Monthly Archives: January 2010

What the iPad is and isn’t

So, a lot of people seem to want an iPad including those who are fully aware of its shortcomings. The iPad doesn’t support Flash, isn’t equipped with a camera, and lacks the e-Ink display.  Do I think it will kill … Continue reading

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Finding a Mentor

“Mentor/Mentee 101:  Developing a Career Essential Relationship” is this month’s topic for ALA/NMRT (New Members Round Table) listserv. One of the contributors to the discussion mentioned the experience of unclear expectations on both a mentor’s and a mentee’s side. I … Continue reading

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ALA before and after – My 2010 MidWinter

What happens when you join ALA? I am not sure about other professional organizations. But at least in ALA, nothing happens unless you are awarded with some scholarships, fellowships, internships, etc. I called up and paid my membership fee. A … Continue reading

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Thoughts on To-Do Lists & Personal Information Management (PIM)

Have you ever had an A-HA moment for something that only makes sense in a smart phone? I had one of those with a to-do list. To-do list apps are essentially personal information management (PIM) systems. Because you carry your … Continue reading

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