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Tuesday, November 10, 2020

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by Ron Sukenick and Ken Williams
 
21 Days to Success Through Networking presents a range of real-world situations, events, insights, and challenges through the eyes of a fictional character with whom almost anyone can relate. Gnik Rowten (that's "networking" spelled backward) has made a fresh start in a new city where he has few, if any, friends, prospects, or business contacts. Follow Gnik's life over a 3-week period as, each day, he discovers and learns tools, techniques, and strategies for effective business networking. Through sharing his adventures and "Aha!" moments, you'll learn to extend, deepen, and effectively utilize your own personal and business networks in just 21 days.
 
2013 | 168 pp/softbound | ISBN 978-1-937290-03-0 | Web Order Price: $14.35
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by Ron Sukenick and Ken Williams
 
Ron Sukenick and Ken Williams are back with a new Gnik Rowten adventure. You'll learn an array of great LinkedIn tactics by example, as Gnik develops a vital network of influencers, experts, mentors, and potential clients using the Basic (free) version of this powerful online tool. Throughout his 21-day LinkedIn journey, Gnik interacts with real-life "power users" who offer advice and insights on a range of critical topics for business networkers.
 
2015 | 192 pp/softbound | ISBN 978-1-937290-05-4 | Web Order Price: $14.35
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NewsBreaks
Bringing Broadband to Tribal Communities
by Corilee Christou
Although broadband access still presents a challenge for many Native Americans, ALA chronicles a case study of two consortia that have completed a successful effort in the Santa Fe, N.M., region to build fiber-optic networks. Together, these consortia represent six pueblos: Cochiti, Santo Domingo, San Felipe, Santa Ana, Jemez, and Zia. After speaking with several of the participants in the project, some key areas were identified as core to its completion.

Weekly News Digests
EBSCO's 'Top Resources for Native American Heritage Month'
EBSCO Information Services shared the following: "Native American Heritage Month is a time when we honor the history, culture and traditions of the continent's first inhabitants. For schools, libraries and organizations observing the month, and others who may be looking for ways to incorporate programming related to Native American heritage, we offer the following useful resources."
'Statement of American Psychological Association in Reaction to Biden's Election as President'
The American Psychological Association (APA) released the following statement from its CEO, Arthur C. Evans Jr.: "[APA] looks forward to welcoming former Vice President Joe Biden to the office of president of the United States and the beginning of a new, hopeful era with a leader who has committed to unite our country and implement policies that will stem the spread of COVID-19 and move us closer to having effective treatments and a safe vaccine."
Zendy Adds Bahrain Users and Taylor & Francis Content to Its Platform
Knowledge E's Zendy digital library has new two updates to its platform: On Nov. 1, it announced its launch in Bahrain, and on Nov. 2, it announced its partnership with Taylor & Francis Group.
'At Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, the Consolidation Carousel Continues' by Jim Milliot
Jim Milliot writes the following for Publishers Weekly: "While the industry waits to see who the new owner of Simon & Schuster will be, another large trade publisher has been put up for sale: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt [HMH] said it is exploring the sale of its trade division. Though not one of the Big Five trade publishers, HMH Books & Media is in the next tier, with sales in 2019 of $180 million."
Health Affairs' 'The Potential Role of Open Data in Mitigating the COVID-19 Pandemic'
Sunyoung Pyo, Luigi Reggi, and Erika G. Martin write the following for Health Affairs: "There is one tool for the COVID-19 response that was not as robust in past pandemics: open data. For about 15 years, a 'quiet open data revolution' has led to the widespread availability of governmental data that are publicly accessible, available in multiple formats, free of charge, and with unlimited use and distribution rights."

NewsLink Spotlight
What Info Pros Are Grateful For
by Brandi Scardilli
Because 2020 has been all kinds of awful, I want to celebrate whatever silver linings we can find. Here are some thoughts from 15 info pros, who share what they're grateful for in their professional lives, new technologies they've adopted, and anything else that comes to mind. I hope their positivity can lift you up and help you reflect on the good things you've experienced this year.

How Libraries Can Demonstrate Value in a Competitive Landscape video clip

How Libraries Can Demonstrate Value in a Competitive Landscape (4:17)

Fraser Valley Regional Library CEO Scott Hargrove discusses the competitive challenges libraries face and effective strategies they can take to sustain themselves in challenging times in this clip from Computers in Libraries & Internet Librarian 2020.

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