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IFLA Posts “Principles on Public Access in Libraries”

IFLA Posts “Principles on Public Access in Libraries”

The following was posted yesterday on the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) web site.

The Principles on Public Access in Libraries were produced by the Dynamic Coalition on Public Access in Libraries and discussed by participants at the Internet Governance Forum in Joao Pessoa, Brazil, in November 2015. The IFLA Governing

Board endorsed the principles in December 2015.

IFLA coordinates the Dynamic Coalition on Public Access in Libraries with Electronic Information for Libraries (EIFL).

The principles are organize into eight sections:

  • Infrastructure
  • Policy
  • Copyright
  • Accessibility
  • Privacy
  • Skills development
  • Open access content
  • Local content

Read about each principle in the full text document available here.

Stephen

Posted on: September 26, 2016, 6:03 am Category: Uncategorized

6 Principles Librarians Can Apply to Write Better Social Media Posts

6 Principles Librarians Can Apply to Write Better Social Media Posts

http://initiatives.exlibrisgroup.com/2016/08/6-principles-librarians-apply-write-better-social-media.html

“1. Be hyper-focused on the audience. Whether writing for students or other librarians put them first as you craft social posts.

2. Intent. Consider intent from your point of view and the reader’s point of view. What is the purpose of the social message? Does it align with the purpose for which people use social media?
3. All posts should be useful, educational and/or entertaining. Adding to the conversation and providing content readers will benefit from are central to social media posts.
4. Casual but grammatically correct. Stay away from a formal academic voice. Social media is an opportunity to bring out the humanity in your messages.
5. Concise – no fluff. Use only the words necessary to get your point across. Not only is this a good writing practice but shorter social posts are easier to share.
6. Use images to extend your message. The importance of images in social posts cannot but ignored. Images will catch the reader’s attention and can be used to extend your message. Images should be carefully chosen to reflect the message. You can also take advantage of this extra space to add more text.”

Stephen

Posted on: September 25, 2016, 6:27 am Category: Uncategorized

Facebook, Instagram and Users’ ‘Behavior and Emotions’ (Study)

Facebook, Instagram and Users’ ‘Behavior and Emotions’ (Study)

http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/facebook-iq-facebook-instagram/642425

Stephen

Posted on: September 25, 2016, 6:26 am Category: Uncategorized

How you can avoid committing the “conjunction fallacy”

 http://boingboing.net/2016/08/25/how-you-can-avoid-committing-t.html 
download (size: 26 MB )

Here is a logic puzzle created by psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky.

“Linda is single, outspoken, and very bright. She majored in philosophy. As a student, she was deeply concerned with the issue of discrimination and social justice, and also participated in demonstrations. Which of the following is more probable: Linda is a bank teller or Linda is a bank teller AND is active in the feminist movement?”

In studies, when asked this question, more than 80 percent of people chose number two. Most people said it was more probably that Linda is a bank teller AND active in the feminist movement, but that’s wrong. Can you tell why?”

Stephen

Posted on: September 25, 2016, 6:25 am Category: Uncategorized

Caledon Public Library Staff Day

Had a great time attending Caledon Public Library’s annual Staff forum and learning about diversity in literature and acquisitions, mental health, Services for Adults 55+ and more.

Here’s are my slides on library trends:

 

Stephen

 

Posted on: September 24, 2016, 12:29 pm Category: Uncategorized

Libraries of the future are going to change in some unexpected ways

Libraries of the future are going to change in some unexpected ways

http://www.businessinsider.com/libraries-of-the-future-2016-8

Snippet:

What probably won’t change that much are librarians and the physical spaces they watch over. Pescovitz suspects that humans will always need some sort of guide to make a foreign landscape more familiar. Whether humanity turns that job into one for artificial intelligence is another matter, he says.”

Stephen

Posted on: September 24, 2016, 6:33 am Category: Uncategorized

Survey: 41% of Millennials Use Facebook Every Day (Infographic)

Survey: 41% of Millennials Use Facebook Every Day (Infographic)

http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/survey-41-of-millennials-use-facebook-every-day-infographic/643936

Fluent Millennial Social Media Use Infographic

 

Stephen

Posted on: September 24, 2016, 6:30 am Category: Uncategorized