This just posted TED Talk from Clay Shirky, “How cognitive surplus will change the world”, is one that is informing my thinking and practice, especially as I prepare to dig in the next few weeks in July into serious planning mode before returning to work (officially, anyway) on July 27.   I am also currently reading the book, Cognitive Surplus:  Creativity and Generosity in a Digital Age, on my Kindle app for iPhone and will be blogging my reactions to the book at some point in July as well and what I think it might mean for my library program in 2010-11 and my practice as a librarian.

I encourage you to carve out about fifteen minutes to listen to Shirky’s talk: