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Friends, LSWers, Midwinter attendees! Lend the LSW your presence on Saturday January 31 for meetups! 2pm, Historic Downtown Treasures CAF tour 4ish-5:30ish PM, Intelligentsia Coffee 5:30ish, Exchequer Pub... Come to one or all, as your availability permits! - RepoRat
If there's a >50% chance you'll make it, let me know here. Thanks! - RepoRat
Definitely >50% here! Assuming I make it, I'm in for the coffee and, weather permitting, the CAF tour. Can't do dinner; I have to catch a 6:22 train at Millennium Station to get home (which, the coffee location is PERFECT). - Catherine Pellegrino
I'd say 50/50 for the coffee and/or pub part. - laura x
Definitely coffee and dinner; 50/50 for the tour. - Galadriel C.
Coffee and dinner 500% - copystar
Almost certainly dinner, though might be a tad late from a meeting! - Lily
that's fine! - RepoRat
Coffee and dinner for me!! - Hedgehog
Definitely dinner, maybe coffee and tour. - bentley
Definitely coffee and dinner - not sure about the tour. - Jen
Almost certainly dinner, too, though I might also be late. What time will dinner start? - ~Courtney F
whenever we get to Exchequer -- don't worry about being on time, it's all good :) - RepoRat
My partner (also a library guy, but not often on here) would like to come to all or some. (And I'm soooo jealous. Except for the freezing cold winter in Chicago part) - Megan loves summer
Knowing that this meet-up is happening is making my week. Just sayin' - Galadriel C.
I might be bringing someone. When do you need head counts? - bentley
So might I -- partners, family, friends welcome IOW -- and no rush. Sometime the week before the meetup should be fine. - RepoRat
Thanks. - bentley
Bumping this to confirm that the CAF tour is the one the page linked above labeled "Historic Downtown (North Loop): Treasures of Culture and Commerce"? (That's the one that starts at 2:00.) - Catherine Pellegrino
Yep, that's the one. - RepoRat
Won't make the tour, but thoroughly looking forward to meeting for coffee/tea + dinner! (Hoping that the Northeast has dug out from the pending blizzard by the time I'm scheduled to head to Chicago.) - Galadriel C. from Android
Good grief. If you list out some of my professional work in an all professionaly way, it makes me look like this experienced professional person. So very weird.
bio: "Iris Jastram has been a Reference & Instruction Librarian at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, since 2005. She speaks and writes on information literacy and instruction, is a founding member of the Library Society of the World, and serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Creative Library Practice. She also blogs about these topics (as well as technology and intellectual property and whatever else comes to mind) at Together with the other members of the Carleton Library Reference & Instruction Department, she has engaged in the Information Literacy in Student Writing project since 2008, helping to draft two publications and several presentations and workshops based on that work, all of which are linked from" - lris
Is this a bio for me? :) - kaijsa
It is :-) - lris from Android
yay! - kaijsa
You're all that. :-) - YvonneM
And a bag of chips, my dear. - Louise "Weezy" Alcorn
💯 - Julian
Steele Lawman
Me, at end of class: "Any further questions? Anything you have always wanted to know about librarians but were afraid to ask?"
Student: "Do you spawn?" - Steele Lawman
March of the Librarians video time! - RepoRat
Me: "It's sexual reproduction, but you aren't guaranteed to give birth to another librarian. Anyone else?" - Steele Lawman
I want to like this about five more times. - Catherine Pellegrino
Like salmon returning to the stream in which they were hatched, the intrepid librarian returns to the top floor of of the academic library where their librarians dreams were hatched.... (Basement of public library or nook in school library, etc, as appropriate.) - John Dupuis
LOL - lris
That is excellent. Nice footwork - Aaron the Librarian
I'm stealing this for my class on Monday. - Lily
If you bring up the sexual reproduction part yourself, it might be awkward. - Steele Lawman
"Why are you all so awkward?" - Lily
nice. - YvonneM
a student once asked me why so many librarians wear cardigans. he said he'd always wanted to ask that. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
How did you answer? Something like "Concealed carry?" - Steele Lawman
"It hides the second brain." - Louise "Weezy" Alcorn
Rachel Walden
Current mood: reluctant to spend staff time digging up info so vendors can decide how to price their product to us.
If any of you have had any luck doing anything other than digging up all the info, I'd love to hear about it. - Rachel Walden
What happens if you "estimate"? #ididntsaythat - Meg VMeg
Not sure with this one. I just resent being asked to essentially do their market research for them. - Rachel Walden
Correct - Meg VMeg
laura x
Downloads of my MFA thesis since I put it online with a BY-NC-SA license.
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laura x
Now is the time of year when we public librarians despise you academic folk. Don't worry, though--you can go back to despising us on Presidents Day.
Hey, I'm at work! Sitting on the reference desk, even. Yawning. - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
if it makes you feel any better, I'm in M-W this week, M-W next week, and regular hours after that. I gots too much to DO to take more time than that off. - RepoRat
special librarians don't get breaks in the summer or winter and still don't get president's day. (or at least I don't). - Christina Pikas
I'm supposed to be taking vacation days but it's not working due to license agreements, journal renewals that expire 12/31. I sent 46 e-mails in a couple hours yesterday morning. The purring cat beside me helped. - Galadriel C.
46 emails?!!! - Marie
I've never had Presidents Day off. - bentley
But in my new job I get Pulaski Day off. - bentley
Hahahahaha today is actually a state holiday and here I am grading. OOPS. My own damn fault though. - RepoRat
Yes, it was a bit insane. - Galadriel C. from Android
Larua Boats
Hopefully 2015 will be the year in which our IR starts taking off!
Stephen Francoeur
One of the things I love the most about having an extensive network of friends on the computer is that from time to time I finally get to meet people in person after years of lively online interaction. Last night, I met up with up with John Dupuis. So what do two OA advocates do to cap off the night? Why, take selfies in front of Elsevier's NA...
NA? - Joe
Joe: I'm guessing what got cut off was Elsevier's North America offices. - bentley
Ah. - Joe
Thanks. I usually think not affiliated or not applicable, but these two didn't seem applicable in his instance. - Joe
Dang mobile browsers. Yes, meant to say NA (North American) offices. Until about three years ago, Library Journal had its offices in the same building. - Stephen Francoeur from Android
Moira Redmond
Top 10 list of female detectives - older division! Add your suggestions....
My favourite subject....haha :-) - col
Twee or not, I love Lansbury in Murder, She Wrote... - Craig Sisterson
Crime and mystery fiction
Crime and mystery fiction
Crime and mystery fiction
Publishing Deal - Gunnar Staalesen & Don Bartlett -
Excellent news indeed Karen. - Jose Ignacio
Crime and mystery fiction
Will this get me thrown out of the fan club? -
It's taken the need for a rant to raise me from my sick/fed up bed :) - Bernadette
Delighted you're back, Bernadette - Margot Kinberg
Bernadette, I hope that rant made you feel better. - Norman
It did Norman...much better than all the medications I've been on....doctors need to think outside the box when it comes to treatment :) - Bernadette
Well, personally, I think that crime ficiton, whether it makes you rave or rant, is a cure for quite a lot... - Margot Kinberg
Agree with Norman, Bernadette. and I do hope you feel better now. - Jose Ignacio
Deborah Fitchett
Today is apparently the day for "So when our documentation says 'The sky is blue' actually we meant 'Ia! Ia! Cthulhu Fhtagn!'"
Thanks, since all we have to do is think the phrase... we're all doomed now :) - Aaron the Librarian
Considering some of the cases I've been dealing with (and also the unrelated six meetings I have scheduled for today) that'd quite possibly be an improvement. - Deborah Fitchett
laura x
Okay, folks. It exists. Please populate. Damn You Auto Suggest -
Okay, folks. It exists. Please populate. Damn You Auto Suggest
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"or Primo Knows Best. Auto-suggest failures from library catalogs and databases." - laura x from Bookmarklet
Happy to contribute! - Zamms
Laura, you are a treasure. - kaijsa
Hey Laura, can I send you a revised Berlin All graphic? Just noticed my kid's name mentioned it so I want to crop it a little. - Zamms
And now it is also automatically fed into the LSW room. Heeeeeeeeeeee - lris
Well played! - Zamms
Zamms, yes, please do--or just go ahead and submit it and I'll delete the other one. - laura x
I found the avatar by searching for search fail, licensed for reuse with modification on Google images: - laura x
"yoga poses" and "otitis externa" just made me guffaw at the reference desk. Damn you, Auto-Suggest! - Catherine Pellegrino
This is just so awesome. - Galadriel C.
Oh darn. Can't recreate my favorite. They turned of suggest globally in our ebscohost. Oh wait - publib! - Christina Pikas from iPhone
Delightful. - Marie
I am sending this link to MPOW's cataloger. *evil chuckle* - Catherine Pellegrino
I love this so much. - Meg VMeg
This definitely goes in my best thing ever file. - Megan loves summer
related, in a weird way: - RepoRat
I don't know if I did it right but I tried submitting. PQ took this exact title New Research Center Aims to Develop Second Generation of Surgical Robots and wanted to change aims to maims :) - Christina Pikas
Oh phooey. I need to get it to email me when people submit so I remember to post them. :) - laura x from iPhone
Turns out, we might be getting Primo. Soon I'll be a contributor. - lris from Android
Gave this to my coworker who is doing a little comparative research on discovery systems . she was much amused - Hedgehog
Well! Turns out I'll be presenting a workshop at LOEX next spring. Wheee!
nice! - RepoRat
In Denver! Double-like! - Steele Lawman
Yay! - Joe
I would like to quadruple-like this, for reasons. - kaijsa
p.s. Iris didn't brag about this, but she's not just presenting a workshop. She's presenting THE INVITED pre-conference workshop. - kaijsa
Cool. - Joe
Woo hoo! - Galadriel C.
congrats! What are you presenting on? - YvonneM
New leak of TPP consolidated text on intellectual property provides details of pandering to drug companies and publishers | Knowledge Ecology International -
"Our first impression in reading the document is the extent to which the United States has sought hundreds of changes in intellectual property norms, some small and subtle, others blunt and aggressive, nearly of all of which favor big corporate right holders, and undermine the public’s freedom to use knowledge." - RepoRat from Bookmarklet
Yeah, we expected it to be bad, and it's bad. Gear up the SOPA/PIPA machine. - RepoRat
The Australian Library and Information Association issued a new statement on the TPP yesterday: (re copyright, not the drug companies IP part) "Proposals in the leaked document would bind participating nations, including Australia, to tougher copyright laws than now exist under current national laws. The draft... more... - Megan loves summer
ALIA, pulling no punches. Good for them! - RepoRat
Crime and mystery fiction
Am looking foward to reading Borderline soon. - Jose Ignacio
Crime and mystery fiction
Review: Arnaldur Indridason – Reykjavik Nights -
Exciting news from the Tretter Collection at UMN! We (I'm on the advisory board) got a big old grant to fund a multi-year project to gather oral histories from transfolk. Woo! Also, we will be hiring, but I don't have a posting to share yet...
Also, please like our Facebook page - maʀtha
That's awesome. Would you be interested in people from the midwest but living CA? Because I know some people ( who were interested in doing this sort of thing. - Anika
coolio!! do you know about the stuff going on at UNC-Charlotte? and the LGBT exhibit at the Levine Museum for the New South. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Anika - do you mean people to contribute histories or people to hire? Either way, I think we are interested. The curator chose to focus on the Upper Midwest because we often get ignored by projects on the coasts. I think we are interested in collecting as many stories as possible and in hiring the best applicant no matter where they are from. - maʀtha
Very cool, Stefanie. I don't know anything about UNC-Charlotte - maʀtha
I don't think I've talked much here about the Bi+ Story Project, which is being conducted by the Bisexual Organizing Project, for which I am also on the board. It is a working board (as in working our asses off), not an advisory board, so I'm much more involved. Anyway, people can submit to Bi+ Story online: - maʀtha
Crime and mystery fiction
Fragments: A Conversation Between Neil Smith and Liza Marklund About The Long Shadow -
Many thanks Margot. - Karen Meek
Thanks for the link Margot! - Jose Ignacio
A pleasure, José Ignacio :-) - Margot Kinberg
Crime and mystery fiction
Review: Only the Dead by Vidar Sundstol tr. Tiina Nunnally -
Review: Only the Dead by Vidar Sundstol tr. Tiina Nunnally
Review by Laura. - Karen Meek
Thoughtful, well-written review, too. - Margot Kinberg
Thanks Margot. Now I can check out your review Barbara! - LauraRoot
I see we thought among similar lines :) - LauraRoot
Yes! So different from the first in the trilogy. Wondering what the third will be like. - barbara fister
Crime and mystery fiction
Crime and mystery fiction
Danish Crime at the Manchester Literature Festival -
Danish Crime at the Manchester Literature Festival
Crime and mystery fiction
Review: Elsebeth Egholm – Three Dog Night -
So, yeah, if anybody was under the misapprehension that Adobe is anything but a massive tool...
Yikes. I hope this story gets wide play in library land. Ebrary requires an Adobe Digital Editions account. Can't remember if the software is still required, though, as I know something changed recently with Ebrary (or was it Overdrive) and apps/interfaces. - Stephen Francoeur
Overdrive does, too. - laura x
New Overdrive doesn't need you to HAVE and Adobe Account anymore. You register with Overdrive to manage your DRM. Which is probably powered by Adobe but.... - ♫Maurice the Trainer♫
It's already making teh Splash on ALA Council list, LITA Board list, and ALAWO/OITP. Also, I'm digging to find out who recieved the question from ArsTechnica and what the response [was / will be]. more as I learn more - Aaron the Librarian
This is making me grumpy. We're so all in for ebooks and it's a headache just from the 18-steps-to-download perspective. Thanks, I'm bringing this up at our faculty meeting. - kaijsa
RE: ALA activity: ALA WO was contacted, I hear it was likely Jazzy Wright (WO press officer) who spoke with Ars. Here's a link to two ALA Council posts with activity updates: Office for Intellectual Freedom email: & LITA Board email: (or October to date: ) - Aaron the Librarian
Long story short, the behemoth has been poked and is now aware. More as I hear it. - Aaron the Librarian
YOU GO ALA. - RepoRat
laura x
Adobe is Spying on Users, Collecting Data on Their eBook Libraries - The Digital Reader -
Adobe is Spying on Users, Collecting Data on Their eBook Libraries - The Digital Reader
So there may be such a thing as a free lunch, but there's no such thing as a free ebook? - laura x from Bookmarklet
it's a good thing patrons don't care about privacy. #sarcasm - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Micro$oft Windows 10 is doing something similar in the early release - Aaron the Librarian
Mr. The Jason Fleming
I answered the phone "learning commons desk" and they asked to be connected to Reference #headdesk
(Jason switches phone from right ear to left ear) "Reference Desk, how may I help you?" - Steele Lawman
+1 ^ - Marie
Living and working with a chronic illness -
Lovely post, Iris. Thank you for sharing. - Andy
I'm so sorry I missed this til today, brave, beautiful woman. Well written, and thank you for sharing! - ωαřмaiden ❤Bassetmom❤ from iPhone
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