Good Boss, Bad Boss: How to Be the Best… and Learn from the Worst this should come as no surprise to anyone, I’ve mentioned Robert Sutton’s first book The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn’t several times on this blog, including in There is No Excuse for Bullies at Work (or Anywhere Else). As Sutton notes in the opening of Good … Continue reading March Reads
It’s that time of year again, time to vote for your elected representatives! Did you know only 20% of members voted in last years elections? Come on! We’re an outspoken bunch! We have opinions about everything! Its time to put pen to paper (or finger to mouse) and vote (ALA members will receive an email with instructions)! First the self promotion – After careful considering I am … Continue reading Calling All ALA Members! It’s Time to Vote #alavote
Three years ago I when I started putting together a list of the Movers & Shakers with links to their blogs and Twitter accounts, it never occurred to me that one day I would be on that list. I am honored (and humbled) to be included with people I know, people I call friends and colleagues including Ned Potter, Courtney Young, Buffy Hamilton, Sue Polanka, Aaron Tay, Cindi … Continue reading I am Honored and Humbled to be Included in the 2011 Movers and Shakers.
Inspired by the Shift Happens deck Ned Potter has created this awesome slideshow. One of Ned’s goals/causes is to escape the echo chamber of libraryland so this is aimed at non-librarians. Well done Ned. The time for Libraries is NOW http://static.slidesharecdn.com/swf/ssplayer2.swf?doc=librarynow-110311041940-phpapp01&stripped_title=the-time-for-libraries-is-now&userName=thewikiman View more presentations from Ned Potter Continue reading The Time is Now
This work session for librarians, journalist and citizens will take place starting April 6th, so mark your calendars. There are some fellowships for attendance for grad students available and you can browse the list of registered attendees. I wish I were able to attend this but I’ll be following closely online through the blog and Twitter (hashtag #biblionews) and you can too! From the website: Libraries … Continue reading Beyond Books: News, Literacy, Democracy and America’s Libraries Work Session
Love this list from the Harvard Business Review! WE NEED LESS: WE NEED MORE: Information Wisdom Shallow billionaires Passionate teachers Self-promotion Self-awareness Multitasking Control of our attention Inequality Fairness Sugar Lean protein Action Reflection Super sizes Smaller portions Private jets High-speed trains Calculation Passion Experts Learners Blaming Taking responsibility Judgment Discernment Texting Reading Anger Empathy Output Depth Constructive criticism Thank-you notes Possessions Meaning Righteousness Doing … Continue reading 60 Things We Need Less and More Of, What Would You Add?