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Managing Professional Information Overload (KLA 2012 Conference version)

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This presentation was given at the Kansas Library Association Conference in April 2012. It is targeted at librarians, but most people in any profession would benefit from the information found in this session. It covers tips, resources, and tools to help you better manage professional information overload!

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Managing Professional Information Overload (KLA 2012 Conference version)

  1. 1. Kansas Library Association Conference April 2012 Tools for Managing Professional Information Overload Heather Braum Digital and Technical Services Librarian Northeast Kansas Library System hbraum@nekls.org
  2. 2. Kansas Library Association Conference April 2012 Source: “share your ideas” by Flickr User Britta Bohlinger under a CC License, http://goo.gl/ QU6Ea
  3. 3. Kansas Library Association Conference April 2012 Video online at: http://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=CXFEBbPIEOI Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=CXFEBbPIEOI
  4. 4. Kansas Library Association Conference April 2012 Source: “MS Library 2.0 Summit Birds of a Feather Lunch Tables” by Flickr User msulibrary1 under a CC License, http://goo.gl/ 4vwfx
  5. 5. Kansas Library Association Conference April 2012 Source: “Balance...” by Flickr User mind on fire under a CC License, http://goo.gl/JeFB7
  6. 6. Kansas Library Association Conference April 2012 Source: “information hydrant” by Flickr User Will Lion under a CC License, http://goo.gl/ tEsq4
  7. 7. Kansas Library Association Conference April 2012 Source: “information overload” by Flickr User verbeeldingskr8 under a CC License, http:// goo.gl/hwqo4
  8. 8. Kansas Library Association Conference April 2012 Source: “Seamless Train” by Flickr User DaveFayram under a CC License, http://goo.gl/ 3cAAB
  9. 9. Kansas Library Association Conference April 2012 Source: “The Road” by Flickr User Stuck in Customs under a CC License, http://goo.gl/ jBtd8
  10. 10. Kansas Library Association Conference April 2012 Source: “Bricks” by Flickr User Esparta under a CC License, http://goo.gl/yHtis
  11. 11. Kansas Library Association Conference April 2012 Source: “Outtake - Nooo! [Overwhelmed]” by Flickr User andreas.thor under a CC License, http://j.mp/fWk7Gx
  12. 12. Kansas Library Association Conference April 2012 Source: “Yellow Arrow” by Flickr User Ian Muttoo under a CC License, http://goo.gl/ BFtmz
  13. 13. Kansas Library Association Conference April 2012 Source: “Jubilant Winners Enjoy Success” by Flickr User c.a.muller under a CC License, http://goo.gl/ewc1h
  14. 14. Kansas Library Association Conference April 2012 Source: “Tip Jar at Huckleberry” by Flickr User Muy Yum under a CC License, http://goo.gl/ DHU3Z
  15. 15. Kansas Library Association Conference April 2012 Source: “Google Lego 50th Anniversary Inspiration” by Flickr User manfrys under a CC License, http://j.mp/bFy036
  16. 16. Kansas Library Association Conference April 2012 Source: “Google Lego 50th Anniversary Inspiration” by Flickr User manfrys under a CC License, http://goo.gl/P3FoU
  17. 17. Kansas Library Association Conference April 2012 Source: “Hands Across the World” by Flickr User Building Unity 1000 Families under a CC License, http://goo.gl/TUfAJ
  18. 18. Kansas Library Association Conference April 2012 Source: “Go” by Flickr User Peet Reed under a CC License, http://goo.gl/oXux5
  19. 19. Kansas Library Association Conference April 2012 5 Tips
  20. 20. Kansas Library Association Conference April 2012 1. Information overload has always been present. It’s not new. Source: “Scrolls” by Flickr User Hc_07 under a CC License, http://j.mp/i31UZV
  21. 21. Kansas Library Association Conference April 2012 2.You’re never going to be able to keep up with everything. Source: http://bit.ly/i4pGx5, 2/23/11
  22. 22. Kansas Library Association Conference April 2012 3. “These things are TOOLS to serve you & help you. Don’t let them manage you. Manage them. Remember you are a human being not a human doing.” --Bobbi Newman, www.librarianbyday.net Source: “080116Meineke_021” by Flickr User Miz Ginger Snaps under a CC License, http:// j.mp/gB1VMJ
  23. 23. Kansas Library Association Conference April 2012 4. Learn the art of skimming links and articles to “maybe” save for later. “trash and treasure” Source: “Accessory 1” by Flickr User Urban Woodswalker under a CC License, http://j.mp/ eXD4p9
  24. 24. Kansas Library Association Conference April 2012 27 instant messages 76 email listserv messages 4 text messages 14 social network messages 17 phone calls 825 RSS feed updates 98 work emails 30 pages from a book 52 personal emails 5 letters 127 social network 11 pieces junk mail status updates 1 periodical issue 1 hour of television 3 hours of radio 5.You’re not alone in this struggle.stats from “Being Wired or Being Tired: 10 Ways to Cope with Source: “my scared cat” by Flickr User PaoloInformation Overload” Sarah Houghton-Jan, Ariadne, July 2008, Margari under a CC License, http://j.mp/http://j.mp/10Dc2 gcFR70
  25. 25. Kansas Library Association Conference April 2012 6 Resources
  26. 26. Kansas Library Association Conference April 2012libraries. rural.alltop.com alltop.comkidslit. books.alltop.com alltop.comeducation. my.alltop.alltop.com com 1. Alltop www.alltop.com
  27. 27. Kansas Library Association Conference April 2012 2. Library Link of the Day http://www.tk421.net/librarylink/
  28. 28. Kansas Library Association Conference April 2012 3. American Libraries Direct americanlibrariesmagazine.org/aldirect
  29. 29. Kansas Library Association Conference April 2012 4. Open Culture http://www.openculture.com/
  30. 30. Kansas Library Association Conference April 2012 5. Mashable & Lifehacker www.mashable.com & www.lifehacker.com
  31. 31. Kansas Library Association Conference April 2012 6. Google... www.google.com I’m not kidding Source: “Google Lego 50th Anniversary Inspiration” by Flickr User manfrys under a CC License, http://j.mp/bFy036
  32. 32. Kansas Library Association Conference April 2012 6 Sets of Tools
  33. 33. Kansas Library Association Conference April 2012 1. Notetaking Tools Evernote (www.evernote.com) & Google Docs (docs.google.com)
  34. 34. Kansas Library Association Conference April 2012 2. Bookmarking Tools Diigo (www.diigo.com), Delicious (www.delicious.com) & Pinterest (www.pinterest.com)
  35. 35. Kansas Library Association Conference April 2012 3. Information Dashboard iGoogle (www.google.com/ig),NetVibes (www.netvibes.com) & Alltop (www.alltop.com)
  36. 36. Kansas Library Association Conference April 2012 Text 4. Saving to Read Later Instapaper (www.instapaper.com) & Read It Later (readitlaterlist.com)
  37. 37. Kansas Library Association Conference April 2012 5. Online File Storage Dropbox: www.dropbox.com & Google Docs (docs.google.com)
  38. 38. Kansas Library Association Conference April 2012 Bonus 6. Online Social Networks Twitter (www.twitter.com) & Facebook (www.facebook.com)
  39. 39. Kansas Library Association Additional Tools Conference April 2012 • Google Reader (reader.google.com) • Livebinders (www.livebinders.com) • Feed My Inbox (www.feedmyinbox.com) • ifttt (www.ifttt.com) • Scoop.it (http://scoop.it/) • Free Technology for Teachers (www.freetech4teachers.com)
  40. 40. Kansas Library Association Additional Tools Conference April 2012 • PBWorks (www.pbworks.com) • Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the day • http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/ • Professional Listservs • Email Filters • Browser Add-ons
  41. 41. Kansas Library Association Conference April 2012 Source: “share your ideas” by Flickr User Britta Bohlinger under a CC License, http://goo.gl/ QU6Ea
  42. 42. Kansas Library Association Conference April 2012 Video online at: http://vimeo.com/35873217 Source: http://vimeo.com/35873217
  43. 43. Kansas Library Association Further Resources Conference April 2012 • “Being Wired or Being Tired: 10 Ways to Cope with Information Overload” Sarah Houghton-Jan, Ariadne, July 2008, http://j.mp/10Dc2 • “Getting uncluttered with Evernote and Instapaper” from practically efficient blog, June 22, 2010, http://j.mp/c9SVt5 • [Video] Web 2.0 Expo NY: Clay Shirky (shirky.com) It’s Not Information Overload. It’s Filter Failure. September 2008, http://j.mp/5OCWlH • “Inbox Zero”, Merlin Mann. Articles: http://j.mp/ifI6Wd and Video: http:// j.mp/Ok4MC • “Building and maintaining an online professional learning community”, Jayme Linton, Learn NC, http://j.mp/g0LnZz • “Twitter: Keeping Up With It All”, Richard Byrne, Free Technology for Teachers, February 24, 2011, http://j.mp/hSf37L
  44. 44. Kansas Library Association Further Resources Conference April 2012 • “Coping with Information Overload” Infopeople webinar by Sarah Houghton- Jan, May 2011, http://goo.gl/Ed2YS • The Shallows by Nicolas Carr, 2010 • Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School, by John Medina, 2009 • “How to Keep Up with (Almost) Everything” Libguides, by Buffy Hamilton, http://goo.gl/amdqT • “What I’m Reading Online This Spring: Fountains of Information, Insight, and Inspiration”, by Buffy Hamilton http://goo.gl/dgvoK • “Happiness Through Personal Learning” by Marianne Lenox, from the 2011 WJ Trends in Training and Learning conference, http://goo.gl/343D0 • Personal Learning Networks: Using the Power of Connections to Transform Education by Will Richardson & Rob Mancabelli, 2011
  45. 45. Kansas Library Association Further Resources Conference April 2012 • The Information Diet: A Case for Conscious Consumption, Clay Johnson, 2012 • “Information Overload? There Has Always Been Too Much to Know,” (BigThink) http://goo.gl/irYaX • “The Joy of Quiet,” (NY Times) http://goo.gl/3SYcm • “The Solution to Information Overload,” (Steve Hargadon) http://goo.gl/ wSlLL • “Are we on information overload,” (Education Views) http://goo.gl/ZoQXK • “Coming of age with information overload” (Huffington Post) http://goo.gl/ 5un0R • “This is what a healthy information diet looks like,” (Lifehacker) http://goo.gl/ FPFMw • Evernote for Schools, http://goo.gl/95Qh6
  46. 46. Kansas Library Association Conference April 2012 Source: “Question” by Flickr User Stefan Baudy under a CC License, http://j.mp/XRqF2
  47. 47. Kansas Library Association Contact me Conference April 2012 Presentation Information: http://goo.gl/kPV6G • Links: http://j.mp/fXUlAm • Contact information: • Email: hbraum@nekls.org • Twitter: @hbraum • http://about.me/hbraum

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