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Jill Hurst-Wahl
Works at Hurst Associates, Ltd.
Attended University of Maryland, College Park
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This seems to be a FREE ebook bout the meaning of MLK Jr day. 
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Advocating for libraries within New York State (blog post)
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I hope you, myself and others can make an impact. Seems NY can not afford a lot of "luxuries" many of us grew up with. I know libraries and the services they provide are not luxuries but they are looked at that way when it comes to dollars and cents these days.
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Great advice for ANY cover letter.
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Looking for the perfect Linux job? Rikki Endsley has four killer tips on creating the perfect cover letter for Linux jobs.
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Outstanding blog post from Peter Murray.
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Thursday Threads: Looking Backwards and Looking Forwards

As the last DLTJ Thursday Threads of the year, the stories in this post look back to what we saw in 2011 and look forward to what we may see in 2012. Looking backwards is a list of five things we learned about publishing from O’Reilly Media and Google’s 3-minute Zeitgeist video. Looking forward are a list of predictions from Fast Company and from the National Endowment for Science Technology and the Arts in the UK. At this high point when 2011 is slowing and we start down the hill of 2012, I wish you a happy and prosperous new year.
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#copyright #600copy
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Authors Guild v. HathiTrust Full Text of Answers Response Filing (25 pages; PDF via The Public Index) Document is dated December 3, 2011. Professor James Grimmelmann has several tweets (dat......
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If you were interviewing someone for a job (let's say loading truck) and you felt that the person needed minimal computer/technology skills, what specific skills would you be looking for? How would you assess if the person had those skills?
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Entering data accurately would also mean that the person had the ability to apply for a job online, and be able to complete the application correctly. I also like the idea that the person could follow directions about how to do something on the computer. That would also mean that the person understood how to interpret what he/she sees on the screen.
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Congrats NJ!
 
A man walks up to a computer, points to the keyboard, and says, “How come the keys aren’t in alphabetical order?”

Well, it may be the punch line of a joke, but it’s the unfortunate reality for many technologically illiterate Americans who find themselves suddenly unemployed during these tough economic times. Frankly, those who have never encountered a keyboard are ill-equipped to start searching and applying for jobs online without a cost-free crash course in computer skills.
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Shall we note that Twitter seems to be failing today? Is it dying under the weight of the tweets passing though it?
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The words "library" and "librarian" (blog post), http://ow.ly/8ajCk #in #fb
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Two students used http://www.symbaloo.com/ on Thursday night. Anybody seriously using this to make access to web tools easier?
Access your bookmarks anywhere with Symbaloo, a free social service now available in the US.
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  • Hurst Associates, Ltd.
    Consultant, 1998 - present
  • Syracuse University
    Assistant Professor of Practice, 2009 - present
  • Corning Incorporated
    Several!, 1983 - 1993
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Jill Ann Hurst
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Author, speaker, educator, consultant interested in digitization, digital libraries, copyright, social media and web x.0
Introduction
Jill Hurst-Wahl an assistant professor of practice in Syracuse University's School of Information Studies and president of Hurst Associates, Ltd. She is the co-author of The Information and Knowledge Professional's Career Handbook: Define and Create Your Success.

Jill is a:
  • Frequent speaker on the use of social networking tools in various types of organizations. Talks about specific tools and their users, trends, benefits, and inhibitors.
  • Consultant on digitization planning projects, working with corporations, libraries, museums and other organizations to help them acquire the knowledge, training and resources needed to embark on a digitization program. As part of her digitization consulting activities, she writes Digitization 101 (http://www.Digitization101.com) a blog focused on issues surrounding creating, managing, preserving and marketing digital assets. She also provides an overview workshop on digitization geared towards managers and decision-makers.
  • A respected and avid blogger and writer on digitization, digital libraries, copyright, online social tools, and virtual worlds.
Jill Hurst-Wahl started her consulting business providing business research and competitive intelligence services. She is available to talk to organizations about how they might acquire and use information more effectively in order to support their decision-making processes.

In 2007, Jill was honored as the "Minority Small Business" Champion by the Syracuse office of the U.S. Small Business Administration.  The Syracuse SBA office covers 34 counties in Upstate New York.  In 1993, she  received the  Distinguished Achievement Award from the South Central Research Library Council for work with the corporate librarians in the Southern Tier.

Originally from Harrisburg, PA, Jill has lived for more than half of her life in New York State.  She is graduate of Elmira College and received her MLS from the University of Maryland.

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  • University of Maryland, College Park
    Library Science, 1981 - 1983
  • Elmira College
    Philosophy/Religion & English, 1975 - 1979
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