Knowledge Handler

Information Sources & Information Sifting Techniques

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Librarian at Indiana Wesleyan University's Cleveland Education Center.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Personal Email

Jonathan Rees suggests that academic faculty should maintain (and use) an email account separate from their University. A university can monitor or close a faculty member's email account at any time, so a private account for private email is a wise investment of time.

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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Establish Work Hours

Matt Alderton suggests that having a firm quitting time will enhance job satisfaction.

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Google Allo

Jason Cross summarizes the feature set of Google Allo , a new messaging app.

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Future Ready Schools Initiative

The Future Ready Schools initiative encourages librarian involvement. My personal hope is that the initiative will not be driven by education technology suppliers.

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Monday, September 26, 2016

3-D on the Web

Mark Wilson interviews the creators of Elsewhere , a $50 set of lenses and software that turns any image or video into 3-D content. A possible way to modernize old educational and recreational videos, I fear it will also serve to make web content even more addicting.

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Sunday, September 25, 2016

Comfort Zones and Stretch Goals

Andy Molinsky suggests that attempts at stretching yourself requires preparation or failure will result.

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Saturday, September 24, 2016

Psychologists in Sales Management

Abhijeet Satapathy suggests that psychology majors make exceptional sales managements .

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Friday, September 23, 2016

Writing Advertising Copy

Phillip Thune gives tips for headline writing .

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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Positioning Shipping Costs in a Sales Environment

Tracey Wallace provides guidance for merchants developing shipping policies .

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Developing Trust With Purchasers

Grant Cardone suggests questions which encourage dialog with clients .

Cardone's point is that often clients harbor memories of a bad prior experience with a "pushy" sales team. Therefore, clients want to complete their research before interacting with a member of the sales team, but this may cause the client to miss valuable information about the product or service. Questions which highlight the positive may reach such clients in a way which encourages trust.

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Escape Room Game

Matt Alderton suggests that visiting an escape room is a fun team-building activity.

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Monday, September 19, 2016

New Neutrino

The South Pole Neutrino Observatory is determining if a new neutrino exists.

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Sunday, September 18, 2016

Derek Walter suggests secure messaging apps . -DD

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Data mining

Andy Cogrgreave tells how to get information from your data .

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Saturday, September 17, 2016

Dot Devices

Bob Brown suggests Dot devices might serve as important reminders when we reach a specified location.

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Basic Search Tips

"CiteLighter" offers some basic tips on using search engines in a short video clip.

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Making the Best Use of Search Engines from Citelighter on Vimeo.

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Friday, September 16, 2016

The Debriefing Process

Anthony Bourke has written about how travel planners should debreif after an event to determine what went well and what requires improvement.

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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Including Key Words in a Resume

Matt Alderton suggests how to manipulate resume filters which search resumes for keywords. He recommends listing phrases from the position description at the end of resume.

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Paper Books

Ferris Jabr reviews the research of Anne Mangen and others, which seems to show that reading is more effect when done using paper and not an e-book.

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

The Course Syllabus

Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz reviews syllabus use on university campuses, and discovers some faculty are considering eliminating the syllabus altogether.

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Monday, September 12, 2016

Vacation and E-mail

Patrick McCarthy explains how he went four weeks without e-mail while on a vacation.

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Sunday, September 11, 2016

Supplements

Information Is Beautiful developed an interactive site to display the effectiveness of supplements.

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Saturday, September 10, 2016

Reference Librarians Trump Databases

CBS News lauds the services librarians provide.

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Friday, September 09, 2016

Inspiring Creative Minds

Inspired by Beloit College's 'Mindset List', Scott L. Newstok exhorts the power brokers to minimize their focus on testing and return to a liberal education which encourages critical thinking and creativity.

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Thursday, September 08, 2016

Responsible Use of Student Information

Goldie Blumenstyk reports on work done on responsible use of student data under the leadership of Martin Kurzweil.

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Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Trigger Warnings

Emma Pettit explores whether faculty commonly use "trigger warnings " in their classroom. Warnings about explicit or shocking content are rare.

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Tuesday, September 06, 2016

The Syllabus as an Agreement Between the Student and the Teacher

Amber Comer reviews the legal obligations found in a course syllabus .

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Monday, September 05, 2016

Educators

Colin Koproske proposes that the instructor is key in identifying and supporting at-risk students.

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Sunday, September 04, 2016

Teaching

Jennifer Pierce offers tips for teaching assistants facing their first bout of teaching.

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Saturday, September 03, 2016

Print Book Usage Highest in Rural Areas

Kathryn Zickuhr summarized the 2014 Pew Internet report on differences in public library engagement . Those living a rural areas are more print oriented than urban or suburban residents - my thought is that rural areas tend to have spotty Internet service, making rural residents more reliant on books.

For more information on rural libaries and their unique service population, check out the Association of Rural and Small Libraries website.

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Friday, September 02, 2016

Beverages and Snacks for Events

Lisa Grimaldi shares entertaining ideas for food and beverages at an event.

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Thursday, September 01, 2016

PC Upgrades

Brad Chocos suggests inexpensive PC upgrades .

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