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How to Automatically Silence Slack Notifications Outside of Work Hours

How to Automatically Silence Slack Notifications Outside of Work Hours

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-automatically-silence-slack-notifications-outsid-1844337847

 

Posted on: August 11, 2020, 6:53 am Category: Uncategorized

Dealing With Difficult People – Covid19 Edition

Dealing With Difficult People – Covid19 Edition

youtu.be/CsfUZU-iUD0

 

 

 

Posted on: August 11, 2020, 6:21 am Category: Uncategorized

Minecraft: Education Edition comes to Chromebooks

Minecraft: Education Edition comes to Chromebooks

Minecraft: Education Edition comes to Chromebooks

 

Minecraft: Education Edition comes to Chromebooks

Posted on: August 11, 2020, 6:10 am Category: Uncategorized

The Majority of Americans’ Mobile Time Spent Takes Place in Apps

“The Majority of Americans’ Mobile Time Spent Takes Place in Apps”

https://www.infodocket.com/2020/07/11/data-the-majority-of-americans-mobile-time-spent-takes-place-in-apps/

“From eMarketer:

The vast majority of mobile time is spent while connected to the internet. We estimate that US adults will spend, on average, more than 4 hours with mobile internet, with 88% of that time within apps. The app percentage continues to increase year over year—though our figures may undercount time in embedded mobile browsers, such as those within Facebook or Twitter.

This year, 83% of time spent with tablets will be in apps, a big increase from a few years ago but still less than the 90% of smartphone time in apps. The higher browser percentage for tablets likely comes from their continued role in shopping, which remains a primarily web-based activity.

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Posted on: August 11, 2020, 6:07 am Category: Uncategorized

Video: 5 Finger Rule to Help Student Choose the Right Book

5 Finger Rule to Help Student Choose the Right Book

Posted on: August 11, 2020, 5:45 am Category: Uncategorized

SLA Takes Stands against Diversion of Information

“Where does information go when it leaves a library or information center? In the past three weeks, the Special Libraries Association has taken two public stands against the diversion of information from its intended audiences—in both cases, diversion by government decree.

On July 23, SLA issued a news release calling on China to cease removing books written by pro-democracy dissidents from libraries and bookstores in Hong Kong. The book removal resulted from the enactment of a new security measure that enshrines new crimes, including separatism and subversion, in Hong Kong’s legal structure. Several works by pro-democracy dissidents have been removed from library and bookstore shelves, ostensibly to verify their compatibility with the new security law.

“Information and ideas are the currency that powers a free, vibrant, and just society,” says 2020 SLA President Tara Murray Grove, librarian for Germanic and Slavic languages and literatures at Penn State. “We oppose attempts to limit access to information and ideas, and we call on China to cease punishing the people of Hong Kong by forcing libraries and bookstores to remove literature written by their fellow citizens.”

On July 27, SLA published another news release, this one urging the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to withdraw a directive it issued requiring hospitals, hospital laboratories, and acute care facilities to report COVID-19 data to HHS rather than to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

In a letter to HHS Secretary Alex Azar, SLA joined more than 25 other organizations, including the Center for Science in the Public Interest and the Union of Concerned Scientists, in arguing that reporting COVID-19 data to HHS will reduce transparency and accountability because it restricts access to such data by those who most need it—namely, scientists, doctors, and researchers.

The letter also questions whether HHS will be able to ensure the confidentiality of patient data collected from hospitals and other affected entities, given that the department is using two outside vendors—one with a history of performing data mining and analysis for government entities—to manage the COVID-19 data.

“The CDC was established as a data-driven, nonpartisan entity to, in part, coordinate responses to public health threats,” the letter states. “The CDC has the necessary infrastructure, expertise and preexisting relationships with hospitals to lead federal efforts on coronavirus monitoring and surveillance. Requiring hospitals to report patient information to a central database at HHS shifts this key data collection effort away from the CDC to HHS, a more political entity… This creates new opportunities for political appointees to conceal coronavirus patient data, delay reporting, or worse, facilitate the politicization of data in an attempt to keep concerning trends from public view.”

One of SLA’s core competencies for information professionals is delivering authoritative information resources to meet the needs of a particular audience, cover a certain topic, field, or discipline, or serve a particular purpose. Ensuring that such information resources reach their intended audience(s) is central to that competency.”

Posted on: August 10, 2020, 6:07 pm Category: Uncategorized

The Librarypalooza of programming is now live with Computers in Libraries & Internet Librarian Connect online!

The Librarypalooza of programming is now live with Computers in Libraries & Internet Librarian Connect online! Check it out and plan to attend Sept 21-5! Tons of content, speakers and networking opportunities! Lots of SLA members are speaking and sharing enterprise practices, insights and strategies. Please register and join the many conversations.  Share with your colleagues & networks.  Let’s all connect!
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Computers in Libraries & Internet Librarian Connect — a new virtual event combining the programs of previously scheduled to be live events in March & Oct, now online Sept 21-25. Two keynotes per day, 5 interviews by Erik Boekesteijn, 5 tracks of sessions over 5 days focusing on Content Discovery & Management; Libraries & Communities; Technology; Management, Marketing & Change; Internet@Schools, Makerspaces & More!

Posted on: August 10, 2020, 3:37 pm Category: Uncategorized