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The Computers in Libraries conference had some great cookies yesterday. They looked like books and tasted delicious. Remember to check out the hashtag #CILDC on Twitter for updates from the conference, and photos of cookies.
WASHINGTON - Over the past several years, there has been a rise in mass timber construction around the world, demonstrating the strength, stability, and design flexibility of next-generation lumber technologies. To help inform architects…
Library Sherpa 📚🏔(1) Just try to read this without singing the Pitbull/Kesha song 'Timber' in your head. I couldn't. (2) 'the reThink Wood Research Library to serve as the go-to industry resource' (3) SPECIAL LIBRARIES FTW!
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Academic research is one of journalists' best tools for covering public policy issues. It's also a tool that takes skill to use. Experienced journalists use research to ground their work and fact-check claims made by politicians, policymakers and…
Library Sherpa 📚🏔I feel like librarians have been doing this all along, but maybe I'm wrong. At any rate, here's a good guide to share with patrons and staff. 'a list of questions reporters should ask when selecting studies to guide their coverage.'
This month, in an attempt to inform the general public on ways to avoid falling victim to “fake news,” the Harvard Library website published a research guide entitled “Fake News, Misinformation, and Propaganda.” The…
Library Sherpa 📚🏔OK, so this is pretty cool. So, Harvard is complimenting their library for creating a fake news pathfinder, which apparently is getting some exposure outside of the campus. There's one sentence that seems like they are throwing a little shade, though. Hmm
Yet a well-functioning student body — not to mention polity — also needs followers. It needs team players. And it needs those who go their own way. It needs leaders who are called to service rather than to status. Admissions officers…
Library Sherpa 📚🏔One of my favorite quotes is, 'Lead, follow, or get out of the way.' This is a really good article that examines the 'romance of leadership' theory that abounds.
In this paper from the Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University, Board Evaluations and Boardroom Dynamics, the authors suggest that board self-evaluations aren't all they're cracked up to be. While, based on a recent study, 89%…
Library Sherpa 📚🏔'Rotate committee chairs to develop a future lead director or chairman and to refresh committees with new perspectives. Do not rotate too frequently such that you create disruption.' This is good advice for a library board or a professional assn group.
Library Sherpa 📚🏔* BONUS 6TH STORY KLAXON * March 31st is World Backup Day. Yes, it's a thing. I didn't make it up. Is your library on a regular data backup schedule? Do you talk to your patrons about backing up their information? Order a pizza on Friday & back stuff up!