Enriching Scholarship Sessions, this one in partnership with John Beals.

Cheap and Easy Ways to Make Comics or Cartoons for Digital Storytelling: https://ttc.iss.lsa.umich.edu/ttc/sessions/cheap-and-easy-ways-to-make-comics-or-cartoons-for-digital-storytelling/

ABSTRACT:
Digital storytelling, also referred to in educational circles as digital media assignments, often centers around making videos, but there are many other ways to tell stories. Comics and cartoons offer an attractive alternative approach to storytelling. In addition to uses for storytelling, they can also make engaging images for slides, presentations and illustrations. With the many online tools and software packages now available for creating these, there are many options to choose from for all levels of skill and expertise. This session will provide a survey of some tools, with illustrations of educational uses.

Even though the slides say “Part 2,” I actually started off, because I had to run across campus for another session right after, and John was gracious enough to be flexible. The slides were a rush job, because I was out sick so long with bronchitis, and I actually have a lot more content than is shown here. It worked out that this was just the right amount of content for the session. Lucky me!

Cheap and Easy Ways to Make Comics or Cartoons for Digital Storytelling: http://www.slideshare.net/umhealthscienceslibraries/cheap-and-easy-ways-to-make-comics-or-cartoons-for-digital-storytelling

This is an abbreviated set of the links and tools I’ve collected for doing this. What inspired me was a webcomic idea I have and want to do, but not being the kind of artist who can draw my own comic, I have been looking for … alternatives. I started out with some of the ways in which I use comics in my work already, with examples; then highlighted just a few of the many tools available. Last but not least, I also touched on using smartphones with photo filter apps or added word bubbles to generate images to tell your stories.

The session ended with John talking about real world educational uses of comics in the classroom, tips and tricks for how to design assignments, books for more info, and similar excellent content. John is FAR more expert than I in this area, which made for a great partnership. He used no slides this time, so these are from another session he did on a closely related topic earlier in the year.


Johnathon Beals: Comics in the Classroom: http://www.slideshare.net/jbeals1/comics-in-the-classroom-20893525

You know you’ve done something right when you hear from people after the session who want to share what they’ve done with the tools you discussed! And what could be better than being one of the first to see new comics? This was such great fun to do, and had such a great response, I hope we do this again next year.

Unchained: Finding Free eBooks for Pleasure and Learning

Well, it’s Enriching Scholarship week again! Today had the amazing keynote session, then I also attended the Third Century session (more on those later), and I had my first session on finding free ebooks.

From: Unchained: Finding free ebooks

BLURB FOR SESSION:
“With the increasing availability and use of ebook readers and mobile devices with apps for ebooks, it makes sense to incorporate them into the educational process where possible and feasible. With the high cost of education in general, and textbooks in particular, it can be attractive to students to offer options to facilitate use of free resources. This session will showcase sources of free educational ebook content and tools for integrating them with standard ebook reader devices.”

I want to get the information out from today’s session for everyone who attended, because (since I was getting over that evil bronchitis) I didn’t have any handouts. This will be the ‘handout,’ and hopefully acceptable to all.

All the links discussed were included in a Pinterest board, with a reaction from one audience member, “But I don’t take my Pinterest class until tomorrow!” Pinterest organizes boards in reverse chronological order, and does not allow custom sorts or organization. For my board, that means the most important content is mostly at the bottom, sort of like email conversations where you need to read from the bottom up.

Brief overview of what to expect to find:
– ebook search engines
– ebook forums
– free ebook review blogs & subscription services
– how to add downloaded ebooks to your device
– search tips for finding ebooks in Amazon & Google
– free ebooks from other countries and languages
– MORE!

Unchained: Finding Free Books
“Resources for finding free ebooks. Please note, sites and site ownership may change. While I have tried to not include sites providing illegal copies, I cannot guaranteed the legality of any of the books you choose to download.”
http://pinterest.com/rosefirerising/unchained-finding-free-books/
All links: http://pinterest.com/rosefirerising/unchained-finding-free-books/pins/

But there is so much there! What is the BEST?

Here are two blogposts I did early on in my explorations, which include several of my favorites that I still use.

Unchained: Where I Get My Free Ebooks: http://mhistoire.wordpress.com/2012/05/28/unchained-where-i-get-my-free-ebooks/

Cool Toys Pic of the day – 5 ebook search engines: http://cooltoysu.wordpress.com/2012/01/31/cool-toys-pic-of-the-day-5-ebook-search-engines/

We also had some phenomenal insights from Kathleen Folger about the phenomenal range of ebooks available from the University Libraries! Now, while these are not the usual “free ebooks” available to the general public, these are books available to the University of Michigan community members. Here are a few resources from the UM Libraries about these.

MLibrary: Guides: Electronic Books (e-Books): http://guides.lib.umich.edu/ebooks

MLibrary: AAEL: How do I find ebooks? http://www.lib.umich.edu/art-architecture-engineering-library/how-do-i-find-ebooks

MPublishing: Books: http://www.publishing.umich.edu/publications/books/

Now, for the winners!

Best general reader alerting service:
A tie between Pixel of Ink and Books on the Knob. Slight edge to Pixel for their email subscription service. Significant edge to Knob for having more than Kindle!

Best source for accessible formats:
The Internet Archive: Ebook & Texts Archive

IA beats out Munsey’s with 4,498,390 items even though Munsey’s supports more formats.

Internet Archive:
HTML, PDF (color), PDF (B/W), EPUB, Kindle, Daisy, ASCII, DjVu

Munsey’s formats:
DAISY, eBookwise, EPUB, Isilo, Kindle, MOBI, MS-Reader, PDF, Plucker, Rocket, Sony, Zipped

Best free audio books source:
LibriVox

Best non-English language ebooks discovery tools:
Carnegie-Mellon’s Universal Digital Library

UDL beats out the anonymously produced “Free Literature” collection of sources with a full service search engine for over a million books in many languages.

Best free ebook search:
InkMesh

Best ebook management tool:
Calibre

Most influential:
Project Gutenberg

Best overall!

Drumroll, please.

Cute baby plays drums

The Internet Archive

At the Movies: Think Local (TEDxUofM mini, Part Four)

OK, following on the heels of videos from the TEDxUofM speakers, here are a few related but not quite so specifically focused. Here was part one. And part two. And part three.

THE SPOTLIGHT PROJECT

They did something new this year, trying to take the TEDx conversations away from the stage and into the audience. There was a side room set up with cameras and backdrops where they videotaped people who felt they had something interesting to share, and then they combined it into this wonderful little video.

Spotlight Project from TEDxUofM on Vimeo.

Spotlight Project: http://vimeo.com/63048071

“I had to fight and fight and fight, and push and push and push against these preconceived ideas people had about me as a former prisoner.”

“There’s this one moment when the SAME chill goes through everybody at the same time.”

“Before people became literate, they told stories.”

“Untapped is all those voices we’re not listening to.”

JULIA SMITH-EPPSTEINER & NICHOLAS PILARSKI

Of Remnants from Nicholas Pilarski on Vimeo.

Of Remnants, from Nicholas Pilarski http://vimeo.com/63009979
via TEDxUofM: Of Remnants by Nicholas Pilarski & Julia Smith-Eppsteiner http://news.tedxuofm.com/post/46934475552/of-remnants-by-nicholas-pilarski-julia

“We both continued to grow and accomplish and dance. And I continued to admire her. We had the blessing of ending up at Michigan a year apart from each other. She is doing great things, to say the least. I know you’ll share my feelings of awe and pride to attend our school when you press play. Watch my best friend perform on screen with her serenity, her curiosity, her body knowledge.”

TEDXUOFM

2013 Intro Video from TEDxUofM on Vimeo.

TEDxUofM: 2013 Intro Video: http://vimeo.com/63057021

“TEDxUofM really pushes us to be interested and interesting.”

“TEDxUofM is the dam that allows the rush of brain juice that fills you and reminds you of what is possible.”

“I think of TEDx as a family that set out to influence others to be the best that they can be.”

“To me, today is about three words: inspiration, initiative, and innovation.”

MATTHEW SHLIAN

Not from this year’s TEDxUofM, but a speaker in an earlier one. His TEDx video is here.

Ghostly International presents Matthew Shlian from Ghostly International on Vimeo.

Ghostly International presents Matthew Shlian http://vimeo.com/47502276

“Matthew Shlian works within the increasingly nebulous space between art and engineering. As a paper engineer, Shlian’s work is rooted in print media, book arts, and commercial design, though he frequently finds himself collaborating with a cadre of scientists and researchers who are just now recognizing the practical connections between paper folding and folding at microscopic and nanoscopic scales.”

ORA PESKOVITZ

Ora Pescovitz also spoke at a prior TEDxUofM. This is a somewhat less sober video she has done recently in support of last weekend’s Dance Marathon.


Dance Marathon is Almost Here! (with Ora Peskovitz) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BC3MZWk3Sew
via I’m Not a Rockette, But I Played One “For The Kids” http://www.medicinethatspeaks.org/1759/for-the-kids/

“Later that day, I participated in a video shoot with members of the Dance Marathon at University of Michigan team. DMUM is one of the largest student-run non-profit organizations on the U-M campus. We taped a PSA to promote this year’s Marathon – an event where hundreds of students stand on their feet for 30 hours to show their support for pediatric services at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and Beaumont Hospital.”

CALEB SLAIN & DAVE PHELPS: FREE PIE

This is a bit more tenuous of a connection to Ann Arbor and UofM, but it is a great story and a great video, with an open source script.

Free Pie from Caleb Slain on Vimeo.

Free Pie: http://vimeo.com/62629251
“Dave was a philosophy major in Ann Arbor, MI, and he had driven across the state to join family and friends at the hospital, but over the course of the evening his role as “older brother” slowly dissolved into that of crowd control: answering the same questions that every new grief-stricken visitor arrived asking. After many emotionally draining hours of monitoring his post by the door, Dave was surprised to see his philosophy Professor suddenly walk through. Noticing his student’s mixed state of fatigue and social obligation, the Professor went over and sat beside Dave in complete silence. After a few minutes, he leaned over and simply said “It’s exhausting taking care of those who come to comfort us.” The Professor sat with Dave for the next two hours without saying a single word…he was just there.”

Storytelling for Health

I am WAY behind on my getting livetweeting sessions into the blog. I’ve been asked in particular for this one, so the first installment of catching up, I hope.

UN SPH Storytelling event opening slide

Last month I was lucky to attend one of the most splendid short workshops I’ve ever seen. Or it might be that I appreciated it so much because it was so timely, dovetailing with a project we’re just beginning but which I’m really excited about. The focus of the session, “Tell me a story: Designing narratives for health behavior change,” was on storytelling for health behavior change and was held at the University of Michigan School of Public Health.

It was a phenomenal gathering of speakers and thinkers on storytelling, leaving me inspired and almost over-charged with excitement. The presenters included professionals from the film, television, and comics industries, sharing personal experiences and best practices, then opening up with a dynamic and helpful question and answer session.


Here are the videos, which I’ve rearranged in the actual order of the presentations.


World-Class Storytellers: Designing Narratives for Health Behavior Change (part 1 of 4, Monte Montgomery) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3m3ugmKwC0


World-Class Storytellers: Designing Narratives for Health Behavior Change (part 4 of 4, Mike Mosallam) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVggFZ7WOSk


World-Class Storytellers: Designing Narratives for Health Behavior Change (part 2 of 4, Kody Chamberlain) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=af4_HVOgo4c


World-Class Storytellers: Designing Narratives for Health Behavior Change (part 3 of 4, Q&A) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJDYy2wobwE


Here are the tweets, lightly edited for typos, links, minor fixes, and such.


pfanderson At @umsph for #storytelling Excited!!! (@ University of Michigan School of Public Health w/ @wnderingglutton) [pic]: http://t.co/29D8bGCx

KodyChamberlain RT @pfanderson: At @umsph for #storytelling Excited!!! (@ University of Michigan School of Public Health w/ @wnderingglutton) [pic]: http://t.co/29D8bGCx

Monte Montgomery

pfanderson With @2020science at #storytelling “Tell me a story: Designing narratives for health behavior change” http://t.co/97evRSn2

KodyChamberlain About to present to tge University of Michigan School of Public Health #storytelling good crowd. http://t.co/XNvnebOu

pfanderson Presenters at #storytelling @KodyChamberlain @mikemosallam and @BestcatMonte Intros from Vic Strecher

pfanderson Tip fr @BestcatMonte “Never let someone else tell your story” #storytelling

pfanderson Tip from @KodyChamberlain “Always choose the image that happens a split SECOND after action.” #storytelling

MLibraryHealthy A story should be 4 things:engaging, understandable, memorable, and engaging. #storytelling

pfanderson #storytelling Stories should be: Engaging, Understandable, Memorable, Actionable @BestcatMonte 3 act structure for films http://t.co/fqqG0RYi

pfanderson RT @MLibraryHealthy: A story should be 4 things:engaging, understandable, memorable, and engaging. #storytelling

YMazloomdoost RT @pfanderson: With @2020science at #storytelling “Tell me a story: Designing narratives for health behavior change” http://t.co/97evRSn2

pfanderson Three acts as building of story arc & tension. Leveling the story. Wizard of Oz as example, Jerry McGuire. #storytelling.

YMazloomdoost Why is #publichealth always hard to communicate? b/c we’re trained as healers, not communicators & we’re always telling bad news #storytelling

pfanderson Watching Murray & Ava, a Love Story http://t.co/NMRvi57t as example of #healthcomm story arc at #storytelling

MLibraryHealthy RT @pfanderson: Watching Murray & Ava, a Love Story http://t.co/NMRvi57t as example of #healthcomm story arc at #storytelling

pfanderson “So, whaddya think? You wanna move?” “No. Leave me alone. Help someone else.” #storytelling

pfanderson “Virtual coaching sessions will not really include Ava. Sorry about that.” #storytelling

pfanderson HRA – Health Risk Assessment also using the “three-act” structure #storytelling

YMazloomdoost Stories should be: Engaging, Understandable, Memorable, Actionable. Write them simply and with a punch! #storytelling

pfanderson #storytelling @KodyChamberlain Act 1 + Act 2 = Act 3 http://t.co/3vFSIeAG

MLibraryHealthy How long do you get to tell your story? Usually it’s decided for you. #storytelling

pfanderson Look for opportunities to use 3act structure, but don’t force content into it. #storytelling

MLibraryHealthy Is the three act structure relevant for all public hlth communications? No don’t force it, just look for opportunities 2 #use it. #storytelling

pfanderson Now up @mikemosallam for #storytelling UM Alum in musical theater

YMazloomdoost Stories have 3 acts that build on each other. Hint at things in act 1 for act 3- audience’ll feel like they’re in on a secret =) #storytelling

pfanderson MM: “What is MY story?” Internet says top associations with the word “Arab” are terrorist, violent, bombers, etc. Hunh? #storytelling

pfanderson “Where I grew up Hassan & Jonathan played football together. The McDonald’s serve Hallal.” #storytelling

pfanderson “What if that was what I thought of myself?” Yep, that’s why I changed my name. #storytelling

pfanderson #storytelling “I went to grad school, because that’s what you do when you’re depressed.” @mikemosallam

MLibraryHealthy Mike Mosallam: Then I went to grad school cause that’s what you do when you’re depressed. #storytelling #truestory

pfanderson “Tell me about your experience after 9/11″ Grad advisor to Arab film grad student #storytelling

YMazloomdoost Lol, yup– I went to grad school because that’s what you do when you’re depressed. @mikemosallam #storytelling What’s your grad school story?

MLibraryHealthy RT @YMazloomdoost: Lol, yup– I went to grad school because that’s what you do when you’re depressed. @mikemosallam #storytelling What’s your grad school story?

pfanderson That question became “Muslim the Musical” http://t.co/cIbvD7l7 bridgebuilder gatekeeper boundarspanner @mikemosallam #storytelling

pfanderson #storytelling @mikemosallam http://t.co/mA8yUPlG

Mike Mosallam

MLibraryHealthy @mikemosallam 3 goals: Create dialogue, build bridges & humanize the Arab-Muslim experience #storytelling

pfanderson Put a face to the experience, the Arab-American experience, the Arab-Muslim experience All American Muslim http://t.co/xDE0e6If #storytelling

pfanderson All American Muslim trailer http://t.co/oSQShiTZ #storytelling

MLibraryHealthy All-American Muslim trailer http://t.co/JExzJurE #storytelling

YMazloomdoost Great point @mikemosallam: The reason why there’s so much stereotyping, it’s because we don’t put a face to “others”- humanize #storytelling

MLibraryHealthy Focus Group: Most critical response and most negativity was from the #Muslim community. These people do not represent me. #storytelling

MLibraryHealthy @mikemosallam Create your own story. The #road has been paved. #storytelling

YMazloomdoost @mikemosallam: Create your own story. Don’t let someone else write your narrative. #storytelling

pfanderson Q fr @KodyChamberlain Did telling yr story promote change? A: Dialog was certainly created, more questions were asked, answered #storytelling

TypeONEderful “Don’t let someone else define your narrative” @mikemosallam #storytelling

pfanderson First person narrative, even told badly, is often more powerful than 3rd person done well #storytelling Find the humanizing factor.

pfanderson “I chose people who had a built-in story. Newlyweds pregnant with first child. Football team of Muslim players during Ramadan.” #storytelling

pfanderson #storytelling @mikemosallam quotes Gandhi “Be the change you want to see in the world”

YMazloomdoost RT @pfanderson: First person narrative, even told badly, is often more powerful than 3rd person done well #storytelling Find the humanizing factor.

TypeONEderful RT @YMazloomdoost: Stories should be: Engaging, Understandable, Memorable, Actionable. Write them simply and with a punch! #storytelling

pfanderson Q: What abt privacy in real stories? A: @bestcatmonte lawyers’ll tell U what 2 do. U have 2fight them every step of the way #storytelling

MLibraryHealthy Film making is lying in the service of a #greater truth. #storytelling

pfanderson #storytelling @mikemosallam “Let the subject direct the narrative” @bestcatmonte “Filmmaking is lying in the service of a greater truth”

MLibraryHealthy RT @pfanderson: #storytelling @mikemosallam “Let the subject direct the narrative” @bestcatmonte “Filmmaking is lying in the service of a greater truth”

pfanderson RT @TypeONEderful: “Don’t let someone else define your narrative” @mikemosallam #storytelling

pfanderson Now up #storytelling @KodyChamberlain full time artist. Sits quietly in his studio for hours at a time

MLibraryHealthy @KodyChamberlain impressive list of credits: Warner Bros, Dark Horse, Marvel, etc. #storytelling

pfanderson Young reader adaptation of Beowulf ;) @KodyChamberlain #storytelling Yay! He’s also Cajun. #storytelling

pfanderson So excited that @KobyChamberlain is from Lafayette. So much of my family there and in Eunice. #storytelling

MLibraryHealthy @kodychamberlain #AWESOME set of Indiana Jones cards! #storytelling

MLibraryHealthy @kodychamberlain If you’re anything like me you are wondering why would Ronnie from Jersey Shore need a desk. #storytelling #hairgelstorage?

pfanderson #storytelling @KodyChamberlain http://t.co/HRHWjsuD

Kody Chamberlain

pfanderson #storytelling @KodyChamberlain silhouette http://t.co/EocYeTWO

Comic artist in silhouette (Kody Chamberlain)

pfanderson <3 New Orleans fiction. Check out Sweets by @KodyChamberlain http://t.co/C5o4n2sz #storytelling

TypeONEderful “One of the things I love about creating comics is finding a new audience” @kodychamberlain #storytelling

MLibraryHealthy Go to MTV Comics and search #Punks. #storytelling

MLibraryHealthy RT @TypeONEderful: “One of the things I love about creating comics is finding a new audience” @kodychamberlain #storytelling

YMazloomdoost Just learned- conceptual art/drawing storyboard for scripts to work out visuals before u start filming w/actors @kodychamberlain #storytelling

pfanderson Interesting. Kody talks about photo collage techniques for non-artists working in comics #storytelling Outline > index cards. Screenplay format

pfanderson Reseller market for original artwork sold to fans #storytelling. Ink on top of pencil, erase pencil #storytelling

pfanderson Punks http://t.co/Dhiujqe4 | http://t.co/FVxj3YtO | http://t.co/F6AcOnvp #storytelling

pfanderson “When you catch a butterfly, stop swinging the net” @KodyChamberlain at #storytelling

MLibraryHealthy “When you catch a butterfly, stop swinging the net”. #storytelling

pfanderson There’s a difference between creativity (the idea generation) and the process of making #storytelling

YMazloomdoost When do you know it’s done? When you catch a butterfly, stop swinging the net. (Stop when the project’s working) @kodychamberlain #storytelling

pfanderson #storytelling @KodyChamberlain at MTV http://t.co/VNB7dAsV

pfanderson Sequential art: Scene 1, scene two, your mind fills in the egg or person falling #storytelling

MLibraryHealthy #Sequential art. Our minds fill in the space. @kodychamberlain #storytelling

TypeONEderful Sequential art is a powerful tool that is underutilized. Your mind fills in the gaps with all these ideas #storytelling

pfanderson Cave art as the first recording comic in history. Next the Egyptian pictograms #storytelling Logos became symbols, symbols became letters

YMazloomdoost @KodyChamberlain: Our memories add context (fills in gaps) for sequential art. Just like it does for symbols. #storytelling

pfanderson Comics in daily life are for life and death situations, Heimlich maneuver instructions don’t really work in written words #storytelling

pfanderson @ssieg I volunteered to do a comic tool session for #es13 Thinking I might have gotten myself in over my head #storytelling

MLibraryHealthy Comics are an efficient way to teach important concepts e.g. #heimlich maneuver @kodychamberlain #storytelling

TypeONEderful sequential art can provide instant understanding of complex ideas #storytelling

pfanderson I have got to find the comic on peeling a crawfish to show my mama & daughter @kodyChamberlain #storytelling

pfanderson I used to have a corkwall. Have been REALLY missing it in my nice plasterwalled house #storytelling

pfanderson “Sketching is not a gift. It is a process.” #storytelling

pfanderson RT @TypeONEderful: sequential art can provide instant understanding of complex ideas #storytelling

MLibraryHealthy RT @pfanderson: “Sketching is not a gift. It is a process.” #storytelling

pfanderson RT @MLibraryHealthy: Comics are an efficient way to teach important concepts e.g. #heimlich maneuver @kodychamberlain #storytelling

rubymoons RT @pfanderson: “Sketching is not a gift. It is a process.” #storytelling

pfanderson “Professionals rarely show their early work Bcuz it’s often terrible. The result is the assumption they create w/o it. Not true” #storytelling

rubymoons RT @YMazloomdoost: Stories should be: Engaging, Understandable, Memorable, Actionable. Write them simply and with a punch! #storytelling

rubymoons RT @TypeONEderful: “Don’t let someone else define your narrative” @mikemosallam #storytelling

pfanderson “Sketching is not about good drawing. It’s about good thinking.” #storytelling

MLibraryHealthy Might be 30 pages of #junk until I get that 1 image. @kodychamberlain #storytelling

YMazloomdoost KC: Professionals rarely show their early work; it’s often terrible. Result: assumption they create it w/o it. That’s not true. #storytelling

pfanderson “Bad sketches by brilliant creators” Hitchcock, Spielberg, Scorcese. And so what? Storyboards actually match film “on point” #storytelling

pfanderson RT @MLibraryHealthy: Might be 30 pages of #junk until I get that 1 image. @kodychamberlain #storytelling

32_Boards When @Lightskin04 @EazyB_3 @iBelieveN5 and i get together. #storytelling

pfanderson If idea is good, execution can come later. Dig into patent drawings for some really bad but clear drawings #storytelling

pfanderson Edison: “Make good drawing” added note to early sketches #storytelling

pfanderson Saul Bass as brilliant logo designer, storyboarded the shower scene in Psycho #storytelling

MLibraryHealthy Pop Culture Philosophy: Bob Ross, The #Happy #Accident. #storytelling

pfanderson #storytelling Popculture lessons. Bob Ross. Happy accident. “Wet on wet.” Use the mistake to inspire something new.

TypeONEderful Bob Ross’s “happy accident”, using an accident to create something new that you may not have thought of before #storytelling

pfanderson “Computers don’t make mistakes. (unless you include crashes)” #storytelling Pixar’s Renderfarm http://t.co/982dNQBR

Lightskin04 RT @32_Boards: When @Lightskin04 @EazyB_3 @iBelieveN5 and i get together. #storytelling

pfanderson We NEED mistakes & random things to happen in the early stages of develop concepts #storytelling

YMazloomdoost RT @TypeONEderful: Bob Ross’s “happy accident”, using an accident to create something new that you may not have thought of before #storytelling

MLibraryHealthy Pop-Culture Philosophy: Computers don’t make mistakes. But, #Pixar still storyboards despite the technology. #storytelling

TypeONEderful “We want mistakes to happen in the creative process, great ideas are born from that” @KodyChamberlain #storytelling

pfanderson RT @TypeONEderful: Bob Ross’s “happy accident”, using an accident to create something new that you may not have thought of before #storytelling

ReginaHolliday RT @TypeONEderful: Bob Ross’s “happy accident”, using an accident to create something new that you may not have thought of before #storytelling

pfanderson #storytelling @KobyChamberlain uses Bruce Lee philosophies “Be water, my friend” “Use what works”

pfanderson QUOTE: @KobyChamberlain Inspiration is a placebo. The feather was a placebo (Dumbo). #storytelling

YMazloomdoost Inspiration is a placebo. You don’t need it to create. @KodyChamberlain #storytelling “Inspiration is for amateurs”-Chuck Close

pfanderson Chuck Close “Inspiration is for amateurs” @KodyChamberlain #storytelling

pfanderson Darn it! I’ve been mistyping Kody’s name as Koby. Grrr #storytelling “Increase yr capacity before you hunt the shark” ???

pfanderson @strnglibrarian @lorireed #storytelling is a workshop on using storytelling to create health behavior change

MLibraryHealthy Make sure your capacity is big enough before you do the thing you need to do. @kodychamberlain #storytelling

pfanderson Drink and Draw clubs http://t.co/vCXT8G6i @KodyChamberlain #storytelling

TypeONEderful RT @YMazloomdoost: Inspiration is a placebo. You don’t need it to create. @KodyChamberlain #storytelling “Inspiration is for amateurs”-Chuck Close

pfanderson @strnglibrarian @lorireed Yes, at @UMich #umich School of Public Health #storytelling

pfanderson Thinktanks!!! #storytelling Social networking for artists @KodyChamberlain

pfanderson Times when people telling their own stories … that’s what works. #storytelling

MLibraryHealthy There is just something about someone telling their own story that works #storytelling

pfanderson Take the real original story, then carve out the parts with power to tell the story @bestcatmonte #storytelling

rivenhomewood RT @pfanderson: Take the real original story, then carve out the parts with power to tell the story @bestcatmonte #storytelling

pfanderson “A project I’m drawing can be empty because there’s no passion. That changes when everyone gets involved.” @KodyChamberlain #storytelling

pfanderson “Just because you have a great story doesn’t mean you can tell it.” @BestcatMonte #storytelling

pfanderson Assessing your audience can balance drive toward authenticity if unsure #storytelling Talking about actors as patients

MLibraryHealthy Know the objectives of your audience. E.g. Playing a patient, interesting to know which doctors I would never go to. #storytelling

fastfwdhealth RT @pfanderson: With @2020science at #storytelling “Tell me a story: Designing narratives for health behavior change” http://t.co/wPnQC14i

pfanderson Vic Strecher on Veterans as source of powerful stories for comic artists, storyteller as midwife of story #storytelling Trauma narratives

rubymoons RT @pfanderson: Assessing your audience can balance drive toward authenticity if unsure #storytelling Talking about actors as patients

MLibraryHealthy Now, how to make things #actionable…#storytelling

pfanderson RT @MLibraryHealthy: Now, how to make things #actionable…#storytelling

MLibraryHealthy Strecher: A lot of artists are unemployed during a piece of time. Almost every artist I’ve ever met has wanted to do good things #storytelling

pfanderson Someone asked my question – how to do things on the cheap. Vic says he just asks. Uh, yeah, sure. #storytelling

rivenhomewood RT @pfanderson: “Sketching is not about good drawing. It’s about good thinking.” #storytelling

pfanderson Teaching in front of 300 kids. “Gee, it sucks to be here” vs “INSPIRED!” #storytelling

MLibraryHealthy Mike: What do you want to do?…working on lecture slides with a comic book artist #storytelling

pfanderson RT @MLibraryHealthy: Mike: What do you want to do?…working on lecture slides with a comic book artist #storytelling

ElinSilveous Can Buckeyes follow along #storytelling ? It sounds/looks so interesting…

pfanderson Recommendation? Ask the students and departments, engage locals with talent #storytelling

MLibraryHealthy You have great ideas, now how do you implement those ideas? This is where most people stop, but keep it simple. #storytelling

pfanderson @ElinSilveous Livetweets are open! And I think they are recording it. Hopefully later? :) #storytelling

MLibraryHealthy Immerse yourself before #networking. #storytelling

pfanderson Immerse yourself in comic art B4 you start. That’s what Vic Strecher did #storytelling @KodyChamberlain says he overcommits to force deadlines

MLibraryHealthy @Marissa_M_ #storytelling is part of a Symposium today http://t.co/BOxbPEWw

rivenhomewood RT @pfanderson: Young reader adaptation of Beowulf ;) @KodyChamberlain #storytelling Yay! He’s also Cajun. #storytelling

MLibraryHealthy RT @pfanderson: Immerse yourself in comic art B4 you start. That’s what Vic Strecher did #storytelling @KodyChamberlain says he overcommits to force deadlines

pfanderson “We all have ideas that are fleeting. But the ideas that STICK … ” @mikemosallam #storytelling All Artists overcommit. It comes from passion

YMazloomdoost RT @MLibraryHealthy: Comics are an efficient way to teach important concepts e.g. #heimlich maneuver @kodychamberlain #storytelling

ElinSilveous Cool. Thank you! RT @pfanderson Livetweets are open! And I think they are recording it. Hopefully later? :) #storytelling

pfanderson Dr: Myths of healthcare. Blaming the victim. “two pounds overweight” Propaganda counter w/ art. #storytelling

MLibraryHealthy First thing to ask yourself, “Is there a story in it?” #storytelling

pfanderson Instead of taking on the world, think of ONE person who has this problem. Tell THAT story. #storytelling @BestcatMonte

pfanderson RT @MLibraryHealthy: First thing to ask yourself, “Is there a story in it?” #storytelling

MLibraryHealthy RT @pfanderson: Instead of taking on the world, think of ONE person who has this problem. Tell THAT story. #storytelling @BestcatMonte

pfanderson Tips for converting 3d to 2d through photography & lighting positioning #storytelling

MLibraryHealthy Technical questions: Scanner or photos used to transfer drawing to computers. Have to use photos for work with depth. #storytelling

MLibraryHealthy @Kodychamberlain Approach instructors to find artists. #storytelling

MLibraryHealthy World-Class Storytellers Symposium was #great! Check out #storytelling for more info!

Oh, Irony! The Future is Unplugging

Today is Future Day. Today is the National Day of Unplugging.

I find it completely appropriate that they are the same day. I will explain why, in a moment, but first, some housekeeping. What is Future Day? What is National Day of Unplugging?

Future Day


Future Day – Conversation with Ben Goertzel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TyHEzWQrx04
Ben: “The idea of Future Day is simple. It’s to celebrate the future.”


Future Day – John Smart Interview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fngnICG__yM
John: “My focus is accelerating change, so I like to understand where things are going, and which things are going faster every year.” “We start to see the transformative solutions that are at hand for all of our problems.” “Future Day helps us to foresee both our personal potentials, and to acknowledge that we have the power to pull together and really push forward the whole global system to a whole new level.”

National Day of Unplugging

From Connected (the film).


Yelp: With Apologies to Allen Ginsberg’s “Howl” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UowVsL3dXjM

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Future Day | Sabbath Manifesto

For Future Day, people are having parties, events, speakers, lobbying and more, to get folk together THINKING about the future, what it might be, what that might mean for us as individuals and as a society. For National Day of Unplugging, people are trying to get folk to put away connected devices and focus on each other as human beings and communities, to get outside or cook or make crafts, focusing also on personal health and calm that comes in a way impossible while searching the Internet. The background of NDP is from the Sabbath Manifesto, which gives you a richer context. And YES, I am going to do it!

National Day of Unplugging | National Day of Unplugging

My Thoughts

So why does it seem so appropriate to me to have these two together? To explain that, I need to use a parable of sorts, and go back in history.

Three Graces, Tripoli Museum, Libya

When I was a child, I was fascinated by the old Greco-Roman myths and stories, and especially fascinated that the Eleusinian Mysteries were indeed mysteries that no one knew anything about. A religious order that lasted for around two thousand years as the dominant religion, and we knew NOTHING about it other than a few statues and myths that cloaked as much as they revealed. Then, when I was a young woman, important discoveries were made. It turned out that someone at the very end of the religion had actually written down information about the rites.

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Super briefly, the idea of the Eleusinian Mysteries was this. Life had changed from hunter-gatherer to agrarian. This was a HUGE shift, and made all later technologies possible, probably also including ideas like, oh, I don’t know, writing? Cities? All these new blessings were credited in part to the Goddess Demeter who had taught the Greeks how to farm. The core celebration of the Mysteries were designed to help people remember and appreciate what life had been like before they had agriculture. They would go out for a week on the plains and the grasslands, live in tents in groups, slaughter a pig, roast it, throw the carcass into an abyss to keep the predators away, and tell the stories (more and more ritualized) about life before agriculture.

Fast forward.

University of Maryland Brain Cap Technology Turns Thought into Motion

I’ve lost track of how many science fiction books I’ve read in which there is a future where all of us have implants that connect our brains directly to the Internet, and we filter the perceptions of our bodily senses through sophisticated tools that enrich and enhance and expand our own capabilities. The way things are going, I put that maybe 20 years away? Crude prototypes already exist.

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Then, in those stories, there is some crisis that shuts down the net. People have never used their minds, never perceived the world, without the filter of the Net and its associated tools. What happens? All of them feel crippled. Most of them go catatonic. Very few minds have the strength and training to even understand how to THINK without the tools that extend thought. Of course, the Amish are just fine. It’s not a crisis for them. And there is some special survivalist scouting group that has, once a year, gone for a week without, just to practice and prepare for exactly this sort of situation.

Now do you see why it makes sense to me to combine unplugging and thinking about the tech future in a single day?

My Actions

I’m doing BOTH. I’m going to try to make it to an event for makers to learn more about soldering wires on circuit boards. Conversations will, I am sure, abound. If that doesn’t work out, I’ll do some crafts and try to engage folk around me in conversations about the future. I’m going to watch movies with the kids, go to the Farmer’s Market, and go see an opera. I will put away my personal internet devices for 24 hours, and write about it later. I’ll take notes on paper. I’m not planning any pictures, for obvious reasons. And with that, I’m going “dark” for 24 hours, folks. Headed offline.

Links

Future Day: http://futureday.org/

National Day of Unplugging: http://nationaldayofunplugging.com/

Sabbath Manifesto: http://www.sabbathmanifesto.org/unplug/

Josie Parker on Libraries and Librarianship

Josie Parker of @AADL Presents at #UMich #UMLib

This morning at the bus stop, a young woman started chatting with me, and the conversation quickly veered to books. We like the same ones. Eventually, it came out that I am a librarian and she is in library school at Wayne State. There is a certain glow of mutual respect and admiration when two booklovers and librarians meet for the first time. She wants to be a children’s librarian. My eyes got wide, and I said, “Go for it!” I also wanted to be a children’s librarian, but it didn’t work out.

I told her I was on my way to hear Josie Parker, the Director of the Ann Arbor District Library (AADL) and former children’s librarian, talk on campus. I try to hear Josie talk whenever I can. I love the AADL, and tell people it is the most innovative public library I know of, that it is utterly phenomenal the things they do when they are just a library from a regular sized town, not New York or Chicago or Detroit or Los Angeles. I see Josie, her vision and policies and personality, as being what makes that possible, what enables and empowers her staff, and through them the library, and through the library the community. The library student was so sad that she couldn’t make it. I thought I should try to take good notes, which for me, these days, means livetweeting.

Livetweeting means more people see the tweets, more people think about the ideas, more people share them. The ideas Josie talked about (and which I tweeted) that were most popular (retweeted, favorited, commented on) included little free libraries, the benefit to the community of diversification of services, designing library space, beauty in libraries, patrons as responsible persons, gaming to engage the public, transparency and honesty and privacy in staff communications, and (most popular!) the ethic of public good. What stuck most in my mind was Josie’s oft-repeated phrase “a culture of generosity” and her emphasis on service.

Upon leaving the event, someone from the Hatcher Library asked me, “How are things at Taubman?” I told them how lucky I feel to be in what I believe to be the most innovative branch library on campus, and for many of the same reasons that AADL is exceptional. But there are so many cool things going on in my library that it is hard to have a clear sense of what all is going on. Even when I talk to the managers, I find the interesting activities I’m doing doesn’t always percolate up, and the interesting activities my peers are doing don’t always hop over the cubicle walls to where I sit. I told her, “I go to work, and sit in my cube. I stand up and see the cube farm. But the cubes contain galaxies.” I had the feeling that Josie might feel a bit like that in her own library.

So, closing my thoughts on that note, here are my tweets (minus retweets) from Josie’s excellent and passionate presentation. Remember, as tweets I might have gotten numbers or specific words not exactly right. I go for what I remember, and hope that the general gestalt, the sense of what was intended is hopefully close to what was actually said.


pfanderson At Librarians Forum waiting for Josie Parker from @AADL to speak. They are one of the finest libraries in the country. Excited! #umlib

pfanderson Interesting. Most states pay more for #education than for prisons, but the opposite is true for #Michigan. #umlib

pfanderson Josie starts her talk by praising librarians who have graduated from #umich and stayed here, then greets her MANY friends #umlib

pfanderson The #AnnArbor public library has connections to >30 units on campus. Wow! #umlib

pfanderson #umlib “Public libraries operate differently in proximity to major academic centers” Millage as funding diff from what academic is used to

pfanderson #umlib Josie Parker “What we needed to do was recreate trust in the public library” ” We developed a culture of generosity” @aadl #libraries

pfanderson Circulation has gone from 1 million to 9mil in a decade. Internet traffic, door counts, program attendance (< gets them in trouble) #umlib

pfanderson #umlib “Whatever their reason for being there, I can’t imagine that more people in the library is a bad thing”

pfanderson #umlib Lifelong learning, communication, access to the public … “Our goal is to be where we need with tech BEFORE our patrons get there”

pfanderson There’s been a large increase in college student use of the public library, probably due to wifi and beverage policy #umlib

pfanderson I can’t keep the bugs out of the public library! There is no way I can do that! (laughter) #umlib

pfanderson Rule book cut from 6 pages to 2. “The can’ts and the won’ts and the nos. … We try to get to the Yes.” #umlib

pfanderson You cannot lose what you never had. You can lose good will. #umlib

pfanderson It’s a real challenge to stay ahead of people with technology. Especially in the 21st century. #umlib

pfanderson Q abt @AADL ‘s free books. Withdrawn, Friends of the Library, given to jails, doctor offices, then put out for free. #umlib

pfanderson little free library versus recycling http://www.littlefreelibrary.org/ Would you rather give a book, or pulp it? #umlib

pfanderson RefUSA discussion http://www.referenceusa.com/Home/Home @AADL also has Overdrive http://www.overdrive.com/ #umlib

pfanderson Asking if Freegle http://www.ilovefreegle.org/ Freading http://www.freading.com/index have sustainable model. Zinio for libs $$ http://beta.zinio.com/www/ #umlib

pfanderson Book Power!!! Data from Amazon showed in Ann Arbor 4th in purchasing books from Amazon; @AADL ranked fourth in lending books #umlib

pfanderson Josie Parker on library space: “As much square footage as we can apply to public space, we do. They’re beautiful.” #umlib

pfanderson Lib space: “Most people don’t have access to space as beautiful as these libraries. When you give it to them, they take care of it.” #umlib

pfanderson Josie: “To have 120 children in a storytime as ROUTINE. Routine? And 7 or 8 times a week? But we do it.” #umlib

petelg RT @pfanderson: “little free library” versus recycling http://www.littlefreelibrary.org/ Would you rather give a book, or pulp it? #umlib << I love these

pfanderson Q: How do we keep the library inclusive w/o alienating the more well off people? A: Josie tells wonderful stories about real people #umlib

pfanderson Josie: “The conversation abt poverty is a rly hard 1 in #AnnArbor. We deal w/ troublemakers the rt way. They aren’t allowed 2B there” #umlib

pfanderson Agree 1000% > Josie on poverty among library patrons: “It’s a poor excuse not to vote for [a new library].” #umlib

pfanderson Josie: “We budget from staff UP. That’s why we’ve re-orged twice in the past ten years. It comes from the strategic plan.” #umlib

pfanderson Q: Where do you see new tech going in public libraries? A: Ppl said we don’t need more tech, so we don’t need a new building. #umlib

pfanderson We have iPads at storytime. Not everyone can buy them. Not everyone understands how they can be used. Introduce tech in subtle ways #umlib

pfanderson We allowed people to pay fines online with credit cards online, and our fine revenue jumped to a quarter of a million dollars. WOW. #umlib

pfanderson Summer game had 10,000 people play last summer. WOW. 9 folk in IT for the public library and R&D. Everything open source. #umlib

pfanderson The @AADL geeks blog for what’s in development and open source http://www.aadl.org/devblog #umlib

Leighbra @pfanderson enjoying your tweets so much! #umlib

pfanderson Can’t pick things up? They’ll check it out to you, put it in a locker w/ door on outside of bldg, and you can pick it up after hours. #umlib

pfanderson @Leighbra I love hearing Josie Parker’s visions, always. She’s amazing, and makes the local library amazing @AADL #umlib

pfanderson The Channel is staff IM system to chat and ask questions. Boss doesn’t listen (per @ulotrichous) A culture of being able to ask #umlib

pfanderson Josie: “Always telling the truth. That’s something I do. If I can’t answer a question, I tell them that.” #umlib

pfanderson Josie: “Young staff PRESS us to be good, to not be complacent. Spices it up. I like that.” #umlib

pfanderson Q: Data-driven library, impact on programming? A: We report to the state lib. Collect required data. Survey program attendees. #umlib

pfanderson People always tell us there’s no parking, so we ask them where they parked. 85% of patrons PAY to park. #umlib

pfanderson We’re the only public library … allowing staff to speak online directly with public without intermediation. Only 2 asked to change #umlib

pfanderson Patron comments database. < awesome. #umlib

pfanderson Anonymous comments logged, but not replied to. Reply wanted, tell us who you are. Ditto, ID req for computer use. #umlib

pfanderson Public library involved in NIH grant via Taubman Library @MLibraryHealthy Partners important. #umlib

pfanderson #umlib Threat to the fundamental mission of public libraries by making information available freely.

pfanderson #umlib For the 1st time ever, information is being made available to the public that is NOT available for purchase to public libraries.

pfanderson #umlib This is a threat to the existence of public libraries. A threat to those have-not’s. An ethic of public good that is being lost

pfanderson I grew up with that ethic of public good. We help other people. The public library was a way for that to happen. #umlib

pfanderson Josie: “We’re not just losing public good. We’re losing the idea of it. And we are, as a society, complacent about this loss.” #umlib

pfanderson Josie: “It has to be the interest of the public in the FRONT of the issue that brings this to the attention of Congress.” #umlib

pfanderson We’re not asking for handouts. We’re not asking for something we don’t have now. We’re asking for this to be part of our service. #umlib

pfanderson Josie Parker’s presentation now done. I will blog the tweets. It was recorded. I don’t know if it will be available. #umlib

pfanderson Update. I asked. Josie Parker’s presentation was videotaped, but is not currently planned to be accessible to the public. #umlib