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David Lee King

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Last Build Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2018 14:30:11 +0000


Why NOT Speak?

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 14:30:11 +0000

Awhile ago, I wrote a post titled Why Speak? (go check out the post if you haven’t seen it). In my post, I gave some reasons why you should think about public speaking, if you’ve never done it. Ned Potter (read his blog – awesome content!) commented, and asked “what about reasons NOT to speak?” […]

Convincing Staff to Learn a New Thing

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 14:30:26 +0000

Last year, I attended a presentation focused on convincing staff to use a new tool the library had purchased. The presentation offered up different ideas on how to do that. The presenter (and, I assume, the library) didn’t seem to want to make learning the new tool mandatory, and were concerned that they might have […]

How NOT to Handle a Service Interruption

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 14:30:47 +0000

A couple days ago AT&T had a regional internet outage. I found out about it when I got home from work – my family said “hey dad, the wifi is acting up.” So I did all the normal stuff – checked the router, rebooted it a couple of times, etc. That didn’t work, so I […]

Practice your Presentations!

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 14:30:32 +0000

After attending a recent conference, I realized something – not everyone practices their presentations beforehand! There are definitely some benefits to practicing giving your presentation, especially if you are a new speaker and are going out in front of people for the first time. Here are some things you might want to practice and/or finesse […]

Why Speak?

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 14:30:23 +0000

I do a lot of public speaking – at library conferences and for my library in our community. I like it and think it’s sorta fun. If you don’t like public speaking, or if you have just never really done it – why learn to speak in public? Here are some reasons for public speaking: […]

My presentations at Internet Librarian 2017

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 17:30:53 +0000

Here’s what I talked about at Internet Librarian 2017. You can find slides to many of the talks here.   Innovative Ways to Connect with your Community from David King Library Death Match – my Apps vs Websites Argument from David King The apps talk isn’t something I necessarily believe in – this was part […]

Internet Librarian 2017, Day 3

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 13:30:11 +0000

And what I heard on Day 3 of Internet Librarian 2017. There’s one pore post coming up – links to my presentations. Hope you have enjoyed this brief little glimmer into what happens at Internet Librarian! I moderated a track focused on innovation and learning. Lisa Carlucci Thomas (@lisacarlucci) was up first, talking about Creating […]

Internet Librarian 2017, Day 2

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 16:45:27 +0000

Here are some highlights from Day 2 at Internet Librarian 2017. Amy Affelt (@aainfopro on Twitter) spoke about Internet Search Tips & Tricks Her tips mainly revolved around making your activity on the web a bit more private. Some of her tips included: Using from the Electronic Frontier Foundation to see how well your […]

Internet Librarian 2017: Day 1

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 17:49:59 +0000

I love attending and talking at Internet Librarian – I always learn new stuff and meet new people (new to me, anyway!). Good times. Here are some highlights from a couple of talks from day 1. Keynote presentation – we heard from a digital artist named Eric Chan. He shared his story with us – what […]

NDP at Three

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 15:23:40 +0000

On Tuesday, I participated in the IMLS NDP (National Digital Platform) at Three meeting. It was a good day of learning more about NDP and IMLS, and all the amazing projects that IMLS funds. For starters: here’s the report ( they sent out ahead of time. It gives a great overview of NDP projects. The […]