24 May 2019

Minefaire 2019 Recap

A few months ago I had the opportunity to lead a workshop at Minefaire, a Minecraft community event currently on tour across the US, which features a veritable smorgasbord of activities, speakers, and presentations for young and old (parents of) Minecraft fans alike. In my workshop titled Building Better Bases students had the opportunity to […]

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10 May 2019

Minecraft Update @ Admin Council

Below is a “numbers” update to be shared at the PLP annual meeting. In addition, I want to share four major changes to the Minecraft landscape in the last 3 months that have a huge impact on the future of this project: Education Edition gained backwards compatibility with Windows 7 and 8. Previously only Windows […]

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26 Mar 2019

Preparing for Your Minecraft Workshop

In a nod to Minecraft’s open-ended gameplay style, training material for the youth workshop is split into several crafting recipes or learning tracks that build on the previous experience. As you read through this material, keep in mind the youth workshop and course material was intentionally designed to be fully customizable and Minecraft-edition-agnostic. I made […]

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15 Mar 2019

Library Director – Monterey Peninsula College

Monterey Peninsula College is seeking a dynamic and committed professional to serve as Director of Library Services and provide strategic vision and leadership for the College Library. The MPC Library provides students, staff, faculty, and community users with access to a wide range of resources, programs, and services that support teaching and learning at MPC. […]

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20 Feb 2019

The Curious Question of Chromebook Chronology

A fellow PLP librarian recently asked me a very interesting question via email and I want to take a moment to answer in more detail for the wider community. They were wondering if Minecraft (any version) and the super-affordable Chromebook ecosystem worked well together. Are they compatible, or would you need a more traditional desktop […]

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08 Feb 2019

Outreach & User Services Librarian, San Jose State University

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library seeks an innovative and creative librarian to provide leadership in the area of outreach and user engagement. Working collaboratively with library and campus groups, the Outreach and User Engagement Librarian will be responsible for the development and implementation of programming, activities, and projects designed to improve the overall […]

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31 Jan 2019

Librarian – Children and Teen Services (Part -Time), Sunnyvale Public Library

The City of Sunnyvale is seeking to fill the position of part-time Librarian in Children and Teen Services with an energetic and highly motivated individual who possesses excellent customer service, technical and interpersonal skills. The ideal candidate will have experience working closely with the public in a fast-paced full-service library environment. Key responsibilities include presenting […]

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31 Jan 2019

Librarian – Adult Services (Part-Time), Sunnyvale Public Library

The City of Sunnyvale is seeking to fill the position of part-time Librarian in Adult Services with an energetic and highly motivated individual who possesses excellent customer service, technical and interpersonal skills. The ideal candidate will have experience working closely with the public in a fast-paced full-service library environment. Key responsibilities include creating new and […]

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31 Jan 2019

Librarian – Adult Services (Full-Time), Sunnyvale Public Library

The City of Sunnyvale is seeking to fill the position of full-time Librarian in Adult Services with an energetic and highly motivated individual who possesses excellent customer service, technical and interpersonal skills. The ideal candidate will have experience working closely with the public in a fast-paced full-service library environment. Key responsibilities include creating new and […]

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