8 Ways to Be a Truly Memorable Boss | http://buff.ly/16y0gvh
BEA For All: A Librarian’s Guide to BookExpo America 2013 http://buff.ly/146IgVa
Sites & Soundbytes turns 10 years old today! It started as a way to feature new links I found for my collection of links that I curated for years. That list began as a box of cards that had information about gopher and veronica sites. Yes, I’m that old. Thanks.
This blog has moved with me through three jobs. I left the collection of links behind at the first one, but kept the blog.
Thank you for everyone who reads my posts whether you see them on the blog, Facebook, Twitter or Google+. It’s been a pleasure to do this work for so many years and I hope you continue to find it valuable into the future. Because I can’t stop now!
Photo from Caro’s Lines: http://www.flickr.com/photos/caroslines/3199807082/
AFAR is a social travel guide that the users build. On first entering the site, you will be struck by the wide range of photographs, and will probably find something to click on immediately. Click in and you will find a series of photographs that seem to capture the real feel of a place. There is food, architecture, clubs, and places to visit, all photographed and described by a person who has traveled there.
Join the site and you can add your own experiences. The photos are called Highlights and allow you to add a description and information to the photo. You can gather them together into Wanderlists that can be about a place, an interest or a combination of things.
I love that you can explore the site without being a member. That alone makes it feel welcoming and open. Right now the Wanderlists featured on the front page can take you through India, Johannesburg, Prague and Mexico City. It’s a tempting site that will get your wanderlust going.
The Art of Breaking Hearts – Books that will make your heart ache « The Ship’s (B)log http://buff.ly/V2WVjg
The Call That Changes Everything – or Not – PW speaks with previous Newbery & Caldecott winners about that famous call http://buff.ly/X8f0XT
Hold On To Your Tighty Whities, Captain Underpants Is Back! : NPR http://buff.ly/10xs3de
Michael Ian Black re-teams with artist Debbie Ohi for children’s book ‘Naked!’ — The Family Room http://buff.ly/XhMmDY
Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas: The ABC’s of Learning to Read Through Play – A thru M http://buff.ly/WK72mY
My top five: books to grab in an emergency! | Children’s books http://buff.ly/Xe3j25
How bookshops could be happy ever after: ebooks could provide new revenue stream – The Independent http://buff.ly/UZbww1
7 Free Technologies Your Library Should be Using http://buff.ly/11qYaKX
Bexar set to turn the page on idea of books in libraries – San Antonio Express-News http://buff.ly/VYKikV
Libraries crisis set to get ‘much worse’ this year in the UK – http://buff.ly/W4DAu2
10 Ways Publishers Can Succeed and Survive | Publishing Perspectives http://buff.ly/W470sb - note the message to work with libraries!
The Nightmare That Keeps Microsoft Awake… Android On The Desktop – Forbes http://buff.ly/11rhCHa
Here They Are — The Best Comic Books of 2013! | Underwire http://buff.ly/10zdqpS
A Literary Tour of Historical Y.A. – Entertainment-The Atlantic Wire http://buff.ly/VU3a4j
Top Ten Books featuring Autism Spectrum Disorders by Carrie Cox « Nerdy Book Club http://buff.ly/UZbvbs
And if you want MORE School themed books (not just pic books):http://www.playingbythebook.net/2012/08/13/im-looking-for-a-book-about-starting-school/ …
BIG news for Suzanne Collins fans! – it’s an autobiographical picture book next for her! http://buff.ly/Yu4wYs
The rise of the ‘Wimpy Kid’ empire – Fortune Management http://buff.ly/V8KrjT
Here’s Why Digital Rights Management Is Stupid And Anti-Consumer – The Consumerist http://buff.ly/YnTROJ
Tell your senators: ‘Don’t let ECPA threaten my electronic privacy!’ http://buff.ly/V4EFzT
Apple’s iPad Book Ban Violates The Hippie Spirit Of Steve Jobs: Author http://buff.ly/V5RMAL
OUPblog » The e-reader over your shoulder http://buff.ly/V0ggLI
Facebook makes it official — an external advertising network is coming soon — Tech News and Analysis http://buff.ly/YanPpi
How To Use Google+ As Your Social Media Dashboard To Cross-Post To Facebook, Twitter & More http://buff.ly/V0sSCL
Is It Time for Content Marketers to Abandon Facebook? | Copyblogger http://buff.ly/V5Z9It
MediaPost Publications Some Sites Reserve Right To Share Personal Data – http://buff.ly/V5RPwt
The Social Media Economy Explained – By The Onion [Video]http://buff.ly/UTwDtz
Time Spent on Social Media: http://pinterest.com/pin/193021534001108847/
Librarian Nancy Pearl’s Picks For The Omnivorous Reader : NPR http://buff.ly/Ymr8Ka - happy to see Code Name Verity included!
What technology users want: ease of use, mobility, reliability, and fair price.
Never purchase pricey HDMI cables – advice from the MacGyver guys.
Rather than a scanning station, try a VuPoint magic wand for $65.
Build your own phone network with some old phones, a 9 volt battery, and a telephone coupler.
Freeconferencecalling.com with up to 1000 people at a time. Free with Google Voice – something I have to start using
LibreOffice is an viable open source alternative to Microsoft Office, according to the MacGyver guys.
Join.me is a free option instead of GotoMeeting.
Use Pixlr for photo editing. It’s web based but offers lots of advanced options
Here are my tweets from the program:
Servant leadership is about establishing trust around a shared purpose.
Develop character traits that allow us to flourish – applying ethics to our work and organizations.
Ethics have to taught in the organizations in order to have a profound influence on our culture.
We start learning ethics at a very early age, as soon as we start to talk.
Four ways to approach ethical decision making: truth, consequences, fairness, and character.
Truth should always be the first step though it may not be clear. Consequences are the most used type of ethical thinking.
By avoiding the conflict and turning to ethical decision making, we change our institutions and culture.
We have a social capital problem not an education problem.
Ethical learning requires years and teamwork of teachers and parents together.
It’s very easy to come up with ethical reasons to support our initial opinion.
As the facilitator you want to make sure that the discussion is ethical and addresses all of the ethical methods being used.
From the very beginning, you need to address the various ethical arguments. This keeps people from feeling aggrieved.
We know are not going to always agree, but we can be reasonable and that way build trust.
Here are my tweets from the event:
Joyce Sidman has written over 100 books with 11 published. She encourages writers to not give up.
Joyce Sidman writes every morning after breakfast, writes for several hours, then takes a walk in nature.
Joyce Sidman’s dog is her muse because of the way he approaches the world with curiosity and tail wagging.
RT @lochwouters Joyce Sidman is afraid of the dark and that’s why she is so drawn to it.
Sidman’s process is finding the “cool factor” about the subject and then discover a way into the poem through voice.
Joyce Sidman shares the struggles of bringing a great concept into an amazing poem. It can take weeks and many drafts.
Joyce Sidman – “all kids are natural poets” but the best are the kids who are a little different.
Joyce Sidman’s plea to share poetry with children. Find books you really love, read aloud, have discussions, then talk poetic terms.
My tweets from the keynote:
State Superintendent Tony Evers shares his library card to applause at the keynote
Better Together: Restoring the American Community by Lewis M. Feldstein – keynote speaker at #wla12
Social capital means that who you know matters. There is a dollar value to it.
Wisconsinites are almost deviant in our level of civic involvement.
Social capital works not only with people you know but with strangers.
Those states with the highest social capital do best by their children.
RT @peteg Feldstein: As social capital increases, child welfare, educational performance increase, murder rates, tax evasion decrease…
Late 60s to end of 20th century, social capital dropped. People are less active in groups now. Correlates with drop in trust.
UPS – all communication is done face to face in a workforce of 400,000. Personal connections and trust are vital.
Southwest Airlines spends 4 times as much time hiring baggage handlers – everyone helps, shared problem solving.
The FemTech Project shares the stories of women in technology. The site offers information on programs that connect girls with technology, celebrates dates that are about technology and women, and shares news about them too.
Read this site and you will start to believe that there is a strong future for women and girls in technology fields. I’d recommend it for any librarian working with youth and STEM programs.
Thanks to Free Technology for Teachers for the link.