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.
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."