Make the Most of a Difficult Situation: Solutions to Get You Through Jill Hurst-Wahl co-author of The Information and Knowledge Professionals Career Handbook (among other activities) Jill outlined ten approaches to handling difficult situations, then we discussed two sample scenarios and some situations audience members broached.
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Last year, a bunch of us Special Libraries Association members pondered reading the book The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America by Erik Larson for a discussion at this year’s annual conference because both are set in Chicago. I thought about reading the book in the [...]
Today’s Berkman Center lunch talk features Dries Buytaert discussing the website/content management software Drupal and its community.
Tuesday’s (5/8) Berkman lunch features James Gleick and his book The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood. RSVP by noon Monday to attend in person. Otherwise, tune in virtually or check out the archive after the talk. James Gleick is a native New Yorker and a graduate of Harvard and the author of a [...]
I’m indulging my interest in usability and creating positive user experiences today by attending UPA Boston’s conference. I don’t talk much in this space about usability and user experience, but I’ve handled elements of them throughout my career. I was first introduced to the concepts in library school when we were discussing designing spaces and [...]
Shuyler Towne tells the MIT Center for Civic Media lunch audience the story of how his interest in physical locks morphed into digital locks when presentations about the physical objects began getting more questions about digital security measures than about the items. His collection’s genesis is a link between locks and his family’s name. Picking [...]
The Massachusetts Library System hosts a free gathering about linking libraries, communities, and the news on Friday, April 27, from 9:30 am through 4 pm, in the library system’s Marlborough office. Advance registration is required. The Mass. Library System partners with the New England News Forum and Journalism That Matters for a one day event. [...]
On Thursday (4/12) evening at the MIT Media Lab, S. Craig Watkins from the University of Texas at Austin will present what he’s learned about the digital practices of black and Latino youth from studying the social and digital media behaviors of young people. Craig Watkins: “The Digital Edge: Exploring the Digital Practices of Black [...]
Yeah, okay, BarCamp Day 2. I did a horrible job of blogging about Day 1 live. I’ll try to do better today. The Cuba + libraries + information technology presentation went very well this morning. The other presenters who had signed up for that slot canceled, so if folks wanted to attend a talk, they [...]