CDLINFO News: Authored by Lena Zentall

Talking with Strangers: 3 Tips on Making the Most of Your Conversations

August 11, 2010  |  Category:  Opinion and Commentary  |  Author: 

“In a single week, we may meet more people than our medieval ancestors did in their entire lives. Yet in contemporary American culture, we have little or no training for … More

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CDL Recruiting for Discovery & Delivery Programmer Analyst IV

July 29, 2010  |  Category:  Discovery & Delivery,Melvyl,Newsletter,Resource Sharing,UC-eLinks  |  Author: 

Shape the future of discovery and delivery in library systems. Position: Programmer Analyst IV About you You are a senior programmer and digital library strategist committed to growing … More

Going Beyond Pie Charts: More Ways to Use Visuals

July 28, 2010  |  Category:  Opinion and Commentary  |  Author: 

“Love pie. Hate pie-charts” is a playful quote from a talented data designer featured below. It captures the we-can-do-better attitude of the individuals and organizations leading the charge for clear … More

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UC-eLinks knows when you have left the building

July 27, 2010  |  Category:  Discovery & Delivery,Newsletter,UC-eLinks  |  Author: 

UC-eLinks now alerts users to logon to their campus network. Why do we need this? Most of us have experienced the frustration of being denied access to articles and other … More

Use the Power of Visuals to Get Your Point Across

July 14, 2010  |  Category:  Opinion and Commentary  |  Author: 

Some people are brilliant at melding words and visuals. Most of us struggle to create engaging presentations, documents and web pages. We’ve all been told it’s crucial to appeal to … More

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Do You Want to BE Something or DO Something?

June 30, 2010  |  Category:  Opinion and Commentary  |  Author: 

There is time for everything that you really care about! So what’s stopping us? Each day we make choices about how we spend our time, mostly relying on our routines … More

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A Record-Breaking April for UC-eLinks

June 29, 2010  |  Category:  Discovery & Delivery,Newsletter,UC-eLinks  |  Author: 

In the span of thirty days, UC-eLinks — University of California’s easy way to link from an article or book citation to the actual publication online — processed 900,000 OpenURLs.  … More

Do You Need Help Saying ‘No’?

June 9, 2010  |  Category:  Opinion and Commentary  |  Author: 

Do you cringe when you think about saying No to your boss, colleagues, friends or family? Do you already pride yourself on your toughness and ability to say No but find … More

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3 Ways to be More Effective in Giving and Receiving Feedback

May 26, 2010  |  Category:  Opinion and Commentary  |  Author: 

Unless you’re an art student or critic, giving and receiving feedback probably isn’t a formal part of your daily routine.  The interaction can be stressful and contentious, regardless of whether … More

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Is Your Career Fit or Fat?

May 12, 2010  |  Category:  Opinion and Commentary  |  Author: 

You exercise to build stamina and muscle. You meditate to gain greater serenity. You take your car to the mechanic to keep it running. In different ways, these are all … More

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