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Reading Intentionally Online - ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Reading Intentionally Online - ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it

"And that can be a problem! The accumulation of feeds becomes one more thing to check, one more inbox to process. Nobody likes seeing their unread items count spiral out of control, and quickly skimming headlines to catch up doesn’t feel like engaged reading.

Brett Kelly has recently described why he quit RSS in an effort to read more intentionally:"

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8 Insane Schools, Playgrounds, And Libraries Of The Future

8 Insane Schools, Playgrounds, And Libraries Of The Future | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Gone are the days when schools and libraries were large, impersonal institutions of learning. Today, architects are pushing the boundaries of learning spaces, putting kids in environments that we may not recognize as a school.
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Ohio teen runner helps carry competitor to finish  | ajc.com

Ohio teen runner helps carry competitor to finish  | ajc.com | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
CINCINNATI — A western Ohio high school runner who helped a struggling competitor finish their race is being praised for her sportsmanship and trying to cope with the attention it has sparked.
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7 Ways To Disrupt Your Industry

7 Ways To Disrupt Your Industry | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Massive disruption is coming, and the only question is whether your firm is going to cause it or fall victim to it.
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News from The Associated Press: Stay or go? Some towns are eyeing retreat from sea

News from The Associated Press:  Stay or go? Some towns are eyeing retreat from sea | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it

"But after futile attempts to curb coastal erosion - a problem expected to grow worse with rising seas fueled by global warming - there is growing acknowledgment that the sea is relentless and any line drawn in the sand is likely to eventually wash over.."

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California Cuts Threaten the Status of Universities

California Cuts Threaten the Status of Universities | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
If a proposed tax increase is not approved, officials say they would be forced to consider eliminating entire schools or programs.
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Why Daydreaming Isn’t a Waste of Time

Why Daydreaming Isn’t a Waste of Time | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Parents and teachers expend a lot of energy getting kids to pay attention, concentrate, and focus on the task in front of them.
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Lunch with Lauren: Reference and the Research Process

Lunch with Lauren: Reference and the Research Process | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Whenever Lauren and I have lunch we end up with wonderful and grand schemes for rethinking the library. I always leave with 100 ideas and many things to do. Our first task was to blog about the dis...
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Every Platform Tells a Story: Transmedia has the power to make any topic more vivid and personal — The Digital Shift

Every Platform Tells a Story: Transmedia has the power to make any topic more vivid and personal — The Digital Shift | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
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Relocating for a Job? Here’s Your Moving Timeline | Brazen Life

Relocating for a Job? Here’s Your Moving Timeline | Brazen Life | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Next time you pack up your worldly possessions and embark on a new adventure, rely on this blueprint to get you through.
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How to Ace Water Cooler Chat with Coworkers of Any Age | Brazen Life

How to Ace Water Cooler Chat with Coworkers of Any Age | Brazen Life | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Part of being an employee means having to socialize with the people around you, even if you have virtually nothing in common.
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Conversations with Myself: Thoughts on Digital Rhetoric

So, given this kind of definition, I guess we might consider what makes digital writing unique in this regard. Like Troy, I decided that this kind of exploration of digital rhetoric should come in the form of a digital piece of writing, so I created this Digital Poster with some of my ideas (around fluidity of writing, connectiveness of ideas, and impact of multimedia). What was interesting is that I first created a short video for the poster, and then realized that I had some counter-points to make. So, like some version of Andy Rooney, I created a second video that took issue with the first video — as a sort of conversation with myself. Finally, I added a third video pulling together those strands and acknowledging that all of these ideas are still in flux.

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Twitter use | Pew Internet & American Life Project

Twitter use | Pew Internet & American Life Project | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Twitter use | Pew Internet & American Life Project...
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Meetings Are Actually A Skill You Can Master, And Steve Jobs Taught Me How

Meetings Are Actually A Skill You Can Master, And Steve Jobs Taught Me How | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
This is our second excerpt from Insanely Simple: The Obsession That Drives Apple’s Success by Ken Segall, a close collaborator with Jobs for over a decade. To read the first, on how the iMac was almost called the MacMan, go here.
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Learn for Life

Learn for Life | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
How well we learn is directly linked to where we learn. Because the digital age has changed the way we gather knowledge dramatically, places where we learn now look and feel very differently than they did just a decade earlier.
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Will More Prominent Colleges Abandon the SAT?

Will More Prominent Colleges Abandon the SAT? | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Flickr:Albertogp By Chris Thompson For college-bound students, scoring high on the SAT has always been imperative to getting admitted into universities...
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Library search tools. Could we make them harder to use?

Library search tools. Could we make them harder to use? | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
I don’t normally post rants, especially rants about libraries that could easily offend colleagues or future employers, but I’m about to make one big exception. You have been warned! My ...

 

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Building a Bridge to Literacy: Critical Race Theory and School Libraries

In the latest edition of Knowledge Quest, Dr. Kafi Kumasi uses Critical Race Theory (CRT) to interrogate school library practices and school librarians’ belief systems as they relate to serving and supporting urban youth of color. The article offers several areas for examining this issue through the lens of CRT including: 1) disrupting cultural deficit views about youth of color; 2) honoring students’ voices and life experiences; 3) recognizing structural inequalities; and 4) understanding whiteness. This work has implications for helping school librarians develop the cultural competencies and dispositions necessary for creating library programs that support and affirm urban youth of color.

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Oprah Winfrey launches 'Oprah's Book Club 2.0'  | accessAtlanta

Oprah Winfrey launches 'Oprah's Book Club 2.0'  | accessAtlanta | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
NEW YORK — Oprah Winfrey is back in the book club business, updated for the digital age.
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Are we ready for Library 2525?: Lunch with Lauren

Are we ready for Library 2525?: Lunch with Lauren | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
This is the final post from my lunchtime conversation with Lauren. She writes about the library of the future much more effectively than I can. Might have something to do with our core competencies...
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Run, Grow, Transform | lauren's library blog

Run, Grow, Transform | lauren's library blog | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it

"The idea I’m playing with now is that perhaps the risk taking/change/innovation type folks can do their work only if there is a really strong focus on service. In this sense, the “Run,” “Grow” folks might be the most service focused, while the transform people might be the minority, in the end of the bell curve. That being said, the two aren’t mutually exclusive. I am in the small end of the bell curve, but I care about good service and doing quality work. Likewise, the folks who get out of bed in the morning due to their focus on service can still innovate and do creative work. Where a person is in the curve is more about the driving force for why they do the work they do."

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Studies shed more light on student research skills | Inside Higher Ed

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Yale Graduate Writes Beautiful Essay On Life, Then Dies in Tragic Accident | Brazen Life

Yale Graduate Writes Beautiful Essay On Life, Then Dies in Tragic Accident | Brazen Life | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Marina Keegan's death reminds us all just how fragile life can be.
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CARL Conference: Understanding the Learner Experience

Understanding the Learner Experience: Threshold Concepts and Curriculum Mapping, Char Booth and Brian Mathews In order to improve library instruction, we nee...
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Catalyst Café: Kickstarter Links Galore

I am collecting links and information here in preparation for the handout for this Friday's Café on Kickstarter. In other words, this is a work in progress!

Kickstarter defined: Kickstarter is a funding and patronage platform for independent creative projects — everything from traditional forms of art (like theater and music) to contemporary forms (like design and games).
Who is Kickstarter?
Project Guidelines
Kickstarter School
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