Jose Guillermo (Memo) Cordova Silva is associate professor/librarian at Boise State University's Albertsons Library. My research interests include the intersection of web applications and technology in education, libraries, and everyday life.
Using Google Apps to Teach an Online Course, The Idaho Librarian (2012)
Boise State uses Blackboard as its main content management system. Moodle is another. But we...
The Quick Response (QR) Code: Graphic Potential for Libraries, The Idaho Librarian (2011)
The convergences of Web-ready mobile tools and applications have changed how we interact with our...
SPLAT: Innovative Collaboration in Idaho's Libraries (with Amy Vecchione), Journal of Library Innovation (2011)
Libraries face shrinking budgets, increased use, and user demand for trendy resources. This makes it...
Reviewing the Library Learning Commons: History, Models, and Perspectives, College & Undergraduate Libraries (2010)
Traditional libraries have invested much of their energy in maintaining distinct boundaries between various library...
Contributions to Books
Collaborate To Succeed: Implementing New Reference Services with SPLAT (with Amy Vecchione), Leading the Reference Renaissance: Today’s Ideas for Tomorrow’s Cutting Edge Services (2012)
Digital Advocacy: Using Interactive Technologies to Reassert Library Value, Advocacy, Outreach, Postsecondary Education and America's Libraries: A Call for Action (2010)
Notetaking on the iPad: Evernote, Teaching and Learning in a Mobile Environment Summer Institute, Boise State University (2012)
Presentation to Boise State faculty on the uses and functionality of the Evernote environment.
Digital Advocacy: Tools for (Re)Asserting Library Value (with Kim Leeder), Association of College and Research Libraries (2011)
SPLAT: Spreading Innovation & Ideas (with Amy E. Vechhione), Internet Librarian (2010)
Libraries are never short on innovation, especially when budgets are lean. How can staff stay...