How to Effectively Use Visual Storytelling [INFOGRAPHIC]
“I rather liked this delineation of the three different types of problem in the world, featured in a paper on reform in the healthcare industry by Brenda Zimmerman of York University and Sholom Glouberman of the University of Toronto, and quoted in The Checklist Manifesto:
The Top 10 Reasons Why the Top 10 Reasons Don’t Matter
“1. Reason is highly over-rated.
2. If you need more data to prove your point, you’ll never have enough data to prove your point.
3. Analysis paralysis.
4. You’re going to follow your gut, anyway.
5. By the time you put your business case together, the market has passed you by.
6. “Not everything that counts can be counted; not everything that can be counted counts.” – Albert Einstein
7. The scientific method came to Rene Descartes in a dream!
8. Most reasons are collected to prove to others what you have already decided to do.
9. “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world. The unreasonable man persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” – G.B. Shaw
10. I am, therefore I think.”
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“The following full text article appears in the current issue of Information Technology and Libraries.
Yan Quan Liu
Southern Connecticut State University
Special Hired Professor at Tianjin University of Technology, Tianjin, China
Library/Media Specialist at Jonathan Law High School, Milford, CT
Information Technology and Libraries
Vol 34, No 2 (2015)
What is the current state of mobile services among academic libraries of the country’s top 100 universities, and what are the best practices for librarians implementing mobile services at the university level?
Through in-depth website visits and survey questionnaires, the authors studied each of the top 100 universities’ libraries’ experiences with mobile services. Results showed that all of these libraries offered at least one mobile service, and the majority offered multiple services. The most common mobile services offered were mobile sites, text messaging services, e-books, and mobile access to databases and the catalog. In addition, chat/IM services, social media accounts and apps were very popular.
Survey responses also indicated a trend towards responsive design for websites so that patrons can access the library’s full site on any mobile device. Respondents recommend that libraries considering offering mobile services begin as soon as possible as patron demand for these services is expected to increase.
Direct to Full Text Article (16 pages; PDF)”
Try this infographic to connect your YA readers to your history collections . . .
Historical Inspiration for Game of Thrones: INFOGRAPHIC