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Special Discount: Information Services Today An Introduction Edited by Sandra Hirsh

Special Discounts with the attached PDF flyer for:
 Information Services Today: An Introduction
As a collection of 39 chapters addressing 7 key areas within the LIS field, I truly believe the success of this book lies within its historical context of the field, its current relevance to today’s complex LIS environment, its identification of essential and emerging issues, and its wealth of resources, tips, and strategies that will guide LIS students and professionals in their academic and professional pursuits. Promotion of the book has already begun and includes a combination of brochures and flyers, advertisements, and press releases across various platforms.
In addition to the book’s release, we will also be finishing the book’s adjoining 6-part webinar series this week. This webinar series, produced by Library Journal and offered in conjunction with the book, highlights the book’s key themes and objectives and offers thought-provoking insight and strategies for success within the LIS field. The book, the webinar series, and the wealth of resources offered through the online supplements provide readers a multimedia experience that will enhance both individual and classroom learning experiences.
Below  is the cover image of the book. The book is available in hardback, paperback and as an e-book. The book is available directly from Rowman  & Littlefield at: https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781442239579
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Stephen

 

Posted on: April 17, 2015, 1:22 pm Category: Uncategorized

Friday Fun: 25 annoying phrases you should stop saying at work

25 annoying phrases you should stop saying at work

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/business-phrases-2015-3#ixzz3VsvgUsBA

I’ll admit to using many of these…

  1. “At the end of the day
  2. Back to the drawing board
  3. Hit the ground running
  4. Get the ball rolling
  5. Low hanging fruit
  6. Thrown under the bus
  7. Think outside the box
  8. Let’s touch base
  9. Get my manager’s blessing
  10. It’s on my radar
  11. Ping me
  12. I don’t have the bandwidth
  13. No brainer
  14. Par for the course
  15. Bang for your buck
  16. Synergy
  17. Move the goal post
  18. Apples to apples
  19. Win-win
  20. Circle back around
  21. All hands on deck
  22. Take this offline
  23. Drill-down
  24. Elephant in the room
  25. On my plate

What phrases are your pet peeves? Please share them in the comments section below.”

Read more: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/25-buzzwords-you-must-never-say-again-dr-travis-bradberry#ixzz3Vsvt6GTt

Stephen

Posted on: April 17, 2015, 6:53 am Category: Uncategorized

Top 10 Ways to Break Bad Habits

Top 10 Ways to Break Bad Habits

http://lifehacker.com/top-10-ways-to-break-bad-habits-1694247761

“10. Fine Yourself for Each Offense 

8. Go Slow and Make Tiny Changes

7. Spend a Month Thinking About Your Habit Before Taking Action

6. Remind Your Future Self About Avoiding Bad Habits

5. Change Your Environment

4. Coach Yourself Out of Bad Habits

3. Do a Review When You Have a Bad Habit Relapse

2. Create an If-Then Plan

1. Train Yourself to Think Differently About Your Bad Habits”

Stephen

Posted on: April 17, 2015, 6:49 am Category: Uncategorized

15 Insanely Useful Diagrams For People Who Love Books

15 Insanely Useful Diagrams For People Who Love Books

http://www.buzzfeed.com/mallorymcinnis/charts-for-people-who-love-to-read#.vxPnVw2x7

“1. A flowchart to find your (literary) love story.

A flowchart to find your (literary) love story.

Created by Goodreads.

2. A guide to book and wine pairings.

A guide to book and wine pairings.

Created by Gone Reading.

3. Helpful (and ridiculous) ways to recycle a book you can no longer read.

Helpful (and ridiculous) ways to recycle a book you can no longer read.

Created by Lovereading UK.

4. A guide to words that you never knew came from literature.

A guide to words that you never knew came from literature.

Created by Lovereading UK.

5. Hmmmmm—what Shakespeare play should you read next?

Hmmmmm--what Shakespeare play should you read next?

Created by Goodreads.

6. How long will it take you to read a book? This chart may know.

How long will it take you to read a book? This chart may know.

Created by Personal Creations.

7. If you loved Pride & Prejudice you may also like….

If you loved Pride & Prejudice you may also like....

Created by the Austin Public Library.

8. Would you use a pen name? These authors did.

Would you use a pen name? These authors did.

Created by Lovereading UK.

9. This chart will make you want to hop on a plane and go on a literary tour of Ireland.

This chart will make you want to hop on a plane and go on a literary tour of Ireland.

Created by ByeBooks and NeoMam Studios.

10. Or maybe you’d rather go on a children’s book tour of the world?

Or maybe you'd rather go on a children's book tour of the world?

Created by Cheap Flights.

11. How to get your children to love reading as much as you do.

How to get your children to love reading as much as you do.

Created by LoveReading4Kids.

12. Looking for a diverse book to read to your child? Follow the flowchart.

Looking for a diverse book to read to your child? Follow the flowchart.

Created by Tracy López for We Need Diverse Books.

13. A chart featuring books with more characters than you can POSSIBLY keep track of.

A chart featuring books with more characters than you can POSSIBLY keep track of.

Created by Lovereading UK.

14. How readers save the world (at least a little bit).

How readers save the world (at least a little bit).

Created by the National Reading Campaign and CBC Books.

15. And the reasons why books will always and forever be the best gift.

And the reasons why books will always and forever be the best gift.

Created by Book Pal.”

Stephen

 

Posted on: April 17, 2015, 6:14 am Category: Uncategorized

Borrowing ebooks from a library (infographic)

Borrowing ebooks from a library (infographic)

http://ebookfriendly.com/borrowing-ebooks-libraries-infographic/

Borrowing ebooks from a library - infographic

Stephen

Posted on: April 16, 2015, 3:32 pm Category: Uncategorized

11 Reasons Librarians Are Better Superheroes Than The Avengers

11 Reasons Librarians Are Better Superheroes Than The Avengers

1. Librarians know how to locate every witty thing Tony Stark has said as well as every interesting or intelligent thing recorded in history.

2. Librarians are way more experienced at their jobs.

3. They have personal relationships with their communities.

4. When saving the world, they don’t destroy anything except simple minds.

5. Librarians are all about sharing.

6. Librarians don’t fight with weapons. They fight with ideas.

7. They don’t get a break.

8. They are accessible.

9. Librarians have lifted stacks of books heavier than Thor’s hammer.

10. They are inspiring.

11. They often do all of this with budget cuts.

This week is National Library Week and April 14th was National Library Workers Day.

Read more: 

Stephen

Posted on: April 16, 2015, 11:27 am Category: Uncategorized

How Often Should You Post on Social Media? See The Most Popular Research [INFOGRAPHIC]

How Often Should You Post on Social Media? See The Most Popular Research [INFOGRAPHIC]

http://www.searchenginejournal.com/often-post-social-media-see-popular-research-infographic/127280/

How Often Should You Post on Social Media? | SEJ

 

“Best Practices for When to Post on Social Media

To recap what you see in the infographic here at Buffer and over at SumAll, I’ve placed each of the best practices for social media posting frequency below.

Twitter: 3 Times Per Day, or More

Engagement decreases slightly after the third tweet.

Facebook: 2 Times Per Day, at Most

2x per day is the level before likes & comments begin to drop off dramatically.

LinkedIn: Once Per Day

20 posts per month (1x per weekday) allows you to reach 60 percent of your audience

Google+: 3 Times Per Day, at Most

The more often you post, the more activity you’ll get. Users have found a positive correlation between frequency and engagement. When posting frequency wanes, some have experienced drops in traffic up to 50%.

Pinterest: 5x Per Day, or More

The top brands on Pinterest have experienced steady growth – and in some cases rapid or sensational growth! – by adopting a multiple-times-per-day posting strategy.

Instagram: 1.5 Times Per Day, or More

Major brands post an average of 1.5 times per day to Instagram. There’s no drop-off in engagement for posting more, provided you can keep up the rate of posting.

Blog: 2x Per Week

Companies that increase blogging from 3-5X/month to 6-8X/month almost double their leads.”

Links to the research here: http://www.searchenginejournal.com/often-post-social-media-see-popular-research-infographic/127280/

Stephen

Posted on: April 16, 2015, 6:57 am Category: Uncategorized