CDLINFO News: Opinion and Commentary

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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5 Steps to Managing Your Performance Evaluation

May 19, 2010  |  Category:  Opinion and Commentary  |  Author: 

Most of us shudder when it’s time for our annual performance review. Not only is it time-consuming but it can also be stressful, since you don’t know whether you and … 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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How Portable Are Your Skills?

May 5, 2010  |  Category:  Opinion and Commentary  |  Author: 

In the good old days, you worked at the same job for the same organization your entire work-life. Oh, you might get promoted or transferred, but you didn’t leave. There was … More

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How to Discover Your DNA

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

If you can’t say what your value is, how can you expect others to understand it?  It’s not enough to wait for someone to critique or praise you to know … More

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How to be Happy at Work

April 21, 2010  |  Category:  Opinion and Commentary  |  Author: 

Are you happy at work? Are you happy with work? Are you supposed to be happy at work? Maybe you aren’t – after all, there’s a reason they call it … More

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How to Embrace Innovation

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

Innovation is about making changes — doing things differently, thinking differently. What’s helpful to know is the changes you make don’t have to be huge and dramatic. Incremental changes … More

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5 Tips for Successful Career Collaboration

April 7, 2010  |  Category:  Opinion and Commentary  |  Author: 

Why do we look so happy in these pictures? Lena and I are collaborators in the truest sense, both about our shared work and about our “professional fitness.” Our collaboration has … More

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Looking for Some Inspiration in Your Career?

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

Are you someone who sees opportunities and potential in most situations? Are you open to new ideas? Do you try new things even if they intimidate you? If you answered … More

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Hurtling Toward the Finish Line: Should the Google Books Settlement Be Approved?

February 16, 2010  |  Category:  Collection Development,Mass Digitization,Opinion and Commentary  |  Author: 

Ivy Anderson, Director of Collections California Digital Library (The image presented here is a mashup: for the actual book in HathiTrust, see http://hdl.handle.net/2027/uc1.b543888) Late last week, Google and … More

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