Author Archives: robinna

Seeking panel members on future of cataloging, metadata, etc (Georgia libraries)

The Technical Services Interest Group is seeking catalogers from public, academic, and special libraries to participate in the Cataloging Roundtable at COMO 2012 (October 3-5, 2012 in Macon). The purpose of the Cataloging Roundtable is to discuss the best and latest developments in cataloging and bibliographic control, as well as, bring together all those interested in cataloging and classification. If you are interested in participating ...

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Sabotage in the workplace + how to demotivate your staff in 4 easy steps

A friend and I had an interesting conversation some time ago where we talked about good supervisors that we had (& conversely) bad supervisors. I noted some of our thoughts for a later (now) blog post as I’ve come across an article that fits really nicely into this theme. The obvious bad managers were micromanagers or those that were abusive (throwing things, yelling, rampant favoritism/selective ...

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Various teachings + speaking engagements

This evening I’m doing hands-on database and cataloging training (focus on metadata/cataloging and quality control) for the Owens Library; Tuesday and Weds, I am teaching for Lyrasis on FRBR (get FRBRized!) and then another session on Introducing RDA: 1, Structure, Principles and Core Elements (Live Online) which makes for lots of time juggling and very early mornings so that I can be free to teach ...

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Digital literacy: Are social media skills required for success?

Interesting article about the impact of social media on employee skill expectations and the rise of social media training programs.  “Pamela Tate, president and chief executive of the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, based in Chicago, said digital literacy, including understanding social networking, is now a required skill. They are essential skills that are needed to operate in the world and in the workplace,” ...

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Call for chapters — School Librarianship

CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS Proposal Submission Deadline: March 30th, 2012 Collaborative Instructional Design in Library and Teacher Partnerships A book edited by Dr. Kathryn Kennedy and Dr. Lucy Santos Green Georgia Southern University College of Education To be published by IGI Global: http://bit.ly/xPKxcv Introduction School library media specialists are more readily becoming integral parts of P-12 schools. Once designated storytellers and information resource providers, today’s ...

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Google’s new privacy policy – one interesting viewpoint

The Center for Digital Democracy sent a complaint to the Federal Trade Commission Wednesday asking it to find Google in violation of a 2011 consent order, conduct an investigation and request the search giant postpone the rollout of its new privacy policies. In the 16-page complaint, the CDD says Google failed to accurately and honestly inform users of the real reason for changes its privacy ...

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