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HBR: 4 Signs an Executive Isn’t Ready for Coaching

4 Signs an Executive Isn’t Ready for Coaching

https://hbr.org/2018/07/4-signs-an-executive-isnt-ready-for-coaching

“1. They blame external factors for their problems.”

“2. You can’t get on their calendar.”

“3. They focus too much on tips and tactics.”

“4. They delay getting started with a coach to “do more research” or “find the right person.””

Things to remember when we develop mentoring systems for new library leaders candidates.

Stephen

Posted on: July 21, 2018, 6:54 am Category: Uncategorized

Lobbying is not a dirty word…

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Lobbying is not a dirty word…

Lobbying is not a dirty word…

 

 

Posted on: July 21, 2018, 6:44 am Category: Uncategorized

Despite Android’s growing market share, Apple users continue to spend twice as much money on apps as Android users

Despite Android’s growing market share, Apple users continue to spend twice as much money on apps as Android users

http://www.businessinsider.com/apple-users-spend-twice-apps-vs-android-charts-2018-7

Chart of the day

Stephen

Posted on: July 20, 2018, 6:46 am Category: Uncategorized

IMLS: Librarians Urged to Update Brand, Diversify Ranks

Librarians Urged to Update Brand, Diversify Ranks

“The Institute of Museum and Library Services has highlighted the pressing need for greater diversity among library and information science graduates.

In a recently published report, “Positioning Library and Information Science Graduate Programs for 21st Century Practice,” IMLS said the LIS student body is failing to reflect the increasing diversity of the American public.

Better branding of librarianship will be essential to “recruit new voices” to the field, the authors of the report concluded. They noted that antiquated images of librarians “shushing patrons” or “working alone all day in a corner cubicle” have “remained static in popular culture.”

The report called for ideas for how the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program, which has supported diversification of the field through scholarships, fellowships and grants, could have a greater impact.

“What’s the next phase that pulls the profession forward?” the report asked.”

Stephen

Posted on: July 20, 2018, 6:37 am Category: Uncategorized

Even after six years of decline, there’s no growth in sight for the PC market

Even after six years of decline, there’s no growth in sight for the PC market

http://www.businessinsider.com/pc-market-growth-decline-2020-2018-7

Chart of the day

 

Stephen

Posted on: July 20, 2018, 6:30 am Category: Uncategorized

Countries with the most and fewest LIBRARIES per 100,000 residents (infographic) https://ebookfriendly.com/countries-most-fewest-libraries-infographic/ Countries with the most and fewest libraries per 100,000 residents (infographic)

Countries with the most and fewest LIBRARIES per 100,000 residents (infographic)

https://ebookfriendly.com/countries-most-fewest-libraries-infographic/

Countries with the most and fewest libraries per 100,000 residents #infographic

Posted on: July 19, 2018, 6:36 am Category: Uncategorized

U.S. MUSIC MID-YEAR REPORT 2018

U.S. MUSIC MID-YEAR REPORT 2018

“The music industry is in the midst of a growth spurt that has led to 15-year record revenues for the major label groups and continues to break new consumption records for the first half of 2018. Total album equivalent consumption, which includes physical and digital album sales, song sales and on-demand audio and video song streams are up 18%.*

On-demand song streaming activity is reaching new milestones, with volume surpassing 400 billion, which is offsetting declines in album and track sales. On-demand audio streaming volume is up 45%, having already exceeded 268 billion so far in 2018, and on-demand video streaming volume is up 35% year-over-year.

Drake and Post Malone had the highest volume of on-demand audio streams out of any artists in the U.S., with 3.3 billion and 3.1 billion, respectively, but higher album sales put Post Malone on top of all artists in total album equivalent consumption. Drake’s “God’s Plan” is the most on-demand streamed song of the year to date.

Ed Sheeran leads all pop artists so far this year, as his song “Perfect” is the top pop single for streaming and radio airplay spins, while Imagine Dragons dominated the rock genre with three of the top five rock songs: “Thunder,” “Believer” and “Whatever it Takes.”

Insights from Nielsen Audio show that adult contemporary (AC) radio is broadening its influence as a mass appeal format and gaining popularity among Millennials. Since the first half of 2016, AC has grown from the fifth to the third most-listened to format among Millennials (behind pop and country) during the first half of 2018.

*The term “total album equivalent consumption” in this report describes the number of physical and digital albums that were sold and the total number of album equivalent songs from downloads and song streaming volume. For the sake of clarity, the definition of album equivalent consumption does not include listening to music on broadcast radio or digital radio broadcasts. Unless otherwise noted, all numbers are volume.”

Total album equivalent consumnption

Stephen

Posted on: July 19, 2018, 6:25 am Category: Uncategorized