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#SLAElinks round-up Jan 2012

If you follow us on Twitter, you may have noticed us sharing links recently under the #slaelinks hashtag. We’re going to be posting a monthly round-up on the blog of the most interesting links shared under this hashtag. Here’s what we’ve shared recently:

The elusive dream of a work-life balance – Information Wants to be Free

Meredith Farkas shares her thoughts on and lessons learned from juggling her work with raising her son.

A Special Library Student’s First Customer – Future Ready 365

Interesting idea for library school students: why not try offering your skills as a kind of information consultant within the university you’re studying at?

Why Amazon Is The Best Strategic Player In Tech – Forbes

Fascinating insight into Amazon’s strategies and decision-making.

Six Social Media Trends for 2012 – Harvard Business Review

One of many posts predicting what we’ve got to look forward to over the coming year!

61 Non-Librarian Jobs for LIS Grads – Syracuse School of Information Studies

Good overview of some of the non-traditional roles that exist for people with information management skills.

Documenting Law Library Strategy – Slaw

Does your law library have a strategic plan? Is the plan available, aligned, and has it been shared?

Help! How much help should libraries be? – Undaimonia

The age-old problem for academic librarians – give students the materials they need, or teach them how to find them for themselves? Lots of good comments on this post too, including links to related/response posts.

Which social networks should you focus on in 2012? – Econsultancy

Do you promote your library on social media? Which services do you use?

 

We’d love to have your links to feature here too. If you’re on Twitter and you see something interesting that you’d like to share with us, just tweet it using the #slaelinks hashtag. If you’re not on Twitter, feel free to leave a comment below if there’s something you’d like to draw our attention to!

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