Pinterest is entering the library environment. Pinterest is visual social bookmarking. It’s similar to Delicious, in that you set up bookmarks to interesting things online to create a curated web directory—but it has images, so it’s extremely visual and engaging.”…


As part of its rebranding, the National Library of Jamaica is looking to boost its customer base, especially outside Kingston.


 “The April, 1935 issue of Everyday Science and Mechanics included this nifty invention which was to be the next logical step in the world of publishing. Basically a microfilm reader mounted on a large pole, the media device was supposed to let you sit back in your favorite chair while reading your latest tome of choice.”

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Joyce Wemer Career Library Administrator/Practitioner, Information Specialist, Educator, Advocate, Consultant; Radio Industry Business Person/Broadcaster; Music; Beatles Subject Specialist; Business; Public Service Professional Manager and member of the dynamic Harford County Public Library team, key responsibilities include the organization, management, and dissemination of progressive library and information services. Harford County, Maryland is part of the Greater Baltimore Region and is strategically located on I-95 in the heart of the East Coast located halfway between Baltimore Maryland and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Central Elements. FLEXIBILITY, NONTRADITIONAL and RESOLVE. Richard Thau ~ Joyce Wemer ~ The Caique-Mersey Group Now Expanding Into the MO-IA-MN-WI-IL-MI-IL-IN-KY-TN-OH-WV & Florida and Texas Corridors! FOSTERING A PROUD ASSOCIATION WITH THE LIBRARY COMMUNITY, THE RADIO-BROADCASTING COMMUNITY, THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY AND THE PUBLIC SERVICE - COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP - REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT SECTOR: CORNERSTONES OF THE POLITICAL, ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL FABRIC OF SOCIETY. ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP FOR LIBRARIES, INFORMATION CENTERS, RADIO STATIONS, LOCAL MEDIA OUTLETS, SMALL BUSINESS, NON-PROFITS AND THE PUBLIC/COMMUNITY SERVICE SECTORS INVOLVES CREATIVITY, FLEXIBILITY AND NONTRADITIONAL THINKING. Career Library: Directors, Managers, Practitioners, Educators, Advocates, Consultants; Radio Industry Business Persons/Broadcasters; Business Professionals. Richard Thau Joyce Wemer THE CAIQUE-MERSEY GROUP: THE LIBRARY, INFORMATION, RADIO, MUSIC & BUSINESS SERVICE FIRM PO BOX 555 NOTTINGHAM, PA 19362 A PROFESSIONAL MANTRA ~ SHARED BY ALL ~ "MY MODEL FOR BUSINESS IS THE BEATLES. THEY WERE FOUR GUYS WHO KEPT EACH OTHER'S KIND OF NEGATIVE TENDENCIES IN CHECK. THEY BALANCED EACH OTHER, AND THE TOTAL WAS GREATER THAN THE SUM OF THE PARTS. THAT'S HOW I SEE BUSINESS: GREAT THINGS IN BUSINESS ARE NEVER DONE BY ONE PERSON. THEY'RE DONE BY A TEAM OF PEOPLE. -STEVE JOBS A Diversified Grouping of 21st Century Professionals. Radio Industry/Radio Broadcasters/Local Media Sector ~ Business ~ Advertising ~ Public Relations/Marketing ~ Real Estate ~ Business Development ~ Public Service/Non-Profit ~ Community Partnerships/Community Development ~ Education ~ Hospitality ~ Music ~ Event Planning Over 25 years of experience with a diverse group of geographically-unique library, information, and media communities nationwide. Based in Megalopolis on the Mason-Dixon Line, we present a core experience with the Regional Communities of Greater-Philadelphia--PA--NJ--DE & Greater-Baltimore--MD--DC--VA & Greater New York--New Jersey--New England; Washington State; Arizona; & Currently Expanding into The MO-IA-MN-WI-IL-MI-IN-KY-TN~OH-WV and Florida and Texas corridors. Libraries/Information Centers Radio Stations/Local Media Outlets Community-Centric Businesses Non-Profit/Community Agencies/Public Service Real Estate/Community Development Interests Music/Popular Culture/Event Planning Community Partnerships Advertising/Programming Research: Radio, Music & Other Subject Areas Research: Business/Competitive Intelligence The Caique-Mersey Group Kaleidoscopic Evaluation Process The methodology: •Understand the current situation. •Understand the desired performance. •Determine the gap. •Create a framework. Supporting “The Best of The Old and The Best of The New” as we “Integrate Solid Old School and Creative New School” elements into contemporary and progressive 21st Century agency and organizational paradigms for our partners, clients, and friends. The progressive, vital and essential organization/agency/entity needs to: --Recognize the importance of the political, economic and social diversity of towns, cities, counties and regions. --Support traditional democratic concepts to insure access. --Acknowledge the need for new verbiage to describe professional objectives which reflect the changing realities of our world and the expectations for our changing institutions. --Embrace all types of learning objectives for a diverse society as learning is a most important part of the mission. --Accept the need for changes in the organizational dynamics of organizations. --Recognize that technology is a tool and that real participation depends upon people, not just on technology. --Integrate social media into the agency’s mission, goals and objectives. --Join/Create the new partnerships/collaboration with other institutions. --Create innovative partnerships with a variety of agencies, organizations and entities. --Accept new obligations, accountability, and responsibilities within our institutions. --Place a major emphasis on public value and impact. --Embrace/Acknowledge the changing nature of authority, allowing for co-creation of content and input from both on-site and virtual participants as an ordinary part of agency operations. --Agencies need to orient ourselves outwardly in order to become a major hub of “community communications.” --Evolve the curriculum/skill sets for the training of professionals in order to address the demands and realities of the new environment. --All stakeholders need to act as creative, progressive and flexible agents of change. PO BOX 555 Nottingham, PA 19362

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