The Transformation to Transparency

As information professionals in a web 2.0 landscape, it is important for us to understand the possibilities that this new networked society has for communication and participation. Transparency offers the chance for us to start a truthful dialogue with our users and bring them into the conversation. As Chris Anderson … Read more

Context Book Assignment- Reality is broken: Why games make us better and how they can change the world by Jane McGonigal

Socially Isolated Addicted young people Few real-life social ties These are just a few of the phrases used to describe the traditional “lonely gamer” in the article The “lonely gamer” revisited by Diane Schiano, Bonnie Nardi, Thomas Debeauvais, Nicolas Ducheneaut, and Nicholas Yee. This has been the stereotype of the … Read more

Introduction for INFO 287: The Hyperlinked Library

Hello fellow INFO 287 aspiring information professionals! My name is Ryan I live in sunny Ottawa, Canada. Before pursuing my Master’s in Library and Information Sciences (MLIS), I received my Bachelor of Arts in History and a minor in Communication Studies from Carleton University (Ottawa). After getting my university degree … Read more

Stereotyping Gamers in Popular Culture: A Review of Pure Pwnage

Socially Isolated… Addicted young people… Few real-life social ties These are just a few of the phrases used to describe the traditional “lonely gamer” (Schiano, 2014). This has been the stereotype of the traditional gamer for the past two decades. As Kaust (2012) states, “popular stereotypes rely on assumptions, are … Read more

Words to Live By

I too often see people play it safe. Since going to college after receiving my bachelor degree I made it my goal to be bold in what I do. As I move forward with my Master of Library and Information Science I am continuing to use the statement on the image … Read more

Information Seeking Behavior, User Experience, and Community Member Interview for Minecraft

The internet has changed the way users seek and consume information. Identifying how users are doing this is the key to providing better user experience for library patrons. I had the opportunity to interview a member of my information community and an avid gamer/ Minecraft enthusiast. When interviewing an information … Read more