The case of the disappearing teaspoons: longitudinal cohort study of the displacement of teaspoons in an Australian research institute

Having also noticed flatware disappearances in academia…

Source: The case of the disappearing teaspoons: longitudinal cohort study of the displacement of teaspoons in an Australian research institute

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The ideal professional development: “Personal, Actionable, Accessible”

  • Face to face: hands on learning and involving in person interaction
  • On the road: travel enable us to engage with other librarians, in a dedicated setting
  • Make it real: personalized, challenging, brainstorms
  • Picture perfect:

“I think it’s a good bet for the folks leading development of learning experiences for library folk to consider incorporating more on-the-ground, face-to-face interaction when planning meetings or conferences.

Public libraries of all sizes and budgets could surely benefit from a clearly articulated strategy for conference attendance, ways to seek funding, and an equitable chance for all to attend.

Finally, facilitators, trainers, and consultants should develop content that not only challenges but provides outcomes and takeaways based on participation and a “think tank” atmosphere.”

Source: Personal, Actionable, Accessible | Office Hours

Magazine notes: How to get ahead

· Make a work to-do list the day before.

· Get a full night’s rest (min 8 hours)

· Avoid hitting snooze.

· Exercise (before work or during the work day).

· Practice a morning ritual.

· Eat breakfast.

· Arrive at the office on time.

· Check in with their boss and/or employees.

· Tackle the big projects first.

· Avoid morning meetings.

· Allot time for following up on messages.

· Take a mid-morning break.