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[Guest] Anatomy of an Internship

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Project CHART: How eight months in the basement of the Brooklyn Public Library turned me into a Digital Project Manager.
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Hack Your Image of Libraries as Place

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Rain Garden Reading Room, Hunt Library
Last semester, members of my ALA Student Chapter joined a public tour of the James B. Hunt Jr. Library at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina.
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Most Work Conflicts Aren’t Due to Personality

Most Work Conflicts Aren’t Due to Personality | Working | Scoop.it
Conflict happens everywhere, including in the workplace. When it does, it’s tempting to blame it on personalities.  But more often than not, the real underlying cause of workplace strife is the situation itself, rather than the people involved.
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Find Quiet (and Maybe Even Peace) at Work

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My uncle has a farm in Meriwether County, Georgia. When I was a kid, I spent weekends there camping, fishing, and spending time with family and friends. It was my place to wonder and wander.
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The Fussy Librarian Wants to Help You Find Your Next Book

The Fussy Librarian Wants to Help You Find Your Next Book | Working | Scoop.it
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The Fussy Librarian is the first website to match readers not only with the genre of books they like, but also their preferences about content. It already has more than 12,000 subscribers since launching last fall.
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The Heretic’s Guide to Getting More Done

The Heretic’s Guide to Getting More Done | Working | Scoop.it
Are you working endlessly but not accomplishing all you want? Mystified that continuous attention to work is not resulting in satisfactory progress toward your goals? So focused on work that you’re not thinking about or doing much else?
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Hacking your career plans: independent information professionals

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This post came about as a result of combining in my mind the following four things: A conversation about possible directions of big legal research sites (Lexis and Westlaw, specifically but hypothetically)*, now that there are so many reliable...
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How To Truly Be More Productive

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By Katie Golde
Quick reality check: We live in a busy world where a million things are happening at once. For many of us, multitasking is a way t...
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Arianna Huffington Discusses Her New Book Thrive With Barbara Walters

Arianna Huffington Discusses Her New Book Thrive With Barbara Walters | Working | Scoop.it
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Arianna Huffington’s latest book Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder officiall...
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Jonathan Lethem and Gary Panter speak out against the NYPL plan » MobyLives

Jonathan Lethem and Gary Panter speak out against the NYPL plan » MobyLives | Working | Scoop.it
Library advocacy groups like Library Lovers League and Citizens Defending Libraries or ordinary humans of New York like Matthew Zadrozny aren't the only ones who are rallying to prevent the NYPL's Central Library Plan from moving forward---famous writers and artists…
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This Surprising Public Library Was Just Named The Nation's Best

This Surprising Public Library Was Just Named The Nation's Best | Working | Scoop.it
A new study from a German university has ranked the world's top urban public library systems, rendering some surprising results. Coming out on top among U.S.
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Defending your chosen profession to friends, family, and complete strangers

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Today’s post was supposed to be a fluffy list of librarian-centric movies you could work into a nice Netflix binge on your last weekend or two before the spring semester starts up. I had actually started to compile a nice little list for you.
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The Key To Quashing Employee Cynicism

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The antidote to employee cynicism is an inspirational leader, according to a recent study.
This is important to know, considering cynicism makes p...
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Jacob Morgan: Should Management and Leadership Be Separated?

Jacob Morgan:  Should Management and Leadership Be Separated? | Working | Scoop.it
What makes a great leader? What makes a great manager? Should the two be separated?
Read more: Leadership, Video, Future of Work, Third Metric, Management, Jacob Morgan, Business News
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Strategy’s No Good Unless You End Up Somewhere New

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Innovation isn’t always strategic, but strategy making sure as heck better be innovative. By definition, strategy is about allocating resources today to secure a better tomorrow.
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3 Problems Talking Can’t Solve

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Constructive conversations are a vital part of any leader’s job description. But the importance of conversation and communication as a leadership skill is something that can often go unexamined.
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Conflict Can Jeopardize Your Health

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People who said in response to a survey that they “often” or “always” experienced conflicts with people in their lives were 2 to 3 times more likely than average to be dead 11 years later, according to a Danish study of nearly 10,000 middle-aged...
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Increase Workplace Flexibility and Boost Performance

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The potential benefits of workplace variability are numerous — increased morale, motivation, and the ability to attract and retain talent — yet many managers don’t know where to start.
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College Grads Are Taking High School Grads’ Jobs and Delivering Better Results

College Grads Are Taking High School Grads’ Jobs and Delivering Better Results | Working | Scoop.it
A new CareerBuilder survey found that a college degree is more valuable than ever — both for job applicants and the employers who hire them.
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Why Business Leaders Are Obsessed With This Ancient Military Guide

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“All warfare is based on deception.”
“The general who understands war is the Minister of the people’s fate and arbiter of the nation’s de...
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Dave Goldberg: How Do You Help Employees Thrive? Just Ask.

Dave Goldberg:  How Do You Help Employees Thrive?  Just Ask. | Working | Scoop.it
Hemingway had it mostly right: When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen. I'd actually take it a step further: most people never ask.
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Photos: Freedom to Read Week

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From Halifax to Gabriola Island, more than 60 Freedom to Read Week events took place across Canada last week.
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Library Lovers and Information Omnivores: Meet the Most Avid Library Patrons

Library Lovers and Information Omnivores: Meet the Most Avid Library Patrons | Working | Scoop.it
Nearly a third of Americans have “high engagement” with their local libraries, and some 39% more have “medium engagement,” according to a new and lengthy report from the Pew Internet & American Life Project.
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Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Find Me a Job

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Collegefeed, a California startup, has developed a computerized job matching system that caters to the special needs of college students, recent graduates and employers looking for educated, entry-level workers.
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Your Employees Want the Negative Feedback You Hate to Give

Your Employees Want the Negative Feedback You Hate to Give | Working | Scoop.it
Would you rather hear positive feedback about your performance or suggestions for improvement?
For the last two weeks, we’ve been compiling data on this question, and on people’s general attitudes toward feedback, both positive and corrective.
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Join Our Mindful At Work Challenge To Supercharge Your Life And Career In 2014

Join Our Mindful At Work Challenge To Supercharge Your Life And Career In 2014 | Working | Scoop.it
When you think of your typical workday, what springs to mind first? Do you picture an overflowing inbox, multitasking and rushing to meet your deadlin...
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