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The 1-2-3 Method for Building-Up Your Online Presence - Kiersten Bryant

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by Kiersten Bryant, former Head Editor, INALJ California previously published 7/2/13

"The 1-2-3 Method works like this: for every 1 post you make on Facebook, Instagram, etc., you should comment on 2 posts, and like (or favorite) 3 additional posts made by other users. Make sure the comments that you leave have some substance. They should be meaningful and engaging. The easiest way to do this is to ask a question in response to a post: encouraging further dialog and interaction."


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Link to the Recording of - Trends, Tools, and Tactics for Better Library Design - A Blended Librarian Webcast

Link to the Recording of - Trends, Tools, and Tactics for Better Library Design - A Blended Librarian Webcast | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Elliot Felix of brightspot Strategy, a library design expert, shares his perspectives on the latest trends, tools, and tactics. As the founder and director of brightspot, Elliot has played a major role in the design of the new Hunt Library at North Carolina State University. He also co-conceived and participated in the development of the Learning Space Toolkit. In this webinar, Elliot provided an overview of trends impacting the design and operation of library spaces as well as the services offered within them. He’ll also introduce some tools you can use along with advice on how you can put them into practice.


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Library architecture - spaces/places!

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Job Hunting Techniques for Public Librarians, by @libralante

Job Hunting Techniques for Public Librarians, by @libralante | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Here I will present an overview of my job hunting processes and wisdom in the hope that my experience can be adapted to the processes of other public library job-hunters for greater success."

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Great tips for any job hunting librarian!

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Finding Hidden Treasure: a Cache of Librarian Blogs

Finding Hidden Treasure: a Cache of Librarian Blogs | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
by Sarah Deringer, Head Editor, INALJ Mississippi Finding Hidden Treasure: a Cache of Librarian Blogs Every great once in awhile I find a collection of good blogs to follow, and this week I found four...
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Library receives special distinction for youth programs & Tools for Teachers - Daily Comet

Mary Cosper Leboeuf:

The Terrebonne Parish Library System is one of 16 finalists for the Institute for Museum and Library Service's National Medal, one of the nation's highest honors conferred on libraries for service to...

 

The programmes that made the award possible:

1. Future Leaders of America's Gulf, or FLAG, is an innovative program for teens that the Library System helped implement. The nonprofit organization is a leadership and environmental group for teenagers who advocate and educate for the future of Louisiana's coast and address issues facing the state.

2. “Tools for Teachers,” a series of workshops developed by the Library System's reference staff to help teachers meet their grade-level expectations for their classrooms. The workshops present to teachers what the Library System has to offer to help in the classroom.

3. LEGO robotics

4. Touch-a-Truck

5. Book sale

6. Adult classes

7. VITA - free tax preparation services

8. Library App

9. Digital Magazines made available to patrons

10. e-readers

11. 24 hour access

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This is what everybody should come to expect from their public library!

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Digital Curation & Sweet Scoopage | The Daring Librarian

Digital Curation & Sweet Scoopage | The Daring Librarian | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Educon Curation Slideshare here: http://www.slideshare.net/joycevalenza/curationeducon

 

Resources for curation also included.


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Guide to effective scoop.it use for librarians

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Key Traits of a Good Content Curation Strategy by Heidi Cohen

Key Traits of a Good Content Curation Strategy by Heidi Cohen | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Robin Good: What are the key traits of a good content curator? What are the main characteristics of a good content curation strategy?

Heidi Cohen does a good job of outlining 12 key characterizing traits of any good content curation effort. This is great advice for anyone  just starting out with curation and for anyone having reasonable doubts about the correct approach to take.



Good, sound-advice, for who is starting out with curation. 7/10


Full article: http://heidicohen.com/12-attributes-of-a-content-curation-strategy/


P.S.: My selection of traits for what makes a great curator are here:  http://www.masternewmedia.org/what-makes-a-great-curator-great/




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Has defined, measurable goals.Targets a specific audience. Contains red meat content, not filler. Follows “the less is more” theory. Incorporates original content. UAdds real value. Has a human touch. Provides branded context for your information. IInvolves a community. Offers information in small chunks. Sticks to a schedule. Credits its creator."
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Giuseppe Mauriello's comment, December 3, 2012 9:25 AM
interesting! :-)))
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The 10 golden rules of Twitter

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David Aaronovitch


No week seems to pass without some tweeter or other having their handle felt by officers of the law. (10 golden rules follow).

 

And not a bad bit of advice amongst them. DW

 

>> Good reminder! (KdT)

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How To Start Curating Content: Tips and Tools Advice from Amy Schmittauer

Robin Good: "Amy Schmittauer has some good basic tips if you are new to content curation and are curious to know which tools you could use to get your feet wet.

 

In this yet undiscovered three-minute video from this past summer, Amy introduces and explains the pros and cons of using Paper.li, Storify and Google Alerts."

 

Useful for beginners. Informative. 7/10

 

Original video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iSRd8mK5KI&feature=colike


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7 Time-Proven Strategies for Dealing With Information Overload, curated by Beth Kanter

7 Time-Proven Strategies for Dealing With Information Overload, curated by Beth Kanter | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Curated by Beth Kanter

http://www.bethkanter.org

 

"The advice is from 1962 study and has been updated for today's daily battle with digital overload.   The techniques are very much still valid.

 

 

1. Omission – The concept is simple: you can’t consume everything, so just ignore some. This is a bit dangerous since some of the omitted information might be the most critical. Imagine that the email you ignored was the one where your most important client alerts you to a new opportunity.

 

2. Error – Respond to information without giving due consideration. While a seemingly poor strategy, this is more common than you might think; I mean, who hasn’t reacted to an email, report, or telephone call without thinking through all the consequences because of time constraints or lack of attention?

 

 

3. Queuing – Putting information aside until there is time catch up later. An example is processing email early in the morning, before the business day begins, or reading important reports late at night.

 

 

4. Filtering – This is similar to omission except filtering employs a priority scheme for processing some information while ignoring others. Automated tools are particularly well suited to help filter information. Recommendation engines, search tools, email Inbox rule engines and Tivo are all good examples of tools that can help filter and prioritize information.

 

5. Employing multiple/parallel channels – Doling out information processing tasks; for example, assigning the tracking of Twitter feeds to one person and blog coverage to another person on your team.

 

6. Approximation – Processing information with limited precision. Skimming is an example of approximation. Like omission and error, you can process more information by approximating, but you run the risk of making critical mistakes

 

7. Escaping from the task – Making this someone else’s problem. While it sounds irresponsible, admitting you can’t ‘do it all’ and giving an assignment to someone else is sometimes the best strategy of all."

 

 

 

 

 


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You are welcome Robin. There's definitely some good interest in this topic!
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Practical Tips For Online Privacy | LISNews - from a librarian's perspective

Blake:

"Staying Safe Online" that will cover a million and one tips on how to keep you and your computer safe.

Privacy is a relative term. That is, the things that I consider important to my privacy, someone else might not care about. As librarians we usually key in on Confidentiality Threats. We want our patrons records safe. We also don't share that information with ANYONE else. In general, we are fierce about protecting our patrons’ privacy. This is something that has always set us apart from everyone else. Amazon won't do it. Google won't do it. Do I even need to say Facebook won't do it? People who come into the library or use our web sites don't worry about what's going to happen with their information (or at least they shouldn't need worry about it). They should know we are doing our best to guard their privacy. Keeping all our IT resources secure should be a large part of guarding that privacy."

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