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Tony Zanders on Out to Lunch New Orleans

Preparing the Out To Lunch news broadcast

It’s New Orleans (INO Broadcasting, Inc.) OUT TO LUNCH finds the country’s most entertaining finance professor Peter Ricchiuti conducting business New Orleans style: over lunch. Each week Peter invites guests from the New Orleans business world to join him, sometimes for fine dining others for pizza. From CEO’s to startups, managers, musicians, biomed needle-movers, Silicon Bayou success stories and entrepreneurs of all stripes put aside the elevator pitch and the talking points and actually enjoy themselves. It’s business, New Orleans style.

In the “You Know It” episode he sits down with Skilltype Founder and CEO Tony Zanders. You can also hear the show on WWNO 89.9FM in New Orleans this Thursday and Sunday at 12:30pm.

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The Undiminished Relevance of Libraries in the Digital Age

In an era defined by immediate access to information, the reliability and credibility of that information have never been more vital. Voice-activated devices like Alexa, Siri, or Google have made it incredibly convenient to find quick answers to straightforward questions. Yet, the need for accurate, nuanced information—especially for academic odrprofessional matters—continues to place libraries at the forefront of dependable knowledge.

Libraries have long been sanctuaries of vetted, authoritative sources, where the information undergoes rigorous scrutiny before it is made accessible to the public. These institutions serve as hubs for communities big and small, leveling the informational playing field so that your location doesn’t limit your access to credible knowledge. Librarians, who undergo professional training to manage and disseminate this information, play a crucial role in making sure the public’s queries are answered not just quickly, but accurately.

Skilltype: The Next-Generation Tool Transforming Librarianship

Skilltype is a revolutionary software-driven training program designed to augment the abilities of librarians to meet the ever-changing demands of the Information Age. It’s not just American libraries that are taking advantage of this innovation. Librarians from the United Kingdom, Israel, Singapore, and Australia are also adopting Skilltype to improve their services.

The program provides librarians with the tools they need to identify skills gaps, adopt new technologies, and learn how to deliver the most pertinent information effectively. This not only enhances the abilities of librarians but also enriches the libraries themselves as evolving centers of knowledge.

In summary, as we navigate a world oversaturated with information of varying quality, libraries, fortified by next-generation tools like Skilltype, remain our most reliable beacons for trustworthy information. Whether you find yourself in a bustling city or a quiet small town, you can take comfort knowing that your library, aided by increasingly adept librarians, is a resource you can always count on for accurate, dependable information.

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