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The 45 Most Creative Infographics of 2016

Inspiration for all.


Posted on: December 3, 2016, 6:17 am Category: Uncategorized

Trouble spotting fake news? UofT librarians have you covered

Loved seeing this on the Metro subway newspaper yesterday front page!
Trouble spotting fake news? UofT librarians have you covered
Librarians have developed a cheat sheet to help students, and the public, spot shady stories.
Direct to their FAQ:

Posted on: December 2, 2016, 10:54 am Category: Uncategorized

Top 10 DIY Projects That Will Teach You A Ton About Tech

Top 10 DIY Projects That Will Teach You A Ton About Tech

10. Build Your Own DIY Amazon Echo

9. Add Wi-Fi to Your DSLR Camera

8. Build Your Own Private, Syncing Cloud Storage Service

7. Roll Your Own Image Hosting Service

6. Build Your Own Streaming Dash Cam

5. Roll Your Own Home Theater PC

4. Roll Your Own VPN

3. Build A Fully-Functional Arcade Table or Cabinet

2. Host Your Own RSS Feed Reader

1. Build Your Own Computer


Posted on: December 2, 2016, 6:59 am Category: Uncategorized

Vancouver Island Regional Library generated a total economic impact of $94,783,558 in 2015

“Vancouver Island Regional Library published their economic impact study in July 2016, with the following findings:

  • The full economic impact of Vancouver Island Regional Library in 2015 was $94,783,558
  • For every $1 invested, customers receive $5.36 in value
  • ROI is 335%
  • Value per open hour: $1,107.73

Vancouver Island Regional Library serves a population of 430,000 citizens across 77,000 square kilometers, through 39 branches and an expert staff of 391 people.




Posted on: December 1, 2016, 6:57 am Category: Uncategorized

Kawartha Lakes Demonstrates the Value of Local Libraries

The Kawartha Lakes Public Library recently announced the results of their economic impact study. Based on 2014 data, and using the methodology developed for the Toronto Public Library by the Martin Prosperity Institute at the University of Toronto, the study demonstrates that for every dollar invested in the library, Kawartha Lakes residents received $7.05 in benefits.

Study shows City libraries are much more than just books

Kawartha Lakes Public Library Economic Impact Study 2014

Posted on: November 30, 2016, 9:55 am Category: Uncategorized

The Scientific Reasons Why Introverts and Extroverts Are Different

 The Scientific Reasons Why Introverts and Extroverts Are Different

“The difference between introverts and extroverts isn’t as important as we make it out to be. As this video explains, though, there are some scientific reasons why some lean more towards one end of this spectrum or the other.

As the video from ASAP Science explains, one key distinction between both camps is what’s known as “baseline arousal.” People leaning towards the extrovert end of the spectrum have a lower energy level to start with, leading them to more loud or exciting events to feel fulfilled. Whereas a more introverted person will get all the stimulation they need from a quiet walk in the park.

The video goes on to explain, as we have touched on before, that introversion and extroversion aren’t mutually exclusive. People can be in the middle of the spectrum (known as ambiverts), and neither extreme is a clear social disadvantage. Check out the video for more about the social and neuroscience of this socialization spectrum.

Introverts vs Extroverts | ASAP Science”


Posted on: November 30, 2016, 6:21 am Category: Uncategorized

How to Build an Online Community

“In the digital marketing world, more and more brands are now geared towards building a community. A community is a group of people engaging, sharing, and working toward a common goal. They are bound by similar interests, or thoughts. Brands like Disney and Red Bull have embraced this marketing initiative.”


Here are a few tips on how to build your own community.

Target Emotions

Educate Your Followers

Hear Them Out

In Conclusion

“Build a dynamic community by welcoming your followers—both the good, and the not so good ones. Allow room for engagement and discussion, so you can learn from them. Educate them so they can also learn from you. Foster growth by helping them connect with others, so they can learn from each other as well.”


Posted on: November 29, 2016, 6:12 am Category: Uncategorized