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The Skills Gap That's Slowing Down Your Career

You may have experience, but obtaining the right credentials is key in a tight job market.
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Staples Announces In-Store 3-D Printing Service | Wired Design | Wired.com

Staples Announces In-Store 3-D Printing Service | Wired Design | Wired.com | Libraries, Leadership and Foresight. | Scoop.it

Pretty soon you'll be able to print your 3-D projects at the local Staples.

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Critical Job Skills In the Technology Age: Writing, Negotiation, Analysis

Critical Job Skills In the Technology Age: Writing, Negotiation, Analysis | Libraries, Leadership and Foresight. | Scoop.it
In the age of computer dominance and innovation, your team's critical job skills become communication, negotiation, analysis, persuasion, and problem solving.
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Well-run libraries are filled with people because...

Well-run libraries are filled with people because... | Libraries, Leadership and Foresight. | Scoop.it

“A library is a different kind of social reality (of the three dimensional kind), which by its very existence teaches a system of values beyond the fiscal.

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Maker Monday makes ALA Midwinter Meeting | American Libraries Magazine

Maker Monday makes ALA Midwinter Meeting | American Libraries Magazine | Libraries, Leadership and Foresight. | Scoop.it
American Libraries Magazine, the magazine of the American Library Association, delivers news and information about the library community.

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5 Tools to Introduce Programming to Kids

There are many tools out there that provide a great introduction to computer science for K-12 students, but here are a few of our favorites.
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CRD Launches Scholarly, Open Access Journal; Submissions Now Being Accepted

CRD Launches Scholarly, Open Access Journal; Submissions Now Being Accepted | Libraries, Leadership and Foresight. | Scoop.it
CRD recently launched Pennsylvania Libraries: Research & Practice (PaLRaP), a scholarly, open access journal. The journal, which was introduced at the PaLA annual conference in Gettysburg on Oc...
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Weeding Library Collections: A Selected Annotated Bibliography for Library Collection Evaluation | American Library Association

Annotated bibliography of resources informing on the process of discarding books from a library collection, focusing on collection development and collection evaluation.
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Tenure and Promotion Season at the Library » ACRL Value of ...

Some of our librarian readers may be sweating their own tenure cases, as some academic librarians have faculty status, and some librarians may be supporting other faculty members as they prepare documentation to prove ...
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Building a Digital Public Library of America - The Digital Shift

Building a Digital Public Library of America - The Digital Shift | Libraries, Leadership and Foresight. | Scoop.it
RT @kellybrannock: Nice shout out for @rudeamy RT @ShiftTheDigital: Building a Digital Public Library of America - The Digital Shift http://t.co/UjhKZJ2h...
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Gates foundation and ACE go big on MOOC-related grants | Inside Higher Ed

Gates foundation and ACE go big on MOOC-related grants | Inside Higher Ed | Libraries, Leadership and Foresight. | Scoop.it

The clearest path to college credit for massive open online courses may soon be through credit recommendations from the American Council of Education (ACE), which announced Tuesday that it will work with Coursera to determine whether as many as 8-10 MOOCs should be worth credit. The council is also working on a similar arrangement with EdX, a MOOC-provider created by elite universities.

 

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is funding that effort as part of $3 million in new, wide-reaching MOOC-related grants, including research projects to be led by ACE, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and Ithaka S+R, a research group that will team up with the University System of Maryland to test and study the use of massive open online courses across the system. (See related article on the latter effort here.)

 

Until now, MOOCs have been a source of fascination mostly because they make teaching by top-notch professors at prestigious universities free and available on the Internet to students anywhere, including in developing countries. Most MOOCs from high-profile providers such as Coursera, EdX, Udacity and Udemy feature upper-division material aimed at students looking to hone their skills or who are merely curious.

 


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New Library Analytics Resources – Stephen's Lighthouse

New Library Analytics Resources – Stephen's Lighthouse | Libraries, Leadership and Foresight. | Scoop.it
Data Sources for Collection Analysis > A Map of Common Metrics and Data Used in a Journal Collection Analysis in an Academic Library. Via http://ref-notes.blogspot.ca/2012/11/cil-counting-on-counter-current-state.html ...
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'nuff said?

'nuff said? | Libraries, Leadership and Foresight. | Scoop.it
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ALA launches E-book Media & Communications Toolkit | American Libraries Magazine

ALA launches E-book Media & Communications Toolkit | American Libraries Magazine | Libraries, Leadership and Foresight. | Scoop.it
American Libraries Magazine, the magazine of the American Library Association, delivers news and information about the library community.
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Fundraising: The Tech Tools You Need

Fundraising: The Tech Tools You Need | Libraries, Leadership and Foresight. | Scoop.it

"Social media and the Internet have completely changed the way people donate money and discover causes they're interested in. To help your organization find the tools it needs, we have compiled a list of the best software and web-based tools along with resources on how to meet the many challenges of modern fundraising."

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Creating Communities Through Makerspaces by Buffy Hamilton Atlanta ...

Unfortunately, I did not get to present due to a family medical crisis, but here are my slides for anyone interested in the topic.

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How Nonprofits Can Get The Most Out Of Foursquare

The Foundation Center is the world's leader in providing information on philanthropy, fundraising and grant programs. Their Foursquare page doesn't currently have any tips on it, but the nonprofit is using a list on their page to ...

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Are Libraries Still Relevant in the Age of Google?

Are Libraries Still Relevant in the Age of Google? | Libraries, Leadership and Foresight. | Scoop.it
Services that libraries provide to the community to remain relevant.

 

"Libraries as the Third Place- There is a belief that people need a separate social place other than work and home. The third place helps to build democracy, civic engagement, and a sense of belonging. The library can be that third place in the community to meet and be social with your friends and neighbors. Our mission statement at the Whitefish Bay Library is: To be a cornerstone of the community by supporting an informed citizenry, promoting a love of learning and providing easy access to ideas, information, and resources for patrons of all ages."

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10 Infographics for Learning

10 Infographics for Learning | Libraries, Leadership and Foresight. | Scoop.it
We all love infographics. Why? Well, they help us grasp information in a quick and fun way that appeals to our visual senses. In fact, there's an infographic here explaining that. Below you'll find...
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Retail's Winners Rely on the Service-Profit Chain

When companies treat employees well, employees will be good to customers.
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Five New Management Metrics You Need To Know - Forbes

Five New Management Metrics You Need To Know - Forbes | Libraries, Leadership and Foresight. | Scoop.it
After years of leading teams and watching some of the best startup CEOs in the world, I’ve learned that the most important metrics are often ones you never read about on the income statement or in the financial press.
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5 Ways Social Learning Communities Transform Culture and Leadership

5 Ways Social Learning Communities Transform Culture and Leadership | Libraries, Leadership and Foresight. | Scoop.it
A client of mine is closing in on his 61st birthday - He's a baby boomer. He's also embarking on an amazing journey, leaving a sort-of safe corporate job to jump back into the start-up pool. Risky? You bet.
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“Can I Use This?” How Museum and Library Image Policies Undermine Education

“Can I Use This?” How Museum and Library Image Policies Undermine Education | Libraries, Leadership and Foresight. | Scoop.it
By Dr. Beth Harris & Dr. Steven Zucker Is the discipline of art history (together with museums and libraries) squandering the digital revolution? We’re not the only ones with this concern. Just...
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