Author Archives: robinna

Discovery Tools Free E-forum

Discovery Tool Implementation and Selection May 15-16, 2012 Hosted by Nara Newcomer and Bill Walsh Please join us for an e-forum discussion. It’s free and open to everyone! Registration information is at the end of the message. Each day, sessions begin and end at: Pacific: 7am – 3pm Mountain: 8am – 4pm Central: 9am – 5 pm Eastern: 10am – 6pm Description The discovery interface ...

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Transforming libraries into “doing” spaces – free webinar

Made in a Library (sponsored by OCLC and Library Journal) May 15, 2012 • 1-3 pm (ET) What happens when you take a place that has traditionally been about learning and transform it into a place of doing and making? Find out, when we look at how librarians, teachers, students, faculty and communities are turning their focus to creation—whether providing digital tools for game makers, ...

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Ordinary vs. extraordinary bosses

Some really interesting thoughts in this article and I suggest you read the entire article but to summarize, extraordinary bosses: see the entire organization (no internal fighting)  of a community — not just workers ( e.g., cogs in the machine) and as “peers not children” delegate and do not micromanage (“They push decision making downward, allowing teams form their own rules and intervening only in ...

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So I have an exhibit

I’ve been working alot on these water themed paintings and wall hangings. They are mixed media, acrylic (very sheer, layered over paper, and net)…< This one is titled, postcards from the deep. Like many of my paintings, this is not exactly what I had in mind when I started this one. It was meant to be the cornerstone of the atlantis series – 3 of ...

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Read it later & offline too!

A handy and now free tool that you can use to read your favorite content (like content divergent) offline… Read it later has been renamed “pocket” and is now free.http://getpocket.com/very useful little app you can use to save any web page to read later…Once saved to Pocket, the list of content is visible on any device — phone, tablet or computer. It can be viewed while ...

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Survey on professional development, conference attendance – small or rural libraries

—————- Unable to attend another conference because you’re understaffed? Are you miles (and miles) away from another academic library? Do you count downloading apps to your smartphone as professional development? Academic Librarians in small and rural environments face unique challenges in gaining access to formal and informal continuing education, networking, and professional development opportunities.  If you are a credentialed academic librarian currently working in a ...

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Upcoming conferences, lectures & talks (& art)

On April 25, I will be doing a workshop for the Admin Professionals Conference – my topic is Social Media 4 Success. We will be looking at using social media effectively as a professional and digital literacy. Here is the workshop details:Social Media 4 Success Did you know that Social Media is being considered a digital age job skillrequirement?  Learn what social media is and why ...

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