What is an Information Professional? | Nick Inglis | SlideShare #informationprofessional #librarianship #information #knowledge #careers #LIS #MLIS


There are a couple informative charts in this presentation that map the information profession.

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Why I Write in #PowerPoint | HBR + Book Written Entirely In PowerPoint Aims To Reinvent How Businesses Communicate | FastCompany #business #communication


 

When writing business documents (aside from emails), most people turn to word-processing software. That’s not the only option. You can do everything — outlines, drafts, revisions, and even layouts, if you’d like — in PowerPoint or similar presentation programs. That’s what I’ve used to write my books, internal documents, sales collateral, and web copy, for several reasons. READ MORE: Why I Write in PowerPoint | Harvard Business Review

Raise your hand if you like sitting through slide-show presentations. How about reading dense, jargony business documents? These are the staples of modern business communication, and yet they’re enjoyed by precisely no one. Enter Nancy Duarte, CEO of Duarte Design. Duarte thinks she can redesign business communication with Slidedocs, a new concept she defines as “a visual document, developed in presentation software, that is intended to be read and referenced instead of projected.” Think of it as a kind of a hybrid between slide-show presentations and prose documents—but one that eliminates the most annoying qualities of each. Duarte’s new book on Slidedocs, which she wrote entirely in PowerPoint, has just been released as a free download on her website. READ MORE: Book Written Entirely In PowerPoint Aims To Reinvent How Businesses Communicate | FastCompany

Digital #Storytelling: An Opportunity for #Libraries to Lead in the Digital Age | Dr. Brian Detlor | Slideshare #tech #society


 

Roxane Gay: Confessions of a Bad Feminist [Video] | TED.com #feminism #women


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Roxane Gay: Confessions of a bad feminist | TED Talk | TED.com

Related: HuffPo: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on Young #Women and Likability + Roxane Gay: ‘We Demand Perfection Of #Feminists. We Do Not Need To Do That.’ #feminism

Capitalizing on Your Skill Set as an Information Professional | Easter Digangi | Slideshare #MLIS


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Tony Fadell: The first secret of design is … noticing | TED.com #design


As human beings, we get used to “the way things are” really fast. But for designers, the way things are is an opportunity … Could things be better? How? In this funny, breezy talk, the man behind the iPod and the Nest thermostat shares some of his tips for noticing — and driving — change.

Link to Transcript

via Tony Fadell: The first secret of design is … noticing | Talk Video | TED.com.

The Most Important Insights From Mary Meeker’s 2015 Internet Trends Report | TechCrunch #tech


If you want to understand tech, Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends reports are the closest you’ll get to gospel. Today the Kleiner Perkins partner released her hotly anticipated 2015 edition. But at 197 slides, her presentation can be overwhelming. So we’ve broken down Meeker’s knowledge dump to highlight the most critical data points, and added our analysis so you know what you’re looking at.

READ MORE: The Most Important Insights From Mary Meeker’s 2015 Internet Trends Report | TechCrunch

Chris Milk: How Virtual Reality Can Create the Ultimate Empathy Machine | TED.com #virtualreality #psychology


Chris Milk uses cutting edge technology to produce astonishing films that delight and enchant. But for Milk, the human story is the driving force behind everything he does. In this short, charming talk, he shows some of his collaborations with musicians including Kanye West and Arcade Fire, and describes his latest, mind-bending experiments with virtual reality.

via Chris Milk: How virtual reality can create the ultimate empathy machine | Talk Video | TED.com

Introduction to Digital Marketing #IntroToDigital +22 Free Tools Inside | Nicolas J. Chevalier | Slideshare


INTRO TO DIGITAL – In this presentation, you will find an introduction to digital marketing / online marketing. Through SEM, Display, Content Marketing, E-CRM, Digital communication, discover 22 free tools to do your own analysis.

via Introduction to Digital Marketing #IntroToDigital +22 Free Tools Inside |  Nicolas J. Chevalier | Slideshare

Role of the Corporate Library in the Information Management World | Netspeed 2014 Conference Presentation


Here is a link to the presentation my colleague and I gave at Netspeed 2014 in Edmonton, Alberta. First time ever presenting in public. We worked really hard and felt we gave a great presentation. The presentation focused on evolving roles, competencies and skillets of information professionals working within corporate libraries. Attendees really listened and didn’t spend the whole time fiddling on their smartphones. Practice makes [almost] perfect. I can now cross this accomplishment off my bucket list!

E4: Role of the Corporate Library in the Information Management World | Netspeed 2014 Conference Program | The Alberta Library

Presenters: Margo Price and Nicole Mullings, Talisman Energy Inc.

Information management is an interdisciplinary field which combines skills and resources from librarianship, information technology, records management, and archives. The Information & Research Centre at Talisman Energy Inc. is part of a newly created Information Management team comprised of the corporate library, records management, and enterprise content management ECM groups. Learn more about the unique benefits and challenges that go along with aligning these synergistic roles and functions under one umbrella and how it speaks to potential trends in the special library field.

Direct link to pdf of presentation slides.

via Netspeed 2014 Conference Program | The Alberta Library