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Lots of free webinars: cloud computing, Advocacy for your library; Interview skills & more

Creating Advocacy for Your LibraryMarch 24“Why do school libraries need money for books when everything is online?”“Why do we need a campus library when students can do their research on the internet”“You just check books in and out all day – why do we need a library?”Register here Stretching Your Cloud Budget: 5 Ways Government Agencies Are Doing More With LessMarch 23Register & info here ...

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Social Media Policy & Best Practices

My social media policy:Use appropriate social media tools to professionally connect and cultivate a community of interesting individuals while sharing my experience, knowledge, and creativity. I will not friend/follow network everyone for the sake of numbers. Best practices1. Participate2. Be respectful and appropriate – remember your audience3. Share but don’t overshare – if your mom or boss shouldn’t see it, reconsider!4. Build a community and ...

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Branding and digital identity (webinar update & thoughts)

Interesting that the 3 big take-aways from my presentation on digital identity, networking & branding seem to be: If you don’t build your digital identity, someone else will. – I say this all of the time. Anyone who has heard me preach teach/talk on identity, know that I firmly believe it. It’s kind of a control your destiny kind of thing. Charlie Sheen seems to ...

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Notes from March 15, 2011 – Giving Undergraduate Research a Worldwide Voice: Institutional Repositories as Publishers

Just some notes from the March 15, 2011 – Giving Undergraduate Research a Worldwide Voice: Institutional Repositories as Publishers conference. Yes, I do take notes on my netbook via google docs. I will link to the slides if/when they are loaded on the web. Undergraduate research library as publisher scanning primary materials students write papers on primary materials; student papers are added to primary content ...

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Controlling twitter notifications to your phone

Go to Settings>Mobile Text message notifications:Twitter will send alerts to your phone, depending on your settings. You can limit it to particular times (I would not want to receive alerts in the middle of the night), or particular types of messages. You can limit to only those you allow to send to send alerts via twitter (perhaps, your family, dearest friends, or your boss, if ...

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Google’s Person Finder & other resources for Japanese Tsunami/Earthquake

I think the maps are especially useful but lots of good info available at the Google Crisis Response for the 2011 Japanese Earthquake/Tsunami. Google did a person finder for the Christchurch Earthquake, too, but this really encompasses much more information. Google has put together a list of resources for the 2011 Japanese Earthquake and tsunami, including a link to the person finder in English and ...

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Free webinars: Branding & identity, strategies for social media

Anyone can attend these! Have questions about branding, digital identity, influence, reputation management, drop me a line and I’ll answer them as part of my presentation. 😉 The Georgia Library Association is pleased to announce the March 2011 sessions of the newly retitled Carterette Series Webinars (formerly Wednesday Webinars). The series highlights trends, innovation, and best practices in Georgia Libraries. The webinars feature Georgia speakers, ...

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For Libraries: Host a “Making sense of the American Civil Wars”

The ALA Public Programs Office and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) invite you to apply to host Let’s Talk About It: Making Sense of the American Civil War, a reading and discussion program in America’s libraries. Online applications are available at www.ala.org/civilwarprograms and must be submitted by April 19. In June, 50 public, academic and community college libraries will be selected to host ...

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Question of the day: Tweet from your mobile phone (or change your number)

I know this info is available online, but it’s my question of the day, so here goes. 😉 Note> You can set it up twitter to use web or wifi if you have a smartphone; in that case, you may just want to use the appropriate Twitter app for your phone: Iphone; or Android (ton of choices). On your menu bar, choose> Settings On the ...

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