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Steele Lawman
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.
video, pls - maʀtha
Megan loves summer
I'm slow in coming across "The Oberlin Group Statement on Ebooks & Libraries" I don't think I've seen it posted here yet? Lofty words. Will publishers listen?
Not until we actually stop giving them money - DJF from Android
^^^ - Galadriel C. from Android
++DJF & Galadriel C - Aaron the Librarian
We don't give them money. YAY US. Also we have no money. Boo. - barbara fister
Reminds me to poke around for more OA books to catalog. - barbara fister
Can we please just do away with the term B.I. once and for all? #grouse
It's like those skeumorphic icons used in software - nobody knows what it is but it's what we click on or call it. - barbara fister
I would rather call it course-integrated instruction because that is what I would rather do. :) - maʀtha
So it's like the "Save" icon being a floppy disk? - Julian
I've been out of library school for an entire decade and BI has never been part of my lingo. We learned about information literacy instruction in school, and that's what I've always called it. I do have colleagues who won't let go of BI, but I refuse to utter the phrase. - kaijsa
huh? i thought you were talking about business intelligence? - Christina Pikas
"bibliographic instruction" - RepoRat
What Kaijsa said, at least as far as the decade and never been part of my lingo. (Although I have folders in both my email and my hard drive labeled "Spring 2014 BI" etc. because it's the shortest possible way to express that concept.) - Catherine Pellegrino
Information literacy instruction works for me, or just plain instruction. BI makes my skin crawl - maʀtha
My first thought when reading the new Draft Competencies was that this SHOULD put the nail in the coffin of BI, finally? - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
The terminology will slowly wane. But, honestly, though I don't love the acronym, the original conceptualization was actually quite lofty and resonates very much with - believe it or not - the new IL Framework. #KnowYourHistory #DontConfuseTheoryWithPractice The Model Statement of Objectives for Academic Bibliographic Instruction is still one of the most compelling frameworks I've ever seen, even if the name seems archaic. - Lisa Hinchliffe
We renamed the webpages that have the forms for requesting classes and appointments last year. Both filenames had bi in them. Progress. - Rebecca Hedreen
RepoRat is currently kicking all kinds of ass in her patron privacy presentation, focusing on what we can do with tech (and education) to increase patron privacy
I would imagine that she is not taking names. Privacy and all. - Julian
hahahahah ha ha YES - maʀtha
I confirm that I took no names. *g* Dropped a few, though (including Francoeur's; I stole the Google Ad Settings idea). - RepoRat
Lightning Rounds coming up include John Fink and Jen Holman! - maʀtha
Oooh, Jen & co are talking about Guide on the Side - maʀtha
John's pres was such a great way to end the session - great message and so very entertaining! - Jen
Full of love for libraryland and all of you after a really great libtech conf.
Galadriel C.
This presentation would not exist without this discussion I am so grateful for LSW! - Galadriel C.
Thanks for this, Galadriel. I hope it sparks some productive discussions. - RepoRat
You're welcome and I hope so too! - Galadriel C. from Android
Welcome - Mobile Health Apps & Sites - Library Guides at Metropolitan State University -
Welcome - Mobile Health Apps & Sites - Library Guides at Metropolitan State University
I've updated my guide about mobile health apps, mostly consumer health, all free. - maʀtha from Bookmarklet
If you know of anything really good that fits into this scope, please let me know - maʀtha
my colleagues at UNC's HSL have created a similar guide - maybe useful for you? - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Doing an online presentation for Minitex based on this today. It has been a while since I have done anything like this, so, nervous, but it feels good to be back in the saddle. - maʀtha
Congratulations to Jenica and Justin and welcome to the Tiniest Capen: Gwyneth Winter!!!!
hiya kid. you have badass parents. make the most of that. - RepoRat
yay congrats! - Sir Shuping is just sir
Congratulations and well done, all three of you. - Catherine Pellegrino
YAAAAAAAAY! - MoTO: Team Marina
Yay babby!!!! - Melly - #TeamMarina
Congratulations. :) - LB: Unable to Can
YAHOOOOO!!!! - Laura
Congratulations. :) - Soup in a TARDIS
Woo-hoo! - Betsy
I send my best to all of you - maʀtha
Congratulations! - Jennifer Dittrich from FFHound!
Wonderful news! :) - Lily
Woooohoooo! - Kirsten
Congratulations - Walt Crawford
Yahoo! - Joe
Congratulations! - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
If she is half as fierce as her parents, she will be an awesome person. - ♫Robot Chicken, Trainer♫
thanks, all. We're home and in that daze that all new parents have, but we've got great friends, so we're good. - Jenica
I just started teaching my email that email from the Copyright Clearance Center is spam.
You got that one too? :) - Catherine Pellegrino
yup - maʀtha
Steele Lawman
We don't eat books.
... oops. *looks guilty* *removes scrap of paper from corner of mouth* - RepoRat
*passes the hot sauce* - Kirsten
why the heck not?? - Sir Shuping is just sir
But they are high in fiber! - Andy
After several years of no raises, we might start. - kaijsa
Speak for yourself, Lawson - maʀtha
I have. Long ago. - lris
But they smell so good! - Katy S
All hail the newly tenured Catherine Pellegrino!
Congratulations Catherine! - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
HAIL. - RepoRat
All Hail C! - Joe
Wow! Congrats!!! - YvonneM
woot! congrats! - Sir Shuping is just sir
Most hearty congratulations to you! Huzzah! - maʀtha
Now you're stuck, congratulations! (I've left a tenured gig to earn tenure at another place, so it is doable if that's a plan) - Aaron the Librarian from Android
All hail Catherine! - laura x from iPhone
*genuflects* - MoTO: Team Marina
Congrats! - Megan loves summer
Hurrah! - kaijsa
woop! - ~Courtney F
Hooray + congratulations!!! - Galadriel C. from Android
Congrats! - Rachel Walden
Thank you, everyone! So far I've painted my nails an outrageous color, and emailed the chair of the Rank & Tenure committee about an issue with the procedure for external reviewers that I think could be changed to make the process work better. Nobody parties like a tenured librarian, I tell you what. - Catherine Pellegrino
Ten Things To Do After You Get Tenure: - John Dupuis
Holy crap, John, that is an awesome post! Thank you for linking it. - Catherine Pellegrino from iPod
There's a faculty member here that loudly proclaims that if you don't do something once a year that would get you fired in (X repressive regime), you don't deserve tenure. Perhaps too high a bar to be taken literally, but I get where she's coming from. And yes, she is pretty damn outspoken. - John Dupuis
I followed her briefly on Twitter but it was too much of a firehose. I'm adding her blog to my reader, though. - Catherine Pellegrino
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!
did that start with your inviting him for coffee? - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Awesome! great opportunity. We have been doing this with political science - lab described here: - barbara fister
Love it! - Jen
Actually, it started with my syllabus blurb, and then he invited me to coffee! It's the magic tool! - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
Awesome Barbara, thank you! I'll admit Research Methods isn't my preference for this kind of thing -- I've always wanted to do a lab component for the first research class in the major, walking them through the variety of research opportunities when they have a topic in hand -- but I'll take it! - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
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.
Sent out a half dozen emails, already have a "great, let's get together" response from one. - Hedgehog
That was me! I find it's *really* productive. I hit all the new faculty first month in, and then pick 3 or 4 existing faculty to hit up over the course of the semester. - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
(you are very welcome!) - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
Yay, thanks Rudy - Hedgehog
Of the 10 emails I sent, I have responses from 3 in under 24 hours. I will have to share this one at my dept meeting this week :) - Hedgehog
then the newbies will be like - psst - want free coffee? make friends with the librarian! - Christina Pikas
I love this idea. I am stealing it. - Andy
brilliant. also stealing - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
this makes me very happy! - RudĩϐЯaЯïan from YouFeed
I've been asked at interviews what my favorite tool is. I always say "a cup of coffee". it opens the door to so many things! plus, keeping the invite about *them* works magic - RudĩϐЯaЯïan from YouFeed
Involuntary Truncation is my new band name (see
I am the truncator of my Boolean operator - Pete : Team Marina
87 people and counting - maʀtha from Android
Make that 100 - maʀtha from Android
A really good day - maʀtha
I met a legless lizard - maʀtha
ωαřмaiden ❤Bassetmom❤
Received applause at the end of a 50-minute info lit session of 2nd semester English comp kids. Yep, totally brought me to happy tears.
"Reasons not to click the 'full text only' option in native databases. Ever had a search result that showed you an excellent article, one you really want to use? And then you click through, and that thing plays coy, only showing you a bit of leg, giving you the abstract and not the full article? We have a tool that can arrange a date between you and the full text..." - ωαřмaiden ❤Bassetmom❤
(omg, that's beautiful! and I am so glad I was'tt drinking anything when I read that!) - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
John Dupuis
The video of our OA week Death of Evidence mock funeral is finally up on Youtube: 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.
The video of our OA week Death of Evidence mock funeral is finally up on Youtube:  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.
Yes, bagpipes in the library. - John Dupuis
Bump for those that didn't see this before. - John Dupuis
Other Terms and Expressions for Weeding (by a friend of mine when she was in library school)
Condemning, Collection control, Culling, Deaccessioning, Deacquisition - Zamms
Deselecting, Discarding, Eliminating, Evicting, Harvesting, Overhauling - Zamms
Purging, Pruning, Reappraising, Reducing, Rejecting, Removing, Retiring - Zamms
Reverse selection, Revising, Selecting out, Sifting, Stack thinning - Zamms
Stock control, Thinning out, Uncollecting, Winnowing, Withdrawing - Zamms
Smoking the good stuff? - Uli
Dropping the brown acid is also applicable. - Zamms
Crushing your enemies. Driving them before you. Hearing the lamentation of their women. - Jason P
^this - maʀtha
Wiping the floor with faculty sentimentalities. - Zamms
Editing. - Lisa Hinchliffe
I'm going to go with "Collection Decimation." - Steele Lawman
Throwing out. - Deborah Fitchett
I'm the only one who says it, but "put it in the alley." - kaijsa
reclassification - Holly's favorite Anna from Android
Reclassification with extreme prejudice. - Jason P
LSW: Joe
Congrats to Marie Kennedy (OrgMonkey) for winning a major award from the ALCTS. Not a leg lamp.
It the Coutts thing I think. - Joe
Huzzah! - maʀtha
What Martha said! - Julian from YouFeed
yayz0rz! - RepoRat
Fellow LSWer Galadriel has won this award previously. I'm in good company! - Marie
yay to both of y'all! - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Congratulations Marie! - Galadriel C. from Android
Fantastic and congratulations! - Jen
Dear Not-So-Secret Libr* Cabal, I <3 you.
Steele Lawman
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."
this is epic win. where did you find it? - RepoRat
"Our Next Half-Century" Library Journal. October 15, 1926. p. 887. Of course, in context he goes on to say how much the association and the movement have grown. But then there's another bit, something of a cliche, but also something of a Ranganathan idea: "An Association like this is a tree; when it ceases to grow, it begins to rot. The tree may live on for a year or two, but the vital... more... - Steele Lawman
I could really use a scan of the whole article. It would be fun to quote from during my 5 minute statement at the ALA Executive Board Candidates' Forum this coming Monday - Aaron the Librarian from Android
Aaron, I'll see about scanning for you, but it might be nigh-illegible. It's a teeny copy from microfilm that I have. - Steele Lawman
Aaron, do you have access to JSTOR? - Betsy
Oh, thanks Betsy! - Steele Lawman
If he does, his access is better htan mine. I couldn't access it through our JSTOR sub - Hedgehog
Didn't uiuc have an archive of lj? Eta maybe not. Can't find it - Christina Pikas from iPhone
Who still needs it? I've got it - maʀtha
Hm. I found it in the Bulletin of the ALA, rather than in LJ. In any case, assuming it's the same text, I can send to whomever. Just let me know email addys, please. - Kirsten
dorothea.salo at the gmails, please - RepoRat
sent - Kirsten
It's the same text, or same enough. Edit: It's actually different in the details. I wonder if one was a transcription of what he actually said and the other a publication of his notes, or something like that. - Steele Lawman
Karen Meek
Crime and mystery fiction
Review: THE LOST by Claire McGowan (or the start of my personal Irish women crime writers challenge) -
I keep meaning to read this book as her first one didn't appeal. - Karen Meek
Was that The Fall, Karen? I have it on my Kindle and keep meaning to get round to it... - Moira Redmond
Yes. I think it's more of a psychological thriller, I prefer whodunnits :) - Karen Meek
It is. Great first 2/3, lost pace a bit towards the end but I'd definitely read another. - Rich Westwood
Moira Redmond
I'm on the Guardian books blog again - this time looking at how TV might have affected literary classics
Such a good post there, Moira! - Margot Kinberg
Student: "There's a weird printer downstairs? But there's no print release station?" After some discussion, we realized she was talking about the photocopier.
*laughing helplessly* - Aaron the Librarian from Android
We get students calling the copier a "scanner" a lot. - YvonneM
our public, heavy-use printers are also copiers and scanners. this did not used to be the case, and older students (who remember the way it used to be) find it a bit bizarre sometimes. - Marianne
Must admit, I now think of printers, scanners and photocopiers interchangeably, since it's been close to a decade since I've used one that wasn't all three. - Walt Crawford
laura x
Spotlight: Thoughts While Reading - The -
Spotlight: Thoughts While Reading - The
Spotlight: Thoughts While Reading - The
"Sophie Lucido Johnson illustrates her thoughts while reading To the Lighthouse, The Sun Also Rises, American Pastoral, and more." - laura x from Bookmarklet
LSW: Joe
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...
State University [they forgot THE]). There is an open call for papers for July, but November will be a themed issue focused on library-based publishing services. A special call for papers for this themed issue will be distributed in early 2014. - Joe
Steele Lawman
First day of class for History and Future of the Book, the class I'm co-teaching with my friend and colleague, Jessy.
I think I last saw her in person five years ago. - Julian
Jose Ignacio
Crime and mystery fiction
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