Purposeful Prezi

Presentation Structure, by Sean MacEntee: Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/smemon/5696337148/ and used according to a Creative Commons Attribution License Last week I began to contrast Prezi with PowerPoint.  I discussed how Prezi is less text-based than is PowerPoint. In addition Prezi is less linear than is PowerPoint.  You can link to earlier slides in Powerpoint, but with Prezi Read More…

Presenting Prezi

Presentation Outline, by Sean MacEntee: Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/smemon/5690542503/ and used according to a Creative Commons Attribution License A colleague told me about the presentation program called Prezi.  At first I thought that it would be essentially another PowerPoint.  Then I tried Prezi for myself.  I was mistaken. Prezi is far less text-based than is PowerPoint.  Read More…

A post on conferences past

Image from olaaccess: Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/onlibraryassoc/5451966048/ and used according to a Creative Commons Attribution License Now that the semester has ended, I’m tidying up my office.  I find paperwork from past conferences.  Normally these notes make their way into my InfoSavvy posts.  Here are some conferences that predated my time with InfoSavvy: New England Library Read More…

Quotes for your commencement speech

Image from http://www.freeimages.co.uk With commencements come commencement speeches.  With commencement speeches come the inspirational quotes.  If you’ve been invited to give a speech, Google (used judiciously–of course) is a handy tool, but don’t forget about the library’s quotation resources: Oxford Reference Online contains quotation books. You can type in a known quote.  Alternately you can Read More…

Open access and alums

Photo by Andrew Schwegler:  Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/ajschwegler/525739982/, and used according to a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license. Can you believe that graduation is almost upon us again?!  Remember that our soon-to-be alumni can retain USM library privileges.  Check out the Alumni Cards page for more information. Another resource that alumni–and everyone else–can use is the Directory Read More…