Monthly Archive for April, 2019

Work hacks – upset those work routines

Nothing is more seductive than (work) routines and the notion of ” that`s the way we’ve always done it”. When we work reliably then we get reliable results – but rarely something that surprises, that is new or leads unexpectedly to completely new findings. Sometimes just small changes help teams to come to new conclusions.

Can only software specialists hack? No, in the meantime, the term “hack” has become generally accepted as an unusual and creative way of solving a problem. In this sense, much can be “hacked” – even the work.


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What do publishers want librarians to know?

A little research project from the UK linked to the full anonymised dataset of messages from publishers to librarians. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1pSsgShb5Dj6gwjT3V7ZHHWqSLn_a6U_j The author Bernie Folan: “I carried out a similar project (collecting messages from librarians to publishers) a couple of years ago and that data can be found here https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B1bAnTSVq-LkcnVGUUtTVklMYlE as […]

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How to Host a Virtual Poster Session

The Instruction Committee of the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Distance Learning Section (DLS) hosted its first virtual poster session April 1st-5th 2019. The committee sent out a call for proposals to a variety of listservs including ILI, DLS, and RUSA in January of 2019 and accepted a […]

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Leadership lessons from fiction? What we can learn from Game of Thrones

Have you read George R.R. Martin’s series of novels, A Song of Ice and Fire or do you know the HBO adaptation Game of Thrones? Bruce Craven teaches Leadership through Fiction at the Columbia Business School in New York and he gives some advices: If you must face a difficult […]

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Is hugging completly off-limits in the workplace?

There is a Xing newsletter and sometimes they really draw attention to interesting articles. It seems a bit strange in times of me too discussions and times where managers avoid being alone with just one employee in the elevator to ask if hugging is completly off-limits in the workplace or […]

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Recording: Benefits of International Exchange Programs Webinar

In this free webinar, run jointly by the IFLA New Professionals Special Interest Group (NPSIG) and CPDWL, and supported by the American Library Association (ALA)’s Association of Research Libraries (ACRL), you will hear from five librarians from Germany, South Africa and Canada as they discuss their experiences with international exchange […]

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Hamburg Open Online University

In 2015 the Hamburg Senate, the government of the City and the state Hamburg in Germany, founded a digital strategy to bundle up all digital processes and create structures for those. For education, the Hamburg Open Online University (HOOU) stands for this. This cross-university project is funded by the network […]

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