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

The 1-2-3 Method for Building-Up Your Online Presence - Kiersten Bryant | The Information Professional |
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."

Via Trudy Raymakers
Karen du Toit's insight:

Great advice!

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We Think, YouTube animation based on book by Charles Leadbeater

A new book by Charles Leadbeater, 'We Think' explores the potential of the latest developments of the internet...


> The Internet as enabler of mass innovation!


"We Think explores how the web is changing our world, creating a culture in which more people than ever can participate, share and collaborate, ideas and information.

Ideas take life when they are shared. That is why the web is such a potent platform for creativity and innovation.

It's also at the heart of why the web should be good for : democracy, by giving more people a voice and the ability to organise themselves; freedom, by giving more people the opportunity to be creative and equality, by allowing knowledge to be set free.

But sharing also brings with it dilemmas.

It leaves us more open to abuse and invasions of privacy.

Participation is not always a good thing: it can just create a cacophony.

Collaboration is sustained and reliable only under conditions which allow for self organisation.

Everywhere we turn there will be struggles between people who want to freely share - music, films, ideas, information - and those who want to control this activity, either corporations who want to make money or governments who fear debate and democracy. This conflict between the rising surge of mass collaboration and attempts to retain top down control will be one of the defining battles of our time, from Communist China, to Microsoft's battle with open source and the music industry's desperate rearguard action against the web."


First 3 chapters here (for free):


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See the News Your Friends Are Reading via The New Yahoo / Facebook 'Facebar'

See the News Your Friends Are Reading via The New Yahoo / Facebook 'Facebar' | The Information Professional |

A logical and exciting way to share news with your friends,  just by clicking on their picture in your Facebar:


"Once a user opts into the service (via the new Facebook permissions screen), she will be able to see what news stories her friends have read on both Facebook and Yahoo News. This simple two-way stream of information makes it possible to discover news content through your friends."


If you read any news item in Facebook or Yahoo, click on the picture of one of your friends and see what they have been reading.  Brings News sharing into the 21st Century!

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The Adventures of Library Girl: How To Survive The Zombie Librarian Apocalypse Tip #2: Keep Learning!

The Adventures of Library Girl: How To Survive The Zombie Librarian Apocalypse Tip #2: Keep Learning! | The Information Professional |
Jump start your professional learning AND kill some zombies along the way! #win #tlchat #edchat #edtech #nced


" are a few ways to jump start your professional learning :

1. Focus on the LEARNING not on the credit

2. Learn to love the hashtag

3. Join professional organizations

4. Think outside the box

5. Make time for learning

6. Follow your passions

7. Rethink failure

8. Take it from theory to practice

9. Share. Share. Share


"As Zombie Fighters we can't be afraid to have honest conversations with our colleagues who are stuck.  Like my friend and colleague Jennifer Northrup said in a recent post on her blog, there's no need to be confrontational or to go on the attack.  However, we can't be passive either and hope that Zombie Librarians will simply be inspired by our stellar examples." 

Karen du Toit's insight:

Great list and motivation to jump-start your own professional development!

Annemarijs's curator insight, July 24, 2013 10:50 AM

Allerlei bezuinigingen in het bibliotheekwerk kunnen ervoor zorgen dat de informatiewerker zich helemaal terugtrekt in zijn/haar schulp, vergelijkbaar met een zombieachtig leven. De Amerikaanse Zombie Fighters geven een aantal waardevolle tips, oa blijf leren en jezelf vernieuwen.

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To Share Or Not To Share? - By Rick Anderson

To Share Or Not To Share? - By Rick Anderson | The Information Professional |

What is "sharing" between and among libraries?


"In the digital realm, what is typically referred to as “sharing” is actually copying—sometimes legal and sometimes not. Understandably, the ease and ubiquity of uncontrolled copying in a networked digital environment makes copyright holders uneasy. And the fuzzy line between copying and sharing in that environment also makes the question of what it means for libraries to “share” resources much more complicated than it might seem at first blush."

Should libraries share, or not?


"We don’t (or shouldn’t) share because 'sharing is what we do as libraries,' still less because sharing is somehow a 'core value' of librarianship. Sharing is a means, not an end. We share in order to provide access, and to the degree that 'sharing' actually means 'copying,' it is legally and ethically complicated."


"We live in a radically different information world from the one that gave rise to ILL. Instead of resisting that reality, we should embrace it, rejoicing in the ways it allows us to serve our patrons better."


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Via Fe Angela M. Verzosa
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