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Librarian News Digest
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Vol. 6, No. 77
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Welcome to Wednesday and a bit of light news cycle. Today's highlights present us with a midweek opportunity to take a breather. Enjoy it!

Ballmer Goes Gov

Former CEO of Microsoft Steve Ballmer is a visionary. According to today's update from Sabrina Pacifici, he has turned that vision to government information. He has an issue with the current lack of access and is building a solution to address it. It truly sounds fascinating! Add Ballmer's latest innovation to your research arsenal and check out: Former Microsoft CEO Ballmer Launches USAFacts - vast searchable database of govdocs.

Effective Feedback

As a writer, an educator, and a librarian, I have learned to never underestimate the power of meaningful feedback. Notice, I purposefully said "meaningful" rather than the usual "positive". Not all feedback can or should be positive per se. It also need not always be technical. Sometimes we have to focus on the bigger picture. As Maggie Ambrose writes, "When it comes to feedback, the challenge is to frame the skills they need to learn in terms of ideas. Ideas that will drive and motivate them to learn what they need to know beyond that of merely completing an assignment." As an educator, she too has been learning a lesson about feedback. We are fortunate to have her share it with us today in: Giving Effective Feedback.

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Top News

  1. Former Microsoft CEO Ballmer Launches USAFacts – vast searchable database of govdocs, beSpacific, April 18, 2017
  2. Giving Effective Feedback, RIPS Law Librarian Blog, April 18, 2017



Featured This Week

  1. Featured job: Law Librarian/Generalist
  2. Featured article: Empathy is the trend in leadership
Career Center by LibGig

  1. Grand Valley State University Libraries - Head of Liberal Arts Programs: Library & Information Management. USA - MI - Grand Rapids
  2. Library Team Lead: Library & Information Management. USA - DC - Washington DC
  3. NYU Abu Dhabi - Librarian for Geospatial Services: Library & Information Management. United Arab Emirates - Abu Dhabi
  4. Austin Public Library - Librarian II (Bookmobile): Library & Information Management. USA - TX - Austin
  5. Systems Librarian: Systems. USA - VA - Fort Belvoir

For additional job listings visit the LibGig site.

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Launching Whitepaper Series

  1. Modern Libraries: Paradigm Shift For Legal Information Professionals, April 19, 2017
  2. What do peers have to say about Lexis and Westlaw?, April 19, 2017
  3. Why reveal our “Secret Sauce”?, April 19, 2017
  4. Showing Value: The Office Copy Audit, April 19, 2017
  5. How does your firm respond to disruptors?, April 19, 2017



Knowledge Management

  1. dtSearch Adds Automatic Hash Generation and Searching, KM World Research Center: Legal, April 19, 2017
Artificial Intelligence

  1. #LegalTechLives with John Alber, Futurist, International Legal Technology Association, ROSS Intelligence, April 18, 2017

  1. RIP Bob Bigelow, A True Legal Technology Pioneer, Robert Ambrogi's LawSites, April 18, 2017



Also of Note

  1. OCLC Report – The Realities of Research Data Management, beSpacific, April 18, 2017



Association News

  1. SLA Spring Social, SLA Europe, April 18, 2017
Press Releases

  1. Lucidea’s Innovative ILS and KM Solutions, SydneyEnterprise and GeniePlus, will Spark your Interest at the BC Library Association Conference 2017, Lucidea, April 18, 2017
  2. Powerful Archiving Software CuadraSTAR Knowledge Center for Archives to Attend MARAC in New Jersey, Lucidea, April 18, 2017
  3. Explore Argus, the Collections Management Solution for Forward-Thinking Museums, at MW2017, Lucidea, April 18, 2017
  4. Savvy Partners with iManage, Savvy Training, April 18, 2017
  5. Reprints Desk Partners With European Resellers, Provides One-Click Access To Content And Data For Researchers, Reprints Desk, Inc., April 18, 2017
  6. How can you use AI and chatbots in the information centre?, FUMSI Articles, April 18, 2017
Upcoming Events

  1. Legal Information Preservation Alliance Webinar on Open Access Law Repositories, Library Boy, April 18, 2017
  2. Info Pros Expo in Dublin, SLA Europe, April 18, 2017

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