Social Media and the Workplace

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Have you ever wondered if Social Media (SM) is appropriate while at work, or is it simply the new norm, making this question redundant?  Olmstead, Lampe, and Ellison at the PewResearch Center discuss social media in the workplace, highlighting for readers that “78 % of workers who use social media platforms for work-related purposes say social media is useful for networking or finding new job opportunities.” They also claim that Internet use is on the way out for work related tasks. What does this mean for email? Is SM the new EM? Read more and comment your thoughts if this interests you.

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, AND . ( June 2016). Social Media and the Workplace. Pew Research Center.

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Making Meaning in a Multilingual World • Overcoming the Digital Infrastructure Divide:

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This blog post highlights the discussions of Lewis & Mallory about digital collaboration today, in spite of language barriers that tend to create what some LIS professionals call, the great ‘digital divide.’ Comment if you are interested in this subject.

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Digital Collaboration

Data, data everywhere…but do we want to drink?

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More sweet tea, please: Any LIS professional in Academia, might be interested in this piece on data curation. It seems we’re moving away from information literacy alone as Shorish, Assistant professor, and Physical & Life Sciences librarian at James Madison University introduces us to the concept of “data information literacy (DIL).” What is this, you may be wondering?  Simply put, “… DIL is the recognition of researchers as producers of data, as well as data consumers.” Read more and comment if you’d like.


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DIL (n.d.).

Y. Shorish. (2015, July, 16). Data, data everywhere… but do we want to drink? ACRL Tech Connect