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Three Reasons You Should Be Learning With Lynda

It’s free! (But just for you) As an active member of GLEAN you can request access to Lynda.com, one of the world’s most popular e-learning websites with over 3,000 video courses, and new courses being added every single week. And you know what’s better than having access to thousands of courses? Getting it for free […]

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Google, My Google

Google, my Google. My dad always told me growing up that “you learn something new every day”—well, as I’ve grown older I definitely believe that to be true.  I think quite a few of you have heard our experience with the Google boxes, the issues and the resolutions to those issues.  We no longer panic […]

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A Meta Research Question

A phrase that’s making me crazy at work is “virtual browsing.” We know we need to have it (our books are going into high-density storage as part of a massive renovation and renewal) but it has become clear over the past few months that we need to figure out what “virtual browsing” actually means. Is […]

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Hacking the Library: 48 Hours To Better Libraries Through Collaborative Technology

*hack·a·thon /ˈhakəˌTHän/ noun an event, typically lasting several days, in which a large number of people meet to engage in collaborative computer programming, Chattahoochee Valley Libraries hosted an event called Hack the Library on October 25-26. Our goal was to apply technology to better help our library engage the community and empower our customers. The […]

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Top 5 Training Resources for Georgia’s Public Libraries

Greetings, Georgians! I’m Julia Huprich, head of digital services and communications at the Cobb County Public Library System, and today I’ve invaded GLEAN Magazine to share with you some of my favorite training resources for libraries. (I hate to use the word “training” – I think of it more as lifelong learning.) GLEAN. Seriously, this is […]

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Open Your Mind to Open Access

Open your mind to Open Access! This week libraries, schools, colleges, universities and others are celebrating International Open Access Week (October 20 – 26, 2014). Are you still not sure what OpenAccess? Why should libraries and librarians even care? Let’s start with the basics: what is it? Open Access focuses on free, unrestricted online access […]

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A Love/Hate Relationship with Webinars

This is my inaugural post on GLEAN Magazine, and I have to admit something: I hate webinars. And I have tried to like them. I have tried really hard. But I don’t. I am not technophobic. I am not anti-continuing education. I understand that presenters put a lot of time and effort into them, and […]

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