Telling Your Story: Turning the Page – Week Two

Week two of Turning the Page 2.0 looked at how data from the public perception’s  research can be used to help you “tell YOUR story”. The focus was on: Creating a compelling story about your library Practicing  speaking skills I was excited and looked forward to new things I would learn and be able to apply. This […] → Continue Reading Telling Your Story: Turning the Page – Week Two

Creating Groupies: Info-Pro Guerrilla Marketing

Being able to effectively market talents, skills and abilities, greatly enhances one’s ability gain employment, recognition and sufficient compensation. It can also make them seem indispensable. At a time when institutions are looking for ways to save money, this is even more true for librarians, archivists, knowledge managers, web content specialists and other types of […] → Continue Reading Creating Groupies: Info-Pro Guerrilla Marketing

Transliteracy: Information Literacy by Another Name?

I have spent the last months reading and writing about digital divide, information literacy and other related concepts, attended conferences and spoke with several experts about this topic. The culmination of these activities led me to feel like I was on my way to becoming a subject matter expert. That was until I came across […] → Continue Reading Transliteracy: Information Literacy by Another Name?

Public Perceptions of Libraries: Turning the Page – Week One

Week one of the six-week program focused on how the public views libraries and was guided by two recent research studies conducted by well-known agencies (e.g. OCLC). They provided some insightful information about how different groups feel about libraries. Among the finding were: People thought having enough computers and online services should be the top priority […] → Continue Reading Public Perceptions of Libraries: Turning the Page – Week One

ETS’s Approach to Measuring Digital Literacy

After months of research on digital literacy, most people would probably be exhausted and want a break. But when I saw that the Special Libraries Association had a program titled “iSkills Assessment of Digital Literacy” & Irvin R. Katz, the Senior Research Scientist at Educational Testing Service would be facilitating it, I was extremely excited. […] → Continue Reading ETS’s Approach to Measuring Digital Literacy

Advocacy

Advocacy 101 Super Charged

While scanning the American Library Association’s Annual Conference program descriptions, I came across a session entitled “Turning the Page 2.0.” I quickly skimmed the description and decided this was the workshop that would give me advice on how to advertise my skills and ability. When I arrived and the facilitator started speaking, I quickly realized […] → Continue Reading Advocacy 101 Super Charged

Part 3: A Perspective Publisher’s Kick Start Guide

Although the last two (2) posts mentioned things pertaining to reviewers and editing, they primarily dealt with the writing process. Here I will focus more explicitly on the peer review and editing process. Let’s get started. The publication process model presented by Anita Ezzo consisted of nine (9) phases: Manuscript submission Acknowledgment of receipt Peer […] → Continue Reading Part 3: A Perspective Publisher’s Kick Start Guide