The Obscure Reference Librarian

1 in 10 Americans use smartphones during sex. Seriously, people. Just turn it off.
Sep 5

1 in 10 Americans use smartphones during sex. Seriously, people. Just turn it off.

Here’s some advice on I’m planning on implementing for my next meeting at work: Send out the presentation and supporting data beforehand. That saves the meeting time for the most important part of face-to-face meetings: The discussion.
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Sep 4

Here’s some advice on I’m planning on implementing for my next meeting at work: Send out the presentation and supporting data beforehand. That saves the meeting time for the most important part of face-to-face meetings: The discussion.

(Photo credit: Adikos)

Research keeps hammering on this point: Taking breaks during the workday makes for better work and happier workers. This article details a simple pattern of reflection to help you spot activities that waste your time or that you can change to improve happiness and effectiveness. As a bonus, the few minutes of mental breaks will help you re-center and re-focus on your task.
Sep 4

Research keeps hammering on this point: Taking breaks during the workday makes for better work and happier workers. This article details a simple pattern of reflection to help you spot activities that waste your time or that you can change to improve happiness and effectiveness. As a bonus, the few minutes of mental breaks will help you re-center and re-focus on your task.

Those brainteasers Google was infamous for using on job applicants turn out to have been poor predictors of employee performance and suitability. Turns out more traditional measurements and good, old fashioned interviews are better at determining who will thrive.
Sep 3

Those brainteasers Google was infamous for using on job applicants turn out to have been poor predictors of employee performance and suitability. Turns out more traditional measurements and good, old fashioned interviews are better at determining who will thrive.


A little humor for those librarians facing the crappy job market. How many of these have you seen on the ALA job list?
(Image credit: Joe Hardenbrook)
Sep 3

A little humor for those librarians facing the crappy job market. How many of these have you seen on the ALA job list?

(Image credit: Joe Hardenbrook)