Wednesday, November 30, 2011

10 Things Mark Twain Didn’t Really Say - Mental Floss

10 Things Mark Twain Didn’t Really Say - Mental Floss


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How to Use Google Search More Effectively [INFOGRAPHIC]

Google search page on the 40th anniversary of ...Image via WikipediaHow to Use Google Search More Effectively [INFOGRAPHIC]


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Eli Neiburger at the LJ/SLJ eBook Summit: Libraries Are Screwed

The world of content is changing quickly; how do eBooks impact libraries? A tipping point is upon us, are libraries screwed? And if so, what can you do?
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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Millennial Momentum :: Home Page

Authors: Morley Winograd and
Michael D. Hais
Publication Date: September 2011
Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 978-0-8135-5150-0

Millennial Momentum describes how the Millennial Generation is changing  the way the United States lives and learns, votes and governs, works and plays.

About every eight decades, coincident with the most stressful and perilous events in U.S. history — the Revolutionary and Civil Wars and the Great Depression and World War II — a new, positive, accomplished, and group-oriented "civic generation" emerges to change the course of history and remake America. The Millennial Generation (born 1982-2003) is America's newest civic generation.

From the authors of Mlllennial Makeover —
one of the New York Times 10-Favorite Books of
2008 — comes an inspiring glimpse into our nation's future.  Read more...

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7 Phrases to Delete from Your LinkedIn Profile | CAREEREALISM

7 Phrases to Delete from Your LinkedIn Profile | CAREEREALISM


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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Ebook Summit — The Digital Shift

Ebook Summit — The Digital Shift


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Penguin Group USA to No Longer Allow Library Lending of New Ebook Titles — The Digital Shift

A Picture of a eBookImage via WikipediaPenguin Group USA to No Longer Allow Library Lending of New Ebook Titles — The Digital Shift

Michael Kelley



This story has been updated from an earlier version to include comment from OverDrive.)
The number of ebooks available for libraries to loan has just shrunk as Penguin Group USA has decided, for now, to no longer make digital editions of new titles available for library lending.
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Thursday, November 17, 2011

How to Find a Great Job: Entry-Level Workers and Career-Changers | At Your Library

How to Find a Great Job: Entry-Level Workers and Career-Changers | At Your Library


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Job Hunters: 10 Reasons Why Your Networking May Not Be Working - 15-Nov-11: METRO Career Resources article: contact Ellen Mehling

Job Hunters: 10 Reasons Why Your Networking May Not Be Working - 15-Nov-11: METRO Career Resources article:


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UPDATE: State of Seized Library | Occupy Wall Street Library

UPDATE: State of Seized Library | Occupy Wall Street Library
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Who Left A Tree, Then A Coffin In The Library? : Krulwich Wonders... : NPR

Who Left A Tree, Then A Coffin In The Library? : Krulwich Wonders... : NPR


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How does copyright make you feel? - Copyright Librarian

© is the copyright symbol in a copyright noticeImage via WikipediaHow does copyright make you <i>feel</i>? - Copyright Librarian by Nancy Sims, U Minnesota copyright librarian.



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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

SJSU SLIS | Master's Degree in Archives and Records Administration (MARA)

SJSU SLIS | Master's Degree in Archives and Records Administration (MARA)


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Monday, November 14, 2011

New York Library Association :: Conference and Trade Show

New York Library Association :: Conference and Trade Show

Join or renew your NYLA membership here


And here's a recap from our very own, Tom Nielsen, Member Services Manager of METRO (NY Metropolitan Library Council):

Last week I attended the New York Library Association conference in Saratoga Springs, NY
and wanted to share a couple of good career tips that I learned there.
At a panel on transferrable skills one of the panelists offered her method for preparing to respond
to a job ad or interview. She isolates each element of the job responsibilities and identifies the
skill(s) she possesses that satisfies each. This is a great way to get to know the position and be able to
communicate what you’ve done that addresses all aspects of the job.
Another session on networking by Thomas Denham (www.careersintransitionllc.com) included
a couple of interesting ways of looking at and clarifying your career goals.
Tom listed the four elements of the career development process which include:
Self-assessment – where you ask yourself “Who am I?”
Career Exploration – ask yourself “Where am I going?”
Action Plan – where you map out how you’ll get there
Career Management – your plan for career satisfaction
Most of us are at the career management stage and I bring this up because it reflects why METRO
created an individual membership program. We wanted to offer local librarians and information professionals
an affordable option for managing their career and keeping up with changes in the profession. For more
The other piece of advice Tom offered was to create a personal strategic plan in which you identify
three goals for three areas of your life: your personal life, your professional life and your recreational life
(also known as “play”). The goals can be for the new year or for any portion of next year.
Try it out and see if it helps you.
Tom Nielsen
Member Services Manager
Metropolitan New York Library Council
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Tom Nielsen, MLS
Member Services Manager
Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO)
57 East 11th Street - 4th Floor
New York, New York 10003-4605
212 228 2320 x116
tnielsenATmetro.org
Not a METRO Member? Contact me to find out more about
METRO's money-saving benefits for libraries, archives and
individuals.
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Native American Heritage Month 2011

Native American dancers at New Orleans Jazz FestImage via WikipediaNative American Heritage Month 2011
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New York Public Library: Email - EVENT November 15 - Quiches, kugels, and couscous

New York Public Library: Email - EVENT November 15 - Quiches, kugels, and couscous with Joan Nathan

 : food@nypl.org


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Why Aren’t Students Using E-Books? | MindShift

Why Aren’t Students Using E-Books? | MindShift
Audrey Watters




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Friday, November 11, 2011

Getting the Most from Social Media from the Least Investment of Time and Energy | Future Ready 365

Getting the Most from Social Media from the Least Investment of Time and Energy | Future Ready 365


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New York Historical Society reopens to the public : Can a Revolution Change the World?

New York Historical Society




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