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Links We Love Weekly Round-Up — December 22, 2014

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14 Things Your Should Watch, Read & Stream before 2015

This holiday season, it’s likely you’ll find yourself with a bit of downtime while traveling or visiting family. Below, the 99U staff compiled a list of our favorite movies, podcasts, and documentaries that offer new insights on creativity. Our picks allow you to kick back, while still providing inspiration for getting things done, so you can hit the new year refreshed.

FCC Hikes Rates to Fund Internet in Schools

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted Thursday to increase fees on phone users in order to boost funding for a program that provides Internet connections for schools and libraries.   The rule would increase the funding cap on the E-rate program by $1.5 billion, to a total of $3.9 billion per year.

25-Plus Predictions for the Legal Industry in 2015

Predictions about the future might appear to be difficult, but Niels Bohr, and perhaps three other influential people, might have been astonished to learn we have been fortunate to compile a long list of rather pragmatic predictions for the legal industry in 2015.

New Database Created by ABA Criminal Justice Section Charts State-by-State Conviction Restrictions

Got a client who is wondering what career repercussions and other restrictions will result from a criminal conviction?  A free database developed by the American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section under the Court Security Improvement Act now provides the answer to that question, the ABA announcedTuesday.

Digital Archive Scavenger Hunt

Try your hand at Our State’s digital archive scavenger hunt for a chance to win a $25 gift card to the Our State Store.

Book Riot Readers Name the Best Books of 2014

Team Riot shared our great big list of favorite books of 2014 a few weeks ago, and now we get to reveal the results from our reader poll!

UNC Library Gets $25M Contract, Largest Ever from EPA

Thanks to a $25 million contract, the UNC School of Information and Library Science will continue to operate the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Research Triangle Park Library for another five years.

The Secret of Eye Contact, Revealed

Who we look at, and for how long, can have far more impact than our words.

Finding the Motivation to Change Your Entire Life

Let’s look at how you find that motivation to finally start changing — and then to keep going when the changes inevitably get tough.

The Librarian of the Future

Who do you think “Librarians of the Future” are? How would they behave and what would they look like? In my imagination they are like a space hero, a Flash Gordon-like figure with almost magical cyber librarian skills nobody ever had heard of. But hold on – many of us practice such skills already…

 

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Earth Day is April 22nd

First celebrated in 1970 as a nationwide teach-in to raise awareness about the growing environmental crisis, Earth Day has grown to include over 500 million participants across 192 countries.  Gaylord Nelson, one of the original organizers, envisioned a decentralized, grassroots effort where each community decided its planned activities and actions.  By all accounts, this approach has been a resounding success.

There are many ways you can celebrate Earth Day this year:

  • State of the Environment Photo Project – Take a picture any time during the 24 hours of Earth Day then share it on Flickr.  For more information, click here.
  • Earth Day Play Date on Saturday, April 21, 10 am – 1 pm at The Nature Museum.  Get your kids outside to connect with nature!
  • The Nature Conservancy is hosting picnics across the US to get folks outside and involved.  Although none are scheduled for North Carolina, you can certainly take a couple of hours to plan your own picnic and invite friends and family to join you.
  •    Write a six word essay about the environment and share it with the EPA.
  •    Join an ongoing conversation about the environment or start a new one.
  •    Check out all the places your plastic water bottles go.
  •    If you are going to be in DC, join the rally on the National Mall.
  •    And check out “Green Tips” podcasts.

And remember, Earth Day is every day, too.  There are many opportunities for you to recycle throughout the building at CSL.  Ink and toner cartridges can be dropped off in the computer lab and there are containers and bins throughout the building specifically for cans and bottles, as well as for paper.

~ Julie Morris ~

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