Saturday, January 31, 2009

Great new book

YAY!  It has finally arrived!  I ordered this book through work and it came in this week.  The one chapter I have read so far has been great, and has a very similar feel to his blog posts.  I know that I talk about - and think about even more - libraries promoting themselves in digital spaces, user centred experiences and customer service.  In the one chapter I have read so far David makes note of all three things, so I can't wait to keep reading.

The book is available at our library (sorry, can't link you to the exact book) and so far is definitely worth the read!

On a slightly different aside, I read this quote on my twitter stream and was very taken by it:
The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn and then relearn.      Alvin Toffer
That quote reminded me of what I have above my desk at work and at home, and is of a very similar theme:
#know how to find information
#know how to validate it
#know how to synthesize it
#know how to leverage it
#know how to communicate it
#know how to collaborate with it
#know how to problem solve with it.
#that's the 21st century set of literacies!
May literacy in all its many shapes and forms be promoted as part of our life long learning journey, and try and borrow David's book from a library - it is so worth a read!


  1. Direct link :),%20David%20Lee,%201966-

    At least it's direct whilst you only have one of his books.

  2. Hmmm, blogspot is chopping that link. It's there in full in the page source though.