Just got email from Lars Bjørnshauge, managing director of DOAJ, with some (very) kind words for my series of OA-related articles, especially the big look at the real numbers behind Beall's list. This has made my weekend.
In case you missed it, Wayne Bivens-Tatum expanded his blog response to Beall's "OA advocates are collectivists" triple-C article into an article, just published in...triple-C. https://blogs.princeton.edu/librari...
Embedded in a EduTech MOOC of sorts as librarian--the instructor is very pro Google & "yay for shiny, happy tech!" So I like to post subversive links about privacy & data mining, along with the edu info. ::twirls mustache::
Are you printing using your library card or a guest pass? Your card? Okay, so you're going to go ahead and print. It will tell you that you owe money, only you don't owe money unless it is over $1.00, in which case you have to go add money to your card at the front desk. So then you click OK. Then you go over to the print release station
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.
Meeting with a prof about his first library instruction session led to discussion of what the need actually is, led to him brainstorming about including me as a lab component for the research methods class they are designing for the major. W00t w00t baby!
I don't remember whose idea it is that I'm stealing but sending thanks all the same: rather than an assault of "here's all the stuff the library can do" I'm just sending a "Hi, I'm the library liaison, can I buy you a cup of coffee" to new faculty.
The video of our OA week Death of Evidence mock funeral is finally up on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch... The sound is a bit rough for the first half or so, but the whole thing is close captioned. At the beginning you do get a sense of just how amazingly awesome it was for the whole procession to be piped into the library.