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The Coming War for the Social Workplace

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Cloud computing may be about more than just more efficient and supple software, or mobile systems that allow work from anywhere. To some of the leading companies in the field, it's about a whole new social style of management.
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Say what? Things I haven’t learned in library school

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I’m halfway through my MLIS program, yet there are still countless words and concepts that I’m not confident I actually understand.  I feel like a fundamental vocabulary lesson is missing from most of my core intro classes — and I don’t think it’s...
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Heroic Librarians Destroy Books

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For some reason this story raised a bunch of hackles last week: 6 Reasons We’re In Another ‘Book-Burning’ Period in History. Usually the stories at Cracked.com are at least funny.
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Amazon Suckers Libraries

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A few weeks ago, when Amazon announced a desire to start a “Netflix for books,” I opined that public libraries were doomed.
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The 35 Most Amazing Libraries In The World

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Many of these libraries are going on my bucket list; I’ve been fortunate to have visited some of them already, and the remainder are certainly worth a visit.  It’s good to see two Canadian libraries listed.
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What People Don’t Get About Working in a Library

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Back from a two-week vacation touring the various beaches in Nova Scotia; too cold to swim, of course, but lounging on the sand has its own rewards.  I came across this interesting project launched by The Atlantic, in which people are asked to...
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[Series] Declassified: Reference

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We’re proud to present our next installment in the Declassified Series! In case you need a reminder, we take two schools, the same class and compare them to see how they’re similar or different.
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Ethics in LIS

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I work as an intern for a youth program in a public library.
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SAA11: A Retrospective

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Continuing in the tradition of the ALA11 retrospective post and to promote more archives posts on HackLibSchool, I decided to create a collaborative post of session summaries from the Society of American Archivists (SAA to all you non-archives...
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Making the most of mentorships

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Earlier this week, Ashley discussed some of the ways to hack your advisor–but what if you get stuck with someone you don’t like? Or doesn’t know much about your field of study?  Or just plain stinks?
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The Elevator Speech

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As soon as you start library school (or maybe before) people will ask you— “Why?
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Eight Qualities of a Social Media Expert

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This article tries to distinguish between someone who is an active user of social media, and one who has a level of expertise in this area.
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A Well-Kept Secret: How to Become an International School Librarian

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As my fellow Hacker Zack Frazier pointed out in his most recent entry, many library school students experience considerable anxiety about their job prospects upon graduation. We all know (maybe too well) how tight the job market in North America is.
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Read Beyond the Lines: Transmedia has changed the very notion of books and reading — The Digital Shift

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Courtesy of Carole MacFarquhar.

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How To Tell If They Really Love Your Library

This is a profession that promotes the idea of loving a library. If you need some evidence just visit ILoveLibraries.org.
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Leadership in the Library Industry

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View of the British Library Reading Room. Photographed by Hugh Chevallier. Posted here under a Creative Commons License.
I love theory. The ideas that disciplines and professions are based off of. The bedrock of our world views.
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OpenClass

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Pearson and Google have announced a joint partnership to launch a fee learning management system.
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Building Bridges Speakers Series: 4 Free Webinars for Public Librarians

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Building Bridges Speakers Series



This looks like a great series! It starts this Wednesday, 2 November.
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Outsourcing and the ALA

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A recent ALA document called Keep Public Libraries Public tries to lay out the issues regarding library “privatization,” or what most of us would call the outsourcing of library operations.
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New visualization tool from WorldCat

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WorldCat has launched a new visual way of searching that allows you to show connections amongst related concepts.  This tool is restricted to names at the moment.  Below is a graphical representation for Nietzsche:   This is a particularly new...
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LIS Blogs to Read

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Everyone’s getting ready to go back to school, including your fellow hackers! Part of the library school experience is keeping up with what’s going on in the library world.
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Workers See Social Networking Risk to Personal and Corporate Security

Workers See Social Networking Risk to Personal and Corporate Security.
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Social media and libraries

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I had a wonderful discussion today with an academic librarian whose primary responsibility is to communicate and promote the library system’s services. My interest is in the use of social media to accomplish this goal.
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Managing my film collection

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I’m an avid film buff; I saw my first black and white film at an early age and was hooked instantly.  Keeping track of the films I own and, more importantly, the films I’ve watched, has been a rather painful process over the years.  I’ve tried...
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Trying to Change Stereotypes is the New Stereotype

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Trying to change stereotypes is the new stereotype. It might even be the new black.
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