Thursday, February 27, 2014

Weekly Reader

ALA and the Reunification of Librarianship
"The American Library Association (ALA)’s burgeoning budget crisis and dip in membership show the group is having a tough time thriving as a multitype library organization. It might be easy to cast a net of blame across the tepid economy, the aging profession, even entrenched leadership in ALA itself. But we think ALA’s membership woes are caused by a lack of unity across librarianship, a problem that is reinforced by ALA’s organizational structure and too narrow publications." -- Daniel O'Connor & Phil Mulvaney, Backtalk | Library Journal, 1/23/14

20 #EdTech Lovers Worth Following on Twitter
"Let’s assume, just for a moment, that you’re relatively normal – in your digital habits at least (no, not those ones, they’re weird). The chances are, therefore, that you have two routes to the things that interest you – either you seek them out (probably on Google) or they find you, usually through social media." -- Jimmy Leach, Edudemic, 2/27/14

"Why Did That Book Win?" A Children's Book Boston Discussion
"One hundred children’s booksellers, publishers, librarians, and students turned out for the second gathering of Children’s Books Boston, a group that encompasses area publishers, authors, booksellers, librarians, and educators. Simmons College was the setting for a panel on literary awards, inspired by the recent selection of the 2014 Newbery and Caldecott winners." -- Donna Spurlock & Karen Boss, Publishers Weekly, 2/25/14

4 Ways Teachers Can Encourage Online Interaction
"The education sector is rapidly changing and adapting to new technologies. Modern days have made educators go above and beyond with their teaching skills and learn to use new tools to innovate their style and create a better learning environment for students." -- Laura Iancu, Edudemic, 2/17/14

Why Leaving Something Behind is the Key to Interview Success
"One of the most common (and most important) pieces of job-searching advice out there is to be memorable. And there are lots of ways to do it — give a firm handshake, look the hiring manager in the eye, ask smart questions about the position or company, and show just how well you’d fit in with the team, to name a few." -- Angela Smith, The Daily Muse |  Business Insider, 2/25/14

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