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Creating a Generation of Readers | Milwaukee Community Journal

Creating a Generation of Readers | Milwaukee Community Journal | Jenny's Mashup of Anything Library | Scoop.it
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Aren’t we already the “digital literacy corps”? « NeverEndingSearch

Aren’t we already the “digital literacy corps”? « NeverEndingSearch | Jenny's Mashup of Anything Library | Scoop.it
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The Matter of the Master’s | American Libraries Magazine

The Matter of the Master’s | American Libraries Magazine | Jenny's Mashup of Anything Library | Scoop.it
American Libraries Magazine, the magazine of the American Library Association, delivers news and information about the library community.
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Dear FCC and ALA: Do You Really Not Get It?

Dear FCC and ALA:  Do You Really Not Get It? | Jenny's Mashup of Anything Library | Scoop.it
So I get up this morning to find this story in my inbox courtesy of Bobbi Newman, a fellow member of the ALA/OITP Digital Task Force.  My initial reaction to the content of the article isn&#8217...
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Seth's Blog: A hierarchy of business to business needs

If you're selling a product or service to a business--to a non-owner--consider this hierarchy, from primary needs on down: Avoiding risk Avoiding hassle Gaining praise Gaining power Having fun Making a profit In most large organizations, nothing...
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Little Libraries and Tactical Urbanism: Places: Design Observer

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Seth's Blog: Dancing on the edge of finished

Before, when your shift was done, you were finished. When the inbox was empty, when the forms were processed, you could stop. Now, of course, there's always one more tweet to make, post to write, words with friends move to...
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Seth's Blog: Ranking for signal to noise ratio

A whisper in a quiet room is all you need. There's so little noise, so few distractions, that the energy of the whisper is enough to make a dent. On the other hand, it's basically impossible to have a conversation...
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Friday Funny: Overdue Books

Friday Funny: Overdue Books | Jenny's Mashup of Anything Library | Scoop.it
Lolcats Thank you Mr. Stratton, whoever you are. Your cartoon is all over the net, but I can’t find  anything about you, unless this is your book (in that case RIP). Charles Schulz (1997 Int...
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Seth's Blog: You will be judged (or you will be ignored)

Those are pretty much the only two choices. Being judged is uncomfortable. Snap judgments, prejudices, misinformation...
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Personally significant learning

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Why our kids need a powerful disposition to be self-managing learners when they finish their schooling, why they are unlikely to have it, and what we can do about it.
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Don't Turn In Your Library Card! - Forbes

Don't Turn In Your Library Card! - Forbes | Jenny's Mashup of Anything Library | Scoop.it
By Andy Boynton, with William Bole. This time of year, many thousands of young people stride onto the commencement stage and take their diplomas—and, with the other hand, turn in their library cards. Okay, not literally.
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Thinking Waaay Outside the Box: Embedded Librarians and Emerging Roles

It all started when a member of an email list I’m on posted a link to a Forbes magazine blog item that billed the Master’s in Library Science as the “worst” Master’s degree to get in toda...
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Seth's Blog: Seven marketing sins

Impatient... great marketing takes time. Doing it wrong (and rushed) ten times costs much more and takes longer than doing it slowly, but right, over the same period of time. Selfish... we have a choice, and if we sense that...
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Proposed ‘Digital Literacy Corps’ will not Usurp School Librarians’ Role, Explains FCC — The Digital Shift

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Seth's Blog: The tyranny of low price

If you build your business around being the lowest-cost provider, that's all you've got. Everything you do has to be a race in that direction, because if you veer toward anything else (service, workforce, impact, design, etc.) then a competitor...
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Seth's Blog: "If I were you..."

But of course, you're not. And this is the most important component of strategic marketing: we're not our customer. Empathy isn't dictated to us by a focus group or a statistical analysis. Empathy is the powerful (and rare) ability to...
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Transmedia Lab | Blog | Between fiction and reality: the continuous back and forth for fan communities 3/3

Transmedia Lab | Blog | Between fiction and reality: the continuous back and forth for fan communities 3/3 | Jenny's Mashup of Anything Library | Scoop.it
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Keeping Our Focus on People, Relationships, and Hearts in the Library

Keeping Our Focus on People, Relationships, and Hearts in the Library | Jenny's Mashup of Anything Library | Scoop.it
While I’ve talked extensively last year about relationships and humans being the cornerstone of libraries through the lens of libraries as site of participatory culture, I just had two moment...
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If Information is Food, What Does It Mean to Say, “You Are What You Eat”?

If Information is Food, What Does It Mean to Say, “You Are What You Eat”? | Jenny's Mashup of Anything Library | Scoop.it
I recently watched a TED talk by J.P. Rangaswami entitled “Information is Food”. His premise (for those of you who aren’t going to watch the video right now) is that information is the input ...
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Seth's Blog: The quickest way to get things done and make change

Not the easiest, but the quickest: Don't demand authority. Eagerly take responsibility. Relentlessly give credit.
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