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Social Media Etiquette Guide

Social Media Etiquette Guide

http://www.tollfreeforwarding.com/blog/social-media-etiquette-guide/

 

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Stephen

Posted on: October 21, 2014, 6:55 am Category: Uncategorized

There Are Really Just Four Kinds of Cities In the World

Large Urban libraries take note:

There Are Really Just Four Kinds of Cities In the World

http://gizmodo.com/there-are-really-just-four-kinds-of-cities-in-the-world-1643813660

Most of us want to believe that our cities are unique, special snowflakes, unlike anywhere else in the world. But a new study analyzing 131 different city grids has found that every city falls into one of four categories. Staten Island, for example, has a lot in common with the Syrian city of As-Suwayda.

The study is titled A typology of street patterns, and in it, authors Rémi Louf and Marc Barthelemy explain how a complex mathematical analysis of each city’s block shape, size, and layout was used to define four discrete city types.”

“Your city might be special to you—but nearly all of our cities share some basic attributes. Though the paper itself is behind the paywall of Journal of the Royal Society Interface, you can get a more information from Science Mag and Discovery. [ScienceMag; QuantUrb; Discovery;Journal of the Royal Society Interface]”

Stephen

Posted on: October 21, 2014, 6:53 am Category: Uncategorized

How to Get Over Your Fear of Conflict

How to Get Over Your Fear of Conflict

http://99u.com/workbook/33301/how-to-get-over-your-fear-of-conflict

/So how to avoid avoiding conflict? Su provides some strategies:

Focus on the business needs: When you avoid conflict, you’re actually putting the focus squarely on yourself. Take the focus off you and your fear and concentrate on what the business needs. . .

Keep a calm demeanor: People who shy away from conflict often assume that it has to look aggressive, overbearing, or disrespectful. It doesn’t. . .’

Start with baby steps: Like any muscle you build, it takes practice and repetition before you can ratchet up your abilities. Start with easier situations first and address the conflict retrospectively (it can be hard to do it in the moment at first).

Consider the big picture (that is bigger than you) when deciding whether or not to deal with conflict. Resolution may just be important for the health of your business.”

Stephen

Posted on: October 21, 2014, 6:30 am Category: Uncategorized

Marketing Technology Landscape

Marketing Technology Landscape

http://florence20.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83452a77469e201b8d0683652970c-pi

http://florence20.typepad.com/renaissance/2014/10/the-burgeoning-cmo-toolkit.html

Stephen

Posted on: October 20, 2014, 7:01 am Category: Uncategorized

Soft Skills for Librarians

Soft Skills for Librarians

http://www.slideshare.net/dheerajsnegi9/soft-skills-39368870

Stephen

Posted on: October 20, 2014, 6:49 am Category: Uncategorized

Husbands’ job loss and wives’ labor force participation during economic downturns: are all recessions the same?

Husbands’ job loss and wives’ labor force participation during economic downturns: are all recessions the same?
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

“Earlier research showed an added-worker effect for wives when their husbands stopped working during the Great Recession (December 2007–June 2009) but not when husbands stopped working in recent years of prosperity (2004–2005). By including one recession per decade for the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s, this article builds upon that research by using Current Population Survey data to compare wives’ labor force responses to their husbands stopping work across three recessions to determine whether wives’ employment responses during the Great Recession differed from those during earlier recessions. Additionally, we hypothesize motivations for wives entering the labor force and consider the occupations they enter. Across all three recessions included in this study, wives entered the labor force more often when their husband stopped working. More nuanced analyses show that during both the Great Recession and the 1990–1991 recession, wives were more likely to seek work and find a job if their husband became not employed, while in the 1981–1982 recession wives were more likely to seek work but less likely to find a job. We also find that wives who started a job during the Great Recession or the 1990–1991 recession were more likely to enter service occupations than professional or managerial occupations, but this was not the case during the 1981–1982 recession. Furthermore, during the three recessions, college-educated wives who started a job were more likely than wives with less education to enter professional and managerial occupations relative to service occupations or other occupations. However, these newly employed college-educated wives were somewhat more likely to enter service or other occupations than their college-educated counterparts who were employed continuously.”

Stephen

Posted on: October 20, 2014, 6:13 am Category: Uncategorized

Handbook of Federal Librarianship

Handbook of Federal Librarianship (updated 8/25/14)

Via FullTextReports

Handbook of Federal Librarianship (PDF)
Source: Library of Congress (Federal Library & Information Network)

The Handbook of Federal Librarianship is a project of the Federal Library and Information Network’s (FEDLINK) Education Working Group. Committee members are primarily federal librarians and others who hold positions in federal libraries and information centers. The third edition of the handbook has newly revised and updated chapters, sections, and information.

In keeping with the charge of the original task force, this handbook is a resource tool for librarians new to the federal community and a quick reference guide for established federal librarians. Because the Handbook of Federal Librarianship is a guide written for professional librarians, it not intended to be a manual on how to be a librarian. Instead, it focuses on the federal angle of otherwise standard practices and procedures of good librarianship. This edition omitted topics if it did not contain any uniquely federal characteristics. The copyright chapter is an exception to this rule because it remains a challenging and continuously developing topic for all librarians. The Education Working Group overwhelmingly favored producing this handbook in electronic format so that working group members can update it as often as new developments or issues emerge.

To avoid duplicating information already available elsewhere, the working group identified a large body of existing resources and an extensive existing collection on this topic. Therefore, this handbook provides only brief treatment of the main points of a topic with hypertext links to web sites for detailed coverage and references to print publications. The final selection of the handbook has a comprehensive listing with hypertext links and bibliographic citations in the Resources chapter”

Posted on: October 19, 2014, 6:51 am Category: Uncategorized