Reboot Your LIS Career? According to marketing whiz Mitch Joel, author of Ctrl Alt Delete (Business Plus, 2013), we’re all sort of hanging out in uncharted territory these days, or as Joel puts it “purgatory.” New media technology has forever changed both the way we do business and the way we communicate with each other. Even those companies (and individuals) willing to adapt aren’t quite sure which way to adapt to ensure their future viability – or employability. Joel’s goal is to provide a reboot roadmap for businesses (Section 1) and individuals (Section 2) that will help them successfully navigate future opportunities. His key message is that digital interaction and communication is rapidly becoming the medium (and skill set) through which all future opportunities will be realized.
“Likes” are lovely, but do they lead to more logins? Developing metrics for academic libraries’ Facebook pages A lot has changed in the five years since the Rutgers University Libraries set up our first Facebook page. When the university librarian approved our initiative in fall 2006, academic libraries’ outposts on Facebook appeared to be far from common. In the article “Do you Facebook? CV ACRL Institute for Information Literacy Immersion November 2011, Nashville, TN. Attended assessment track focused on learning outcomes, assessment types, and building a culture of assessment. ACRL Institute for Information Literacy Immersion July 2010, Burlington, VT. Attended program track focused on information literacy program development, assessment and staff development. Triangle Research Library Network Management Academy November 2008, Chapel Hill, NC.
Rijksmuseum Digitizes & Makes Free Online 210,000 Works of Art, Masterpieces Included! We all found it impressive when Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum put up 125,000 Dutch works of art online. “Users can explore the entire collection, which is handily sorted by artist, subject, style and even by events in Dutch history,” explained Kate Rix in our first post announcing it. ” “Not only can users create their own online galleries from selected works in the museum’s collection, they can download Rijksmuseum artwork for free to decorate new products.” But we posted that almost two and a half years ago, and you can hardly call the Rijksmuseum an institution that sits idly by while time passes, or indeed does anything at all by half measures: think of their creation of Rembrandt’s Facebook timeline, their commissioning of late Rembrandt canvases brought to life, or of their accommodation of terminally ill patients visiting one last time. And so they’ve kept hard at work adding to their digital archive, which, as of this writing, offers nearly 309,000 works of art. Related Content:
5 Technology Skills Every Blended Librarian Needs to Know Being a blended librarian means having a combination of traditional library skills, instructional design skills, and pedagogical knowledge of educational technology. It also means developing some strong technology skills to support that ‘blendedness.’ In thinking about all the technology skills that are useful for blended librarianship, I came up with 5 particular skills that I consider essential to the profession. There are many more technology skills that I could have listed, but I chose these specifically because I think they represent the breadth of skills needed for blended librarianship.
» email@example.com ACRL TechConnect Blog Editor’s Note: This post is part of ACRL TechConnect’s series by our regular and guest authors about The Setup of our work. After being tagged by Eric Phetteplace, I was pleased to discover that I had been invited to take part in the “This is How I Work” series. I love seeing how other people view work and office life, so I’m happy to see this trend make it to the library world. Name: Bryan J. 8 Simple Ways to Improve Your YouTube Channel You don't have to be a YouTube "personality" to create a fantastic, customized YouTube channel. Everyone can take advantage of the options available. YouTube's product manager for consumer channels, AJ Crane, says your personal channel is "the best place to showcase your content." We spoke to Crane to find out some great ways to improve, and make the most of, your channel's appearance, usability and engagement options.
St. John's University - MySJU News | Events | Webmail | Directory Enter your Username and Password @stjohns.edu Forgot password? Help FAQs Request Support how to destroy special collections with social media I just got back from a wonderful trip to Rare Book School to deliver a talk in their 2015 lecture series. It was the last week of their summer season in Charlottesville, the week when the Descriptive Bibliography course (aka “boot camp”) was in full swing, and the weather was in all its hot, glorious humidity. I wanted to keep things light as well as make some points I feel very strongly about: the importance of librarians and researchers using social media to help sustain special collections libraries. Below are the slides and my notes for my July 29th talk. Since RBS records and shares the audio of their talks (go browse through past RBS lectures and listen!) I have, with their permission, also embedded the audio of my talk here so that you can listen and read along if you’d like (there are some variations between the two, though nothing substantive—I’ll leave you to decide which is the authoritative version…).
How to Ace the Academic Library Database Presentation by Rebekah Kati, Head Editor, INALJ North Carolina How to Ace the Academic Library Database Presentation Typically, when candidates are invited to the second round of interviews for an academic library position, they are asked to give a presentation. For reference and instruction positions, this presentation is often a demonstration of a database to undergraduate students in an introductory class. Speaking in front of people is an intimidating experience, especially for new graduates who have not taught an instruction session before, but the tips below should help you put together a great presentation! Getting started Museums in Israel on Pinterest Log in Home Categories There’s more to see... Come take a look at what else is here!
Find Images - Art Resources - LibGuides at Cornell University Listed below are some of the most popular image databases offered through or in conjunction with Cornell University. Click here to see an extensive list of all the image databases available within and outside of the university library. ARTstor ARTstor is a searchable database of digital images and associated catalog data. The database provides high resolution images for instruction, study, and research in the arts and the humanities. It combines images from museums, exhibitions, artists' estates, scholarly collections, and other visual archives.
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