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LET'S TALK LIBRARIES

A blog from the Southern Ontario Library Service

Core Technology Competencies: For every staff member

This is the fifth post in a series on competencies based professional development. In the first post in this series, Anne Marie Madziak, wrote: “Public libraries are on the precipice of a bright exciting future that requires staff to be community oriented, comfortable with technology, adaptive and skilled at engaging and collaborating with the community and […]

Review: Useful, Usable, Desirable: Applying User Experience Design to Your Library

Useful, Usable, Desirable: Applying User Experience Design to Your Library Aaron Schmidt & Amanda Etches 2014 Aaron Schmidt and Amanda Etches describe ‘useful’, ‘usable’, and ‘desirable’, as the key elements required for a good user experience- and they aren’t wrong. A balanced amount of each is necessary: obtaining something desirable (a cool new technology) may […]

Professional Information A-Z on LearnHQ

The Professional Information A-Z has moved, but it’s still available! An edited version is on LearnHQ, under Resources, and searchable from the homepage of LearnHQ.  At the moment, we’re working with our ELM provider to have a search installed within the Resources area. We’re hopeful that will be functional soon. Slowly but surely, french resources are being added. Contact […]