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Daily Archives: July 20, 2013

Study on emerging technologies librarians

RADNIECKI, Tara (2013) Study on emerging technologies librarians: how a new library position and its competencies are evolving to meet the technology and information needs of libraries and their patrons. Paper presented at: IFLA World Library and Information Congress, 17 – 23 August 2013, Singapore. “This study examines the roles and responsibilities of the emerging… Continue Reading

Toward a sustainable energy future for all

Toward a sustainable energy future for all: directions for the World Bank Group’s energy sector “As global energy markets evolve rapidly, producing and maintaining a reliable power supply for many countries in the developing world remains a significant issue. The World Bank Group will approach this energy crisis in partnership with the United Nations Sustainable… Continue Reading

Choices That Affect Retirement Income Adequacy – EBRI’s 72nd Policy Forum

Decisions, Decisions: Choices That Affect Retirement Income Adequacy – EBRI’s 72nd Policy Forum – Nevin E. Adams – Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI), July 2013 EBRI Notes, Vol. 34, No. 7 (July 2013) “On May 9, 2013, the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) convened its 72nd biannual policy forum in Washington, DC, where a wide… Continue Reading

Webinar – Careers in Federal Libraries

Katie Rapp, MLS – “The federal government offers many opportunities for LIS students and grads. July 20, 2013 from 10:30 – 11:30 AM EDT Maryland Library Association DEAL (Development of Emerging and Aspiring Librarians) presented a webinar about Careers in Federal Libraries. It was recorded and is available here. Speakers shared information about work at… Continue Reading

NYT – DOJ and EC Investigating Credit Default Swaps Market

Fair Game – Trying to Pierce a Wall Street Fog, By Gretchen Morgenson “Back in 2009, the Justice Department said it was investigating the large Wall Street banks for possible collusion in the huge and opaque credit default swaps market. The question was whether the big financial institutions had worked to keep transactions in these… Continue Reading

Six Sigma as Law Redesign

Six Sigma as Law Redesign: “Employment law firm Seyfarth Shaw has adapted the business process of Six Sigma into the law firm, and law-client, setting, while also mixing it in with Lean methodology.  They call it ‘SeyfarthLean’. Their website gives a basic overview of what the method encompasses — much of which overlaps with human… Continue Reading

Open Law Lab is an initiative to design law – to make it more accessible, more usable, and more engaging

“Open Law Lab begins with the idea that law can be more engaging, more usable, and more useful. It proposes that bright law students, professors, researchers, professionals, and makers can build products and services to do exactly this. Under a broad mission of providing innovative ways to increase access to justice, the Lab ventures to… Continue Reading