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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.

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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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This Week in LIS - 14 August 2015

Headline of the Week: Embracing the Cloud with Confidence
The word “cloud” juxtaposed with “confidence” raises important questions for us to consider. Juxtaposing “cloud” with “risk” or “cloud” with “cost” lead to more detailed and no less vexing questions. Does a cloud based solution increase or decrease risk? Does a cloud solution cost more or less? Like most challenging questions the answer is most likely, it depends.

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This Week in LIS - 7 August 2015

Headline of the Week: Welcome! Welcome! Welcome! New Team Members in LIS
This week we welcome three new LIS team members. I want to extend a warm welcome to each of them and encourage you to seek them out, get to know them and help them leverage their gifts at Luther College in their roles within LIS.

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