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Stressed workplace? Take a walk!

The benefits of regular exercise as a stress reducing or coping activity have been documented in a wide variety of forums from medical journals, to popular self help magazines, and human resources texts.  Walking--one of the simplest, least equipment heavy exercise options--has been touted as having benefits as such exercise, as well as offering potential for socializing while undertaking, seeing the sights in many and varied environments in which it can be undertaken, and requiring little or no post-exercise cleanup.


Three Ways to Create Better Materials


Flyers, handouts, letters. Even in the age of blogs and tweets, there are times when printed materials are the best way to communicate with your library community. Are your materials as effective as they could be?

Before you start creating your next piece of material, ask these three questions:

What’s the purpose of this piece? Is your material meant to transfer information? To call for action, encouraging the reader to do something? To influence or persuade? Your purpose will affect your approach.


Continuing George & Joan's Conversation

George & Joan just finished presenting a very thought-provoking webinar on Libraries in a Post-Print World (the archive is available now). There waas more chat than any of us could keep up with during the webinar. We've added a link to a transcript of the text chat for those who would like to read through it. But we also think that there is more than enough content for a follow-up something. Another webinar? An online course?



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