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Infographic: Reading Can be Good for Your Health

Infographic: Reading Can be Good for Your Health

http://the-digital-reader.com/2014/10/15/infographic-reading-can-good-health/#.VD65ZvlznTo

Reading might be typically associated with a sedentary lifestyle, but it’s not all bad. Canada’s National Reading Campaign released an infographic last week which details how reading can lower your stress level and help you become a better person.

It can’t do much for one’s weight or cholesterol, but for that I would recommend an audiobook and a good pair of shoes.

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Stephen

Posted on: October 31, 2014, 6:13 am Category: Uncategorized

Sticker Shock: Librarians Open Their Wallets

Sticker Shock: Librarians Open Their Wallets

http://www.slj.com/2014/10/budgets-funding/sticker-shock-librarians-open-their-wallets/#_

OutOfPocket factoid web3 Sticker Shock: Librarians Open Their Wallets

“How many school librarians pay for school items with their own money? Almost 97 percent, according to a recent SLJ poll on out-of-pocket spending. Among 353 respondents, most (34.3 percent) spent $100–$249 in the last 12 months. The next largest group, 23 percent, expended between $250 –$499. Four respondents—1.2 percent—spent $1,500–$1,999.

Where does the money go? The top three categories were books (84.3 percent), office supplies (71.8 percent), and prizes and giveaways (65.7 percent). More than 56 percent bought arts and crafts supplies, while 23.5 percent purchased games, and 17.2 percent paid for media (audiobooks, videos, and CDs). More than eight percent bought electronic equipment, while others paid for author expenses, furniture, library decorations, bookmarks, bulletin board materials, ink cartridges, plush animals, and more.”

And today it’s probably Halloween treats!

Stephen

Posted on: October 31, 2014, 6:10 am Category: Uncategorized

When to Use Which User-Experience Research Methods

When to Use Which User-Experience Research Methods

 

http://www.nngroup.com/articles/which-ux-research-methods/

Chart of 20 user research methods, classified along 3 dimensions

 

Check out the article for more details. http://www.nngroup.com/articles/which-ux-research-methods/

Stephen

 

Posted on: October 30, 2014, 6:07 am Category: Uncategorized

The 4 Flavors of Makerspaces

The 4 Flavors of Makerspaces

http://oedb.org/ilibrarian/4-flavors-makerspaces/

FabLabs

Learn More:

Hackerspaces

Learn More:

TechShops

Learn More:

Makerspaces

Learn More:

And even more resources are available here:

Thanks Ellyssa – great post!

Stephen

Posted on: October 30, 2014, 6:03 am Category: Uncategorized

“Copy Me” episodes

“Copy Me” episode 3: “Early Copyright History”


Copying = Stealing?


What Is Copy-me?

 

Stephen

Posted on: October 29, 2014, 7:02 am Category: Uncategorized

Scrolls

Yeah, right

http://lisnews.org/scrolls

Stephen

Posted on: October 29, 2014, 7:00 am Category: Uncategorized

20th Century Death

20th Century Death

http://www.coolinfographics.com/blog/2014/10/14/20th-century-death.html

20th Century Death infographic from Information is Beautiful, visualizes the main causes of death during the 20th century by grouping each cause into general categories and then branching off more specifically.”

Stephen

Posted on: October 28, 2014, 7:00 am Category: Uncategorized