Category Tips

Learn How to Brag Without Sounding Like a Jerk

Believe it or not, self promotion is not something I do well. It is brought home to me regularly when I’m writing monthly reports in the office or when someone asks me for my bio for a speaking gig. A couple of months ago I tweeted that I needed help with this and several people […]

The Lifehacker Pack for Android Plus a Few of My Favorites

Lifehacker has put together a great list of their favorite Android applications. Since I’ve been meaning to write another post about my Evo and the apps I use regularly these is a great place to start. Thanks to Polly for bringing this list to my attention Productivity Astrid Evernote Personal Finance mNote TripIt Internet/Communication […]

How to Create a Secure Password

When I talk about transliteracy I often use this stat It would take a hacker 5.15 minutes to hack your 6 character all lower case password.  Add in numbers, symbols and capital letters and it goes up to 8.51 days from a Lifehacker article, How I’d Hack Your Weak Passwords, as an example of import skills […]

ALA Conference Survival Tips #ala10

Last year was my first ALA and it is definitely nothing like other conferences.  This is a combination of tips I’ve shared before and new ones learned the hard way. I’ve also included a reading list with suggestions on networking and tips for introverts. Give people your name – wear your name badge up near […]

Using Evernote to Track Online Reputation

I shared this tip with a friend yesterday and he suggested more people might like to be aware of it. Use Evernote* to clip online feedback about you.  If you are mentioned in a meaningful way in a tweet, blog post, article or whatever, clip it.  Create a new folder in Evernote just for this […]

Life Lessons from Einstein

Follow Your Curiosity Perseverance is Priceless Focus on the Present The Imagination is Powerful Make Mistakes Live in the Moment Create Value Don’t Expect Different Results Knowledge Comes From Experience Learn the Rules and Then Play Better 10 Amazing Life Lessons You Can Learn From Albert Einstein includes quotes and tips along with these lessons. […]

My First ALA! Advice Tips and Tricks

Tomorrow I’m off for my first ALA conference, it was a bit of a last minute deal but I’m pleased to be attending!  I will be blogging the sessions I attend both here and on LITA’s blog. When I found out I was going I sent out a call for tips on Twitter and got […]


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