I am constantly looking for the quick answers in improving my life, my job, my family, etc. Yeah, I know that is tilting at windmills, but thanks to some great Twitter and Diigo suggestions, I have a few links worth sharing that might make you think or provide a glimmer of insight as we ride down life's road.
30 Habits that Will Change Your Life
This is a good article and not too preachy. All decent advice we know but often just forget to embrace regularly. Of course what kind of librarian would I be if I didn't endorse a habit of reading. (I will let you know if I manage to follow through on the other habits.)
Why Your Boss is Wrong about You
Great New York Times article for both managers and employees. If you have ever done a performance review or had one, it is worth a look.
Working Together: Tips for Vendors
Having been plagued by unwanted phone calls and endless chit chat about the weather, I am grateful to ACRLog for writing this. You want to sell to librarians? especially in tough economic times? I could almost hear librarians around the country rising up in a collective 'amen' to this speech. Library vendors, you need to read this!
Evil HR Lady
I love this blog! I have been reading this blog steadily for almost a year and her advice is first rate. No sugar coatings or whining but real answers about the work world. Almost anyone in library world or in the "real" world will find her advice helpful. Job hunters and others going through transition will also find a gold mine of information.
Twitter Notes (follow me at @librarymary40)
If you have known me for more than 5 minutes, you probably know that I am a twitter lover. Librarians, you do yourself a disservice if you don't plug into this amazing discussion. I have shared and "talked" about day to day job issues and gotten excellent advice and feedback. The librarian crowd is wonderful and I can't believe how many great things (and people) I have discovered from the confines of my little desk. (I already wrote on this, click here if you want to read)
Thanks to @conniecrosby who pointed me to this site about 12 Twitter Search Tools. I already have been digging into some of this stuff. I would also recommend adding @conniecrosby to your feed. Connie seems to reach beyond the boundaries of traditional library thinking and is now one of my favorites in the library Twitter world. Catch her blog here: http://conniecrosby.blogspot.com/
Also,I have been a recent convert to Diigo. My partner in crime and library craziness, Holly Hibner (@hhibner on Twitter) is a bookmarking fool and is always looking for the latest and greatest in tech short cuts. I figured out that I can save my twitter favorites right into my Diigo. Diigo also made it easy to import my bookmarks from Delicious. I am already doing better at keeping track of all the cool stuff that floats my way via all the social media. I predict that this will make me much smarter very soon.... (cough, cough)