Emily Kessler

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The research librarian of the future: data scientist and co-investigator

There remains something of a disconnect between how research librarians themselves see their role and its responsibilities and how these are viewed …

Humanities

The Year in Books: The 15 Best Books of 2016

Most of the year’s strongest novels had historical heavy subject matter, befitting a year that felt to American readers like the darkest in memory. …

Books

These are the 20 best-selling books of the year

A great place to look if you want to read the next "Kane and Abel" or "Bossypants" is to check out which books made it onto Amazon's best-seller list.<p>…

Books

A Workplace-Diversity Dilemma

What if the employees best positioned to hire undervalued minority candidates are … white men?<p>Several of my female friends working in various industries have recently expressed a similar disheartening sentiment: “It’s not that I prefer male bosses, but they’re the only ones who give me …

The Workplace

The Ultimate Guide to Service Design

The next step is to place a creative and hard working team to sustain this vision and provide it a common space to work together, brainstorm and …

Shut Up and Sit Down

Why the leadership industry rules.<p>The Titanic sank on April 15, 1912. Nine days later, Thomas Hardy composed a poem about the disaster called “The Convergence of the Twain.” Many poets were mourning the dead; Hardy took a different approach. He asked readers to contemplate the accident’s …

Al-Nusra Front

The Needless Complexity of Academic Writing

A new movement strives for simplicity.<p>“Persistence is one of the great characteristics of a pitbull, and I guess owners take after their dogs,” says Annetta Cheek, the co-founder of the D.C.-based nonprofit Center for Plain Language. Cheek, an anthropologist by training who left academia in the …

Higher Education

The Business Case for Investing in Talent (SSIR)

<b>Talent Matters</b> Talent Matters is a blog series exploring how nonprofit leaders have achieved real-world results through an emphasis on talent.<p>The …