Thursday, April 07, 2011

Weekly Reader

I'm putting my thoughts and various technology resources in order after attending ACRL in Philadelphia last week. For the first time, I did not create any handwritten notes. Instead I posted the titles of various sessions I attended, along with accompanying Twitter hashtags (#acrl2011 and #czs11), on Facebook and Twitter, I took photos of PowerPoint slides with my camera and phone, and snapped QR codes to locate and save URLs from poster sessions. No paper handouts, no information sheets, nothing to weed prior to packing for the return trip. Excepting the purse I bought at Macys, my suitcase weighed the same at both ends of the conference. This week's reader collection is sans anything posted during the conference; even with technology in hand, I did not have time to keep up with the reader.

Beyond the Job: Our Final Post
The end of a blog.... "After 3 1/2 years and over 1700 posts, we’ve decided it’s time to say farewell to Beyond the Job. We’ve both moved on to other projects, which leaves us less time to keep this site up to date." -- Sarah Johnson, Rachel Singer Gordon, Beyond the Job, 4/7/11

2011 Social Media Marketing Industry Report
"To understand how marketers are using social media, Social Media Examiner commissioned the 2011 Social Media Marketing Industry Report. We set out to uncover the “who, what, where, when and why” of social media marketing with this report. A significant 3300 social media marketers provided valuable insight you won’t find elsewhere." -- Michael Stelzner, Social Media Examiner, 4/7/11

Slide into These Cool Presentation Tools
"Into each work life, some slides must, well, slide. But you can make the most of them with this collection of updates." -- Denise Graveline, The Eloquent Woman, 4/7/11

OhioLINK Receives $750K Grant to Bolster Math, Engineering Courses
"OhioLINK has been named a recipient of a $750,000 grant from Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC), a new initiative focused on identifying and scaling technology-enabled approaches to dramatically improve college readiness and completion, especially for low-income young adults. OhioLINK’s winning project will build off of its successful Ohio Digital Bookshelf program by creating multimedia and self-assessment tools to help students succeed in fundamental math and applied engineering courses. " -- Stacy Brannan , OhioLINK What's New, 4/7/11

Shelving Made Easy (or Easier)
"Putting misshelved books back in their proper places is not a library worker’s favorite task. It takes time and it’s not exactly scintillating. Now a computer-science professor has come up with a way to make the process faster and less burdensome: an augmented-reality shelf-reading app that can scan an entire shelf’s worth of books at a time and alert workers which ones are out of place."-- Jennifer Howard, Wired Campus, 4/6/11

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