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Historical Inspiration for Game of Thrones: INFOGRAPHIC

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Historical Inspiration for Game of Thrones: INFOGRAPHIC

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Game of Thrones Infographic (GalleyCat)

Stephen

Posted on: August 1, 2015, 8:58 am Category: Uncategorized

50 Inspirational Quotes from Literature

50 Inspirational Quotes from Literature

http://www.myprint247.co.uk/blog/50-inspirational-quotes-from-literature/

50 Quotes from Literature

 

Stephen

Posted on: August 1, 2015, 6:31 am Category: Uncategorized

A Decade of Critical Information Literacy: A Review of the Literature

A Decade of Critical Information Literacy: A Review of the Literature

A Decade of Critical Information Literacy: A Review of the Literature

By Eamon Tewell

http://libraryjuicepress.com/blog/?p=5053

From Communications in Information Literacy, Vol. 9, No. 1 (2015)

ABSTRACT

As information literacy continues in its centrality to many academic libraries’ missions, a line of inquiry has developed in response to ACRL’s charge to develop information literate citizens. The literature of critical information literacy questions widely held assumptions about information literacy and considers in what ways librarians may encourage students to engage with and act upon information’s complex and inherently political nature. This review explores the research into critical information literacy, including critical pedagogy and critiques of information literacy, in order to provide an entry point for this emerging and challenging approach to information literacy.

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Stephen

Posted on: August 1, 2015, 6:07 am Category: Uncategorized

Friday Fun: The Syndrome Syndrome and the Rise of the New World Disorders

The Syndrome Syndrome and the Rise of the New World Disorders

http://www.ideachampions.com/weblogs/archives/2015/07/heres_a_fun_tes_1.shtml

“Below, you will find my guide to 14 of the most recently identified medical conditions. Study them carefully. If you have one of them, please check your health insurance policy immediately to see if it will cover the cost of the medicines you will soon feel compelled to buy.

1. FSGDD (Five Star General Distraction Disorder): The involuntary tendency of high ranking military officials to throw away their careers and share classified information with well-dressed socialites looking for diplomatic immunity so they won’t have to pay their parking tickets or wait on line at Wal-Mart.

2. CFSUD (Chronic Facebook Status Update Disorder):
A debilitating disease that shuts down the immune system whenever a person’s need to change their Facebook status update supersedes their need to change their underwear, breathe, or have a meaningful conversation with another human being.

3. RAQS (Reflexive Air Quote Syndrome): The simultaneous extension of the index and middle finger, of both hands, to signal to anyone in one’s visual field that the word or phrase about to be spoken is either inconsequential, hyper-inflated, or attributed to someone from an opposing political party.

4. TGRES (Teenage Girl Rolling Eye Syndrome):
The upward, lateralized movement of eyeballs in the presence of parents, teachers, or guidance counselors in the still forming cerebral cortex of teenage girls. Or like, whatever.

5. CPD (Compulsive Photoshop Disorder): A distortion of the visual field in which people, objects, animals, or natural expressions of Mother Nature are perceived to be deficient, requiring immediate digital manipulation.

6. MPS (Marital Projection Syndrome): A compensatory nervous system reaction triggered whenever a husband or wife believes so strongly in their own concepts of right and wrong that all they can do is criticize, judge, and wallow in self-righteousness for extended periods of time, resulting in high therapy bills, the sensation of walking on eggshells, and the cessation of sex for 30 days.

7. PID (Premature Intervention Disorder):
The hallucinated belief by war-mongering American politicians that invading and occupying other countries for ridiculously long periods of time will increase national security, distract people from thinking about the economy, and lower gas prices.

8. VCD (Virtual Connection Dysfunction): The involuntary flapping of opposable thumbs, accompanied by the sudden, compulsive search for the nearest Smart Phone during early or late stage lovemaking.

9. RCOD (Remote Control Overload Disorder): A state of bi-polar catatonia triggered by the inability to make sense of all those tiny, misplaced buttons on one or more remote control devices, none of which correlate to anything in the known universe.

10. ITILLJDD (I Think I Look Like Johnny Depp Disorder): The irrational belief by men over 40 that just because they have a wispy mustache, slick their hair back, and have seen Pirates of the Caribbean twice, women will want to have sex with them.

11. MGITOGD (My God Is the Only God Disorder): A fanatical mindset in which one’s certainly about their own belief system can only be validated by making others wrong and, depending on the need for more oil, real estate, or power can lead to the death of thousands of innocent people.

12. FMYS (Four More Years Syndrome):
The sudden, song-like repetition of the phrase “Four More Years, Four More Years” by straw hat-wearing, overweight, ridiculously optimistic followers of incumbent presidents at political rallies held in convention centers, state fairs, or parking lots.

13. CLS (Compulsive Like Disorder): The involuntary need to ask everyone you know to “like” your Facebook Page even if they don’t like it, don’t like you, or have already liked your page due to your incessant badgering and self-promotion.

14.BYHFSWAYTWSMLBBIAITHYSYACTHTLFSKOTOEWARLNEBATBOHND:(Blaming Your Husband For Snoring When Actually You, the Wife, Snore Much Louder, But Because It’s Almost Impossible to Hear Yourself Snoring, You Are Constantly Telling Him to Look for Some Kind of Treatment Or Else Wear a Ridiculous Looking, Nostril-Expanding Bandaid Across the Bridge of His Nose Dysfunction.) Just what it sounds like.”

Stephen

Posted on: July 31, 2015, 6:50 am Category: Uncategorized

Why You Should Care About Google’s New Open-Source Bluetooth Beacons

Why You Should Care About Google’s New Open-Source Bluetooth Beacons

http://gizmodo.com/why-you-should-care-about-googles-new-open-source-bluet-1717886196

“This vision isn’t new, of course — Apple said the same stuff when introducing iBeacons back in 2013. But Eddystone has the potential to catch on where Apple’s beacons fell flat: by open-sourcing the project, Google has left beacon hardware, firmware, and the user experience up to other companies; Google’s just providing the parts that let beacons talk to phones with the least possible effort.”

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Stephen

Posted on: July 31, 2015, 6:33 am Category: Uncategorized

NEW ARTICLE: PARTICIPATORY AND TRANSFORMATIVE ENGAGEMENT IN LIBRARIES AND MUSEUMS: EXPLORING AND EXPANDING THE SALZBURG CURRICULUM

NEW ARTICLE: PARTICIPATORY AND TRANSFORMATIVE ENGAGEMENT IN LIBRARIES AND MUSEUMS: EXPLORING AND EXPANDING THE SALZBURG CURRICULUM

http://tametheweb.com/2015/07/13/new-article-participatory-and-transformative-engagement-in-libraries-and-museums-exploring-and-expanding-the-salzburg-curriculum/

Article in the new issue of the Journal of Education for Library and Information Science (JELIS)  – special supplement on international issues in LIS education.

http://dpi-journals.com/index.php/JELIS/issue/view/310

“Participatory and Transformative Engagement in Libraries and Museums: Exploring and Expanding the Salzburg Curriculum

R. David Lankes, Syracuse University

Michael Stephens, San Jose State University

Melissa Arjona, San Jose State University

Abstract:

During a program titled “Libraries and Museums in an Era of Participatory Culture,” co-sponsored by the Salzburg Global Seminar (SGS) and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), one of the discussion groups developed recommendations for skills needed by librarians and museum professionals in today’s connected and participatory world. The group focused on the concepts, knowledge, and processes that both librarians and museum professionals need to understand and know, realizing that participatory culture has ramifications both for traditional functions and emerging skills. The initial framework was an overview. This paper expands on the work started in Salzburg and calls for further discussion. By opening the conversation to the library and museum worlds, it is proposed that the two systems of education and continuing education will experience positive and possibly unexpected synergistic benefits.”

Stephen

Posted on: July 30, 2015, 6:54 am Category: Uncategorized

How libraries can compete with Google and Amazon

How libraries can compete with Google and Amazon

“Throughout the country, library initiatives are emerging to keep up with technological advances. And libraries are finding that one population they can serve better than anyone else is low-income Americans.

We think of libraries as a public service, full of nostalgia and old books. That may be true. But librarians, and the people running large library systems, think of their users as customers, which means companies like Google and Amazon are competition—not for profit, but for users.”

Stephen

Posted on: July 30, 2015, 6:24 am Category: Uncategorized