Handling Information Overload With Productivity Tools

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  • Handling Information Overload With Productivity Tools

    1. 1. Handling Information Overload with Productivity Tools (and Tricks!) Cliff Landis, Technology Librarian Valdosta State University, USA ACURIL XXXVIII, Jamaica 3 rd June 2008
    2. 2. http://www.flickr.com/photos/telstar/43843015/ Feeling overwhelmed?
    3. 3. Information Overload affects both librarians and library users. http://flickr.com/photos/lincolnlog/1196478322/
    4. 4. http://flickr.com/photos/will-lion/2469444622/
    5. 5. It’s all about balance
    6. 6. Stress is the opposite of Productivity http://www.flickr.com/photos/cassidy/1847735009/
    7. 7. We LOVE stress http://www.flickr.com/photos/kendiala/29482743/
    8. 8. Multitasking is Bad http://www.flickr.com/photos/elsie/126502367/
    9. 9. Concentration is Good http://www.flickr.com/photos/ycart/77163474/
    10. 10. The Perils of Distraction http://www.flickr.com/photos/locator/420581084/
    11. 11. http://www.flickr.com/photos/basky_obed/931635726/ Making Choices
    12. 12. http://www.flickr.com/photos/turtblu/362000340/
    13. 13. Tools http://flickr.com/photos/bre/552152780/
    14. 14. Books http://flickr.com/photos/practicalowl/349046546/
    15. 16. Articles http://flickr.com/photos/gadl/320300354/
    16. 19. Webpages
    17. 23. Blogs & RSS <ul><li>The double edged sword </li></ul><ul><li>You want good information, not all information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bloglines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Reader </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Thunderbird </li></ul></ul>http://flickr.com/photos/8765199@N07/2381778838/
    18. 24. http://flickr.com/photos/24443965@N08/2383754739/ Do you read every letter of a newspaper from beginning to end?
    19. 25. Tricks http://flickr.com/photos/eoino/506778/
    20. 26. http://flickr.com/photos/paolomargari/1992019542/ Fear Not!
    21. 27. http://www.flickr.com/photos/alefbetac/527768781/ Get it out of your head!
    22. 28. <ul><li>It should be fun and easy to use </li></ul>http://flickr.com/photos/heroturtle/2314460648/
    23. 29. Have a conversation! <ul><li>Passive information consumption </li></ul><ul><li>Important things will come to you </li></ul>http://flickr.com/photos/bepster/120018144/
    24. 30. The Zen Office <ul><li>Remove distractions </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on a few important things </li></ul><ul><li>Remember your purpose </li></ul>http://flickr.com/photos/kiad/513941203/
    25. 31. http://flickr.com/photos/buro9/298993997/
    26. 32. It’s all about balance
    27. 33. http://clifflandis.net/ http://slideshare.net/clifflandis http://flickr.com/photos/lwr/12364944/

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