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This Week in LIS - 6 November 2015

Headline of the Week: The Glass Cage: Automation and Us
Special thanks to recent guest “Headliners.” Your excellent contributions provided time to finish Nicholas Carr’s latest book
The Glass Cage: Automation and Us. Like his “Shallows” book where he explores some of the knock-on systematic consequences associated with humans and their nature when using mobile devices and interacting through screens, in this book he explores the knock-on consequences of the growing trend towards usage of automation and robotic systems.

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This Week in LIS - 23 October 2015

Headline of the Week: Welcome! Welcome! Welcome! New Team Members in LIS
In the last week, two experienced professional software developers have joined our LIS team. Please join me in welcoming them. I encourage you to reach out and get to know them. I am grateful they are a part of our LIS team.

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This Week in LIS - 16 October 2015

Headline of the Week: Sleepers, Wake!  Innovative Technologies to Boost Participation and Gauge Absorption
Today I welcome a “Headline” by Jaci Wilkinson, Visiting Assistant Professor, Library and Information Studies.  Jaci joined our librarian team this fall providing sabbatical replacement for Andi Beckendorf.

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This Week in LIS - 9 October 2015

Headline of the Week: Within Vocation, Hard Work is Worth It

Today I welcome a “Headline” by Hayley Jackson, our new College Archivist. She has been with us a bit over 60 days and that provides an occasion to talk about work at Luther College.

Paul
paul.mattson@luther.edu

It’s an oft-heard maxim: “Choose a job you love, and you’ll never work a day in your life.”

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This Week in LIS - 25 September 2015

Headline of the Week: More Robots - WinePod - Roboethics
It’s fall and the wine grapes in California have ripened. For many of the last 15 years or so I have been a part of a team of guys in Rochester who have gathered in a common pursuit to make a good red table wine. We have started with fresh fruit from California that travels across the county to a refrigerated warehouse in the Cities where we (and other winemakers who want to work with fresh fruit) pick it up within hours of its arrival.

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This Week in LIS - 21 August 2015

Headline of the Week: Internet Trends - Which of Them Are Important to Us and If So, When?
Since 1995, Mary Meeker, a partner at the Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, has been giving an annual presentation on Internet Trends. It is fascinating material and great fodder for conversation, speculation and imagination.

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