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Self-Care, Happiness, Emotional/Social Intelligence: A bibliography

I recently had the privilege of keynoting the Access Services conference on November 12, 2015 (slides available on slideshare.)   I offered to put together a bibliography of the articles and research that informed some of my points around emotional and social intelligence, mindfulness, happiness, health, stress, and effectiveness.  Here it is! This bibliography skews more… Continue reading Self-Care, Happiness, Emotional/Social Intelligence: A bibliography

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Learn More, do Nothing: The Importance of rest and renewal

Would you like to be more creative?  Learn faster?  Super, all you need to do is… Nothing. Interested?  Read the complete post over at ALA Learning (also archived below on 3/27/13) October 9, 2010 update:  Check out Bobbi Newman’s post on the connection between innovation and working less.  The New York Times reported this week… Continue reading Learn More, do Nothing: The Importance of rest and renewal

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Battledecks at ALA: Try this at your next Staff Day!

The Learning Round Table co-sponsored (along with ALA) a Battledecks competition at ALA, and (perhaps I’m understating this) a good time was had by all.  Below is the video to prove it! Battledecks is a fun improv exercise that challenges contestants to deliver a presentation on the fly using an unknown slidedeck containing random (and… Continue reading Battledecks at ALA: Try this at your next Staff Day!

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Research confirms: Goofing off at work makes you a better employee

A new study by a bunch of Australians with too much time on their hands confirms what Library Garden has previously reported: Not working makes you a better worker. That’s right folks! Employees who surf the net, check Facebook, send some tweets, or regularly check on the latest Brangelina update (are they pregnant? are they… Continue reading Research confirms: Goofing off at work makes you a better employee

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Clutter Lovers Unite: Don’t stress about the mess!

I was gratified this morning to read this article in the New York Times by Sara Rimer: An orderly office? That’s personal. The article reports on Lisa Whited, an interior designer who specializes in adapting work spaces to the needs, habits, and goals of their users. She’s not your typical “get rid of the clutter… Continue reading Clutter Lovers Unite: Don’t stress about the mess!