Boulder Public Library ... you are so, so, soooooo fortunate !
"Here are four important keys to L1, Leading Self. We refer to them as the Four P’s of Self-Leadership: Purpose, Performance, Planning and Problem Solving.
Let’s take them one at a time:
Purpose: Knowing what is important to you and where you are going.
Performance: Understanding how you (You, Inc.) are currently performing in all departments of work and life.
Planning: Mapping out a direction to improve, maintain, and lead all areas of work and life.
Problem Solving: Using your resources and skills to make needed changes in your life and work."
“But with information these days being more time sensitive then ever and online networks providing the conduit to transform tiny social grapevines into full-fledged vineyards for mass media consumption, the need to figure out the means to authenticate and validate soft information will become more important than ever.
Just because the source of the information comes from a user generated blog or a wiki doesn’t necessarily mean it should automatically discredited. It merely means that a different set of skills and criteria need to be applied in order to validate it."
“In other news Natalie and I got married a couple of weeks ago. The mayor performed the ceremony and said "By the power vested in me by the City of Boise and the Boise Public Library, I now pronounce you..." which really cracked us both up.”
Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it. -- Henry David Thoreau
“On the average Web page, users have time to read at most 28% of the words during an average visit; 20% is more likely.”
“Curiosity leads people to seek new, better ways of doing things.
Curiosity forces people to accept failure as a learning experience.
Curiosity keeps pushing people to ask "why" beyond that first easy answer.
Curiosity is never being satisfied with the "best practices" of someone else. ”
“Under the general direction of the Director of Digital Strategy (that’s me) , the Digital Experience Manager plans, administers, coordinates and drives all aspects of the digital customer experience including customer engagement, usability testing, design, content creation and service delivery. With a high level of independence and accountability, the position oversees the design and development process for the library's websites and coordinates digital services efforts system-wide working closely with Information Technology, Community Relations', and Development and Public Services' staff to ensure the library's development process and services are customer-centric.”
“Social media – and blogs in particular – are becoming a more important part of global media consumption for internet users than some traditional media channels.
Globally 73% of internet users are reading blogs with 48% including these consumer-generated content in their weekly media diet.
While not markets are as developed, in each of the 29 countries surveyed social media is becoming a key constituent of global media consumption.”