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Information Wants To Be Free - Meredith Farkas

Information Wants To Be Free - Meredith Farkas

A Chair, A Fireplace & A Tea Cozy The Unquiet Librarian "Self-plagiarism is style" [ update: slightly revised stats are available here! ] We’ve just started collecting in-depth data about how students are searching Summon (keywords entered, facets selected, etc) and I thought some of you might be interested in an early analysis from the last 7 days (just under 40,000 separate searches by 2,807 students)… notes: [1] – One student copied & pasted the following 356 word title & abstract into the search box! Peter J. [2] – Normally, you search Summon by entering your keywords then, after the results appear, you select facets to refine your search and each facet selection invokes a new search. [3] – Mostly, the publication date facet is being used to limit the search to the X most recent years. [4] – The vast majority of the content in our Summon instance is in English and, apart from one search that refined the results to just Italian, every use of the language facet was to refine the results to English only.

How LIANZA is working to 'Strengthen the Profession' Posted by: Megan Button | Posted on: 30 Jul 13 BackgroundIn 2011 LIANZA Council committed to a goal of Strengthening the Profession in its strategic plan. This goal evolved from a paper presented to Council in 2009 around Marketing the Profession. The paper was later revisited and Council decided that a new approach should be to build a stronger profession, rather than marketing the profession. ‘Strengthening the Profession’ became the strategic goal and in 2012 three working groups were established; #brandlibraries; Emerging Leaders and Future Skills Feedback from the membership indicates that you would like to hear more about what is going on behind the scenes so here is an update on these key LIANZA projects. #brandlibrariesWorking Group: Chair: Vye Perrone (Waikato University), Alison Wallbutton (Massey University), Amanda Jane McFadden (Tauranga Public), Sandy Green (Masterton Public) Work so far by the group has been to: Key areas include: Work is also underway to develop the following:

Library Voice Swiss Army Librarian Brian Herzog Social Networking Librarian The Occasional Informationist 5 Keys to Inspiring Leadership, No Matter Your Style Forget the stereotypical leadership image of a buttoned-up person in a gray suit hauling around a hefty briefcase. Today, standout leaders come in all shapes and sizes. She could be a blue jeans-clad marketing student, running a major ecommerce company out of her dorm room. "Our research indicates that what really matters is that leaders are able to create enthusiasm, empower their people, instill confidence and be inspiring to the people around them," says Peter Handal, chief executive of New York City-based Dale Carnegie Training, a leadership-training company. That's a tall order. 1. Great leaders are brave enough to face up to challenging situations and deal with them honestly. "The gossip at the coffee machine is usually 10 times worse than reality," Handal says. 2. Employees are more loyal and enthusiastic when they work in an environment run by people they trust. When employees, vendors or others make mistakes, don't reprimand or correct them in anger. 3. 4. 5. The 5 Keys Series Dewey's Not Dead Librarian by Day | Bobbi L. Newman