On this day, 5th of March 2014, for the first time, I deliberately crafted an entire proposal around the strategic planning initiatives it would support (and left out every other argument I might care to make). All By Myself. It feels like a career milestone.
Sometimes I integrate a bunch of active learning components into my lessonplans, and then it turns out they're all science students (which I hadn't realized would be the case), so I geek out everywhere, and we have "real talk" instead.
From a 1926 address by Melvil Dewey: "Dr. Poole looked on this iridescent dream about the American Library Association... with a feeling that the movement had one foot in the grave and the other foot on a banana peel."
I'm starting completely fresh with my RSS feeds this year. I have chosen to use Digg Reader after trying it out for a couple of months. Now, I need to populate it with feeds. Would you do me the favor of naming your top few blogs that you read on a continual basis. So far I have already added "Information Wants to be Free" and Attempting Elegance"
Our Collection Building team is proposing to use the CCC's Get It Now service to obtain articles on a POD basis, as the cost is usually just below what the publishers charge for direct POD or what the CCC charges for copyright clearance on ILLs. I, philosophically, am opposed to the CCC, but the argument from staff re: cost/workflow is compelling.