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.
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."
The Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication is pleased to welcome three guest editors to its pages in the coming year. The July 2014 issue of JLSC will be edited by Dorothea Salo (University of Wisconsin), and the November 2014 issue will be co-edited by Stephanie Davis-Kahl (Illinois Wesleyan University) and Melanie Schlosser (Ohio...