knock me over with a feather: LexisNexis now offers a direct, persistent URL on the various search pages. This, for instance, goes to business news http://www.lexisnexis.com/hottopi... . Thanks, LexisNexis!
A creative project: FIASCO #3, the long-awaited third issue of my zine. It's one long found-poem, 20 years in the assemblage, 60 minutes in the scanning and introducting. Thank you, Pete Smith, for inspiring me to do it today.
"When I run the world, librarians will be exempt from tragedy. Even their smaller sorrows will last only as long as you can take out a book." ~From Karen Joy Fowler's *We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves*
And...the Minimalist Award for a public library website goes to...no, not the ones with the Plinkit matrix not yet filled in, but this, apparently wholly stable for nine years now: http://lavetalibrary.org/
'I'm Pete Smith and I'm here because the relentless demands of CPD and professional relevance have brought us all together in this hotel meeting room where we all hope something meaningful will happen while we look at slides.'
Just spent the weekend revisiting 10 webinars from the "Information Literacy in the Age of Web-Scale Discovery" (you can see it on Serialssolutions website under webinars), after watching live stream of http://summonil2013.wordpress.com/
I am that problem patron children's librarians bitch about. Hangs head. Went in 20 min to closing and my children managed to pull all the board books out and throw them on the floor. There were a lot. The more I tried to stop one baby the faster the other one went. It was like sorcerers apprentice mixed with the Tasmanian devil. Sorry.
I am reminding you, because I just was reminded in dealing with a student recently, if you have a student who may be heading towards crisis or already in it, you probably have a counseling center on campus that has some free or really low cost resources they can use. Ours even has a liaison to each college, so we could call on the library liaison
To do this morning, besides catalog: practice/learn the speech for today's Toastmasters. The Library: An Essential Disaster Service (#7, the research paper). 5 to 7 minutes. (Thanks LSW for helping me get the articles I needed!)