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Posts Tagged ‘communication’

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The Value of No

Saying no does not mean being rude or mean. Sometimes saying no is necessary.

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Rethinking User Experience Touchpoints

People often become overwhelmed when thinking about changing their library to incorporate User Experience principles. Don’t panic, though – you can start small.

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Essential Librarian Skill: Writing

But all librarians use writing to do more than remind patrons of fines. To keep up with the latest, you have to go back to the basics of stringing words together to make your meaning clear. Writing is all over new technology, so much so that we don’t even think about it or notice it until it’s glaringly unprofessional or outright unhelpful.

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Encouraging Diversity and Equity in Public Libraries

As a result of recent violent events and historical reflection, public libraries are increasing efforts to advance racial equality and provide resources for conversations and greater communication between diverse groups of people and more engagement with local libraries and their programs.

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Inspired by Infographics

Infographics have infiltrated our lives in the last few years. They pop up anywhere—as politically themed graphics on social media, on organizational websites, in print brochures for charities, and, of course, in the library world. In an age of information overload, infographics attempt to make sense of all this information. (Side note: Here’s an infographic about information overload.)