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Lucidea Free Webinar: Striking the Balance: The Power of High Touch in a High Tech World – Our Next Conversation with Stephen Abram

Striking the Balance: The Power of High Touch in a High Tech World – Our Next Conversation with Stephen Abram

Join us for a discussion on how librarians can position themselves to bridge the perceived divide between high-service and high-efficiency. Mingling with your users allows you to shine as an applied technologist in support of their requirements – high tech and high touch are not mutually exclusive.  When you strike the right balance, your organization will enjoy an increasing return on value.

Experienced library and information industry leader Stephen Abram, and Phil Green, Lucidea’s COO, will discuss the “bidirectional librarian” and share experiences that demonstrate the sustaining value of combining high touch with high tech.

Please join us for a free webinar, “Striking the Balance:  The Power of High Touch in a High Tech World,” onTuesday, Feb 21st, 2017, at 11 a.m. Pacific, 2 p.m. Eastern.

We hope to see you there!

Register now by clicking the register button, or by calling 604-278-6717

Registration page

http://lucidea.hs-sites.com/striking-the-balance

 

Stephen

Posted on: February 10, 2017, 1:25 pm Category: Uncategorized

Toronto: URGENTLY NEEDED Furniture for Refugee Family

My wife and I and our neighbours are sponsoring two refugee families and helping some others.

We have a move in soon at our Co-operative and maybe this is a win win for a few locals.  You can help our families and  edit your lockers and basements!

URGENTLY NEEDED
Furniture for Refugee Family

• single bed
• double bed
• bunk bed
• dressers
• night table
• small sofa or love seat
• occasional chairs
• all kitchen accessories
• bookcases
• area rugs
• lamps
• bed & bathroom linens
• duvets
• small desk and chair
• coffee table
• mirrors

Clothing not needed at this time
E-mail: roncesvalles.refugee.relief@gmail.com

Thanks

Stephen

 

Posted on: February 8, 2017, 11:10 am Category: Uncategorized

Writers’ Retreats

Writer’s Retreats

Writers Retreat - Made to Measure Blinds UK

https://www.madetomeasureblinds-uk.com/blog/2017/01/19/writers-retreats/

Stephen

Posted on: February 8, 2017, 8:16 am Category: Uncategorized

#LibrariesResist Resource List

#LibrariesResist Resource List

Harvested Feb. 6, 2017

Use the link for updates:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1g79sSAlP03rdiVHraeb9PFlhbL_5ZLVFFRYiOqhZs_w/pub

“Building a curated list of resources for libraries and library workers in the resistance. Because if Park Rangers can do it, so can we.  Work in progress.

Shortlink: bit.ly/LibrariesResist

Twitter: @LibrariesResist

Facebook: @LibrariesResist

Contents:

Introduction

Other Resource/Reading Lists, Syllabi, etc.

Calls to Action

Privacy, Surveillance, and Security

Free Speech, Protests, Demonstrations

Fake News, Propaganda, Fact Checking, Media Literacy

Civil and Human Rights

Government Contacts and Petitions

Library/Government Relations and Advocacy

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Libraries

Preserving Vulnerable Data and Collections

Archiving Resistance History

Resisting in Library Work

Literature and Art of Resistance

Resources for Children, Teens, Young Adults

Immigration and Citizenship

Multilingual, Translation, and Language Education

Accessibility, Disability, Assistive/Adaptive Technologies

Library Programs, Displays, Exhibits

Reference and Public Service

Cataloging, Metadata, Collecting and Acquisition

Net Neutrality and Open Access

Labor and Staffing

Social Media

About this document

Introduction

Other Resource/Reading Lists, Syllabi, etc.

Calls to Action

  • 5 Calls: Calling strangers and telling them stuff they may not wanna hear? The worst. Do it anyway. Every day.
  • Injustice Boycott: A newsletter from Shaun King detailing ways that we can boycott and otherwise make our voices heard.
  • Safety Pin Box: subscription service run by women of color. Allows you to directly support women of color while also getting action items sent directly to you.
  • The Sixty-Five million people who didn’t vote for Trump: updated version of the “We’re His Problem Now” calling sheet. Has issues, scripts, phone numbers and a weekly call to action.
  • My Civic Workout: 5- 10- and 20- minute activism “workouts” sent out a few times a week
  • Ctrl Alt Right Delete: Newsletter devoted to understanding how the right operates online and developing strategies and tactics for fighting back.
  • Countable: Up-to-date info about bills going through Congress, and advice on how to contact your reps, and what to say to them. Also in app form!
  • Flippable: help “turn America blue” by building power at all levels of government, both federal and state
  •  Wall-of-Us: gives four concrete acts of resistance delivered to your inbox each week
  • Ground Game – A list of the airport protests that took place end of Jan/beg of Feb
  • Weekly Action Checklist by Jennifer Hofmann: delivers weekly email checklist of vetted action items, readings, news, and encouragement
  • The Resistance Calendar
  • Rogan’s Daily To-Do List

Privacy, Surveillance, and Security

Free Speech, Protests, Demonstrations

Fake News, Propaganda, Fact Checking, Media Literacy

Censorship and Suppression

Civil and Human Rights

Government Contacts and Petitions

Library/Government Relations and Advocacy

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Libraries

Preserving Vulnerable Data and Collections

Archiving Resistance History

Resisting in Library Work

Literature and Art of Resistance

Resources for Children, Teens, Young Adults

Immigration and Citizenship

Multilingual, Translation, and Language Education

Accessibility, Disability, Assistive/Adaptive Technologies

Library Programs, Displays, Exhibits

Reference and Public Service

Cataloging, Metadata, Collecting and Acquisition

Net Neutrality and Open Access

Labor and Staffing

Social Media


About this document

Last updated: February 4, 2017

This resource list was begun by Que(e)ry Librarians on January 29, 2017 and is compiled and maintained by them and other contributors as part of a series of resource lists. Contact us if you want to contribute or if you notice any errors, misattributions, dead links, or other problems with the document.

Disclaimer: These resources are compiled for informational purposes and do not constitute an endorsement or an approval of any of the products, services or opinions of the corporation, organization, or individuals represented. The compilers disclaim all responsibility for the accuracy, currency, legality or content of the external sites or for that of subsequent links. Contact the external site for answers to questions regarding its content.”

Harvested Feb. 6, 2017

Use the link for updates:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1g79sSAlP03rdiVHraeb9PFlhbL_5ZLVFFRYiOqhZs_w/pub

Stephen

Posted on: February 6, 2017, 4:00 pm Category: Uncategorized

The State of Web Content Management 2017

The State of Web Content Management 2017

http://www.econtentmag.com/Articles/Editorial/Feature/The-State-of-Web-Content-Management-2017-115699.htm

“The dynamics of the web content management (WCM) software market changed in 2016. Experts say that customers are increasingly seeking best-of-breed solutions that play well with the rest of their infrastructure. Additionally, many feel as if they overbought WCM packages that can do a lot, but are complicated to learn and use.

Even while simplicity seems as if it may be making a comeback, the demands on WCM systems are growing more complex. As content moves from desktops to mobile devices to wearable devices to who-knows-what devices of the future, technology is adapting—and content creators are moving toward headless CMSs in the hopes of being prepared for the future.”

Stephen

Posted on: February 4, 2017, 6:47 am Category: Uncategorized

The State of Ebooks 2017

The State of Ebooks 2017

http://www.econtentmag.com/Articles/Editorial/Feature/The-State-of-Ebooks-2017-115709.htm

“The once high-flying ebook industry endured its second consecutive year of flat sales growth in 2016, renewing doubts about the platform’s ability to attract print readers and ward off competition from other forms of digital entertainment. Experts are mixed about the industry’s future, with predictions of continued stagnant growth contrasting with predictions of a resumption of sales momentum.”

Stephen

Posted on: February 4, 2017, 6:46 am Category: Uncategorized

Fictional Job Applications

Fictional Job Applications

http://www.exportaglobal.co.uk/blog/fictional-job-applications/

Fictional Job Applications

Stephen

Posted on: February 3, 2017, 6:41 am Category: Uncategorized