Information Services @ Sno-Isle

The spot where information about information lives

Archive for the month “March, 2016”

Pew Report About Lifelong Learning

A new Pew Research Center survey shows the extent to which America is a nation of ongoing learners:

  • 73% of adults consider themselves lifelong learners.
  • 74% of adults are what we call personal learners– that is, they have participated in at least one of a number of possible activities in the past 12 months to advance their knowledge about something that personally interests them. These activities include reading, taking courses or attending meetings or events tied to learning more about their personal interests.
  • 63% of those who are working (or 36% of all adults) are what we call professional learners – that is, they have taken a course or gotten additional training in the past 12 months to improve their job skills or expertise connected to career advancement.

For more information, including the full report and the survey template, please see http://www.pewinternet.org/2016/03/22/lifelong-learning-and-technology/

 

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What happened at the March Information Services Committee meeting?

We had a packed agenda!  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • Presentations about SIL website and resources—who develops? Do we need?
  • Online high school recommendation–should be on the intranet soon.  We will not bring in this service.
  • GVRL order/Electronic resources
  • Puget Sound Consumer’s Checkbook discussion and decision.  Details in IdeaScale.
  • How to manage requests for external web links
  • LibAnswers—need procedures, guidelines, decisions
  • Reference Basics 101—Kathy & Jennifer presented the updated PowerPoint
  • Reference weeding—changes in procedure, how to handle single copies
  • SAM and public computing–update from Anne

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