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Social Media and Language Democratization in Egypt

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The following is a Guest Post from my good friend and a great scholar, Janine Jones, a doctoral student in modern Middle East intellectual history at The University of Texas … Continue readi...
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Steve Hargadon: My Interview with John Seely Brown at 2012 Maker Faire

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Annual Conference 2013: Change Roadmap | ALA Connect

Annual Conference 2013: Change Roadmap | ALA Connect | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it

The attached document is the result of a collaborative process involving staff from across the Association -- including the executive directors of ALA Divisions, staff liaisons to the Round Tables and various ALA committees, as well as ALA Conference Services; and, with the guidance of the ALA Conference Committee. Feedback posted to this page will be read by members of the ALA Conference Committee and others. You are invited to join the discussion.

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The Final Grade on To Pass or Not To Pass

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Two weeks ago, I composed a post that questioned whether I should pass or fail E  a student in my English II class who could meet many of the benchmarks of English II but who had failed to complet...
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Elder fraud: One couple's losses and hard lessons  | ajc.com

Elder fraud: One couple's losses and hard lessons  | ajc.com | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
RALEIGH, N.C. — With their elderly parents seated across the octagonal oak table, Donna and Jim Parker were back in the kitchen they knew so well — the hutch along one wall crammed with plates, bells and salt-and-pepper shakers picked up during...
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More Shame for the College Board

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Readers may recall that I posted a blog criticizing the College Board for its shameful campaign attacking American education. The ad says that the education system is “crumbling” and ca...
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For some returning veterans, a difficult adjustment at home  | ajc.com

For two years, since Chris Joiner had returned from Iraq, his wife Kerry had been hustling him away from conflict.
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getting things done: ipad for academics - MacRumors Forums

getting things done: ipad for academics iPad...

 

via Amanda Clay Powers

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Working anytime, anywhere creates overtime problems  | ajc.com

Those smartphones and BlackBerrys that enable work anytime, anywhere are increasingly blurring the lines between work life and personal life – and introducing the sticky issue of when overtime is owed to workers.
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Running a successful academic blog can make you feel like a rock star: authenticity and narrative are essential for forging your own digital identity | Impact of Social Sciences

The blog, The Thesis Whisperer, invites people to talk about the experience of doing a PhD and share their knowledge with others. I am not interested in PhD topics, but in the people who are doing them and how they manage the process of getting a degree from start to finish and beyond.

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Available now: a guide to using Twitter in university research, teaching, and impact activities | Impact of Social Sciences

Available now: a guide to using Twitter in university research, teaching, and impact activities | Impact of Social Sciences | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it

How can Twitter, which limits users to 140 characters per tweet, have any relevance to universities and academia, where journal articles are 3,000 to 8,000 words long, and where books contain 80,000 words? Can anything of academic value ever be said in just 140 characters?

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The Finch Report on open access: it’s complicated | Impact of Social Sciences

The Finch Report on open access: it’s complicated | Impact of Social Sciences | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it

"A committee set up by government was never going to foment a revolution. And so it has proved to be. The recommendations of the Finch Report released today mark a cautious, measured step in the right direction, but it is nevertheless a significant one.

The Finch committee was set up by science minister David Willetts at the end of 2011 and charged with examining “how to expand access to the peer-reviewed publications that arise from research undertaken both in the UK and in the rest of the world; and to propose a programme of action to that end.”

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Debby helps build Southeast heat wave

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Tropical system Debby will be drifting slowly from the Gulf of Mexico across northern Florida to off the Georgia coast by this weekend.

Last year the highest official temperature in Atlanta was 99 on August 26th. The last time Atlanta officially saw triple digit temperatures was August of 2007 when there were 9 days with highs of 100 or above.

My forecast highs Friday through Monday in Metro Atlanta are in the 96-101 range so it could be the hottest in 5 years. Some models and web page/phone apps show readings of 104-116. However, these are single computer algorithms with no meteorologist involved. My forecast is not so extreme, but bad enough.

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{insert clever title} - ALA Pubilshing Panel, Annual Conference 2012

My piece in a five-person panel on publishing.

 

from @charbooth

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Older adults and internet use | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project

Older adults and internet use | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
For the first time, half of American adults ages 65 and older are online.
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The Road to Self-Publishing » Virtual Dave...Real Blog

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Abstract: Pragmatic advice for publishing in academia

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Gifted education: How are children selected and is it uniform across Georgia school districts? | Get Schooled

Let's start off this week with a subject that has a lot of interest: Gifted education.
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Learning Styles: ALA 2012 ACRL Instruction Section Program Presenta...

Program Description: What do we really know about learning styles?
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Beyond the Book Mobile | How Libraries are Reinventing Themselves for the Future | NewsFeed | TIME.com

Beyond the Book Mobile | How Libraries are Reinventing Themselves for the Future | NewsFeed | TIME.com | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Many branches of these public institutions are dying from lack of funding—and reinventing themselves in surprising new ways...
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Making a New Promise With Our Communities » Virtual Dave...Real Blog

Making a New Promise With Our Communities » Virtual Dave...Real Blog | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it

Abstract: Advocacy for libraries and children’s services must move from a focus on community deficiencies to community aspirations.

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Tribal norms

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Shouldn’t we be hiring librarians who think and behave differently? Who see the world differently? Won’t that necessarily make for better libraries? I sometimes feel that librarianship is a closed society and that only those with a “very particular set of skills,” as Liam Neeson so cryptically stated in Taken, are accepted fully into its ranks. And I’m not talking about professional skills. I’m talking about tribal norms. If you’re not part of the tribe, how welcome or valued are you in this profession?

Are we afraid of something? If so, what?

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I CAN DO IT ALL BY MYSELF: : Exploring new roles for libraries and mediating technologies in addressing the DIY mindset of library patrons

Presentation given at the American Library Association Annual Conference, Anaheim, CA. June 23, 2012.

 

 

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Altmetrics, a guide to Twitter for academics, and increasing your academic footprint: our round-up of social media blogs in 2011 | Impact of Social Sciences

Altmetrics, a guide to Twitter for academics, and increasing your academic footprint: our round-up of social media blogs in 2011 | Impact of Social Sciences | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it

In 2011, we saw a growth in the use of social media as a tool for research and dissemination by academics and reseachers. Our most popular guest posts of 2011 investigate the possibilities that social media presents, yet academics’ use of such services such as 140 character microblog service Twitter, continue to spur a sharply divided debate.

Here are a small selection of our most read social media blog posts from the last year.

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Failure is the new success | Plan B Nation

Failure is the new success | Plan B Nation | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it

Fail­ure has become some­thing to brag about and these days; everyone’s out there brag­ging about what a huge fail­ure they were.That lit­tle word — were — is cru­cial, because it’s past tense. It means recov­ery from fail­ure, tri­umph over fail­ure. Fail­ure is the ball and chain of suc­cess and there isn’t any­thing more brag-worthy than shed­ding the ball and chain and liv­ing to tell the tale. Or, liv­ing to boast about the tale.

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