You may be asking yourself, “What in the world does this have to do with me, isn’t this just a EU regulation?” Well, yes and no. GDPR effects any business that handles the personal data of someone living in the EU. As we all know, the internet is worldwide. Many businesses have customers living not only in Europe, but the United States, Australia, Brazil, etc. GDPR requires companies to change how they collect, store, and share customers’ information.
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Congratulations to our first place winner ($500) Nicolette Warisse Sosulski, for her article “Excuse Me, Is There a Loss Section?-Readers Advisory to the Grieving and Bereaved.”
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a European-Union (EU) wide regulation that unifies European data privacy laws and also codifies the personal data protection rights of residents. It was enacted to provide European citizens with full control over the data that is collected and stored about them.
In other blog posts I have expressed my beliefs that especially in today’s world, civility is imperative. I have also expressed a belief that librarians have a responsibility to lead tolerance. In response to these expressed beliefs some have challenged civility is a silencing tool of oppression and that tolerance is an unacceptable dodge of acceptance. I believe these responses indicate experiences in which civility or tolerance have not been practiced.
Reading a job description and researching a library doesn’t tell you everything you need to know when you begin a first job. What do you wish you knew?
Cubsessions: Famous Fans of Chicago’s North Side Baseball Team & Their Stories of Pain, Loyalty, Hope and (Finally) Joy
It is perhaps the biggest sports story in American history: The Chicago Cubs. After 108 years without a championship and decades as our pop culture symbol of futility, the Cubs won the World Series in 2016. From the many years of frustration to the joy of finally winning it all, there are many remarkable stories of Cubs fandom.
The end of net neutrality is a threat to our democracy, even if the signs are not yet clear.
The library is a cornerstone and sustainer of democracy.
As soon as we give up on change, we run the risk of falling behind. Therefore, instead of change management we should embrace change readiness.
Once a month, twice a month, or weekly, you can have a group that loves to talk about food! What could be better?
Sacramento library employees are going through training courses to be able to properly provide assistance to customers who are suffering from a mental illness.
Digital literacy initiatives within local libraries are imperative to helping our patrons create and upload resumes, sign up and use email to communicate with friends and family, download an app to get a ride to the airport, create and edit a presentation to share at work, search for a new doctor online, create a movie to complete a school project, communicate with a computer technician when their device has issues, and so much more.
To stay competitive in the today’s attention economy, it’s imperative that we pay attention.
Wanting to have certain items labeled in a manner that excludes them from the importance of the overall collection is marginalizing, at best, and, more likely the case, insidious, at worst.
If you’ve worked in a library for any considerable amount of time, chances are you’ve experienced micromanagement on some level.