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Before You Send That Angry E-mail

Before You Send That Angry E-mail | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
I have fired off my share of angry letters and e-mail. Honestly, I cannot think of a single time when these communiques had a positive effect. Here are six steps you can take when you are tempted.
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Show Them You Really Want the Job - Manage Your Career - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Show Them You Really Want the Job - Manage Your Career - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it

At the campus interview, the young man was indeed as brilliant in person as he was on paper. But during the final meeting to decide which candidate to recommend for the hire, doubts arose. They were best summarized by a phrase that in the current academic-employment market can kill a candidacy: "I don't get the feeling he really wants the job."

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Asian Americans | Pew Social & Demographic Trends

Asian Americans | Pew Social & Demographic Trends | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Asian Americans are the highest-income, best-educated and fastest-growing racial group in the U.S, with Asians now making up the largest share of recent...
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Helene Blowers | LibraryBytes: Supply & Demand in the "Just Because"

Helene Blowers | LibraryBytes: Supply & Demand in the "Just Because" | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it

“The 20th century was all about sorting out supply. The 21st century will be all about sorting out demand” – Gavin Potter

This quote on my whiteboard in my office has been haunting me in a way for over year. Not in a scary or bad way “haunting”, but rather in the sense that it’s continuously occupied my thinking about service delivery -- especially in a world that has become dominated by a supply and demand chain that has become predominately driven by the “just because”

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Keep Moving Forward: Five Tips To Turn Defeat Into Victory | Idea Sandbox Brainstorming

Keep Moving Forward: Five Tips To Turn Defeat Into Victory | Idea Sandbox Brainstorming | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
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2012 top ten trends in academic libraries

The ACRL Research Planning and Review Committee is responsible for creating and updating a continuous and dynamic environmental scan for the association that encompasses trends in academic librarianship, higher education, and the broader environment, e.g., economic, demographic, political; providing an annual environmental scan “snapshot.” The committee also is responsible for identifying the ACRL “top ten trends” for release every two years.

In order to identify the trends, the committee members review the literature, attend conferences, and contact experts who are familiar with current trends in higher education. One of the largest groups of experts is the ACRL membership; therefore, the committee organized a discussion forum at the 2012 ALA Midwinter Meeting to provide an opportunity for ACRL members to meet and discuss the trends and issues affecting academic libraries and higher education.

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Fifth-graders publish book, tackle reading problems, give back – all at the same time | Our Schools

Fifth-graders publish book, tackle reading problems, give back – all at the same time | Our Schools | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
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Atlanta weather | Dry week begins with smog alert  | ajc.com

Temperatures will be climbing this week, and should reach the low 90s by Wednesday’s official beginning of summer.
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Board notes from a great #foocamp session on "Big data doesn't matter if you can't change people's minds" session.

Board notes from a great #foocamp session on "Big data doesn't matter if you can't change people's minds" session. | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it

Board notes from a great #foocamp session on "Big data doesn't matter if you can't change people's minds" session.

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Expect More

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Demanding Better Libraries For Today's Complex World...
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Poor schools still get the short end  | ajc.com

Poor schools still get the short end  | ajc.com | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
MORGAN — Legislators this year thought they had fixed a $436 million grant program intended to raise up the state’s poorest school districts, but you can’t convince folks in rural Calhoun County that they succeeded.
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Community Reference: Making Libraries Indispensable in a New Way | American Libraries Magazine

Community Reference: Making Libraries Indispensable in a New Way | American Libraries Magazine | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it

Embedding librarians in local organizations is the cornerstone of community reference. Assignments for embedded librarians vary from branch to branch so as to strategically target organizations that will provide the greatest partnership opportunities. DCL staff are embedded throughout the county in local schools, city councils, metro districts, economic development councils, and even a local women’s crisis center.

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66 Square Feet: Chris Arnade, Mimi the Cat and Telling Stories

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Submit | Library as Incubator Project

Are you an artist of any type who has used libraries in the research, development, and/or promotion of your creative work? We would love to feature you and your library-incubated project(s) on libraryasincubatorproject.org.

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SFGate.com : UC Berkeley's libraries next chapter may be cuts

SFGate.com : UC Berkeley's libraries next chapter may be cuts | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it

"There are no first-rate universities in the world without a first-rate library," 110 faculty members declared in a petition asking the university for an extra year to find other ways of keeping Cal libraries not just afloat, but great.

"We are in a crisis, and we have to kind of breathe a bit more deeply," said engineering Professor Panos Papadopoulos, who signed the petition. "We need to think more strategically."

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Another Fucking White Chick Talks About Her Weight OR I’m Reading This So Hard Right Now: Fat!So?

Another Fucking White Chick Talks About Her Weight OR I’m Reading This So Hard Right Now: Fat!So? | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
This is not like my typical I’m Reading This So Hard Right Now posts, because this book hit my brain like a ton of bricks. I have a lot to say as a formerly skinny person. I’m not sure ...
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Google Apps for Education Integration

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THE ICARUS DECEPTION: WHY MAKE ART? New from Seth Godin

We are all artists now. Here's why it's important, and here's why it's hard.
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The Differences Between Edmodo, Google Docs and Moodle | NWP Digital Is

The Differences Between Edmodo, Google Docs and Moodle | NWP Digital Is | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
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Scholars are quickly moving toward a universe of web-native communication | Impact of Social Sciences

Scholars are quickly moving toward a universe of web-native communication | Impact of Social Sciences | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it

Traditionally, scholarly impact and visibility have been measured by counting publications and citations in the scholarly literature. However, increasingly scholars are also visible on the Web, establishing presences in a growing variety of social ecosystems. Examining this broader set of altmetrics could establish a more comprehensive image of influence, uncovering authors’ weight in the informal, invisible college: their “scientific ‘street cred’” [pdf] (Cronin, 2001).

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Georgia Perimeter to lay off 282 people  | ajc.com

Georgia Perimeter College will lay off 282 people Monday as part of an extensive plan to close what could be a $25 million deficit next year.
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Meet the Bookless Mobile

Meet the Bookless Mobile | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it

After a month of taking the car apart, rewiring it, and putting it back together, LiLi (short for Library Live) was tricked out with an embedded, articulated 37 inch LCD TV; an Xbox, computer monitor, gadget bar, two 3G Internet-connected laptops; and, yes, external speakers. “They’re not held on with suction cups,” Miller laughed. She even has a few books on board, donated by First Book Canada, but they’re not for loaning, they’re for giving away.
LiLi and Miller started Library Live and On Tour! On April 25, and already they’re booked solid. Their dual mission combines traditional PR venues (parades, festivals, etc.), where Miller preaches the message that today’s library is anything but stodgy, with what she calls “the quieter heart”: delivering library services to marginalized populations at food banks, soup kitchens, transition houses, etc. She registers people for library cards, forgives fines ($1000 so far), teaches senior citizens how to use technology, and so on. The key, she says, is to have a conversation rather than delivering a dissertation, and to meet people where they are – literally as well as figuratively. “I’ve issued kids’ first library cards while their mothers are in line at the food bank,” she says.

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Foo Camp Day Three: Bret Victor, and after | Gardner Writes

Foo Camp Day Three: Bret Victor, and after | Gardner Writes | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it

But as you can tell from this series of blog posts, my first blogging in (I regret to say) over three months, the experience made a huge impression on me. Looking back a week later, I can see that these posts came out of a strong sense that if I hadn’t found a way, I had to make one. Just like the tagline says. So these posts are my portal, and for what they’re worth, my contribution.

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Seth's Blog: Snark and fear

The single most appropriate question to someone who attacks, dismisses or trolls: "What are you afraid of?" It's incredibly easy to tear someone down, easier still to criticize an idea.
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What are you reading - a set on Flickr

Asking people who are reading in public places what book they have...
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