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Number of Libraries in the United States

ALA Library Fact Sheet 1<p>There are an estimated 119,487 libraries of all kinds in the United States today.<p>No single annual survey provides statistics …

How to Conference Like a Champ

Thanks to the kind people at ALSC and Penguin Young Readers, I was able to travel to my first ALA Annual Conference this summer. Tennessee to Nevada …

Ten Conference Tips for a First Timer

<i>by Leigh Milligan, Head Editor, INALJ Pennsylvania <br>previously published 2/21/14</i><p>Last weekend, I went to my first big library conference, ALA …

Jefferson's Legacy: A Brief History of the Library of Congress -- THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, 1800-1992

THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, 1800-1992<p>The Library of Congress occupies a unique place in American civilization. Established as a legislative library in …

This university's library doesn't have a single paper book

Bookless libraries aren't quite so far-fetched as they used to be. Florida Polytechnic University, opening for the first time this fall, features a $60 million, Santiago Calatrava-designed main building with a library that doesn't hold a single paper book within its walls. Instead, the library has …

What we have and what we do

This morning I gave the keynote talk at the ALIA WA Symposium.Below are the text (more or less) and slides from my talk: <i>What we have and what we …

School Libraries Matter! A New Message From Capstone Library & School Library Journal At The SLJ Summit Today!

This weekend I have the honor of being part of the School Library Journal Summit in St. Paul, Minnesota. Surrounded by amazing teacher librarians, …

So you want to be a medical librarian, perhaps? [Interview Edition]

Are you debating what type of library field you’d like to pursue after graduation? Has it been a <i>challenge</i> for you to sit down and decide your …

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6 Not-So-Obvious Résumé Mistakes To Avoid

Although it's not too often that I come across résumés such as that one, it's important to realize that whether a résumé has the top right-hand corner bitten off, or has minor grammatical errors — both major and minor errors have the potential to hurt your chances of getting the job. I highly doubt …

Employment

Do You Need a Résumé in the LinkedIn Era?

Now that LinkedIn has become the standard place to present your professional history and credentials — not to mention the fastest way to check somebody else’s — the humble résumé has lost its once-hallowed position as the canonical version of your professional identity. Your LinkedIn profile should …

Here's What Recruiters Look At In The 6 Seconds They Spend On Your Résumé

Recruiters spend an average of just six seconds scanning a résumé before deciding if the candidate is worth calling in for an interview, according to research from TheLadders, a mobile career network for professionals.<p>"Recruiters are often inundated with job applications to popular listings, so …

Employment

8 Educational Apps To Create Digital Portfolios

<b>12 Educational Apps To Create Digital Portfolios</b><p>by <b>Jennifer Rita Nichols</b><p>Digital portfolios are becoming increasingly popular in classrooms across …

Education Technology

Are ePortfolios Still Relevant for Today’s Students? | Emerging Education Technologies

<b>Electronic Portfolios are no longer just a good idea, that are an expectation and a powerful element of college and career readiness for many.</b><p>Just a …

e-portfolios with Google Apps

Today on the 2nd of October Daniel and I attended the 2nd day of the ACEC 2014 event hosted at the Adelaide convention centre. We attended the …

Educator’s Guide to LiveBinders

The way Educators teach and the way students learn has changed dramatically over the last several years. Instead of assigning worksheets, teachers …

How To Dress For Your Next Job Interview

What you wear to your next job interview might be more important than you think. <i>Why?</i> Whether you like it or not, your appearance is the first thing people notice about you–and the hiring managers first impression may play a big part in his or her hiring decision.

12 Surprising Job Interview Tips

You’re almost there. Your resume landed you an interview and now it’s time to seal the deal. So what’s the best way to prepare?<p>To find the answer, I looked back on my interviews, sifted through research, and most importantly, asked employees from today’s most coveted companies. I tried to find deep …

10 Job Interview Questions You Should Ask

Many job seekers focus so hard on answering interview questions well that they forget something very important: You are there to <i>ask</i> questions, too.<p>Asking the right questions at an interview is important for two reasons:<p>First, when done correctly, the questions you ask confirm your qualifications as …