Congratulations to my fellow SLAers who will join the Board in 2014 I’ve had the honor and pleasure to work with most of them in the past and get to know them, and the membership could not have made a better selection. President-Elect: Jill Strand Chapter Cabinet Chair-Elect: James King Division Cabinet Chair-Elect: Juliane Schneider Director: Moy McIntosh Director: Bethan Ruddock […]
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If you’re interested in getting a government job in foreign policy or international affairs, you’ve come to the right place. The Robertson Foundation for Government (RFFG), GovLoop and the Association for Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA) have produced a highly valuable guide entitled, “Making Global Impact: Guide to International Jobs in Government.” Specifically, this […]
In light of the shooting at the Washington Navy Yard, this is a great video on how to enhance your chances survive an active shooter event.
My oft-misquoted literary idol, Stephen King, said in his manual On Writing: “Kill your darlings, kill your darlings, even when it breaks your egocentric little scribbler’s heart, kill your darlings.” I find that to be easy to do, because—and here is confession time—my hero characters are not usually my darlings. Oh, they are certainly interesting […]
The other day I came across a tweet on Tom Hiddleston’s Twitter page that said “Tom Hiddleston Fans Attempt To Get A Loki Solo Film With Petition“. It stood out to me because just last weekend, I was discussing the idea of “herofying” the villain of a story, in other words make him the protagonist […]
I just came across the FEMA Disaster Reporter, which is a tool to crowdsource and share disaster-related information for events occurring within the United States, allowing citizens, first responders, emergency managers, community response & recovery teams, and others to view and contribute information on a publicly accessible map.” Also, I just downloaded the FEMA app, and I […]
Please join the Knowledge Management Reference Group on Wednesday, August 7, 2013 for a presentation about e-learning. The integration of e-learning systems and knowledge management technology is important to improve the capture, organization and delivery of training courses and large amounts of corporate knowledge. Allison Watts from M/CIO Knowledge Services Center Knowledge Management Team will […]
Following up on the post about disaster preparedness, here’s a great infographic on the growing costs of disasters. Source: The Cost of Catastrophe
Communities of Practice The concept of Communities of Practice (CoPs) was developed by Etienne Wenger and Jean Lave in the early 1990′s. In all actuality though, CoPs have existed long before they were conceptualized. As long as human being have gathered to swap stories, the practice of CoPs has existed. “But”, you might ask (and […]