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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
God rest ye merry library folk / let contracts you not dismay / for surely with our Jenica / twill all soon be OA
to save us all from vendor's bills / and money gone astray / o tidings of freely available joy / available joy / o tidings of freely available joy - Pete
Merry Christmas all :) - Pete
I liked this, but i want to LOVE it. - barbara fister
Holly's favorite Anna
Barbara, thank you for your Inside Higher Ed article. I appreciate the "no shit, Sherlock" response more than the "OMG! Elsevier is soooo Evil" response I've been reading from too many sources.
Anna and Barbara, here's another one in that vein: - Stephen Francoeur
Katy S
Manley Arts: Making Choices, by Will Manley | Booklist Online -
Manley Arts: Making Choices, by Will Manley | Booklist Online
"This is why I feel strongly that a new self-published book entitled Night Sweats: An Unexpected Pregnancy,by an Iowa librarian named Laura Crossett, is something that belongs in every library in America—academic, school, public, and medical. Crossett is an interesting blend of contradictions. She’s religious and irreverent; courageous and scared; rational and emotional; clear thinking and muddled; in love and out of love. There is, however, one aspect of her personality that is clear and constant: she is a gifted writer who is able to clearly articulate all the conflicting aspects of her personal dilemma with grace, wit, candor, pain, drama, and, most of all, humor." - Katy S from Bookmarklet
Wow. So two retired-in-Livermore library writers loved Laura's book--but Will's endorsement will sell many, many times as many copies (especially in Booklist!) as mine would. Well deserved. - Walt Crawford
It's really great! - Katy S
Whoa. - laura x from BuddyFeed
Wonderful. :) - Jenny H. from Android
Congratulations! - Betsy
Holy crap. Um, my book just showed up in the same essay as tripartite government. - laura x from BuddyFeed
That is rad. - Meg VMeg from Android
The Institute for Research Design in Librarianship has launched its website: Stay tuned for the call for proposals. I'll post about it here.
<3! - Meg VMeg
Awesome. I can't wait to apply! I was just thinking the other day that I need a crash course in research methods. - Laura Krier
Wow! This looks fantastic! - Galadriel C.
the call for proposals is up! info about the institute, how to prepare your application, and a course overview are ready for you. *nibbles fingertips in excitement* - Marie
File under: All your listserv are belong to us. We're sending email blasts this week about the call for proposals. LSW heard it here first (because you are my favorites)! - Marie
Applications are now being accepted. We look forward to reading your proposals! Get started at - Marie
This got passed around at work so I imagine you'll get a couple people applying from my place. - Hedgehog
~Courtney F
Thank god. I don't know that I could be a good librarian without you all.
Or thank cod. - barbara fister
In Cod We Trust - Andy
Crime and mystery fiction
Best Swedish Crime Fiction Novel 2013 and the Martin Beck Award winners -
Chat Ref Question:
[citation needed] - Stephen Mack
Meg VMeg
If we instituted impact factor ranking at the *publisher* level, would that facilitate Open Access while simultaneously dampening the current "content" explosion?
I think Cameron was trying to develop an If number for publishers about 1-3 years ago. - Joe
Huh. I wonder why it didn't work. - Meg VMeg
It may have worked, I just haven't seen the results of what he may or may not have put together. - Joe
Steele Lawman
Siding With Google, Judge Says Book Search Does Not Infringe Copyright - -
"The long time that it took for the case to be decided may have helped Google significantly, because it effectively resolved many of the concerns about the scanning project, said Nancy Sims, a copyright program librarian at the University of Minnesota. “Seeing it in action may have had an influence on the strength of the fair use ruling here,” Ms. Sims said." - Steele Lawman from Bookmarklet
yay Nancy! - RepoRat
How a Densely Populated Neighborhood Became Turner Field: A Map Essay | University Library Blog -
How a Densely Populated Neighborhood Became Turner Field: A Map Essay | University Library Blog
Our GIS librarian does cool stuff. And does a great job writing about it too. - ellbeecee from Bookmarklet
awww! In happier news, I was just contacted by an incoming PhD student who says I came highly recomended by his advisor-to-be -- who is one of the faculty I haven't been able to connect with yet!
My blog has looked the same since... maybe 2007? So I changed it:
very nice! - RepoRat
NOOOOO. Not change! - ellbeecee
Beauteous! Even on my phone! - laura x from BuddyFeed
Very nice. And now you've done it, so I don't have to. "Want a spiffier blog? Go read Pegasus Librarian. Better written, too!" - Walt Crawford
At yes, the famous Law of Blog Thermodynamics. *sage nod* - lris
I thought there must be a law for it. Conservation of blog attractiveness? - Walt Crawford
Just lovely, Iris! I like that there's Iris-art on the front page. :) - Catherine Pellegrino
Nice!! - YvonneM
Song dedication thread! Dedicate a song to a fellow LSWer. :)
I dedicate "One-Girl Revolution" to Jenica, laura x, jambina, and Secret Agent Fister. - RepoRat
*puts thinking cap on* - Heleninstitches
I dedicate the Mary Tyler Moore theme song (as performed by Hüsker Dü) to Martha: - Steele Lawman
For all the serials and e-resources folks, Respect: and Stand: - Kirsten
"Little Room" to Steve: - laura x
"Still a Weirdo" to Pete: - RepoRat
^ LOL - Heleninstitches
*wants a song* - Rachel Walden
For Rachel, Dar Williams "Better Things" - RepoRat
perfect, thanks :) - Rachel Walden
woohoo, theme songs! thank you, Rattie. - barbara fister
any time. keep 'em coming! - RepoRat
"blowing in the wind" for stumped reference librarians everywhere. (I am deeply song illiterate, I'm afraid.) - barbara fister
You know how my nightmares usually include family and close friends behaving in entirely uncharacteristic ways? Well last night one of my wonderful co-workers was moving into my tiny office. One of the things she absolutely needed to bring was her weird candle/table/woman.
please note: this thing is not in evidence in her real-life office - lris
Catherine Pellegrino
Many happy returns of the day to our own Mover and Shaker, Shover and Maker, and Carping Nerdboy Steve!
Happy birthday, Steve :) - Pete
happy birthday steve! - Sir Shuping is just sir
Happy birthday, Steve! - Betsy
Happy day! - ellbeecee
Happy Birthday Steve!! - Hedgehog
Merry birthday! - ωαřмaiden ❤Bassetmom❤
Happy birthday, my friend. :) - laura x
happy birthday! - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Happy birthday my friend. Demand hugs from all and sundry on my behalf, please. - lris
Love to you, Steve - maʀtha
Happy, happy birthday! - Galadriel C.
Happy birthday, Steve! - RepoRat
May your day be felicitous (and less pompous than mine seems to be so far)! - Stephen Francoeur
Happy birthday! - Mary Carmen
Many happy returns of the day! - Marianne
Thank you all! - Steele Lawman
Happy happy! - Meg VMeg
Hope you get all of the presents that you wanted. - Joe
Hippo birdies! - Deborah Fitchett
Happy birthday! - The Lunatic Ur Lookin 4
Happiest of birthdays! - Jed from iPhone
Have a great birthday! - Katy S
Happy birthday! - Jen
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, STEELE! - MoTO: Tufted Coqeutte from Android
Happy happy birthday. I hope your day was fantabulous. - Megan loves summer
Thanks everyone. I had a lovely birthday. - Steele Lawman
~Courtney F
we just released Summon (we're calling it OneSearch) and I just got email from the President of the University!!! (he likes it!)
Is that the 2.0 version or 1.0? - aaron
we are still on 1.0 and i'm not clear on when our 2.0 roll out will be. - ~Courtney F
WE DID IT. We had a great event with Rainbow Rowell and the panel discussion. Rainbow was wonderful, the panel was great, and the auditorium was mostly full.
Hooray! - Katy S
The tweets are kind of awesome - maʀtha
I'm proud of what we did tonight. It was a big deal. #righttoread - maʀtha
Woo! - lris
yay! - Rachel Walden
I am so tired I could cry at the ref desk, but mostly good crying - maʀtha
Post from one of our panelists: [note: post has been revised and now includes more goodness] - maʀtha
Sarah rocks! - Katy S from iPhone
Whoever thought to include an LIS educator and ask how LIS education handles this kind of thing, THANK YOU. And wow, did Dr. Park hit a grand slam with that blog post or what? - RepoRat
Me, but Katy suggested Sarah Park Dahlen specifically. So, really, Katy. - maʀtha
And now I head out to the Rainbow Rowell reading SPPL is sponsoring. No panel discussion tonight, just geeking out on the bookish goodness. - maʀtha
I am so happy for you all! - laura x
Another great evening. I got to meet two of the media specialists from Anoka-Hennepin and they thanked me. Rainbow got to revel in being Rainbow and we all got to talk bout the books and it was a glorious thing. I'm so proud of what my wacky idea became with a lot of hard work and collaboration. We did it. - maʀtha
definitely a thing to be very very proud of! - RepoRat
So much awesome! I'm so very glad this went so well and that it received such great publicity. - Katy S
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