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Pete : Team Marina
Here's the in press version of the article on free / open law I co-wrote with Sarah Glassmeyer
12 downloads so far! - Pete : Team Marina
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Squee, y'all. Crunching through dissertation data, and there is actual interesting stuff in here to back up anecdatal complaints about library leadership/management. This might actually prove *useful* in terms of defining the gap so we can solve it. Hunh.
Walt Crawford
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.
Walt Crawford
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.
"You should realize that when Joseph Esposito (2013) at the generally anti-open access Scholarly Kitchen blog thinks your anti-open access rant is excessive, you’ve crossed some sort of threshold." HAHAHAHAHA! - jambina
Even the abstract is making me chuckle " a rare example of reactionary rhetoric from a librarian" - Hedgehog
I'm sure rhetoricians have a complicated Greco-Latinate word for "describing the world as one would prefer it to be rather than as it is," but I'm not a rhetorician and don't know what the word is. - RepoRat
In Silicon Valley, that's called the Jobs Reality Distortion Field. But he was able to pull it off. - DJF from Android
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::
I <3 you most muchly. - RepoRat
Well, this is my 2nd year, and last year I'd about had it with all the "Google is great!" stuff. These are current & future teachers and they need to know the cons. Any suggestions or resources you think would help would be cool. :-) - YvonneM
Well, the BIG one in an edu-tech context is Sure, they've stopped, they say -- but who the hell thought this was okay in the first place, is what I want to know! - RepoRat
Yes yes yes! Posted that to our Twitter hash tag, will post other places. I'm on G+ though (req'd 4 class), so I fear this makes me somewhat hypocritical. But, I mainly want them to be informed, since this isn't being addressed at all. On the bright side, information literacy is addressed (albeit briefly--I plan to add to that as well). They're a good group. If anyone wants the hash tag to see the convos feel free to PM me. - YvonneM
hey, if it's required, it's required. - RepoRat
So far, the response has been ::crickets:: - YvonneM
Doesn't mean you're not making an impact -- means they don't want to buck the instructor. ;) - RepoRat
I like how you think! :-) - YvonneM
laura x
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
which is actually just this other computer, and you reenter your library barcode and PIN. Then you select your print jobs from this list by clicking on them. Then you click Print. Then you click "Pay from AAM Allocation Account," which is the dollar a day we give you for free, only actually you have to click on the little picture/icon next to it, which is apparently a present with a bow? Then your print job should print. - laura x
Oh, a guest pass? Okay, so go ahead and print. Then it will ask if you want to send this as a guest job. Click okay. Then it will tell you how much money you owe. Take your guest pass to the front desk to pay for it. They'll release it for you, and then you come back here to pick it up. It's like aerobic exercise! - laura x
So what are the printing instructions at YOUR library like? - laura x
Okay, so select "print" from the "File" menu. Now enter your email username and password. Yes, I know you just entered it in order to log in to the computer; go ahead and enter it again. Now click "OK." Check the number of pages and the cost that it's showing you, to make sure you're not printing, like, a thousand pages. Now enter your email username and password. Yes, again. No, I... more... - Catherine Pellegrino
File-Print. Print. Go to one of MFD printers. Log in, select Release. Highlight print job, press blue button. - Pete : Team Marina
That only applies at campus I work in, and when you go to File-Print you *do* need to choose appropriate queue from one of two. It's still a *lot* simpler than it used to be... - Pete : Team Marina
Oh, I forgot to mention the part where you have to choose black and white or color and single sided or double sided. - laura x
Oh yeah there's that. Default is B&W double sided. - Pete : Team Marina
Ours defaults to single-sided; there is no color printing on campus for students. - Catherine Pellegrino
File-print. Print. (I'm always forgetting this step, no, seriously.) Go to a printer and put your swipe card on it to release the job. (This includes backroom staff and it drives me up the wall. I want to print and by the time I've got to the printer it's sitting there waiting for me.) - Deborah Fitchett
The only thing I hate more than explaining printing is explaining to people why their books are setting off the alarms on the gates when they check out at the self-check. - laura x
File-print. Pick double (default) or single sided printer (do not set doublesided printer to single side. Please.) Print. Go to printer and swipe card. Select from list--it tells you how much--and click Print. Assuming you have enough money on card (no freebies here) it'll print. Oh, unless you are downstairs where there are only B&W and you wanted color. Then you have to go upstairs... more... - Rebecca Hedreen
So first we have to print the file here at the computer. Oh, with Chrome it's easiest to just right-click on the webpage. OK, now walk over here to the release station and touch... oh wait, no, use the mouse to select your name. Cool, now select the jobs you want to print. now click confirm. and confirm again. Good. Hm, it didn't print. Oh, this printer is jammed. Yeah, you WOULD think... more... - Marianne
File-print. Pick the one that looks generic, the one that DOESN'T say color. When you sent it before, did it say color? That's why it said it would cost so much. Toggle the thing to the generic one. No, yes, you can toggle it. There is a more generic option. Great, now put in your email ID and password. Not the email address, just the part before the @. Excellent. Now tap or swipe your... more... - Meg VMeg
Sorry, you only need to print 1 sheet? Oh. Well, printing costs 10cents a page, and are you affiliated with the university? Oh. So you can pay 80cents to get a visitor card, but this machine for visitor cards only takes $5 bills or larger, so if you want to add $1 then you have to go downstairs. Sorry, I don't have change, you'll have to ask at the Circulation Desk. No, I can't just... more... - Meg VMeg
No, it's not actually out of paper, it just says that sometimes. - Meg VMeg
You want to print something, you say? Did you bring your student ID card? If you did you have to have money on it, because printing is 10 cents a page. If you did not, or you are a library guest, you have to buy a card. The card itself costs $1, then you have to put it back in the machine to put money on it. If you don't have bills (no it doesn't take change and it doesn't take credit cards), you can go to to apply a credit card payment to your student ID. - LibrarianOnTheLoose
Now go to one of the library computers. File-print, go to the terminal at the end of that bank over there, slide your card, select your print jobs and print. What? you wanted to print it off your laptop through the wireless? Sorry, no such luck. Or maybe you CAN do that now, I'll ask the IT guy. Oh you wanted to print color? Go back to the library computer, File-print-change printer.... more... - LibrarianOnTheLoose
You printed the wrong job or the formatting was jacked and printed weird or other printer screw up and you want your money back? I'll just print it for you and we'll call it even, ok? - LibrarianOnTheLoose
Catherine Pellegrino
Member of the Week: Marie R. Kennedy -
Member of the Week: Marie R. Kennedy
Look who's the ACRL Member of the Week! And she name-checks Laura X's book, too. - Catherine Pellegrino from Bookmarklet
Holy wow! Thank you, Marie! And go you! - laura x from iPhone
full of win - maʀtha
and look! it's a picture of me without food on my face! - Marie
well, that just removes half the fun - RepoRat
there could be spinach in your teeth, we can't tell - maʀtha
So awesomeness! - Jen
*dies of cute* - MoTO: Team Marina
Happy dance in honor of the awesomeness that is Marie! - Galadriel C. from Android
Marie is my ERL idol. - kaijsa
*waves tiny "Yay" flag* - LB creeps me out. from Android
Thinking of making this an animated gif by shopping in a cheerio fang for a second about ever 20-30 seconds. Also, maybe a blink. - Joe
^ LOL - Marie from iPhone
I want to know what things Marie DOESN'T do well. She's kind of amazing. - Holly's favorite Anna
I see you, Anna. - Marie
Yay - Julian
Crime and mystery fiction
OH HEY look what's on the new book shelf at the SLIS library: And look at that chapter written by our own Hedgehog Librarian!
(I wouldn't be surprised if there was more LSW involvement -- I had like five seconds to scan the ToC because conference call. If you're in the book too, speak up!) - RepoRat
Not LSWers (so far as I know), but Kim Duckett and Scott Warren are friends of mine from MFPOW -- super-smart people and all-around good eggs. - Catherine Pellegrino
I really enjoyed reading that book-totally full of smarties. Cheryl Ball (not a librarian) came to mpow to speak at a digital humanities symposium a couple years ago and I so thoroughly enjoyed talking to her and wish we worked at the same uni. - kaijsa
:D If you don't have a copy of the book but would like to read my chapter, the OA version is here This was a great process--the default was limited license to them. - Hedgehog
I love that the entire book, save one chapter, is available OA. So smart! - kaijsa
This tagline in INDIGO makes me laugh, though: "Items in INDIGO are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated." - Aaron the Librarian
Yeah..we're supposed to be able to mark stuff w/ a creative commons license but not sure if that has ever worked in my time there - Hedgehog from Android
Jaclyn aka spamgirl
Iris just got name checked by our instructional design candidate as being one of her inspirations.
Obviously a stellar candidate who is on the ball. - barbara fister
Clearly I should meet this Iris person. - lris from iPod
LSW: Joe
RR has a good LJ piece - Competency Lists Considered Harmful: Can We Rethink Them? | Peer to Peer Review
Don't miss the comments; they are excellent. - RepoRat
laura x
ICPL'S Summer Bus Program Begins In June -
"The Library will provide free rides on any Iowa City Transit bus route on weekdays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. to children through 12th grade and the adult caregivers with them beginning the day after Iowa City schools dismiss until the day before school starts. Eligible bus riders will show their Iowa City Public Library card to the bus driver to gain free access to the bus." - laura x from Bookmarklet
Interesting program from the town I live in. - laura x
wow, that's really cool - lris
Go Big Read selects “I Am Malala” for 2014-15 -
So if you were teaching library school on this campus (I KNOW, HYPOTHETICAL, RIGHT?) what classes might you use this book in, and what would you teach with it? - RepoRat from Bookmarklet
Well, anything public library or academic library as a " libraries may do a community read. " Classes with diversity in their description somewhere as appropriate. I can't think how to put it into a tech course, but that may be due to a paucity of caffeine. - Hedgehog
Information literacy. International Librarianship. The You Need to Get an Effing Clue class ;) - maʀtha
Readers Advisory - maʀtha
Could you drill a little deeper into info-lit and reader's advisory? What concepts or skills would this book scaffold most effectively? - RepoRat
Catherine Pellegrino
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.
Moira Redmond
Paskecrim - Norway's Easter crime weekend. And we have a Karin Fossum to celebrate on the blog
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 creeps me out.
YAHOOOOO!!!! - Laura
Congratulations. :) - Soup in a TARDIS
Woo-hoo! - bentley
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
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