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Information Access for All

As I was gathering books for this column, I saw a title that needed reshelving: <i>The Information-Poor in America,</i> by Thomas Childers (Scarecrow, 1975). …

Rethinking Your Encounters With Homeless People

Ryan Dowd started volunteering at Hesed House, an Aurora, IL homeless shelter, when he was 13. He thought it was a good way to meet girls from his …

Homelessness

Powerful Ingredients for Blended Learning

SIDEBAR<p>»<br>S<br>I<br>D<br>E<br>B<br>A<br>R <br>«<p>Nov 22nd, 2010 by Wesley Fryer<p>At the beginning of this fall semester, I described the process I’m using to publish regular audio …

Free, online curriculum prepares learners for life and work

<i>This guest post is by Danielle Arnold, School Media Specialist at Belmar (NJ) Elementary School and a Ready to Code library, and Shahla Naimi, Google</i> …

How Climate Change Deniers Rise to the Top in Google Searches

<i>Want the latest climate news in your inbox? You can sign up here to receive Climate Fwd:, our new email newsletter.</i><p>Type the words “climate change” into Google and you could get an unexpected result: advertisements that call global warming a hoax.<p>“Scientists blast climate alarm,” said one that …

Positioning Library and Information Science Graduate Programs for 21st Century Practice

IMLS’s Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian program (LB21), now entering its fifteenth year, focuses on recruiting and educating the next generation of …

The LMS Guide: 42 Enterprise Learning Management Systems

Simply making information available isn’t a sufficient way to nurture the knowledge of enterprise employees and affiliates. To truly educate your …

Education Technology

Google launches $1 billion initiative to teach digital skills worldwide in light of automation

During an address in Pittsburg today, Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced several initiatives aimed at boosting opportunity and jobs in light of how technology is expected to replace many in the future. “Grow with Google” is centered around training Americans, while a Google.org grant will provide …

Nonprofits

Bake Potatoes Like a Pro plus Ten Surprising Toppings Recipe

Whether you're baking potatoes or sweet potatoes, having a technique that results in a crisp, seasoned skin, and fluffy, light flesh is where you …

Great Storytelling Connects Employees to Their Work

I once spent a few delicious days studying Union Square Hospitality Group (USHG), a collection of high-end, casual eateries started by the famed New York restauranteur, Danny Meyer. He had recently claimed the key to his success was creating a “culture of hospitality.” I set out to discover how.<p>One …

Google’s search app now makes suggestions of other things to read

Google’s search app for iOS is today introducing a feature that will keep users browsing the web, instead of exiting back to their homescreen to use other mobile application. The app is being updated to include a “related content” section that will appear at the bottom of the web pages you visit …

Apps

Google adds local library ebook options to search results

If it has been a long while since you last used a library, you may be surprised to learn that many of them have a digital library that offers up …

How Not to Give a Boring Presentation Anymore

We've all suffered through dull presentations. Make yourself stand out by learning how to put together the perfect speech.

A Beginner’s Guide to Calling BS

Every day lately seems to bring an onslaught of fresh bullshit: fake news is outpacing the fact-checker, dubious claims abound in advertisements and …

App specific passwords will be required to sign in to iCloud with third party apps from June 15, here’s how to make them

In its ongoing efforts to ensure strong security for customers, Apple will require the use of app-specific passwords from June 15th. This affects you if you use a third-party app that logs in with an iCloud email and password (Outlook, Thunderbird, etc) to access contacts, calendar and mail …

Apps

Apple acquires automation app Workflow and makes it free

Apple has acquired Workflow, an automation app for iOS that lets you connect apps and create quick shortcuts to actions like texting a contact to let them know you’ll be late for your appointment, find a convenience store near you, make PDFs from Web pages and record an audio note to yourself …

You Don’t Need To Pay A 30-Year Home Mortgage. You Need A Third Place To Feel Rested.

Are you usually punctual or late? Do you finish things within the time you stipulate? Do you hand in your reports/work on time? Are you able to …

The best books of 2016 list you get when you combine 36 “Best Books of 2016” lists

Slavery. Racism. Urbanism. Disease. While 2016 may not have been a banner year for liberal democracy in the world at large, it should definitely go down as a woke time in book publishing.<p>For dedicated bibliophiles, the low thrum of literary FOMO that bubbles up around May has by mid-December …

Books

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Architects<p>If the question is budget and schedule,<br>the answer is Ecocor.<p>Builders<p>Performance does not limit your design in an Ecocor …

3 Ways to Measure Your Social Media Results Using Hootsuite

3 Ways to Measure Your Social Media Results Using Hootsuite<p>Stephen<p>Category: Uncategorized<p>Comments Off on 3 Ways to Measure Your Social Media Results …

Social Media

Smart Homes: Keeping Connected Through the Intercom

Now that everyone has a supercomputer in their pocket or purse, keeping in touch on an expansive estate has never been easier.<p>Home intercom systems …

Smart Homes

Managing for Happiness Reveals a New Approach to Employee Engagement

What motivates your employees to come to work?What makes them happy when they get there?These two questions have plagued managers and owners for …

Employee Engagement

How to Fail At Blogging: 10 Reasons Why Your Blog Sucks

Does it ever feel like the things you want to accomplish always end up on the back burner? If the answer to that question is “yes,” you’re not alone. …

Motivation

Brainstorming Is Dumb

Studies show it produces fewer good ideas than when people think on their own. Thankfully, there’s a better way to work in groups.<p>If you work in an office, your boss has probably forced you into a brainstorming session or two (or 12). Brainstorming, after all, is supposedly a killer way to come up …

Perseid meteor shower set to be extra-spectacular this year

The summer's best shooting star show is expected be even more spectacular this year, thanks to an unusual "outburst" that only happens about once a …

Fall Asleep In Minutes After A Tense Work Day With This Bedtime Yoga Sequence

Ben Affleck just recently got in bodybuilding-shape for the movie Batman vs. Superman. What few people know is that Ben Affleck is 45 years old at …

Step By Step Guide To Setting Up An Ecommerce Website

You’re talented, you have great ideas and you’re hard working, but you’re often unrecognized, misunderstood and taken for granted.<p>Whether it’s in …

Self-help