Hey folks! We're hosting some visiting librarians from Myanmar, and I was just talking to them about open access resources. They sensibly asked me for OERs on library & information technology - they don't get many opportunities for education or training. Anyone know of any they'd recommend? I'd love to compile a best of list for them to take back.
I don't know how you folks feel about shameless self-promotion, but since it is library-related, and there are so gosh-darn many of you.... here goes. I made this blog-thing. It's called Ad/Lib, and it's about sharing marketing, branding and design work coming out of libraries. If that's a thing you're into, check 'er out. http://adlib.info
I gave my first keynote today. It went well and I wanted to share my talking notes. I plan on writing them up into a proper blog post shortly but I wanted to share with LSW first :D (https://docs.google.com/documen...)
Here is a picture of me at convocation this weekend. I really do have an MSLIS now! HUZZAH. (this is the converse of POIDH. :D) (Notes: the person next to me with the curly hair is my upstate NY job/philosophical doppelganger; the one next to her is checking a picture she took on her phone, not her email!)
GOOGLE SCHOLAR DIGEST. Research on Google Scholar: empirical evidences - googlescholardigest.blogspot.com.es/ - Just the right time, as I am preparing for a GS Talk... looking at interesting papers in the bibliography.
There really ought to be a standard waiver involved whenever disciplinary faculty co-author a scholarly manuscript with a librarian. "I acknowledge that I will be badgered about scholarly communications issues throughout the manuscript submission process..." etc.
Sometimes I feel a bit estranged from our profession, but then I encounter those people who try to control or intimidate other people by withholding or squelching information and I get all Conan the Librarian again.
My engineering chops are rusty, but I'm handling the college while we're searching for a STEM liaison. Today, I impressed an EE undergrad by wrangling Knovel to get a comparison of fuel cells that was exactly what he wanted and he said he was going to show his professor what I taught him. This kind of made my day.
I'm trying to build a fairly comprehensive research guide on several topics around Francophone Switzerland, particularly around ingenuity and quality. (The topics were set by the professor.) This is not an area I know well (er... at all). Suggestions welcome!!! http://gouldguides.carleton.edu/fren395
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) Library is hiring an Online Services Librarian! If you love technology and have a passion for online education, this may be for you. UTC Library is a creative and innovative place to work, plus we’re moving into a new 5-story technology-drenched Library in December 2014. Check out the details here:...
You tell a good sales rep that you have a fund with a lot of money but weird restrictions, and in less than 24hrs you'll have a report (with prices) of digital archival collections that match the restrictions, including documentation of keyword search result numbers, etc.