Lessons Learned from Open Media Board

In 2015, a couple of years after entering LibraryLand, I applied and became a board member at one of my favourite network activist groups, Open Media. Last week, just shy of three years later, I stepped down from the board. It has been a great learning experience for me. While I have worked as a […]


Library SPLOTs – some initial thoughts

If you’re from the edtech world I assume you’ll know of the great work of old friends Alan Levin and Brian Lamb (and others, ommissions solely out of ignorance) on the idea of SPLOTs, possibly standing for “Smallest Possible Learning Online Tool.” How that idea/approach came to be is surely a long story. I can’t […]

libraries, privacy

How to Throw a CryptoParty

I had the pleasure of presenting to a gathering of library-types at the wonderful Vancouver Island Library Staff Conference today. Time did not actually permit to throw an actual CryptoParty, which would have been ideal, but I’m still hoping I may have sparked a few folks to try one at their own library and start […]