Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Weekly Reader

Need Help? Online
"When librarians first began offering chat reference, most envisioned it as a medium to answer quick and simple questions. Involved research questions were best answered in person. Somehow, our patrons didn’t get the memo on this, and many chat interactions are just as involved as face-to-face reference sessions." -- Meredith Farkas, American Libraries Magazine, June 2013

The Ultimate, Mega, Essential Web Site Design Guide - 115 Tools and Resources
"Whether you’re building your first website or re-designing an existing one for your organization, this all-in-one guide will get you started with tools and resources for creating today’s modern websites."-- Ellyssa Kroski, OEDb, 6/26/13

A Quick Guide to YouTube Privacy
"While we don't share as much personal information on YouTube as on other social networks, if you're conscious of online privacy, you may want to take a look at your privacy settings. We've taken a quick look at how to protect your privacy on the video-sharing site with a few easy steps to ensure your account is set up in a way that satisfies your need for online confidentiality." -- Amy-Mae Elliott, Mashable, 8/7/13

10 Must Ask-Questions for the Campus Interview
"Visiting a campus for the first time can be a dizzying and chaotic experience even when you are simply attending a conference or visiting a colleague. When you are in town to interview for a position it can be even more stressful, which is one reason why it’s important to think ahead about questions you want answered or people you want to meet while there." -- Menachem Wecker, Vitae, 8/6/13

5 Flipped Classroom Issues (and Solutions) for Teachers
"Have you been thinking about flipping your classroom this fall? Flipping can let you make the most of face-to-face time with your students. Rather than taking class time to introduce content and using homework to review concepts, flip the process so that students gain basic knowledge at home and then create, collaborate, and make connections in school." -- Beth Holland and Samantha Morra,  Edudemic, 8/12/13

Pinterest Targets Casual Visitors with New "Pinterest for Teachers" Site, May Add More Content Hubs in Future
"Pinterest has launched what may be the first of several official “hubs” featuring content targeting a particular segment of its user base, with today’s debut of a new “Pinterest for Teachers” site at Obviously timed to coincide with the back-to-school rush and news cycle, the company tells us that the new hub will also serve as something of a test to see if it makes more sense to continue down this path in the future, with more hubs devoted to other interests or groups." -- Sara Perez, Tech Crunch, 8/13/13

17 Pinterest Metrics Every Brand Should Track
"Pinterest has established itself as the dominant online source of visual inspiration. The social bookmarking site enables users collect and share photos of their favorite events, interests, and hobbies. Pinterest users spend more money, shop more frequently, and purchase items more often and in larger quantities than users on any other social network." -- Pam Dyer, Social Media Today, 8/12/13

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