“An Efficient Librarian is an elite knowledge worker navigating the complexity of the post Internet information world. She combines the skill sets of a librarian with the best productivity and efficiency practices to become a powerful consultant and decision maker. She masters the ability to traverse the streams of information flowing throughout our increasingly digital world and then in turn helps others learn these skills.”
We are swimming in a vast ocean of information. Our challenge today is keeping track of everything that is coming into our world and correctly decipher what it means to us. For centuries, librarians have worked with information in all sorts of media to ensure accessibility for all. Nowadays with the Internet, librarians need to turn their attention to helping people cope with the huge amount of accessible information to determine it’s value.
This blog will contain tips and advice from the books of productivity experts, including but not limited to:
- David Allen – author, Getting Things Done® (GTD®)*
- Angela Duckworth – author, Grit
- Charles Dunhigg – author, The Power of Habit and Smarter, Faster, Better
- Adam Grant – author, Originals and Give and Take
- Marie Kondo – author, The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up
- Daniel Kahneman – author, Thinking Fast and Slow
- Daniel Levitin – author, The Organized Mind
- Daniel Pink – author, Drive and When
- Tiago Forte – Forte Labs
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*GTD® and Getting Things Done® are registered trademarks of The David Allen Company, and this blog is not endorsed by or affiliated with them in any way. All books and systems referenced are done so for review and information purposes. I encourage all readers to explore the primary sources of any items referenced in this blog.
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