management

Outdated work practices and transportation nightmares: thoughts on snowjam leon

I’ve been thinking about the Jan. snowstorm for a while. The problems are numerous: a lack of transportation options, a commuter city, poor planning, unpredictable weather (hee!)… well, the options for where to point fingers are numerous! As an IT worker who knows lots of other IT and technology workers, I am always surprised by how many of us have 8-5, M-F, jobs in an ...

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Fixed thinking vs. fluid – creativity, problemsolving, and technology

I found this article fascinating as I am definitely not of a fixed mindset. 🙂 I have been berated more than once by fixed mindset people and colleagues who question why “I’m not happy” (I am usually but they see my inability to be static as unhappiness or being unsatisfied – I’m neither but I am quest oriented). I think this ties in directly with ...

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Interview scenario questions

Here are a few sample interview questions (these are not the exact questions I use, by the way)  You are responsible for hiring a new employee. A friend has asked you to hire them. How would you handle this situation?  Please explain your supervisory and management experience including review of work, training and hiring. What is your management and training style? Have you ever fired ...

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Emergency planning survey

————————- Dear Colleague, As part of an on-going research project funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, we are seeking responses to a brief survey on the roles librarians could play in emergency planning and response activities. This information will be used to help develop appropriate learning experiences for current and future practitioners. The survey asks you to rank the appropriateness of a ...

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Collaborating in the Cloud (or maybe stuck in the quicksand…) [video]

Collaborating In The Cloud view presentation (tags: collaboration library2.0) Nice overview of distributed information, collaboration (Wired recently also has a great graphic about the hivemind vs. the individual brain, too) and web2.0 — lots of the usual candidates (google products, del.icio.us, etc. etc.) but nicely organized. One thing I am wondering though: What are the emerging technologies in libraries — not the same ol’ same ...

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