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The Skills Leaders Need at Every Level

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The Skills Leaders Need at Every Level

http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/07/the-skills-leaders-need-at-every-level/

What Leadership Skills You Need chart

 

Stephen

Posted on: August 23, 2014, 6:52 am Category: Uncategorized

Deloitte: Technology Media Telecommunications Predictions

Deloitte: Technology Media Telecommunications Predictions

http://www.slideshare.net/sertacdoganay/deloitte-technology-media-telecommunications-predictions-2014?

Stephen

Posted on: August 23, 2014, 6:14 am Category: Uncategorized

McKinsey: Business Megatrends

McKinsey: Business Megatrends

http://www.slideshare.net/McK_CMSOForum/mega-trendsv12?

 

Stephen

Posted on: August 23, 2014, 6:12 am Category: Uncategorized

U.S. Public Libraries Become Front Line in Fight Against Homelessness

U.S. Public Libraries Become Front Line in Fight Against Homelessness

“From Reuters:

Moving beyond their old-fashioned image as book custodians where librarians shush people for talking too loud, libraries have evolved to serve as community centers, staffed with social workers and offering programs from meals to job counseling.

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Libraries are magnets for the homeless since they are public, free, centrally located and quiet. They also are safe, a major draw given that 337 homeless people have been killed in hate crimes in the last 15 years, according to the National Coalition for the Homeless.

“(Libraries) are on the front line whether they want to or not,” said Jeremy Rosen, director of advocacy at the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty, an advocacy group.

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What some of the libraries are doing is phenomenal,” said David Pirtle, who was once homeless and now gives speeches for the National Coalition for the Homeless.

He said libraries were more welcoming than a decade ago, when some sought to limit access for the homeless. The homeless also are more willing to work with librarians and security officers, Pirtle said.

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Stephen

Posted on: August 22, 2014, 7:09 am Category: Uncategorized

AAP Reports eBook, Book Revenues Up in First Quarter 2014

AAP Reports eBook, Book Revenues Up in First Quarter 2014

http://the-digital-reader.com/2014/07/17/aap-reports-ebook-book-revenues-first-quarter-2014/#.U86MZPlznTo

aap first quarter 2014

Stephen

Posted on: August 22, 2014, 7:08 am Category: Uncategorized

There has to be a library land metaphor here somewhere!

There has to be a library land metaphor here somewhere!

Tree grows 40 types of fruit

http://boingboing.net/2014/07/30/tree-grows-40-types-of-fruit.html

 

 

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“Sam Van Aken created a tree that “grows over forty different types of stone fruit including peaches, plums, apricots, nectarines, cherries, and almonds.”

“Sculpted through the process of grafting, the Tree of 40 Fruit blossom in variegated tones of pink, crimson and white in spring, and in summer bear a multitude of fruit. Primarily composed of native and antique varieties the Tree of 40 Fruit are a form of conversation, preserving heirloom stone fruit varieties that are not commercially produced or available.””

Stephen

Posted on: August 22, 2014, 6:47 am Category: Uncategorized

16 Steps to Compelling Content Creation

16 Steps to Compelling Content Creation

http://www.marketingtechblog.com/compelling-content-creation/

16 Steps to Compelling Content Creation

Stephen

Posted on: August 21, 2014, 7:06 am Category: Uncategorized